Hotels and Pousadas in Brazil
Hotels and pousadas in Brazil are the ideal starting point to enjoy the unique nature, the beautiful beaches and the joy of life during your trip. Discover the most beautiful places of the country and meet the fun-loving population. Brazilians known for being open-minded, cheerful and excellent hosts. Surveys of tourists from abroad have repeatedly shown that the encountered hospitality is a major reason for the quality of vacation.
To help you choose the right accommodation, we have divided our site into the following categories:
- Standard Hotel (3)
- Superior Hotel (4)
- Deluxe Hotel (5)
We have based our parrot rating for the different hotels on the star rating of the Brazilian tourist office Embratur.
Standard Hotels (3) usually have an 18-hour reception (24 hours by telephone), 16 hours courier service, laundry service, breakfast, restaurant and parking. Internet access is available in public areas and the residential units. The rooms are equipped with TV, mini fridge and air conditioning (cooling, forced ventilation). For 80 percent of the rooms, the following applies: 13 square meters room area are available excluding bathroom, which has are at least 3 square meters. Daily change of towels and change of linen every other day are part of the standard service. Additional services include training programs for employees, permanent measures for sustainability (economic electricity and water consumption, recycling), quality and complaints management and the possibility of paying by credit or debit card.
Superior Hotels (4) provide 24-hour front desk, room service and courier service. They have a laundry service and they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, a restaurant with a la carte service, a bar, parking with valet parking, a gym for aerobics and muscle toning. There are at least three additional offers for guests such as babysitting, a mini market, a pharmacy, etc. Internet access is available in public areas and the residential units. The rooms usually have TV, mini fridge, air conditioning, safe, desk with chair, adequate lighting, power outlet and telephone. There is the possibility to use your own electronic devices. For 90 percent of the residential units, the following applies: 15 square meters of floor space are available, excluding bathrooms, which are at least 3 square meters. Superior guestrooms have daily towel and linen change. Hairdryer, baby cots and baby equipment are available on request. Additional services include training programs for employees, permanent measures for sustainability (economic electricity and water consumption, recycling), quality and complaints management, regular monitoring of suppliers, sensitization of the guests for sustainability and the possibility of paying by credit or debit card.
Deluxe Hotels (5) offer a 24-hour reception, room service and courier service. They have a laundry service, room service, guest services / concierge and offer breakfast (also as room service), lunch and dinner, special meals (vegetarian, low calorie, etc.), a restaurant with a la carte, service, a bar, a conference hall, parking with valet parking, a gym for aerobics and muscle toning. There are at least six additional offers for guests such as babysitting, a minimarket, a pharmacy, a car rental, a travel agency, a salon, etc. Internet access is available in public areas and housing units. The rooms have TV, mini-fridge, air conditioning, safe, desk with chair, adequate lighting, electrical outlet and telephone, bathrobe and slippers. There is the possibility to use your own electronic devices. For 100 percent of residential units: 15 square meters of floor space are usable excluding bathrooms, the bathroom has at least 4 square meters. Deluxe hotels offer daily towel and linen change. There are hairdryers, baby cots and baby equipment available on request. Some units have a bathtub. Additional services include training programs for employees, permanent measures for sustainability (economic electricity and water consumption, recycling), quality and complaints management, regular monitoring of suppliers, sensitization of the guests for sustainability and the possibility of paying by credit or debit card.
Local accommodations in Brazil, called pousadas, are mostly family-run small inns. The Portuguese verb "pousar" stands for "land" and "rest" in the meaning of "relax". Popular destinations generally have pousadas in all quality and price categories, some with twenty or more rooms. Generally, however, pousadas have no more than ten guest rooms. Once a fully functional restaurant is integrated, the house must be called "hotel". Unlike the traditional "guesthouse", the Brazilian pousada offers no comparable "guest room". In Brazilian major cities, the hotels have largely displaced the pousadas. A similar trend is also evident in the tourism sectors, such as Foz do Iguazu and Salvador. Visitors from abroad usually only stay here for one or two nights. Contrary examples are Buzios, Paraty or Ilha Grande, where the average length of stay is seven days and relaxation is the focus. Here, innumerable small and mostly cozy pousadas accommodate the majority of the guests.
We mainly found lodges in Amazonas and the Pantanal. They offer the best opportunity to learn about the local flora and fauna. They serve as a starting point for guided tours and excursions in the surroundings and the unique eco-systems. The lodges we have chosen offer hikes with expert explanations on fauna and flora, various canoe and boat trips, horseback riding, wildlife safaris by day and by night, piranha fishing, observation of river dolphins and visiting the local residents (caboclos) in the Amazonas region . Some jungle lodges offer additional trips into the jungle with overnight stays in the open. A very intense and impressive experience to live at night, with all its noise in a hammock. The standards of the lodges varies quite a lot, ranging from rustic and authentic to a passable middle class to quite luxurious accommodation. You have the choice between authenticity and comfort. Please note: simpler and more rustic accommodation will give you a more realistic and more impressive experience.
Here is a selection of our Hotels in Rio de Janeiro:
The superior Hotel Orla Copacabana is located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro and very close to the famous and popular Praia de Copacabana and Praia de Ipanema. Rio de Janeiro offers its visitors countless attractions and sights - Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the redeemer, and the Maracana Stadium should be mentioned here. From North America and Europe the international airport of Rio de Janeiro can be reached via daily direct flights.
The standard Hotel Atlantis Copacabanais located on the south side of Rio de Janeiro, on what is probably Brazil's most famous beach of all: Copacabana. From here you have near instant access to all of the city's sights. The hotel offers modern rooms and all services to make your stay in Rio de Janeiro as pleasant as possible.
The standard hotel Debret is located on the south side of Rio de Janeiro, on Copacabana beach. The metro station is just a ten minutes walk away from the hotel and the accommodation offers modern rooms and all services to make your stay in Rio de Janeiro as pleasant as possible.
The standard Hotel Golden Tulip Continental is located on the south side of Rio de Janeiro, at the famous beach of Copacabana. The beach is only two blocks away from the Hotel and downtown can be reached in about 20 minutes by bus or taxi. The hotel has a roof terrace with a pool, that offers a great view over the sea. The rooms of the Hotel Golden Tulip Continental are modern and furnished to a international standards.
The standard Hotel Ibiza Copacabana is located in Rio de Janeiro, near to many good restaurants, shops, the main tourist sights and the most famous beach of Brazil: Copacabana. The hotel offers a swimming pool on the rooftop and the rooms are modern and furnished to international standards, designed for a relaxed stay in Copacabana.
The superior Hotel Sol Ipanema is located on the famous beach of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. The bohemian district of Ipanema offers a beautiful beach avenue and various bars and restaurants. It is the perfect starting point for day trips to Sugar Loaf or Christ the redeemer, and at the same time you can get an authentic insight into the life of the inhabitants of Rio. The bar "Garota de Ipanema" is just one block away from the hotel, here started the Bossa Nova movement in the 1950s. The accommodation offers its guest a unique view over the beach of Ipanema, from the roof terrace as well as from the restaurant.
The standard Hotel Windsor Copa is strategically placed in Rio de Janeiro's world-renowned Copacabana district, near to the lively beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the redeemer. The accommodation is furnished to international standards and offers good services and amenities to its guests.
The deluxe Hotel Pestana Rio Atlantica is located in in Rio de Janeiro, the famous metropolis on the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The accommodation is located in a privileged location directly on the beach of Copacabana. Hotel Pestana Rio Atlantica offers you a comfortable and luxurious interior as well as an perfect starting point for excursions within Rio de Janeiro.
The deluxe Hotel Santa Teresa is located in the middle of the cultural center of Rio de Janeiro and welcomes its guests with a unique concept of tropical nature and modern interior. The extensive garden area promises a panoramic view of the bay of Rio de Janeiro. Here you will stay in exclusively equipped rooms with modern wooden furniture.
The deluxe Hotel Sofitel Rio de Janeiro is an exclusive and renowned hotel in the famous city of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Here you can expect comfort and service at a high level. The Deluxe Hotel Sofitel Rio de Janeiro welcomes you in modern rooms furnished to international standards.
The superior Hotel Arena Copacabana is located in Rio de Janeiro on the most famous beach of Brazil: Copacabana. From here you have instant access to all of the city’s sights, like the popular beach of Ipanema, the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ Statue. Hotel Arena Copacabana offers modern rooms and all services to make your stay in Rio de Janeiro as pleasant as possible.
The superior Hotel Astoria Palace is located directly on the most famous beach of Brazil, Copacabana Beach. The hotel offers you bright and modern designed rooms in an exclusive location. The famous sights of the city, the Sugar Loaf Mountain, as well as the statue of Christ, can be reached from the superior Hotel Astoria Palace in a few minutes by car.