The Best Hotels to Book in Goiânia, Brazil

The rooftop pool at the San Marino Suite Hotel offers expansive city views
The rooftop pool at the San Marino Suite Hotel offers expansive city views | Courtesy of San Marino Suite Hotel / Expedia

Goiânia, the capital city of Goiás state in Brazil, has a population of more than 1.5m. Yet before 1933, it didn’t exist. Today, the agricultural market hub is a handy stop en route to or from Brasilia and home to art deco buildings and pretty parks. Thanks to the city’s regional importance, you’ll find plenty of excellent hotels in Goiânia, too. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.

Golden Lis Hotel Boutique, for laid-back luxury near Goiânia Airport

The grand lobby with central upholstered benches and a large-scale artwork on the right-hand wall at the Golden Lis Hotel Boutique
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If you’re flying in or out of Goiânia, this hotel is a comfortable and convenient option. There’s the distinct affinity for two cross-Atlantic nations via the London London Restaurant, adorned with pictures of the British capital, and the Dublin Bar in the lavishly styled lobby – the perfect place to pass the time before a flight. Don’t miss the bountiful breakfast pastries and fresh tropical fruit after a restful night in a soothing room with a pale color palette or a suite with a bright mural.

Castro’s Park Hotel, for dream cuisine near the Museu de Arte de Goiânia

The outdoor pool and spa area surrounded by striped loungers at Castro’s Park Hotel
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This high-rise in the heart of the central business district is within easy walking distance of green, inner-city spaces, including Bosque dos Buritis, home to the Museu de Arte de Goiânia (Goiânia Art Museum). Dine in the modernist Bougainvillea or lively Ipe – don’t miss the celebrated feijoada, a stew made with nine types of meat. Rooms have cooling tile floors and contemporary furniture and may keep you from the two pools, one with a charming palapa-topped bar to keep the caipirinhas coming.

Hotel Golden Tulip Goiânia Address, for laid-back living near the Parque Zoológico de Goiânia

An executive room with one bed and black-and-white photos at the Hotel Golden Tulip Goiânia Address
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Close to the large, leafy Praça Tamandaré, this clean and colorful hotel will set you up each day with a breakfast of fresh fruit and hard-to-resist pastries. The no-frills bedrooms keep things cozy with bold feature walls and city views. The executive rooms have a separate seating area, a kitchenette and good city views. If you have some downtime and don’t want to venture out, shoot some pool in the game room or cool off in the small rooftop pool.

Sun Square Suites Hotel, for poolside relaxation near Praça do Sol

Velvet chairs and a leather sofa in the lobby at the Sun Square Suites Hotel
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Sun Square Suites Hotel overlooks Praça do Sol, which has a small market on Sundays. The hotel is a comparatively budget-friendly city-center accommodation, with modest rooms that don’t skimp on space. Some even contain a kitchenette and a sofa. The airy fitness center adds a weights bench, cycling and running machines to the list of reasons to stay, as does the inky-blue outdoor pool with a refreshing waterfall and a well-stocked bar.

San Marino Suite Hotel, for all-suite serenity near the Catedral Metropolitana de Goiânia

A premium executive suite with two twin beds and a separate living area at the San Marino Suite Hotel
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The San Marino Suite Hotel offers a decent mid-range alternative, where every tile-floored room has a minimum of a balcony for admiring those scenic city views. The premium junior and premium executive suites upgrade with modern upholstery in gray, lilac and cream tones. The rooftop pool offers impressive city views from the water wrapped by an elegant wooden sun deck where sun lovers can top up that tan.

AlphaPark Hotel, for modern convenience near the Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center

A small outdoor pool with two wooden loungers at the AlphaPark Hotel
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On the eastern edge of Goiânia, you’ll find major attractions such as the Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center, the football stadium and the city hall. This leafy residential suburb is also home to the smartly modern AlphaPark Hotel. There’s a small emerald-green rooftop pool with a lounger-topped terrace and a restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine and strong coffee to wake you up each morning.

Oft Alfre Hotels Goiânia, for contemporary cool near the Museu de Arte de Goiânia

A spacious guest room with one bed and separate seating area with a sofa at the Oft Alfre Hotels Goiânia
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The light-filled rooms at the Oft Alfre Hotels Goiânia are surprisingly spacious given the hotel’s city-center location on a tree-lined central square. They’re decorated in warm tones with plenty of polished wooden features and furniture. Marble bathrooms offer a luxurious space for showering in after a sunbathing session on the deck. If you’re a night owl, you can grab a local cachaça-based nightcap before bed from the hotel’s cocktail bar.

Hotel Santos Dumont, for a relaxed stay near Clube Jaó water park

The outdoor pool sandwiched between buildings at the Hotel Santos Dumont
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Right across the road from the private-jet terminal at Goiânia Airport, this mid-range property offers simple rooms partitioned in a way to make them feel more like studio apartments. There’s a shaded patio for sipping your morning espresso, while the outdoor pool and fitness center are there for those seeking a little light exercise to burn off the breakfast biscuits and sweet goodies.

Umuarama Plaza Hotel, for bountiful breakfasts near Civic Square

Leather chairs and a sofa flanking an area rug in the lobby at the Umuarama Plaza Hotel
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If you like your breakfast cheerfully carbs-based, then you won’t be disappointed by the Umuarama Plaza Hotel. A selection of cakes, bread and pastries, alongside the standard continental fare of fresh fruit, ham and cheese, is provided each morning. Rooms on the upper floors offer excellent views over the city center, and while they evoke a slightly faded glamour, they’re deeply comfortable with cool tile floors and taupe decor.

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