Hotel Emiliano Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At a Glance
Privileged location on Rio's iconic Copacabana Beach
Enjoy stunning views over the beach and beyond from the rooftop infinity pool
Design hotel with just 90 contemporary rooms and suites
Fantastic facilities including a relaxing spa and the Emile Restaurant & Bar
Best time to Visit
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Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.
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Perched overlooking the sands of Rio's iconic Copacabana Beach and Brazil's epic coast, The Emiliano Rio de Janeiro is a contemporary and elegant hotel which offers seamless service and a range of facilities to complement your stay in this vibrant city.
The Emiliano Rio de Janeiro boasts a privileged location right on Copacabana Beach, one of the most iconic stretches of coast in Brazil. Contemporary yet with 1950s inspired details, the property is elegant and provides a welcoming space, the highlight being the rooftop infinity pool from which to enjoy sunsets and scenes over Copacabana and the ocean beyond.
Comprising just 90 rooms and suites, the Emiliano has a slightly more intimate feel than many of the other hotels along Rio's beachfront. Each of the rooms is elegantly designed with warm wooden floors, glass-fronted marble bathrooms and plush white bed linens. Windows are large and look out through the design wall which forms the Emiliano's striking facade to the ocean, or alternatively to the hotel courtyard. Peel back the wall for uninterrupted views.
Up on the roof is the perfect spot for poolside lounging. Enjoy idyllic evening views from the infinity pool as the sun sets over the city or stretch out on one of the loungers, cocktail in hand from the conveniently located bar. Light dishes and healthy snacks are readily available but for something more substantial, head down to the Emile Restaurant where contemporary dishes are served to reflect the overall feel of the hotel.
There are 90 rooms at the Emiliano Rio de Janeiro, 28 of which are suites. All are contemporary with a 1950s touch and measure from 42sqm to 120sqm, either boasting a courtyard view or an ocean view. Deluxe Rooms can be furnished with either a king bed or two queen beds. Bathrooms are elegant and marble, all with a separate bathtub and shower, and in ocean view rooms and suites they also enjoy views out to the ocean which can be adjusted for privacy.
Facilities at Emiliano Rio de Janeiro include a spa which is exclusive to hotel guests and also features a fitness centre and two saunas. A range of relaxing treatments are on offer and guests can also enjoy personal training sessions or yoga classes. One 15-minute complimentary massage is included for each guest during their stay, which can be added on to other treatments.
Dining at Emiliano Restaurant is a delight, with contemporary cuisine on offer in the main restaurant. meanwhile on the rooftop, guests will find a more informal setting where healthy meals and light seafood dishes are served. There is also a lobby bar and a rooftop pool bar where guests can enjoy delicious cocktails and the fantastic views over Copacabana from the roof.
Rio is a fantastic city just waiting to be explored. Excursions can be arranged to visit some of the highlights including the famous Corcovado monument (Christ the Redeemer), Sugar Loaf, the Tijuca forest and the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa. Try a Brazilian cookery class, explore the street art in a pacified favela or simply relax on one of the city's many iconic beaches.
Nikki Trailor (Staff)
The service at the Emiliano was absolutely outstanding; nothing is too much trouble and the staff are attentive without interfering.
The decor is also beautiful and none of the photos do it justice - the overall feel is contemporary but there are hints of 1950s style which adds a touch of cool. Bathrooms are impressive in white marble, the showers are powerful and there is everything you need t ensure maximum comfort during your stay, including a fresh pair of Havaianas which are yours to take away at the end.
Don't miss having a caipirinha on the roof terrace before you leave! The views are gorgeous.
Cook with a local in Rio
Uncover the secrets to Brazil's diverse and distinctive cuisine in this hands-on cookery class, learning how to prepare the perfect caipirinha, along with various other typical Brazilian dishes. Finish with an all important tasting session.
Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
Take in one of Rio's most iconic sights from an alternative perspective, enjoying a challenging hike with some climbing thrown in, up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. No experience necessary; your experienced guide will assist you with the climbing.
Rio Art Galleries and Shopping
The art scene in Rio de Janeiro is bursting at the seams, discover why this city has been labelled Brazil's cultural capital. Explore famous art galleries followed by some world class shopping!
Rio by Bike
Experience the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro in a unique and exciting way with your very own private guide – on a bicycle! Make plenty of stops along the way and pass many of the city's key landmarks, travelling alongside those iconic beaches.
Experience the biggest party of the year at Rio de Janeiro's infamous Carnival, a weekend of Samba beats, energetic dancing and dazzling costumes. Samba schools spend all year preparing for the main event so this really is a remarkable spectacle.
Rio southern beaches and SUP
Rio is famous for its spectacular beaches so why not stray further afield to the quieter, southern part of the city where you can explore some of the more secluded spots, a popular choice amongst the local surfing community.
Yoga at the Botanical Gardens
For the ultimate way to relax your body and mind, enjoy a yoga class in the Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, the perfect backdrop for some soothing stretching and a lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of Copacabana Beach.
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Location & directions
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Emiliano Rio de Janeiro is located right on the iconic Copacabana Beach.
How to get there
11-hour 55-minute international flight to Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/12km from the domestic airport, Santos Dumont, and 20 miles/25km (about 40 minutes drive according to the traffic conditions) from Rio de Janeiro's international airport, Tom Jobim.
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