The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Brazil

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Brazil

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Visiting Brazil for the first time can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. With so many incredible hotels to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to stay. If you're deciding where to stay for your first visit to Brazil, we've compiled a list of the best hotels for first time visitors. We analyzed all of the hotels in Brazil based on price, location, amenities, guest ratings, and more to determine which would be the ideal places to stay for first timers. Whether you're here for just a few days or longer, these hotels offer the perfect combination of amenities, location, and price. For those visiting Brazil for the first time, it's important to choose a hotel in a safe and convenient area to make the most of your first visit. You'll want to be close to the activities, shopping, and dining options, of course. When looking for hotels, consider the amenities they offer. Some hotels may have a fitness center, a bar or restaurant, a pool, or even a spa. All of these features can add to your overall enjoyment if you've never been to Brazil before. Also, guest ratings and reviews are also important to consider when choosing a hotel. Whether you're visiting Brazil for the first time, or you're a seasoned traveler, the best hotels in Brazil for first-timers offer the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and affordability. So, here's our list of suggestions for your next trip.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Casa das Acacias Mata de Sao Joao

Mata de Sao Joao, Brazil
Guest House with prices starting at $474 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

Located at Av Do Farol, 155, Cond Acacias, Casa das Acacias Mata de Sao Joao has great rooms from $474 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, hiking, and mountain views at this relaxing hotel. Having a kitchen in the room is a great way to make meals and save money, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


Hotel Boutique Quinta das Videiras

Florianopolis, Brazil
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $188 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Hotel Boutique Quinta das Videiras which has nice rooms starting at $188. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling, it also has a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Afonso Luis Borba, 113. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers breakfast, hiking, mountain views, laundry services, and a free breakfast which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. After a busy day, the heated pool is a nice place to unwind.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Pousada Arte Urquijo

Paraty, Brazil
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $124 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Brazil
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

We found Pousada Arte Urquijo to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $124. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.03 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Rua Dona Geralda, 79. You'll also find breakfast, hiking, mountain views, a free breakfast, and city views which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. The swimming pool is fantastic and lots of fun, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental


Pousada do Quilombo

Sao Bento do Sapucai, Brazil
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $107 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip

With terrific rooms from $107, Pousada do Quilombo, at Estrada do Quilombo, 1403 provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Its terrific guest rating is 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a bar, breakfast, outdoor tennis, hiking, and mountain views. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Don't miss the pool bar which offers drinks and a fun area to unwind.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Hotel El Cazar

Buzios, Brazil
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $125 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Brazil
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

Hotel El Cazar has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving. The great rooms here start at $125 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Rua Humaitá 6. Furthermore, it also offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and outdoor tennis, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Pousada Le Sape

Sao Lourenco, Brazil
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $77 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

The great guest rating of Pousada Le Sape is 9.13 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $77, and it's located at Rua Presidente Castelo Branco, 20. We also love the a fitness center, a bar, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Spending time at the water park is such a nice activity for kids and adults alike!

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground


Pousada Morro do Forte

Paraty, Brazil
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $74 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Brazil
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

A cool place is Pousada Morro do Forte because it has great rooms that start at $74. It has an outdoor pool, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and breakfast, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 445 - Bairro Pontal. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love hiking, mountain views, a free breakfast, city views, and cooking classes at this convenient hotel.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Hiking
  • Family rooms


Casas da Vila

Trancoso, Brazil
Guest House with prices starting at $309 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

Casas da Vila offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $309 (before taxes). It's located at Rua das Acacias, 05 and has earned a guest rating of 9.99/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. We always love being able to prepare simple meals in a hotel room, and the kitchenette here was teriffic.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Pousada Morena Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $603 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Rua Nice Cordeiro, 2600, Pousada Morena Fernando de Noronha has great rooms from $603 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 8.90 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, and hiking which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Breakfast in the room


Pousada dos Tucanos

Sao Thome das Letras, Brazil
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $34 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Brazil
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Pousada dos Tucanos which has nice rooms starting at $34. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Estrada de Sao Thome das Letras a Conceicao do Rio Verde, s/n, Km 2, Zona Rural. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, mountain views, and a free breakfast. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Brazil?

Brazil Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$69

Visitors will find a large range of terrific first time trip hotel choices when planning a visit to Brazil. The price of these first time trip hotels can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average first time trip hotel price in Brazil based on data from 5490 hotels is an affordable $69. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Brazil.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $219
  • 4-star hotels: $92
  • 3-star hotels: $68
  • 2-star hotels: $50


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