The Arena Leme’s modern touches and impeccable service make it part of one of the best-value brands in Rio, while its location on the small slice of beach known as Leme offers a more peaceful setting than Copacabana Beach. Guests can expect high-quality hospitality and exceptional comfort during a stay here.
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Some rooms enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Leme Beach, and all rooms contain flatscreen TVs, digital safes, soundproof windows (which can be opened) and air conditioning.
This hotel is tucked away on the quietest stretch of Copacabana Beach, Leme. Both sections of beach share the same tiled boardwalk, so the heart of Rio is well within reach, but the tranquil ambience, artisan shops, and sidewalk cafes of Leme draws a more laid-back crowd compared to Copacabana.
Food and Drink
The buffet breakfasts at Sampaio, the in-house restaurant, are a step above the rest with a sprawling selection of fresh fruit and pastries. Sampaio's lunch and dinner menus focus on traditional Brazilian cuisine, while the rooftop bar serves salads, sandwiches, and grilled snacks along with refreshing drinks.
Families might enjoy spending time in the small rooftop pool. The quieter, more low-key district of Leme can also be a bit more conducive to family stays than glitzier Copacabana.
Facilities and Activities
Facilities include an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a gym.
The Arena Leme is ideal for those looking to be just close enough to Rio’s hustle and bustle to easily explore the city, while remaining just far away enough to relax in a quieter atmosphere. Overall, the hotel’s fresh and forward-thinking approach to design is a welcome addition to Rio.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Tucked away in the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, Mama Ruisa is one of the most unique boutique hotels in the city and is replete with Brazilian hospitality and French embellishments.
The Miramar Hotel by Windsor is an Audley favorite in the Copacabana area of Rio, home to iconic views, beautiful beaches and numerous cafes and restaurants.
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The Santa Teresa Hotel has been carefully restored to produce a beautifully finished hotel.
The Windsor Palace Hotel is located one block from Copacabana Beach and is one of our preferred value options for couples or families.
Just a short walk from the renowned Copacabana Beach, the Windsor Martinique offers guests an exceptionally warm welcome.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The beaches are an excellent place to watch cariocas jogging, strutting and walking their poodles in the sunshine. You set the pace and if there is time you will also be able to circle the Lagoa before returning to your hotel.
The Maracanã football stadium was built in 1950 for the World Cup and is the biggest stadium of its kind, holding at one point, before terraces were converted to seating, more than 200,000 fans.
There is no other place in Rio that embodies the 'alegria' or happiness of the Brazilian people more than the nightlife scene in the neighborhood of Lapa.
Stroll along a beautiful shoreline pedestrian path, popular with walkers and joggers. This is followed by a weaving hike up a trail with wonderful views of Rio's bay followed by a short (approximately 25m) but challenging section of rock climbing.