4 Star Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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Four Star Rio de Janeiro hotels

The fun starts as soon as you land in Rio, famous the world over for its colorful carnivals, glorious beaches, and fantastic nightlife. This vibrant city is a magnet for pleasure-seekers, lured by its subtropical climate and breathtaking scenery. Mingle with the jet set on Copacabana beach, browse the latest fashions in upscale shopping malls, and dine under the stars with a caipirinha in hand and a banquet of fresh seafood. A vacation in Rio de Janeiro comes with all the trimmings and a side order of sunshine.

Things to see in Rio de Janeiro

Storied Copacabana is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and as good a place as any to begin your induction into Rio culture. This long stretch of perfect white sand is the ideal spot for people watching. By day the beach buzzes with surfers, swimmers, and sun-worshippers, while at night the action moves to the ritzy restaurants and chic bars. Hold your own among the beautiful people with a spree at Botafogo Praia Shopping—this huge mall has dozens of designer stores displaying the latest looks from top Brazilian and European labels. The iconic Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain is an unmissable stop on any tour of Rio—ride the train to the top for spectacular panoramas of the city and Guanabara Bay. Complete your day with a sumptuous meal of freshly caught seafood or traditional barbecued meats; many of Rio’s best restaurants, such as those on the Santa Teresa hillside, have outdoor tables with stunning city views.

4-star hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Rio hospitality is legendary, and this popular city welcomes visitors all year round. Consequently there’s a great choice of hotel accommodation at all levels and price ranges. For a high degree of comfort at reasonable rates, Rio de Janeiro’s 4-star hotels are a good bet. Not only will you have facilities such as free WiFi, fitness suites, and concierge services at your disposal, you’ll also be able to stay in a prime location. Many four-star hotels in Rio have their own pools, rooftop terraces, and gourmet restaurants, conveniently bringing all your home comforts together under one roof.

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

The string of beach towns, known as balnearios, along the city’s Atlantic coast have one of the highest concentrations of 4 star hotels in Rio, catering for every kind of visitor from romantic couples to groups of friends. If you prefer the ambiance of downtown, try the district around central Cinelândia Square. Here you’ll find a good range of 4-star accommodation within walking distance of Rio’s famous Municipal Theater, a fine example of Belle Epoque architecture. Or head for bohemian Lapa, site of a historically prized aqueduct, and find some of the best bars in Rio on your doorstep.

How to get to Rio de Janeiro

If you’re flying direct to Rio, you’ll probably land at Galeão Airport. Complete your journey on the BRT (Bus Rapid Transport), which offers direct and stopping services to many areas of downtown Rio. Alternatively, pre-book a shuttle service straight to your hotel, or hop in a licensed cab. Getting around Rio is easy by metro or bus. For a different slant on local travel, take a ride on the electric tramway, once a vital form of public transportation, and now preserved primarily as a tourist attraction.

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