Ritz Plaza Hotel

Apartment in Ipanema & Leblon

In one of Rio's most desirable areas, this stylish low-key hotel has attractive, uniquely designed rooms and common areas that give the Ritz a boutique feel. The best rooms have kitchen units and balconies – some offering partial ocean views – and all are trimmed with artwork, good lighting and spotless bedrooms. Amenities include an elegant (if often empty) bar, a sauna, a pool and a spa.