The Top Six Brazil Hotels

Planning on visiting Brazil in style? Here is a rundown of the top six most expensive luxury Brazil Hotels.


Perhaps one of the most famous hotels in the world is the Copacabana Palace Hotel, which located across from the famous Copacabana beach (that is also featured in the popular song by Barry Manilow. It’s five star Italian Restaurant and semi-Olympic sized outdoor pool has seen many presidents, kings and queens over the years.  The rooms have Internet and direct-dial telephones which can be a bit of luxury in Rio de Janeiro.


Another famous hotel in Rio de Janeiro is the Hotel Fasano that is situated on the beautiful sands of the Ipanema beach. It is known for its retro sixties art and furniture and full service spa.


The Fasano hotel chain is well known for excellence in Brazil and there is an incredible post modern crossed with Art Deco hotel in Sao Paolo known as the Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo. It is a very cotemporary hotel and is home to the jazz bar “Baretto” which is considered to be one of the most beautiful bars in the world. It also has rare armchairs designed by Hans Wegner, Ofuro baths and stunning views.


If you are looking for the a truly exclusive resort you might want to check out the Casa Grande Hotel Resort and Spa which is located on the beautiful Guaruja Island off of the Brazilian coast.  This charming Colonial beachfront hotel sits on bright white sands just 44 miles away from bustling Sao Paulo.  It is home to a very famous Thai restaurant and offers full service therapeutic and aesthetic treatments.


In Salvador the place to see and be seen is the Convento do Carmo Hotel which is a converted convent from the sixteenth century complete with colonial furniture and antique works of art. It has an on-site fitness center and a glamorous outdoor pool.


If you want to stay in a contemporary hotel that mimics the kind of décor you would find in Canada or the U.S. then try the Hotel Emiliano in Sao Paulo. It is completely twentieth century and houses a full service spa.


You don’t have to stay in these expensive five star hotels to be treated well in Sao Paulo or any other Brazilian city. Many of the hotels with just two or three stars are still first rate, are on the beach and also have pools and Internet connections.

Great Affordable Hotels in New Orleans

New Orleans has rebuilt itself and it is more charming than ever. Whether you are looking for luxury accommodation or inexpensive digs, the City of New Orleans is sure to have a hotel that best suits your budget!


Perhaps the most luxurious hotel in New Orleans is the Maison De New Orleans – a historic landmark so antique in every way that it is practically considered to be a work of art! Located at 904 Rue Iberville in the heart of French Quarter, this Five Star Rated Hotel has spa facilities, French linen and a swimming pool in its courtyard and room rentals start at $385.00 a night for single occupation. Also very haute, in terms of both its services and amenities is the Ritz Carlton located at 921 Canal Street in the French Quarter. This opulent hotel includes a 20,000-foot spa, two ball rooms and antique furnishings. Room rates at the Ritz Carlton begin at $335.00 for a single occupancy.


A nice moderately priced place to stay is the Dauphine New Orleans Hotel where rooms go from between $169 and $229.00. Located at 415 Dauphine Street this romantic old building houses a courtyard complete with antique fountain and modern swimming pool. Iberville Suites, located at 910 Iberville street in the Central Business District is a more modern hotel that pampers you with full services, an American breakfast buffet and rates that start as low as $115.00 a night.


A good cheap hotel is the Maison Dupuy, which is located at 1001 Rue Toulouse just two blocks from Bourbon Street and the bustle of the French Quarter. This historic building is just a hop, skip and jump from all the major attractions and rooms can be had for a low as $69.00 for a single occupant.  However perhaps the cheapest and most charming hotel in the city is A Creole House Hotel at 1013 St. Ann Street. Rooms in this historic building that was built in the 1830s start at $49.00 a night.


Of course for those of you who prefer the comfort and security of a franchise, both Best Western Hotels and Holiday Inn have locations in most of the major districts across the city.


You don’t have to spend a lot of money in New Orleans to feel pampered, but if you want to feel really special, try booking yourself into one of “the Big Easy’s ” Five Star Hotels and along with the jazz music and exotic food, feel that you have been transported to another world.