It would be great to know someone in Rio, so you can have a free stay but if you don't, there are wonderful Hotels in Copacabana and Ipanema and of course other places. In Zona Sul, the best section of Rio, you will find Rio's fanciest and most popular hotels along the beaches.
Copacabana Palace (5 stars)
I have stayed there a few times and it is a piece of paradise.
It is also close to everything.
Highly acclaimed Copacabana Palace is renowned as the most luxurious
hotel in Rio. With a long established reputation for exceptional
service, it is the first choice for celebrities, royalty, politicians
and the business traveller.
Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Phone: (011) 55 21 2235-7330 to dial direct.
Price starts at $553 dollars per night
Caesar Park Hotel (4 stars)
On the fabulous Atlantic coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, surrounded by the ocean and lush mountains of the Tijuca Forest is the Caesar Park. Named for the beautiful, world-renowned beach which it overlooks, this hotel—a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and part of the well-established Preferred Hotel Group—is beautifully modern and elegant. Gaze over the city and gorgeous Ipanema beach from large picture windows as you sink into your plush accommodations and you enjoy the soothing colors and inviting atmosphere. Large and spacious rooms with dark wood accents and all the modern amenities
will relax your stresses away while keeping you connected to the world.
At the Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipanema, step outside your door to
the beautiful tropical world of Brazil.
Address: Av. Vieira Souto, 460 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 22420, Brazil
Price starts at $350 dollars per night
Golden Tulip Regente Hotel (3 stars)
Situated in front of Copacabana beach, 3 km from the city center, close
to Ipanema and Leblon Beaches, in walking distance from excellent
shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, 24 hour news stands, drugstores and
Golden Tulip Regente has facilities that cater for both business and
pleasure, including spacious meeting rooms and a swimming pool. Guests
can enjoy delicious food at the in-house restaurant, or stay in cozy
rooms equipped with air-conditioning, bathroom, television, and
Address: Av. Atlantica 3716 Copacabana - 22070001 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Phone: (55) 21 3545 5400 to dial direct
Price starts at $188 dollars per night
can also find lots of small, cheap and clean hotels around Flamengo and
Catete. Great option is the apart-hotels in Ipanema, it is a pleasant
alternative. Hope you can find a place that you will be pleased. Good