Editor’s pick • Top 3 Rio de Janeiro hotels
The first hostel outside of the beach neighbourhoods to go upmarket and designer, Oztel attracts a young crowd and the bar regularly hosts cocktail courses and pop-up events.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 91,Botafogo. +55 21 3042 1853. Doubles from R$230
The city’s beachfront offers little in the way of value-for-money accommodation, but the impeccably located Ipanema Inn makes more effort than most. Either way, set just off the sexiest stretch of beach in town, you won’t be spending much time in the clean, simple rooms.
Rua Maria Quitéria 27, Ipanema. +55 21 2523 6092. Doubles from R$380.
Santa Teresa has no shortage of stately architectural gems, but the homely Casa Beleza is surely one of the most spectacular. Big enough for the B&B’s shared space to feel all your own, the small apartment tucked at the top of the garden is the tip for a truly romantic jungle-like escape.
Rua Laurinda Santos Lobo 311, Santa Teresa. +55 21 2224 7403. Doubles from R$220
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