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Going to Rio for 4 nights in early May and want to stay near Copacabana Beach, any good hotel recommendations?
I'am not an expert in Rio, but I went there last year. Have you consider other boroughs?
Copacabana is the cheapest one near the beach, I stay there when I went. It's ok. Other friends went to Leblon and Ipanema and It was more beatiful but a bit more expensive. When travelling to south america, some times spending a bit more is better! I am from Uruguay.
I'm registered as an travel expert in this site, but I am not an expert in rio.
Here are some guys you could ask:
The Pestana Rio Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro Hotel on Copacabana is a very nice and reasonably priced option. It is fairly centered on the beach.
We stayed at the Olinda Rio Hotel and thought it was a really good place on the beach that was reasonably priced.