La Seleção: Belo Horizonte’s Best Hotels And Restaurants

Photo of Ellen Von Weigand
9 February 2017

Discover the best hotels and restaurants in Belo Horizonte, the fourth largest city in Brazil and the site of Mineirão football stadium.

© Promenade BH Platinum

Hotel | Promenade BH Platinum

Promenade BH Platinum is ideally situated within the posh Lourdes district of Belo Horizonte. Having undergone a recent renovation, the hotel’s design is clean and minimal, and neutral surfaces with a few instances of vibrant colour make for serene surroundings. Within the guest rooms, floor to ceiling windows flood the spaces with warm sunlight, offering eastern facing rooms morning views of the sun rising over the nearby hilltops.

Av Olegario Maciel 1748 | Santo Agostinho,Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais

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Hotel | Clarion Hotel Lourdes Belo Horizonte

Clarion Hotel Lourdes Belo Horizonte is also located in Lourdes surrounded by restaurants and shops, the municipal Market shopping centre, the Palacio das Artes art center and Mangabeiras Park. Rooms are decorated with contemporary furnishings, painted in bright, warm tones and adorned with paintings that complement the various colour schemes seen throughout. Further amenities include an on site spa, a gym, swimming pool and a charming restaurant.

Rua Bernardo Guimaraes 2032, Belo Horizonte

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© Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel

Hotel | Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel

The only Boutique Hotel in Belo Horizonte, the rooms at Royal Savassi are comfortable and cosy, and guests are offered a choice between tile or carpeted floors. The hotel restaurant is voted among the best in the city, with a buffet style service that allows diners to sample many different dishes that represent the best of Brazilian food. Located in the heart of Savassi, one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the city, the hotel is surrounded by a plenty of bars, pubs, cafes, bistros and restaurants of all kinds.

Rua Alagoas, 699 Savassi, Belo Horizonte

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Hotel | Ouro Minas Palace Hotel

As the only five star hotel in Belo Horizonte, Ouro Minas Palace Hotel is a first class luxury accommodation within easy reach of the Mineirão football stadium. The hotel’s 301 apartment style rooms are large and pleasant, and include old world features such as marble flooring and magnificent textiles, combined with clean lines and modern furnishings for an overall contemporary feel. On site at the hotel are a series of gastronomic options such as the fine dining establishment Quinto Do Ouro, serving pastas, meats, seafood and delicious desserts within a highly sophisticated environment.

Av. Cristiano Machado, 4001 | Belo Horizonte

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© Royal Golden Hotel

Hotel | Royal Golden Hotel

The Royal Golden Hotel is part of the Royal Hotel group, offering top quality lodging from Belo Horizonte to São Paulo. Oak panels and marble tiles dominate the interior of this four star accommodation, while unusual geometric wood carvings are hung over each of the guest beds. On site leisure activities include the large scale swimming pool, the steamy sauna and the delightful Scotch Bar. Set within the fashionable district of Savassi, guests to the hotel can enjoy easy access to local restaurants and nearby cultural venues, as well as the Mineirão football stadium.

R. Rio Grande do Norte, 1015 – Savassi, Belo Horizonte – MG, 30130-131

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Restaurant | Xapuri Restaurante

Founded in 1987, Xapuri Restaurante is one of Brazil’s most well regarded restaurants serving mineira food, the name used to describe the highly distinctive regional cuisine. In addition to being one of the best chefs in the area, founder Dona Nelsa takes ownership of all aspects of the restaurant, making sure everything runs smoothly on a daily basis and engaging her customers and staff with her warm presence. To complete this typically Brazilian dining experience, food is enjoyed under a wide spanning thatched roof, creating a dining room that is simultaneously indoors and outdoors.

R. Mandacaru, 260 – Braúnas, Belo Horizonte – MG, 31370-270, Brazil

© Restaurante Oroboro

Restaurant | Restaurante Oroboro

Housed in a building that dates back to 1951, Restaurante Oroboro places a great deal of value on the history of the site. By preserving many of the structure’s original features, Oroboro seeks to honor the memory of its former residents while giving it a new life of culinary excellence and quality customer service. Food here is true to Brazil, and the chef makes a special trip to every table to discuss the preparation of each dish and offer some insight into the history of the restaurant, demonstrating pure passion for his profession. To top off the experience, meals conclude with a buffet of over 30 different varieties of sweets.

R. Monte Sião, 43 – Serra, Belo Horizonte – MG, 30240-050

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Restaurant | Trindade Bar e Restaurante

The menu at Trindade Bar and Restaurante balances traditional Minas Gerais food with contemporary, sophisticated innovation. Dishes are served as artful presentations to complement the dining ambience, which is in itself intriguing from a design perspective. The eye is immediately drawn to the two large scale, whimsical murals that dominate the space at either end of the restaurant. Elsewhere in the room, various textures and materials such as brick, wood and intricately printed wallpaper add further visual interest to this high end establishment.

Rua Alvarenga Peixoto, 388 – Lourdes

© di Vino

Restaurant | di Vino

di Vino restaurant was founded by siblings Tata, Solange and Regina Carvalho in 2001 when they were inspired by the desire to share their passion for fine food. The familial nature of the restaurant is felt throughout the dining room, as the Carvalho clan welcomes their customers as personal dinner guests. The form of contemporary cuisine served here borrows flavors from Italy, France, Morocco as well as Brazil, reflecting the eclectic culinary culture that permeates the host country. Furthermore, di Vino’s menu changes seasonally in order to take advantage of the finest local ingredients.

Quinta Avenida, 144 – loja 6 | Nova Lima,Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais

© Provincia di Salerno

Restaurant | Provincia di Salerno

With a population of over 31 million Brazilians of Italian descent, Brazil is home to the largest population of Italians outside of the motherland. Italian cuisine has thus come to dominate much of the country’s gastronomic identity, and Provincia di Salerno is one of the best examples of Brazil’s master of this internationally celebrated cuisine. Head chef Remo Peluso Salerno opened his restaurant in 1983, determined to share these intoxicating flavors with the people of Belo Horizonte. Pastas here are made fresh in house, and homemade sauces are prepared with spices typical of southern Italy. If the Italy team make it to the Mineirão football stadium, this will be the place to enjoy the post match atmosphere.

R. Maranhão, 18, Belo Horizonte, 30150-330

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