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Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
R. Sérgio Porto, 85, Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$63
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
4.1/5Very Good! (99 reviews)
very nice, and off the beaten path

"The hotel is up the hill away from the madness of the beach and downtown areas, but still a 15 minute walk to the heart of Gavea and a 15 minute cab ride (download Uber or app called "99" before you go!) to Ipanema and Leblon. Everyone at the hotel is friendly and helpful. The breakfast each morning ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2017

Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
3 out of 5
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 256, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.2/5Very Good! (139 reviews)
Great location, very helpful staff

"We booked the room with the tub and loved it! The room was clean and very comfortable. The owner was super helpful and spoke great english. I would definitely recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2017

Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada
Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery
5 out of 5
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$254
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.5/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)

"A beautiful hotel in such a pretty part of Rio. I would definitely recommend and hope to return!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery
Casa Amarelo par Robert le Héros
4 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 569 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$72
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
3.9/5Good! (33 reviews)
Charming boutique casa with nice views of Rio!

"Lovely old building, with lots of character. Admittedly the condition is slightly dated, but is part of the charm! Marianne was very helpful, explaining the local area and arranging a taxi for us. Bedroom very spacious and the pool area overlooking the city is brilliant! Santa Teresa is a cool neighbourhood ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Casa Amarelo par Robert le Héros
Casa Geranio
3.5 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Murtinho 383, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$149
per night
Jan 12 - Jan 13
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"The hotel is set in a beautiful location overlooking the city with amazing gardens - very peaceful and relaxing. The owners could not have been more welcoming from the moment I arrived, providing a delicious breakfast each morning and tips about where to visit / drink / eat. I could not recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Casa Geranio
Casa Mosquito
3.5 out of 5
Rua Saint Roman, 222, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.5/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)
An absolute jackpot that felt hidden

"A week ago we were reading online reviews, trying to figure out where to stay in massive Rio. It was a 3 night trip before traveling on, and we wanted an escape, proximity to the main sights, a beach, and uncover a gem. Jackpot in Casa Mosquito. The owner Benjamin greeted us on arrival, some good ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

Casa Mosquito
Da Lapa Design Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Rua Do Lavradio 200, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4/5Very Good! (59 reviews)
Premium hostel

"Great hostel and service, excellent location, party area so the street side is very noisy at night."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2016

Da Lapa Design Hotel
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Souto 80, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$396
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.6/5Wonderful! (265 reviews)

"Beautiful property and plenty of amenities. Wonderful design elements in the rooms, rooftop, and lobby!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
La Suite by Dussol
3.5 out of 5
Rua Jackson de Figueiredo 501, Joatinga, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$173
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Perfeito!

"O hotel é absolutamente lindo, muito bem decorado, com serviço excelente e atencioso, ótima comida e bebida. Adoramos o quarto, muito espaçoso com a cama super confortável e um lindo e amplo banheiro, além de uma varanda gostosa. O ponto alto do hotel é a vista incrível do mar, que se tem de todos ..."…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

La Suite by Dussol
Le Relais de Marambaia
4 out of 5
Estrada Roberto Burle Marx, 9346, Bairro de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$129
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.4/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)

"First off, the “King” size bed was actually 2 Single bed put together, and very poorly at that. For a hotel that charges well over $200 US Dollars per night should have King size beds as advertised! Later I find out the boiler broke so the hot tub was cold and useless. I can go on and on about what ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Le Relais de Marambaia
Les Jardins de Rio Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Cosme Velho 1342, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4.3/5Excellent! (55 reviews)
Couldn't even get in!!!!

"We arrived at the hotel shortly after 8pm in a mega rain storm..... and we couldn't get in. We buzzed, we yelled and knocked, we called 3 times, and there was no one to recieve us. We stood there for almost 30 mins, in a downpour, in front of the door, and it was terrible. We paid over 100usd and ..."…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Les Jardins de Rio Boutique Hotel
PortoBay Rio de Janeiro
4 out of 5
Avenida Atlântica, 1500, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$118
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,202 reviews)

"Room service Breakfast buffets Locations Cleanness Front desk"…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

PortoBay Rio de Janeiro
Rio Design Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Francisco Sa 17- Posto 6, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$59
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.1/5Very Good! (125 reviews)
Great place for the price

"One of those small hotels that are amazing, the staff is super friendly and helpfull, it doesn’t feel like a budget hotel at all when u compare the professionalism! The bed was pretty big and the room very spacious, recommended for quick trips."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Rio Design Hotel
TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge
4 out of 5
Estrada da Canoa 2600, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$238
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
4.8/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"We were picked up by the owners personal driver from the airport which was great not having to figure out a taxi or Uber. We arrived at night and were amazed by the view when we woke up. When we arrived we were welcomed by Matteo and he treated us like family. Every morning Matteo had breakfast prepared ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019

TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge
Venit Mio Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 2710, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$79
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.6/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)
Great chic & affordable hotel!!!!!

"Great hotel and even better staff! Room was crazy and clean and the food was amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2019

Venit Mio Hotel
Vila Santa Teresa
5 out of 5
R. Almirante Alexandrino 2305, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
$274
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18
4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"After being to Rio plenty of times before we were not expecting this level of service. Adorable house, amazing location with probably the best service we've ever experienced in Brazil. Will be back, com certeza!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Vila Santa Teresa
Ipanema Inn
3 out of 5
Rua Maria Quiteria 27, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$124
per night
Jan 12 - Jan 13
4.3/5Excellent! (673 reviews)

"Staff helpful great location Rooms well decorated and personal"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Ipanema Inn
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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$133
per night
Jan 11 - Jan 12
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,627 reviews)

"Good location, friendly staff, and very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
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Where Should I Stay in Rio de Janeiro?

Searching for a stylish accommodation for your visit to Rio de Janeiro? A boutique hotel may fit the bill if you enjoy smaller hotels with personalized service and good atmosphere. Choose from 24 boutique-style accommodations in Rio de Janeiro to find a property that characterizes the local flavor of this destination.

Travelers say they enjoy these boutique hotels in Rio de Janeiro:

Casa Amarelo par Robert le Héros: 4-star hotel with 7 guestrooms. Enjoy the bar, outdoor pool, and in-room massages.

Da Lapa Design Hotel: 2.5-star property with 26 guestrooms. This property offers a bar, free breakfast, and free WiFi.

Les Jardins de Rio Boutique Hotel: 4-star hotel with 6 guestrooms. Take advantage of this property's outdoor pool, free breakfast, and massages. Our guests enjoy the breakfast.

Olinda Rio Hotel: 3.5-star hotel with 108 guestrooms. Provides guests with a restaurant, a bar, and free breakfast. Reviews say the beach locale and breakfast are noteworthy.

Quinta Azul Boutique Pousada: 3-star pousada with 13 guestrooms. Guests can enjoy amenities such as free breakfast, a garden, and laundry facilities.

What Should I See and Do in Rio de Janeiro?

Once you've decided where you'll stay, consider what to do for fun during your trip. The beaches, ocean views, and sunsets are just some of the things to enjoy while you're in the area.

Rio de Janeiro is also well liked for its:
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Live music

Favorite activities and sights around Rio de Janeiro include Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and National Library. You might also want to see well-known spots like Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, Arcos da Lapa, and Museum of Modern Art during your trip.

When Should I Plan a Trip to Rio de Janeiro?

If you're wondering about the local weather, use this info to plan your escape to Rio de Janeiro:

  • Hottest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 65°F
  • Driest months: August, June, July, and September, with an average rainfall of 2.81 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average rainfall of 6.79 inches

Getting Around Rio de Janeiro

The nearest major airport is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), which is located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the heart of the city, but Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) may also be an option. Walk to nearby metro stations like 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.

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