On a good day, the leafy suburb of Joá lies just 20 minutes by cab from Ipanema; given Rio's congested traffic, however, the trip can easily take more than...more
The only hotel within Brazil's 657-square-mile Iguaçú National Park, the 1958-built Das Cataratas was nearly derelict when Orient-Express Hotels...more
This formerly derelict colonial mansion on a hilltop in Santa Teresa, a quaint district of imposing architecture and artists' ateliers, has been transformed...more
Until the Fasano showed up, this was the only top-tier hotel in Ipanema actually fronting the beach, and it remains to be seen how long it can rest on its...more
Shaped like a pair of gigantic white tubular pinecones, this Sheraton opened in 2003 and has major prosand cons. Barra is the fastest-growing neighborhood...more
One of the first hotels in Rio to squeeze into the "designer boutique" bracket—just—the 66-room Portinari is located down a side street in...more
If you plan to spend most of your time on the beach or playing at night, rather than inside a hotel, this property on the edge of Copa (closer to Ipanema) is...more
Literally "bed and breakfast," this is a listing service for dozens of homes that rent out rooms in Santa Teresa, an up-and-coming artists' quarter well away...more
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