Every four years, nations gather together to support their athletes in what is classified as the biggest event on the sporting calendar. Set to kick off 5 August, people from all over the globe are packing their bags to cheer on their sporting heroes who are ready to compete for gold in Rio. For those lucky enough to witness the action from Brazil, Booking.com has compiled a list of the best places to stay whilst watching their favourite events.
Situated in the historic district of Santa Teresa, this boutique hotel offers a range of relaxing experiences with massages, tranquil gardens and a charming pool. Overlooking the spectacular city, this peaceful escape allows guests to truly explore the wonders of Rio. The property is located close to the Municipal Theatre, where guests can take a five-minute walk to the famous Escadaria Selarón (also known as the ‘Selaron Steps’) and immerse themselves in rich Brazilian culture.
Located in the lively district of Itaim Bibi sits this luxurious hotel. Boasting views of the picturesque city, offering free W-Fi and an outdoor spa with a sun terrace, this modern hotel ensures utmost comfort for guests. For those seeking a cultural experience, visitors can easily reach the Modern Art Museum, Abril Theatre and Iguatemi Mall – which are all within two kilometres of the hotel.
This boutique hotel is comfortably nestled in the heart of Salvador de Bahia (in the district known as Pelourinho). This exciting location is perfect for visitors who are interested in exploring the culture and rich history of such an old town. The property is a short walk from the Praça da Sé (a popular public square) and the Elevador Lacerda which is a historic Art Deco elevator fantastic for scenic views.
Set in Belo Horizonte, the sixth-largest city in Brazil, this modern hotel offers an abundance of luxurious facilities such as an outdoor pool and rooftop bar. Overlooking the Municipal Park, this property boasts views of beautiful lakes and lush greenery. With sites such as Belo Horizonte City Centre filled with museums, culture and shops located just two kilometres away, this is the ultimate stay for those seeking some adventure.
Located in the hustle and bustle of Brasília, this glamorous hotel features free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms and an elaborate buffet breakfast. Guests can expect the ‘celebrity treatment’ with world-class service and state-of-the-art facilities. For those seeking something a little more thrilling, this hotel is located a just short walk from the spectacular Cathedral of Brasília Monumental Axis and the National Congress.
This hotel is conveniently situated in the Millennium Mall, perfect for shopping, food and leisure. All rooms feature a private balcony with stunning views, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and more. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the hotel’s relaxing outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness centre and sauna. For visitors who wish to explore the city, this property is just five kilometres away from the iconic centre of Manaus.