Between 5 and 21st of August 2016, Rio de Janeiro receives one of the biggest sporting events in the world: the Olympics. It may seem far away, but the hotel sector of the city is already preparing for the games and you better not stay out. The competition will be divided into 36 locations, mirrored by four regions of the city: Deodoro, Maracanã, Barra da Tijuca and Copacabana.Already booked your tickets? No? Then it’s time to secure your hosting. Check out the top 10 hotels near to local games!
Mercure Praia da Barra is located on the famous Pepe Beach, sea front in Barra da Tijuca, one of the places to receive the Olympic Games. With apartments divided into three categories (standard, superior and privilege), the hotel has a restaurant, two bars, swimming pool and fitness center. The Mercure network also has a unit in Arpoador, neighboring district of Copacabana.
Ambassador Abelardo Bueno located in the Avenue, 7km from the beach bar, Novotel Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park has 149 rooms (standard and suite), restaurant, bar, fitness center, sauna and swimming pool.
With five stars on the back, the Radisson is definitely a hotel for those who do not want to give up comfort during games. The hotel’s 292 suites are equipped with the best of hospitality and are divided into ten categories, catering to diverse tastes and prices. The best? The Radisson Hotel Bar has exclusive beach access.
The hotel on the seafront offers a panoramic rooftop pool with cocktail bar, gym, hot tub, plus the Windsor Restaurant, which specializes in seafood. On Saturdays, you can enjoy traditional feijoada and on Sundays, the brunch with fine champagne. At the time of booking, prefer the rooms overlooking the fashionable beach bar.
The Brisa Barra Hotel has swimming pools for adults and children, plus air-conditioned and buffet breakfast. The property offers a fitness center, restaurant and dry saunas and steam. Limited WiFi and parking, however, are available at an additional cost. All accommodations feature a balcony overlooking the outdoor area or the sea.
Just two blocks from Copacabana beach and 100 meters from Cardinal Arcoverde subway station, the Copacabana Suites offers one of the best locations to enjoy the Olympics. Pool, sauna and Jacuzzi are among the hotel’s leisure facilities, which also has a piano bar in addition to the Mezzanine Restaurant, one of the top-rated city.
Located in the center of the famous Atlantic Avenue, Arena Copacabana is among the ten best hotels in Brazil, according to Tripadvisor rating. On the terrace, the pool, sauna and fitness center complete the perfect setting for your stay during the Olympics be unforgettable.
Located just three blocks from Copacabana beach, the Atlantic Copacabana is another good choice for those seeking ease of movement in the city, since the Siqueira Campos subway station is literally in front of the hotel. Among the leisure options are sauna, fitness center, plus two bars – one in the lobby and another in the pool which also has a privileged view of the Christ the Redeemer.
In front of Copacabana beach, the Atlantic Windsor is known for its famous roof top, where in the 39th floor, you find a swimming pool and spa, both overlooking the sea. The hotel offers six types of accommodation in addition to the award-winning Ristorante Alloro.
If you do not want to lose the football in the Olympics, do not think twice about staying at Maracana Arena, located opposite the main entrance of the stadium. Inspired by the world of sports, the hostel has collective and individual rooms, plus bar and pool.
Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.
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Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time. View more posts