• Casa Beleza Friendly hosts and an enticing pool in a villa guesthouse in Santa Teresa.
  • Hotel Santa Teresa Rio's finest boutique hotel, with a great restaurant and bar.
  • Pouso Verde Charming guesthouse in a peaceful Jardim Botânico location.
  • Maze Inn Unique English-run place with striking views in Tavares Bastos favela.
  • Belmond Copacabana Palace Gorgeous, historic hotel with great restaurants and top service.
  • Hotel Emiliano Beautifully designed rooms, a jaw-dropping roof deck and a great beachfront location.

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  • Mango Tree Great social scene and fun crowd in Ipanema.
  • El Misti Friendly hostel with a perfect location in Ipanema, plus more party-minded branches in Copacabana.
  • Cabana Copa Buzzing hostel in a peaceful location in Copacabana.

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  • Casa Cool Beans Wonderfully welcoming villa with pool in Santa Teresa.
  • LSH Lifestyle Great value for the money at this luxe option in Barra.
  • Rio Spot Homes Reliable rental outfit with apartment listings across the Zona Sul.

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Unusual Stays

Boutique Lodging

  • Vila Galé Gorgeous new property in Rio's samba epicenter of Lapa.
  • Yoo2 Ultra-hip newcomer to Botafogo with artful touches and a panoramic rooftop.
  • Mama Shelter Bohemian-chic guest rooms in Santa Teresa, plus a great bar and restaurant.