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Rio in December 2013

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Rio in December 2013

Hello everybody!

My girlfriend and I are going to Rio from December 21st to December 30th. We were wondering if you could suggest a hotel to stay. We were think USD 100-150 per night. Is that posible?

Best,

Federico

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1. Re: Rio in December 2013

Have a look at Ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont in the Centro district.

It’s not in the South Zone, where most of the tourists stay, but you can get to Copacabana and Ipanema in twenty minutes by metro.

http://bit.ly/1025b0R

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2. Re: Rio in December 2013

For what I'm seeing in the reviews, the district isn't so safe at night and you can't go out/eat safely. Is that correct? Can you recommend a hotel in the South Zone?

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3. Re: Rio in December 2013

Yes, Centro is problematic at night, which is why hotels there are much cheaper than they are in the South Zone.

Keep in mind that hotel prices in Rio during the holidays double and often triple, especially in the Zona Sul.

For the price you're looking to pay, you would most likely have to book a hostel. Consider staying at a nice hostel in Ipanema or Leblon, two of the safest neighborhoods in Rio.

Have a look at the links below and read the reviews to see if any of them might suit your budget and your needs. Look for the ones with a rating of 85% and above. Lemon Spirit, Harmonia, and the Mango Tree are three top choices.

http://bit.ly/cZqdu0

http://bit.ly/cUdz2F

http://bit.ly/yjNa19

http://bit.ly/17LFplu

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4. Re: Rio in December 2013

Thank you very much for all this information MonteCD! If I raise up our budget to USD 200-250, can we get a hotel in Ipanema or Leblon?

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5. Re: Rio in December 2013

you may want to split your stay in different hotels.

the rates for the nights closer to New Year's Eve go up tremendously. I dont know what is the exact night when the prices go up a lot this year (Dec. 27 or 28 probably).

you could stay in a better place for the beginning of your stay, when rates are "normal" (i.e., normal for Rio in summer...), and then move to another place when the New Year's Eve rates kick in.

or, since you will not be in Rio for the reason why rates go up so much (NYE on Copacabana beach), you may as well cut your trip short or go elsewhere not so expensive for the last days.

also, bear in mind that many hotels have minimum stay requirements for the nights around New Year's Eve, so your choices for checking out on Dec. 30 may be more limited.

Edited: 7:34 pm, August 21, 2013
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6. Re: Rio in December 2013

We know about the increase of the rates, but we want to stay in the same hotel during all our trip. Also, we want to stay in a hotel, not in a hostel.

So, what should be our budget to stay in a hotel? Which one would you suggest us?

Thank you very much for all your suggestions.

Edited: 7:42 pm, August 21, 2013
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7. Re: Rio in December 2013

fedee 13—Have a look at the Arena Copacabana Hotel. It’s a four-star hotel in a good location and gets good reviews. Rooms during your time period go for around $200 per night.

http://bit.ly/13SbHIX

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8. Re: Rio in December 2013

Thank you very much MonteCD!

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9. Re: Rio in December 2013

Does anyone know of others hotels in Ipanema or Leblon?

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10. Re: Rio in December 2013

this site has a list of hotels in Ipa and Leblon:

www.ipanema.com/rio/hotels/e/hotipa.htm

if you manage to book a hotel in these areas for those dates at the rates you are considerng, please report back it here... that is a frequently asked question and many people will be interested to know if it can be done.

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