Whether you're staying at a budget hole in the wall (possibly at a convenient location near the beach, as is the case with older hotels on Rio's South Side) or at one of the city's mega hotels, one thing is certain: start checking prices about six months before Réveillon and Carnival.
Among the changes for better in Rio de Janeiro hotels which are taking place in time for World Cup 2014 are recently opened hotels such as the Windsor Atlantica and future launches, such as:
- Complexo Hotel Paineiras in the Tijuca Forest
The project by Sao Paulo architectural office Estudio America beat 157 other entries to win a contest promoted by the Brazil Institute of Architects in a partnership with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity. The complex will include a completely restored facade of Hotel das Paineiras, opened in 1884 and abandoned for decades (the rest of the hotel will be torn down), a research center, a museum and a cable car station.
- Gloria Palace, Catete
Historic Hotel Glória, scheduled to reopen as the Gloria Palace in late 2011.
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Profiles and Reviews
- Adventure Hostel, Ipanema
- Casa 32 at Largo do Boticário, Cosme Velho
- Castelinho 38, Santa Teresa
- Cidade Maravilhosa Hostel, Glória
- Copacabana Palace, Copacabana
- Hotel Inglês, Flamengo
- Hotel Novo Mundo, Flamengo
- Imperial Hotel, Catete
- Mar Ipanema Hotel, Ipanema
- Marina All Suites, Leblon
- Hotel Rondônia Palace, Flamengo
- Hotel San Marco, Ipanema
- Ipanema Plaza, Ipanema
- Windsor Atlântica, Copacabana
- Windsor Excelsior, Copacabana
- Windsor Palace Hotel, Copacabana