Best hotels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

4.7 Copacabana Palace Rio

Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

New York Times

“A piece of Old World elegance amid the allure — and menace — of Copacabana Beach, the Palace, with 232 rooms, completed an extensive renovation late 2012. It promotes itself as a modern property that still conjures the glamour of the days when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were guests.”

4.4 Santa Teresa Hotel Rio

Santa Teresa Hotel MGallery By Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro

Lonely Planet

“What is probably the finest boutique hotel in Rio is set in a lavishly restored building that was part of a coffee plantation in the 19th century. It includes artfully designed rooms and a pool with fine views over the city.”

4.0 Novotel Copacabana Rio

Novotel Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro


“It’s a high-volume beach hotel two short blocks from Leme, the least-known beach of the Zona Sul. But the view from its rooftop pool rivals anything the five-stars have, and its complimentary breakfasts are well-stocked. Rooms are distinctly modest.”

4.1 Hotel Novo Mundo Rio

Hotel Novo Mundo, Rio de Janeiro


“Built in 1950, this three-star hotel has been a favorite of Brazilians over the years for its prices, views and proximity to Santos Dumont airport, the terminal for domestic flights.”

4.7 Rio Panoramic B&B

Bed & Breakfast Rio Panoramic, Rio de Janeiro


“Perched on a hill overlooking Botafogo Bay in the artistic and quaint Santa Teresa neighborhood, the Rio Panoramic B&B gives you a view of the city below and a vista of islands and Sugarloaf lining the bay.”

4.1 Mar Ipanema Hotel

Mar Ipanema Hotel, Rio de Janeiro


“This stylish boutique hotel has a primo locale, just five minutes from Ipanema Beach and a few blocks from the Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon. The hippest beach hangouts are minutes away, as are a host of the city’s most happening boutiques, restaurants and bars in one of the safest neighborhoods in Rio.”