The mega sports event Olympics, 2016 began on 5th August in the seaside city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It will be held till 21st August and has drawn around half-a-million sports enthusiasts. If you are among these visitors, you would perhaps want to know about the top 7 hotels to stay in Rio during the games.
Casa Amarelo is an impressive boutique hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Set amidst a backdrop of stunning hills, the 1904 mansion is painted bright yellow and boasts of old-world turrets, expansive terraces and a tiled winter ‘garden’. Travellers can enjoy massages and samba dancing lessons. By way of food, you may look forward to a world of sumptuous local fruits, cold meats and cheeses with Brazilian coffee or beer.
Trump Rio de Janeiro Hotel
The Trump Rio de Janeiro Hotel is a luxury hotel in Jardim Oceanico. It is located within the Barra da Tijuca, where most of the Olympic games are being hosted. The hotel boasts of huge suites with private plunge pools and patios, a large pool deck, nightclub, and a spa.
Hotel Santa Teresa
Hotel Santa Teresa is a five-star hotel at Rua Almirante Alexandrino in Rio de Janeiro. The charming hotel, which was once a part of a former coffee plantation, is surrounded by gardens lined with palm trees. The hotel has helpful, multilingual staff and an award-winning in-house restaurant serving Brazilian and French cuisines.
Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort
The Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort is located amidst thick greenery and has direct access to the famous Ipanema beach. It is also close to other popular attractions such as Barra da Tijuca and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Inside the hotel, travellers can relax by the Sheraton Shine Spa and experience fine French and Italian dining experience at its in-house restaurants.
Belmond Copacabana Palace
The grand Belmond Copacabana Palace, overlooking the Copacabana Beach, is a playground of the rich and the famous. The hotel’s gallery walls are lined with pictures of film stars and royalty from all across the world. The exclusive hotel, which exudes a vintage air, has hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Prince Charles.
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro is an upscale hotel located at Barra da Tijuca. The hotel is situated right across white sandy beaches and is close to the well-known Barra Shopping Mall and the Christ the Redeemer statue. The latter is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
La Suite by Dussol
La Suite by Dussol is a boutique hotel in the upscale residential area of Joá in Rio de Janeiro. It is a mansion offering seven individually furnished rooms with stunning views of surrounding hills, gardens and the ocean. The hotel reflects rich French interiors with private, ocean-view terraces, large poster beds and hot tub.