The Best Hotels in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Belo Horizonte is a thriving cultural hub offering fascinating architecture, fine dining and a range of superb hotels
Belo Horizonte is a thriving cultural hub offering fascinating architecture, fine dining and a range of superb hotels | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
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In-house fine dining and rooftop spas with skyline views converge to create a range of cosmopolitan hotels in Belo Horizonte. Here are the best in town – all bookable with Culture Trip.

Belo Horizonte, as the fourth-largest city in Brazil and the capital of the southeastern Minas Gerais state, has more to offer than the buzz of a modern metropolis. The city is a thriving cultural hub, with masterpieces by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, museums covering everything from art to soccer, and the celebrated Mineirão football stadium.

Ouro Minas Palace Hotel

The indoor pool at Ouro Minas Palace Hotel in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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In the north of the city, next to the swanky Minas Shopping Mall, the Ouro Minas Palace Hotel doesn’t do things by half. The stylish, modern rooms come with a pillow menu, while the marbled bathrooms create the ultimate sense of luxury. The Quinto do Ouro restaurant attracts epicureans from all over for exquisite dishes such as arugula, wine-poached pear and balsamic parmesan salad, or Brazilian chorizo steak.

Quality Hotel Lourdes

Bright and cosy double room at Quality Hotel Lourdes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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Quality Hotel is in Lourdes, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte and home to sophisticated wine bars (check out La Vinicola just a block away), plush design boutiques and the Museu Mineiro, exhibiting key art pieces and religious relics from Minas Gerais. The neutral-toned hotel rooms are simple and inviting, and the outdoor pool and sun loungers are the place to wind down after a day of sightseeing or wine sipping.

Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel

The restaurant at Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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The imposing Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel has a polished interior fit for a king or queen. It sits a short walk from the impressive Praça da Liberdade, a verdant square with a palm-lined walkway. Rooms are comforting with crisp, white sheets and the extensive breakfast buffet is the place to take your pick of cured meats, fresh fruits and cooked-to-order eggs before heading out to explore.

Royal Golden Hotel

Spacious double room with a couch and wall-mounted television at the Royal Golden Hotel in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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The Royal Golden Hotel is a top choice in the evening hotspot of Savassi. The outdoor pool area is a refuge from the bustling city outside with bright-white loungers and umbrellas. Head next door for gourmet Italian at Domenico Pizzeria e Trattoria and end your evening at the São Domingos ice-cream parlor, dating back to 1929, for sweet delights including chocolate-sprinkled Brazilian brigadeiro and jackfruit flavors.

Pampulha Design Hotel

Modern and light-filled double room with a wall mounted television at Pampulha Design Hotel.
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On the edge of Pampulha Lake, in the calming north of the city, you’ll find Pampulha Design Hotel. The neutral color palette and luminous rooms reflect the tranquility of the surroundings. Enjoy breakfast on the suntrap terrace and stroll next door to the Pampulha Art Museum where you’ll find a host of impressive Brazilian art housed in a modernist architectural building created by Oscar Niemeyer, one of the most renowned Brazilian architects.

Hotel Fasano Belo Horizonte

The rooftop sun-lounging terrace and pool at Hotel Fasano Belo Horizonte.
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Hotel Fasano Belo Horizonte is the height of sophistication and thoughtful design in the opulent neighborhood of Lourdes, a short walk from lush Praça da Liberdade. Refined rooms feature rustic wooden floors and headboards, and are rounded off with a voguish contemporary touch. There’s a rooftop pool where you can take a dip with skyline views, and an immaculate spa offering massages and a sauna.

Belo Horizonte Plaza Lourdes

A light-filled double suite at Belo Horizonte Plaza Lourdes.
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Belo Horizonte Plaza Lourdes is in a beautiful part of town, just a couple of blocks from the Américo Renné Giannetti Municipal Park, a lush oasis of palm trees and lakes where you can rent a boat to while away the day. The spacious 91 rooms are all thoughtfully soundproofed, so although you’re in the heart of the city action, you needn’t be woken up by it.

Mercure Belo Horizonte Lourdes

Spacious and modern suite at Mercure Belo Horizonte Lourdes.
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Mercure Belo Horizonte Lourdes will have you hooked right from the start with a glossy, high-ceilinged reception area. The chic rooms are modern in style, with touches of the signature Mercure mauve. If you’re looking to spruce up during your stay, look no further than the sauna, indoor pool and beauty salon.

H2 Platinum Lourdes

Spacious and modern open-plan suite at H2 Platinum Lourdes.
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H2 Platinum Lourdes is another stellar choice if you’re looking to stay in the lavish Lourdes neighborhood. It’s just next to the swanky Diamond Mall, home to boutiques and a cinema. The hotel rooms are simple yet sophisticated and the buffet breakfast will leave you sated with fresh pastries, cakes and cups of revitalizing coffee to start the day.

Ella von Weigand contributed additional reporting to this article.

These recommendations were updated on July 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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