Where to stay
Brazil offers an excellent and diverse selection of accommodation. The larger cities have a good offering of hotels that include everything from budget brands to deluxe international properties, from privately owned boutique properties to youth hostels.
Tourist areas by the coast have the option of large, sophisticated, all-inclusive resort properties belonging to internationally known brands, Brazilian and international chain hotels, as well as the smaller, privately owned establishments, known as ’pousadas’, that may only have two or three rooms or as many as 50 or more, and can be either simple and rustic or super sophisticated International brands operating in Brazil include Accor, Golden Tulip, Grand Hyatt, Hilton, Iberostar, Ibis, Inter-Continental, Marriott, Mercure, Novotel, Belmond, Pestana, Sofitel, Sol Meliá, Starwood and SuperClubs, while Brazilian hoteliers include Atlântica, Blue Tree, Fasano, Othon, Transamérica, and Windsor, to name just a few.
Price in Brazil is usually the best indication of the degree of comfort you can expect, the facilities that go with it, and the location. Most properties, including the smallest pousadas, will probably have a web site with a good selection of images.