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Gay Rio de Janeiro • Hotels

Looking for a perfect place to stay in the Rio de Janeiro? We’ve selected some of the best hotels for gay travellers, near attractions, the gay scene and nightlife.

Rio De Janeiro Gay Hotels

Our favourite hotels in Rio de Janeiro are categorised by district.

Ipanema

glamorous destinations and photogenic beaches

Copacabana

luxury hotels, bars and clubs

Lapa

gay popular area, they love to samba

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Ipanema

If you’re visiting Rio, Ipanema is the place to be.

This neighbourhood is famous for its incredibly photogenic beach, but there’s so much more for you to discover.

Ipanema has some of Rio’s best gay bars and nightclubs, and there is fine dining, shopping and culture around every twist and turn. Fashionable, classic and modern all in one.

Hotel Praia Ipanema
Hotel Praia Ipanema
Rooftop infinity pool.
Hotel Praia Ipanema
Hotel Praia Ipanema
Hotel Praia Ipanema
Hotel Praia Ipanema

Avenida Vieira Souto 706, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro | map

7.7 Very Good
based on 2252 reviews

Hotel Praia Ipanema4 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop infinity pool. Central location. Free WiFi.

A serene 4 star beachfront hotel, the Praia Ipanema has a quiet rooftop pool with some of the best views in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

Praia Ipanema offers stylish air conditioned rooms with sea views, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace.

Rio de Janeiro’s well-known attractions and landmarks are within close proximity to Hotel Praia Ipanema, the beach is one your doorstep and Farme Gay Beach is a few blocks down. Bring a speedo!

There’s also a fair amount of gay nightlife nearby, including the famous Rua Farme de Amaedo.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, rooftop pool, sauna, terrace

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Ritz Hotel Leblon
Ritz Hotel Leblon
Leblon district.
Ritz Hotel Leblon
Ritz Hotel Leblon
Ritz Hotel Leblon
Ritz Hotel Leblon

Av. Ataulfo De Paiva 1280, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro | map

7.6 Very Good
based on 556 reviews

Ritz Hotel Leblon4 stars

Why this hotel? Leblon district. Unique glamorous culture nearby. Free WiFi.

This hotel is not technically in Ipanema, but Leblon, the nearby neighbouring district known for its wealth and culture.

Ipanema is a short walk away, and nearby gay nightlife venues like Tô nem Aí and Galeria Cafe are within walking distance on Rua Farme do Amoedo.

Leblon Beach, one of the most exclusive beaches in the city and is its most most affluent neighbourhood.

The Ritz boasts a bar and lounge, an indoor swimming pool, and fine dining restaurant.

features: cocktail lounge, indoor pool, fine dining

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Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Rooftop pool.
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza

Rua Farme De Amoedo 34, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro | map

7.9 Very Good
based on 2199 reviews

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza4 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop pool. Great location. Free WiFi.

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza is situated on the iconic Rua Farme de Amoedo gay strip in Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema neighbourhood.

That means that you have a great choice of gay bars, nightclubs and shops, all on your doorstep.

This modern Rio de Janeiro hotel offers a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi, and a jacuzzi.

Guests can take advantage of the recreational activities available, such as the sauna and bike rental.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, rooftop pool

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Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Beachfront luxury.
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Av. Vieira Souto 80, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro | map

9.0 Exceptional
based on 1802 reviews

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro5 stars

Why this hotel? Beachfront luxury. Stunning pool. Free WiFi.

One of the best hotels in Brazil, the Fasano brings world class luxury to Gay Ipanema.

The location of this hotel is next-to-none; you’re right on the beachfront and the gay area of Rua Farme de Amoedo is 2 minutes away, so venues like Galeria Cafe are on your doorstep.

The hotel features complimentary wireless internet and provides a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

The hotel offers a luxurious day spa and a gym with sea views.

features: rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, sauna, spa, gym

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Sol Ipanema Hotel
Sol Ipanema Hotel
Great location.
Sol Ipanema Hotel
Sol Ipanema Hotel
Sol Ipanema Hotel
Sol Ipanema Hotel

Av Vieira Souto 320, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro | map

8.2 Excellent
based on 1992 reviews

Sol Ipanema Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Superb dining. Free WiFi.

Superb location on Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema Beach seafront, within a vibrant area of gay bars and clubs, Rua Farme de Amoedo.

It features a sunny terrace with stunning coastal views as well as a gym with a swimming pool.

Sol Ipanema Hotel’s 90 modern rooms provide comfort and relaxation, and free WiFi.

The hotel houses both a restaurant and a bar where guests can relax at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. Guests can also try one of the many bars and restaurants in the local area.

features: cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, rooftop terrace

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Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Great location.
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel

Rua Visconde De Piraja 539, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro | map

8.0 Excellent
based on 2297 reviews

Mar Ipanema Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Good for shopping.

A 3 star budget hotel in the gay district of Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, close to the gay scene of Rua Farme de Amoedo.

The location is good, the gay nightlife area is a short 10 minute walk away to venues like Galeria Cafe.

Amenities include gym access, wet bar, steam room and rooftop terrace.

features: bar, gym, restaurant, pool, concierge, sauna

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Copacabana

You won’t find Barry Manilow, but you will find a wealth of world-class hotels.

The Copacabana beach is the highlight of this neighbourhood, be sure to visit it when you stay here.

As well as this, there’s also several gay bars and clubs, and great transport connections to the rest of the city.

Pestana Rio Atlântica
Pestana Rio Atlântica
Rooftop bar and DJ.
Pestana Rio Atlântica
Pestana Rio Atlântica
Pestana Rio Atlântica
Pestana Rio Atlântica

Av. Atlantica 2964, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro | map

7.9 Very Good
based on 519 reviews

Pestana Rio Atlântica4 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop bar and DJ. Incredible pool. Free WiFi.

This four-star beachfront hotel in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, welcomes gay travellers to stay in the lap of luxury.

The gay dance club, La Cueva (Bar & Disco), is just around the corner.

The rooftop bar is an excellent place to catch the sunset while enjoying a cocktail from the bar, and hosts international DJs to start your night off.

Each room feels luxurious, coming with minibars and all the necessities. There’s also honeymoon suites available if you want to upgrade.

A restaurant is onsite providing room service.

features: pool, deck bar with dj, restaurant, gym, plasma tvs

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Belmond Copacabana Palace
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Iconic art-deco glamour.
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Belmond Copacabana Palace

Brazil, | map

9.2 Exceptional
based on 4371 reviews

Belmond Copacabana Palace5 stars

Why this hotel? Iconic art-deco glamour. Luxury amenities. Free WiFi.

Belmond Copacabana Palace is jewel on the world’s most iconic beach, Copacabana.

This hotel has a rich, century-long history of welcoming celebrities and glamorous elites.

The hotel has panoramic ocean views, plus VIP rooms, 24-hour room service and valet parking.

The Belmond is perfectly located for local nightlife and bars, Fosfobox is one of our nearby favourites.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace.

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Atlantis Copacabana
Atlantis Copacabana
Rooftop terrace and pool.
Atlantis Copacabana
Atlantis Copacabana
Atlantis Copacabana
Atlantis Copacabana

Rua Bulhões de Carvalho 61, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro | map

8.0 Excellent
based on 1690 reviews

Atlantis Copacabana3 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop terrace and pool. Great location.

The Atlantis Copacabana is situated in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro and boasts a rooftop terrace and pool.

It provides modern accommodation surrounded by local bars and restaurants and is close to local gay nightlife and in Ipanema.

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and reviewers said the staff were very helpful and friendly.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wifi, rooftop pool and terrace

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Lapa

Lapa is one of the most modern and progressive neighbourhoods in the city, and popular among gay locals and travellers.

The nightlife here is wild and unashamedly Latin; the locals love to samba.

The neighbouring Santa Teresa district is great for bohemian shops and eateries.

Arcos Rio Palace Hotel
Arcos Rio Palace Hotel
Central location.
Arcos Rio Palace Hotel
Arcos Rio Palace Hotel
Arcos Rio Palace Hotel
Arcos Rio Palace Hotel

Avenida Mem de Sa 117, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro | map

7.1 Very Good
based on 527 reviews

Arcos Rio Palace Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Central location. Good reviews. Free WiFi.

Situated in Rio de Janeiro’s gay friendly district of Lapa, Arcos Rio Palace Hotel provides a rooftop terrace, an indoor pool, and a sauna.

Lapa 40° is a short walk around the corner, as well as other samba hotspots.

Rooms are air conditioned and free WiFi is available. This 3-star hotel provides a sun deck.

The rooms at Arcos Rio Palace Hotel Rio de Janeiro have a mini bar and all the essentials for an enjoyable stay.

features: bar, pool, sun terrace

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