The Best Boutique Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

With hallmarks ranging from Copacabana to Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s most iconic destinations. The Brazilian seaside metropolis has a thriving boutique hotel scene, which can be found throughout the city’s varied neighborhoods. When we can travel again, below are three Rio de Janeiro hotels we can’t wait to visit.

Hotel Emiliano

5 Stars | Website | Sao Paulo/Congonhas Airport

56 | Spa; Fitness center; Room service | 1

Art Museum of San Paulo (MASP); Japan House; Copan Building

Emiliano Rio is a five-star hotel located at Copacabana Beach, where it’s chaired as one of the city’s most appealing places of accommodation. One of two hotels that make up the Hotel Emiliano collection, Emiliano Rio’s white cobogó-style façade, and Brazilian-modernism-meets-Carioca-informality interior valorize the hotel’s Rio de Janeiro heritage in different ways. Although, aesthetically, perhaps the hip, 90-room hotel’s most notable features are the rooftop deck and infinity pool, which grant swimmers as well as lounging caipirinha drinkers an unmatched view of the city, from Leme until Copacabana Fort.⁣

Janeiro Hotel

5 Stars | Website | Santos Dumont Airport

53 | 1 swimming pool; Beachfront; Spa | 1

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens; Copacabana Fort; Christ the Redeemer

JANEIRO Hotel is the golden child of Carioca-designer-turned-hotelier Oskar Metsavaht, who created the 53-room, refined hotel above the beaches of upmarket Rio de Janeiro neighborhood, Leblon. Ostensibly, travelers will notice a modernist structure standing 18-stories high—the top floor and its incomparable city views house OMAKASE, a Japanese tasting dinner restaurant putting diners’ trust in the hands of the Chef. The perfect mix between eco & elegance, when venturing inside, the setting of the JANEIRO Hotel becomes redolent of sand and nature with subtle and soft tones—the integration of the environment and urban life is a reoccurring theme in Metsavaht’s fashion collections.

Chez Georges

4 Stars | Website | Santos Dumont Airport

7 | 1 swimming pool; Free WiFi; Bar | 1

Samba Museum; Modern Art Museum; Flamengo Beach

A seven-suite villa and a separate two-bedroom studio boutique hotel providing an intimate setting within the jungle-y neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Chez Georges (@chezgeorgesrio) hosts elements such as juxtaposing exotic wood & raw concrete, carefully integrated artwork, eclectic antique-style furniture, and elevated ceilings. Collectively, the preceding contribute to renowned Architect, Wladimir Alves de Souza’s Brutalism & Transcontinental Modernism vision for the hotel. The Chez Georges’ advantageous hillside location grants the patio perfect city views.

La Suite by Dussol

3 Stars | Website | Santos Dumont Airport

Joatinga Beach; Christ the Redeemer; Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens

Located in the hilltop neighborhood of Joatinga, La Suite by Dussol is a boutique hotel with unrivaled ocean views. While the décor evokes a modernism aesthetic on the outside, the inside feels exceedingly maximalist. You will love the two outdoor pools situated within the grounds’ tropical gardens. If in the mood for some salt & sea, amble for a couple minutes and you will hit the nearby private beach.

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