If you’re a soccer or football fan, who is planning a trip of a lifetime to Rio de Janeiro in order to be part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you may be searching for the perfect hotel. If you’re interested in finding out more about some of Rio de Janeiro’s top hotels, keep reading to discover five of the best hotels on offer.
1. Windsor Guanbara Hotel
The Windsor Guanbara Hotel is a comfortable, 3.5 star property which is conveniently located in down-town and is within walking distance of a myriad of restaurants, bars and shops. The Windsor Guanbara Hotel is also located within 10 minutes drive of Maracanã Stadium, which is set to host all of Rio de Janeiro’s World Cup matches. The Windsor Guanbara Hotel boasts a range of on-site facilities including a rooftop pool, with views of the ocean, a sauna, a buffet restaurant and a bar. All of the hotel’s guest rooms are tastefully decorated and offer air conditioning, wooden floors, a plasma television and internet access.
2. Royal Rio Palace Hotel
The Royal Rio Palace Hotel is a luxury, 4 star property which is located just across the street from Copacabana Beach, one of the world’s most popular beaches. The Royal Rio Palace offers contemporary styled guest rooms, some of which boast their own private hot tubs. On site facilities and amenities include a fully equipped gym, a roof top pool and bar and a world class restaurant, which specializes in gourmet steak and seafood dishes. The Royal Rio Palace Hotel is also the perfect accommodation choice for shopoholics as it’s located within walking distance of the Rio Sul Shopping Centre.
3. Santa Teresa Hotel
The Santa Teresa Hotel is a luxury, 4 star property which is nestled within a lush garden, in Santa Teresa. A friendly neighbourhood, located just outside down-town Rio de Janeiro, which is famed for it’s well preserved mansions and unique architecture.Each of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites are furnished with beautifully carved wooden furniture and boast lounge furniture, a plush bed and a safety deposit box. All of the Santa Teresa Hotel’s guest also have access to a concierge, who can provide invaluable advice on nearby restaurants and attractions.
4. Gallant Hotel
Gallant Hotel is a newly refurbished, adult’s only, 3.5 star property which is located just 10 minutes drive away from Leblon Beach, a sprawling beach which boast miles of white sand and is popular with tourists and locals alike. All of the Gallant Hotel’s guest rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV, a CD player and a mini-bar. Gallant Hotel also offers a 24 hour reception desk, daily buffet breakfast on the ground floor and free car parking. Although it’s not necessary to hire a rental car as the Gallant Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Central Bus Station.
5. Hotel Fasano Rio De Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a 5 star luxury property located across the street from Ipanema Beach, which was made famous by the song “The Girl From Ipanema”. It offers 89 luxury rooms, all of which offer a private patio, a LCD television and a plush bed fitted with luxurious, Egyptian cotton sheets. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant, a spa, an outdoor pool, a steam room and a gym.
Whether you’d prefer to book accommodation down-town or accommodation across the road from a world class beach, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to booking accommodation for the World Cup. So what are you waiting for? The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just around the corner!
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