LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC CENTER
OF RIO DE JANEIRO
The Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro hotel, which opened in December 2014, is set in the historic center of the so-called “wonderful city”, in the famous Bairro da Lapa quarter, with its bohemian ambiance and being the stop for the carioca artists and musicians.
Featuring 292 accommodations, this hotel in Rio de Janeiro results from the recovery of a 19th century old palace house, which had been a hotel and later a school. The more modern accommodations are located in the new tower and, in turn, the suites maintain the palatial charm.
With a decor inspired by Samba, Bossa Nova and the Portuguese-Brazilian culture, the Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro hotel also has two restaurants - “Versátil” and “Inevitável” - both offering a gourmet cuisine of Mediterranean inspiration. As well as two bars - including the most emblematic one, featuring vintage decorative pieces, which is dedicated to Vinicius de Moraes, a tribute to the Brazilian singer. In this hotel in Rio de Janeiro, make sure you also enjoy the outdoor pool, which invites you to relax while sipping a refreshing drink, or the Satsanga spa, which features a gym, massage room and Jacuzzi.
Internet access is free of charge throughout the entire Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro hotel, which also offers a convention center with eight halls, in a building that was designed to host all kind of events.
In order to enjoy the atmosphere of Lapa and its main attraction points, take a walk up to Arcos da Lapa (with the tram to Santa Teresa) and to the Escadaria Selarón steps. Nearby, be sure not to miss the São Sebastião Cathedral, the Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal), the Museum of Image and Sound (Museu da Imagem e do Som), the Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Lapa Church or the Cecilia Meireles Theater, as well as the Rio Antigo antique fair, on the Rua do Lavradio street. When the evening comes, do not miss the famous and bustling bars “Rio Scenarium” and “Carioca de Gema”.
This hotel's location in Rio de Janeiro, also very close to the city's financial center, also allows for an easy access to the Santos Dumont Airport, the Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome.