Surprisingly enough for a city like Rio de Janeiro that has a reputation for having some of the sexiest women in the world finding a hotel that will allow you to bring back one with you is a major headache. Sadly, the vast majority of hotels in Rio de Janeiro have cracked down on overnight guests so be aware you could be very easily disappointed realizing that your expensive hotel won’t let you bring back the girl you just met up to your room when she’s begging for sex at 2 AM in the morning. In Brazil and especially in Rio, for discreet romantic encounters you are expected to go to “love motels” that are rented by the hour and come in all shapes and sizes, from the very sleazy to the very luxurious. But if you are like me and are probably already paying a premium prices for a hotel in Rio I don’t see why you’d want shell out more money looking for a shady motel at night. I decided to keep things as simple as possible for everyone with my list and added only the guest friendly hotels of Rio de Janeiro that are centrally located along the beach in Copacabana near the bars and nightlife hot spots of the city. Sorry if the selection is so short but these are the only hotels that I can guarantee at this time to be girl friendly in Rio…
I have personally taken the time to contact each and every single one of the establishments in my Rio de Janeiro Hotels list below as of January 2015 to make sure their guest friendly policy is still in effect. You can check out the reply they provided with the hotels description.
But just what exactly is a Rio de Janeiro guest friendly hotel?
A hotel in Rio de Janeiro that is deemed Guest Friendly, Girl Friendly or Bargirl friendly simply means that the establishment will allow and won’t charge any extra to take back an unregistered guest up to your room. A joiner fee can cost anywhere around from 50 to 100$ a night but could be even higher depending on the hotel policy.
List of certified Guest Friendly hotels located in Rio de Janeiro near the action:
Room Rate Guide:
$ – 0 to 50 USD / 0 – 37 EUR
$$ – 51 to 100 USD / 38 – 75 EUR
$$$ – 101 to 150 USD / 76 – 110 EUR
$$$$ – 150+ USD / 111+ EUR
Rio de Janeiro Girl Friendly Hotels List:
202 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Copacabana, Leme, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Price Range: $$$/$$$$ Amenities:
I always found hotel prices in Rio de Janeiro to be very expensive so it is usually quite hard to find any half decent one a block away from the beach at a good price. The Praia Lido Hotel is definitively nothing special but for the price and location you’ll be hard pressed to find anything better in the area, one of it’s the other major selling points is you’ll be less than a minute walk from Balcony bar, the best pickup joint for tourists looking to hook up with local girls, also lots of strip clubs, boites & termas, street action around as well.
Here are some of the features you can come to expect at the Praia Lido Hotel in pictures:
Rooms are dated and furniture is old-fashioned but all the essentials are covered: It was clean, Bed is ok, mini-bar well stocked with drinks, flat-screen TV on the wall offered a decent selection on channels, free Wi-Fi worked well, no issues with the AC unit, everything in the room is controlled by an old school panel next to the bed, good hot/cold water pressure in the shower with free toiletries available and the room also had a balcony overlooking Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana. The free breakfast served until 12pm is quite nice with: lots of fresh fruit, eggs and sausages, cereal, bread, cakes, juices, coffee, etc. Staff were very friendly and spoke good English, no problem with room service late at night, no extra for late check-out at around 5PM and most importantly no problems with bringing back ladies to the room they are very girl friendly.
- Last Date Visited: Pictures of the Praia Lido Hotel were taken during my last visit in June 2014 and reflect their most basic accommodation : “The Standard room”.
PROS: Central location only a block away from Balcony bar (best place to pickup freelancers) & Copacabana beach across the street, Staff is very friendly and speaks good English.
CONS: Rooms are dated.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by the Praia Lido Hotel: “Our rate is for a DOUBLE ROOM, and there is NO additional journey for 01 girl on this price. Best regards, Sirlene”.
58 Rua Xavier da Silveira, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $$$$ Amenities:
The Promenade Princess Copacabana is pricier than the Praia Lido Hotel but the rooms are definitely more comfortable and enjoyable. Location is also good, you’re only 2 blocks from Copacabana beach, 2½ blocks from the Cantagalo Metro station with lots of shops, supermarkets, cafes, take-aways joint around the block. Rooms are actually more like apartments and include a separate bedroom, living room, kitchen/dining area and a small balcony. Hotel facilities include a gym, small pool, sauna & Jacuzzi.
VERDICT: Definitely not cheap, but still great value for what is an increasingly expensive city to stay in.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by the Promenade Princess Copacabana: “If you make a double booking which is for two guests yes, but all incoming visit will be the responsibility of the host, and all visits were to fill out the form at the front desk informing documents with photographs and ID card or driver’s license. Being prohibited to under 18 years of age. Sincerely, Rafael Silva, Reservation Promenade Princess Copacabana”.