One of 12 Brazilian host cities in the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rio de Janeiro will be seizing the opportunity to live up to its nickname cidade maravilhosa. Thanks to its stunning sandy beaches, tropical climate and relaxed carioca lifestyle, in theory it shouldn’t be too hard.
Here are five accommodation picks around Brazil’s carnival capital.
If any hotel could invent the word ‘glamour’, it’s the French-designed, art-déco Copacabana Palace.
Although its revolving doors began spinning in 1923, this emblematic landmark and the original beachside hotel in Rio de Janeiro – recently the focus of a BBC documentary – remains as fabulous as ever.
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