Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At a Glance
Luxurious boutique hotel on Rio de Janeiro's Leblon Beach
53 rooms and suites, all of which boast ocean views
Small rooftop pool with fantastic views of the sea and mountains
- Modern, bright décor with plenty of natural light
Loungers and umbrellas on the beach in front, serviced by hotel staff who can assist with your every need
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.
To start planning your holiday to Janeiro
Offering fantastic service and beautiful accommodation, Janeiro is a luxurious boutique hotel which occupies a prime position on Rio de Janeiro's Leblon Beach. All of the rooms boast ocean views and the rooftop pool is the perfect spot to soak in sunset.
Along the sands from the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, Janeiro hotel is Leblon's newest addition, offering fantastic ocean views, great service and stylish accommodation. Boasting just 53 rooms and suites, this boutique property is the place to stay for a more chilled out break in lively Rio de Janeiro.All of the guestrooms and suites are spacious and minimalist in design with furniture by some of Brazil's up and coming designers. They are all blessed with ocean views (some lateral and some front-facing), some of which stretch to the distant Cagarras Islands. The rooftop pool and lounge is the place to hang out at sunset, with spectacular views to the mountains and over the Atlantic ahead. A fantastic restaurant serves up delicious Carioca cuisine and the talented chef can also whip up an impressive Japanese tasting menu, featuring the freshest fish straight from the Atlantic.
The 53 rooms and suites at Janeiro are light, airy and modern, all boasting plenty of natural light and beautiful ocean views (please note that some have lateral ocean views and not front-facing windows). From the Standard Ocean View Rooms you can also see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. They come equipped with a queen sized bed and can connect to a Ocean View Standard Deluxe Room. Ocean Front Suites are the most spacious rooms and even the showers are designed to enjoy ocean views with a full glass front.
Janeiro can accommodate families in connecting rooms and rollaway beds or cribs can be added to the Ocean Views Standard Deluxe rooms. However the hotel does not have any specific facilities for families.
Facilities at Janeiro include a small rooftop pool which affords fantastic views over Rio's mountains and beaches. A comfortable interior lounge area adjoins the pool and offers another place to unwind on cooler evenings. The hotel's restaurant serves up delicious Brazilian fare with an international twist, utilising fresh local ingredients where possible. A delicious Japanese tasting dinner can also be arranged.
Rio de Janeiro is a lively city and a lot of fun to explore. When not lounging on the sands of Leblon beach, head out with a guide and explore iconic sight such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the escadaria selaron. Take some time to head into the different colourful neighbourhoods and soak in the bohemian vibes of Santa Teresa and the nightlife of Lapa.
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.
Sunrise picnic at Christ the Redeemer
As dawn breaks over Rio, tuck into a picnic breakfast at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain. An early start is rewarded with panoramic views of the city from this iconic landmark before other visitors are admitted.
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.
Location & directions
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Janeiro Hotel is located on Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro, just a short drive from the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.
How to get there
12-hour flight from London to Rio de Janeiro, followed by a 45-minute drive to the hotel (dependent on traffic).
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