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Rio de Janeiro

The most popular place to stay in Rio is along the beach in either Ipanema or Copacabana, where you'll find a wealth of high-rise hotels overlooking the ocean. (You will, of course, pay more for a room with an ocean view.) Less convenient to the beaches is the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, where the hotels tend to be newer and the nightlife is quieter. Wherever you stay, book well in advance if you're planning a trip during Carnival, when the city is mobbed by guests from both Brazil and around the world.

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Belmond Copacabana Palace
Avenida Atlantica, 1702
The regal and historic Belmond Copacabana Palace has lorded over the most prime stretch of world-famous Copacabana Beach since 1923. Beyond its...
2953 Reviews
Rio Design Hotel
Rua Francisco Sa 17
Just one block from the beach and fitness action at Ipanema, one of the most comfortable boutique hotels in town is the stylish Rio Design...
124 Reviews
Marina All Suites
Av. Delfim Moreira, 696
At the far end of Ipanema Beach -- actually Leblon -- lies a good boutique option, the Marina All Suites Hotel. Design-focused with interesting...
134 Reviews
Jucati Season Apartments
Rua Tenente Marones de Gusmao 85 - Copacabana
On a shoestring? There are a wealth of clean and reasonable one- and two-star accommodations around the city, but our favorite is the Edificio...
217 Reviews
Casa Geranio
Rua Joaquim Murtinho 383
Casa Geranio is a small bed and breakfast in the Santa Teresa neighborhood, within walking distance of the metro. Breakfast earns rave reviews...
101 Reviews
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