Le Relais de Marambaia
Fasano Rio De Janeiro
While the name may conjure up images of the pesky, blood-sucking insects, the Casa Mosquito quickly dispels all such images upon arrival. The hotel represents a grand haven where you don’t have to worry about being bothered as you relax within the old colonial mansion, reimagined as a modern boutique hotel with its European vintage design, courtesy of its two French owners. The hotel’s identity is also formed around Brazilian culture, with rooms named after legendary local figures. A peek from the hotel’s windows offers incredible views over two of the most recognisable beaches in South America: Ipanema and Copacabana.
With its classic décor, enchanting interiors and grand architecture that harks back to the golden age of the 1920’s, the colossal Copacabana Palace is an iconic figure upon Rio’s skyline. Today the hotel stands as a symbol of Rio de Janeiro’s rich and glamorous past, which is perhaps one of the reasons the hotel is a favoured escape for many of the rich and famous.
Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
Nestled away within the Atlantic forest hills of the affluent Gavea neighbourhood, the Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel offers luxurious guestrooms, with décor in a blend of Thai and tropical styles. The hotel offers private balconies where guests can be amazed by the stunning views and entertained by the friendly local ‘mico’ monkeys. A short journey out of the hills finds the Baixo Gavea area, often considered Rio’s bohemian quarter because of its abundance of artists and intellectuals.