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Luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro

A curated list of 5-star luxury hotels and resorts

Tomas Mazowski A list by Tomas Mazowski. This guide was last updated in April 2024.

Hey! When I travel I love to stay at luxurious hotels - especially the kind of places that offer over the top extras and really spoil their guests with great service, nice spas, awesome restaurants and beautiful views. What more can you want? To save some time, I've put together this list of my favourite 5-star hotels and resorts in Rio de Janeiro. I hope you will like it!

  • 1 Villa Paranaguá Hotel & Spa - Boutique Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Villa Paranaguá Hotel & Spa - Boutique Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Situated 2 km from Flamengo Beach, Villa Paranaguá Hotel & Spa offers 5-star accommodation in Rio de Janeiro and has a bar. With a garden, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel has a sauna, year-round outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can grab a bite to eat in the restaurant. Show full description Guest review score 9.7, rooms from around 2285 BRL.

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  • 2 Le Chateaux Joá Boutique Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Le Chateaux Joá Boutique Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Le Chateaux Joá Boutique Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge and restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. With a bar, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features room service and a concierge service for guests. Show full description Guest review score 8.4, rooms from around 1320 BRL.

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  • 3 Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

    ***** Hotel. Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s lively Barra da Tijuca district, 7 km from Barra Beach, Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro features a rooftop swimming pool offering picturesque lake views, a well-appointed fitness centre and a restaurant serving regional and international cuisine. The modern guestrooms and suites feature elegant décor and complimentary coffee. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer. Some room categories offer free WiFi access included. Guests can order 24-hour room service in the comfort of their room. At Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro, guests can benefit from a 24-hour business centre. There are also 2 large ballrooms and 5 meeting rooms where different events and conferences can be held. This 5-star hotel is situated 2 km from Barra Olympic Park, 5 km from RioCentro Convention Centre, 11 km from Tijuca Forest National Park and 300 metres from Metropolitano Mall. Galeão International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport are 30 km away. Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 805 BRL.

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  • 4 Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

    ***** Hotel. Boasting a rooftop pool with stunning sea views, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro offers luxurious beachfront accommodations on Ipanema Beach. The property also offers a spa and wellness centre. Elegantly decorated, rooms at this 5-star hotel feature a balcony, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a bath or shower. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 3114 BRL.

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  • 5 Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery

    ***** Hotel. Located in the historical and cultural heart of Rio de Janeiro, this 5-star boutique hotel offers a unique concept of tropical design and panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro’s bay. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests of Santa Teresa Hotel RJ - MGallery can relax in a swimming pool surrounded by gardens. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 1433 BRL.

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  • 6 Windsor Marapendi Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Windsor Marapendi Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Windsor Marapendi Hotel offers accommodation in Rio de Janeiro's lively Barra da Tijuca district. This 5-star hotel is ideally located beachfront to the stylish Barra da Tijuca Beach, and 1 km from Barra Shopping Mall. Each guestroom comes with modern furnishing and contemporary décor. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 436 BRL.

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  • 7 Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

    ***** Hotel. The elegant 5-star Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro offers luxurious rooms with marbled bathrooms and panoramic ocean views, located on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beachfront. Services include a wellness spa and 3 gastronomic restaurants. The spacious rooms at the Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro are individually decorated with English antique furniture and original artworks. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 3478 BRL.

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  • 8 Vila Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Vila Santa Teresa

    ***** Hotel. Offering a year-round outdoor pool and views of the sea, Vila Santa Teresa Hotel & Spa is situated in the Santa Teresa district in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the pool, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Show full description Guest review score 9.4, rooms from around 2394 BRL.

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  • 9 JANEIRO Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    JANEIRO Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Set in Rio de Janeiro, JANEIRO Hotel it's a 5-minute walk from Post 12 - Leblon. Guests can enjoy a drink at JANEIRO bar or easy going food in the JANEIRO's on-site restaurant. The units offer sea views and come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine and a desk. Show full description Guest review score 9.1, rooms from around 2535 BRL.

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  • 10 Miramar By Windsor Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Miramar By Windsor Copacabana

    ***** Hotel. Located right across from the famous Copacabana Beach, the Miramar By Windsor Copacabana features a green granite pool and a modern gym. This pet friendly, design hotel offers butler service and free WiFi. Guests can start the day admiring the beautiful beach view while savoring a rich breakfast. Show full description Guest review score 9.1, rooms from around 717 BRL.

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  • 11 Emiliano Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Emiliano Rio

    ***** Hotel. Boasting an outdoor infinity pool, Emiliano Rio is set in a privileged location in Rio de Janeiro, beachfront to Copacabana Beach. The contemporary architecture values the natural light and the sea view, offering guests a special and unique connection with the city. Free WiFi is provided, and private parking is available on site. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 3910 BRL.

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  • 12 Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

    ***** Hotel. Boasting an outdoor pool and spa, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro is strategically located in the heart of Barra da Tijuca, nested between the ocean, the lake and the mountains, just across the street from Reserva Beach. The hotel has a sauna and fitness centre with a Yoga Studio. Guests can enjoy a meal at one of the three restaurants. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 896 BRL.

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  • 13 Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

    ***** Hotel. Right on famous Copacabana Beach and 600 metres from Ipanema Beach, Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana offers scenic views of the Sugar Loaf, plus a panoramic pool. WiFi and parking are available. Modern and spacious, the 5-star rooms feature LCD cable TV, iPod station and minibar. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 3095 BRL.

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  • 14 Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

    ***** Hotel. This exclusive and recently renovated 5-star oceanfront resort sits on trendy Leblon Beach, in Rio’s South Zone. Guests at Sheraton Grand Rio can enjoy a newly redesigned pool area that features a lush tropical landscape with a large deck and a JacuzziⓇ facing the ocean. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around $215.

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  • 15 Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity

    ***** Hotel. Located in front of Botafogo Beach, and offering amazing view to Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountains, Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro boasts an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy drinks at the rooftop bar. Rooms at Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro have an exclusive design and feature air conditioning, flat-screen TV, and a minibar. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around 897 BRL.

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  • 16 Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro - OFICIAL Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro - OFICIAL

    ***** Hotel. Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro is ideally set right in front of São Conrado beach and offers an unique option for those looking for the luxury of an urban resort. The hotel is located within the grounds of a historic building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer and surrounded by Burle Marx gardens. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa and a fitness centre. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around 500 BRL.

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  • 17 Windsor Barra Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Windsor Barra Hotel

    ***** Hotel. This 5-star oceanfront Hotel offers luxurious accommodation overlooking Rio's trendy Tijuca Beach. It features a panoramic rooftop pool with cocktail bar, modern gym, and fine gourmet restaurant. The lavish rooms at Windsor Barra Hotel have comfortable seating areas. Show full description Guest review score 8.5, rooms from around 685 BRL.

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  • 18 Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

    ***** Hotel. The 5-star Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is ideally located across from the blue waters of Copacabana Beach. It features an elegant spa and a rooftop pool, both with splendid sea views. Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana offers bright, sophisticated rooms with air conditioning, a TV and a minibar. Show full description Guest review score 8.4, rooms from around 1048 BRL.

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  • 19 Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

    ***** Hotel. The 4-star Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is ideally located at Copacabana Beach. It offers a restaurant and non-smoking accommodation. rand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Copacabana provides bright rooms equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and a minibar. Show full description Guest review score 8.3, rooms from around 521 BRL.

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  • 20 Lifestyle Laghetto Collection Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Lifestyle Laghetto Collection

    ***** Hotel. Located in a privileged place, just in front of Barra da Tijuca Beach, LSH by Own offers fine and elegant accommodation in Rio de Janeiro city. The hotel features an infinity pool boasting an amazing ocean view and a bar where guests can enjoy a drink. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Show full description Guest review score 8.2, rooms from around 551 BRL.

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  • 21 JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro

    ***** Hotel. Located on the seafront of Copacabana, with a privileged view of the most famous beach of Rio and its clear blue waters, the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel offers a safe environment and a private strip of the beach just across the street. During your stay, you can enjoy gorgeous sea views while sunbathing in the rooftop swimming pool or working out in the gym. Guests can enjoy international cuisine at The Carioca. Show full description Guest review score 8.0, rooms from around $230.

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  • 22 Rio Othon Palace Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio Othon Palace

    ***** Hotel. Located beachfront to Copacabana beach, Rio Othon Palace features a rooftop pool with excellent views of the Sugarloaf Mountain and an on-site fitness centre. Boasting panoramic sea views, breakfast is served on the 3rd floor. Free WiFi access is provided throughout the property. Show full description Guest review score 7.9, rooms from around 642 BRL.

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  • 23 Marbella Apart Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Marbella Apart Hotel

    ***** Aparthotel. Set in Rio de Janeiro, 8 km from Tijuca Forest National Park and 8 km from Barra Olympic Park, Marbella Apart Hotel offers accommodation with free WiFi and access to a sauna and a fitness room. The units feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, desk, a living room, an equipped kitchen, balcony and views over the sea. An oven and microwave are also offered, as well as a coffee machine. Show full description Guest review score 9.8

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