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Top 10 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
5 out of 5
Avenida Niemeyer 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.1/5Very Good! (936 reviews)

"Very clean. Beautiful views from the room. Good location for secluded beach"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
3 out of 5
Rua Marechal Camara 280 Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.2/5Very Good! (671 reviews)

"The staff was very nice and helpful and patient with my attempts to speak Portuguese. I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

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Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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£97
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4 Apr-5 Apr
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,716 reviews)

"Stunning roof top with infinity pool, sauna and gym. Right across a Copacabana popular beach. Amazing views. Good location."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Belmond Copacabana Palace
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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£225
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19 Apr-20 Apr
4.8/5Exceptional! (895 reviews)

"Private service at beach . Very security. Free water, chair, towels and umbrellas. My husband and I loved."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Hotel Atlantico Business Centro
3.5 out of 5
Rua Senador Dantas, 25, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
£19
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr
4.1/5Very Good! (1,367 reviews)

"What a superb hotel! I would rate the service, comfort, amenities and quality of the staff as 5* Lovely breakfast for starting the day. The location is not great but no fault of the hotel. 5*"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Hotel Atlantico Business Centro
Windsor Califórnia Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 2616, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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£77
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4 Apr-5 Apr
4.6/5Wonderful! (402 reviews)

"What was included with the VIP access? Nothing was given. Some reviewers said there was a hospitality room and we asked but was told there was none. Wish the bed was more comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Windsor Califórnia Hotel
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.4/5Wonderful! (1,360 reviews)

"liked location ,cleanliness., security was always present at entrance"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Windsor Excelsior Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica 1800, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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£72
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (1,637 reviews)

"Arrived early but still had to wait for room - from 8am till 3pm - even though other guests arrived and were able to obtain their rooms."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Windsor Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Atlântico Rio
3.5 out of 5
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 112, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
£19
per night
27 Apr-28 Apr
4.1/5Very Good! (604 reviews)

"Staff was fantastic. Due to coronavirus the pool was closed. Quality due to lack of guests deteriorated"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

Hotel Atlântico Rio
PortoBay Rio de Janeiro
4 out of 5
Avenida Atlântica, 1500, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.4/5Wonderful! (1,297 reviews)

"Balcony overlooking Copacabana Beach was spectacular."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

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Visiting Rio de Janeiro

Travellers to Rio de Janeiro give high marks for the beaches and local tours. Tourists who journey to this scenic city can discover its museums, art and live music. Top sights in the city include National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and Arcos da Lapa.

  • There are 2395 hotels and other accommodation options in Rio de Janeiro
  • The closest major airport is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Rio de Janeiro

Known for its museums, art and live music, the city's cultural venues include Museum of Modern Art, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and Museum of Tomorrow. Attractions like Olympic Park and Sitio Jonosake are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for landmarks like National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and Arcos da Lapa.

In Niteroi, there are 2395 hotels and other accommodation choices to make planning your holiday getaway at an affordable rate. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Emiliano Rio - This 5-star hotel in Copacabana features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its central location and helpful staff.
  • La Suite by Dussol - Our customers love the beach locale and pool at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel in Joatinga features free breakfast, an outdoor pool and free WiFi.
  • Aquarela do Leme - This 2.5-star hostel in Copacabana features free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 bars. Expedia customers like its bar and breakfast.

Other favourite sights in Rio de Janeiro include Flamengo Beach, Maracana Stadium and Sugar Loaf Mountain. One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Imperial Museum, 27.6 mi/44.4 km from the heart of the city.

Getting around Rio de Janeiro

With so many transport options, exploring all of Rio de Janeiro is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Carioca Station, Uruguaiana Station and Cinelandia Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Rio de Janeiro Central Station, Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station or Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station.

Dressing for Rio de Janeiro

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 31°C and the night-time average to be 23°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 29°C during the day and 18°C at night
  • July to September averages 26°C during the day and 18°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 30°C during the day and 20°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Rio de Janeiro is 1394.30 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually February and January with an average temperature of 31°C, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 19°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Rio de Janeiro?
Casa Geranio is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge and Aquarela do Leme as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rio de Janeiro, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Rio de Janeiro.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Rio de Janeiro?
Based on reviews, Gallant Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Angrense and CabanaCopa Hostel.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Rio de Janeiro?
Windsor Leme Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro and Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro. Also, attractions such as Olympic Park and Sitio Jonosake are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Rio de Janeiro?
Belmond Copacabana Palace is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a beachfront restaurant. Another choice for a stay with your sweetheart is Le Relais de Marambaia.
What's the best LGBT-friendly accommodation option in Rio de Janeiro?
Belmond Copacabana Palace is a top 5-star hotel for LGBT guests, and features a full-service spa and free WiFi. Hostel Braz is another good choice for your holiday.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Rio de Janeiro?
Barramares Flat is a top apartment for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Belmond Copacabana Palace is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Rio de Janeiro?
Casa Geranio is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro and Windsor Excelsior Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Flamengo Beach or Copacabana Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro?
Emiliano Rio is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. LSH Hotel and Vila Santa Teresa are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Rio de Janeiro?
Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a full-service spa. Casa Amarelo par Robert le Héros and Les Jardins de Rio Boutique Hotel are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Rio de Janeiro?
Para Ti Guest House is a guesthouse featuring free WiFi and a business centre, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Visit Gavea Golf and Country Club, Itanhanga Golf Club or Olympic Golf Course to perfect your golf swing.
How is it staying in Rio de Janeiro?
Travellers to Rio de Janeiro give high marks for the beaches and local tours. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its museums and live music. Top sights in the city include Copacabana Beach, Flamengo Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. In Rio de Janeiro, there are 2826 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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