When figuring out where to stay in Rio de Janeiro you’ll find a lot of oceanfront high-rises, with the prime zone being Copacabana and the prime rate... Read More
When figuring out where to stay in Rio de Janeiro you’ll find a lot of oceanfront high-rises, with the prime zone being Copacabana and the prime rates going for rooms with ocean views. But for a more authentic experience, check out the gems off the beaten path. Hotel Santa Teresa, a chic hideaway tucked in a hilly bohemian neighborhood away from the beach scene, is the city’s only Relais & Chateaux property, and one of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Its sexy terrace is a favorite spot for upscale weddings, and the rates are surprisingly reasonable. The most luxurious and trendy hotel on the beach is Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, a Philippe Starck-designed masterpiece that attracts international jet-setters and celebrities to bask in the mountain views from the rooftop pool. Or if you’re after a truly majestic get-away-from-it-all experience, try La Suite by Dussol Hotel, a beyond-grand mansion nestled into a cliff in Joatinga Hills. Gourmet meals and impeccable design inside; a secluded surfer’s paradise outside.