Accessible Hotels in Rio de Janeiro – Wheelchair Travel

For travelers with disabilities visiting Brazil, there are a number of wheelchair accessible hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro.

I have personally stayed in two different Rio de Janeiro hotels, but only found one of them to be truly accessible. I have included information and pictures of both hotels here, and encourage you to share details of others in the comments below. Please note that this is not a complete list of accessible hotels in the city, only those which I have stayed in and verified.

Ibis Rio de Janeiro Centro

The Ibis Rio de Janeiro Centro hotel is located within walking/rolling distance of popular attractions including the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Sebastian, Carioca Aqueduct, the iconic Escadaria Selarón stairs, the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and so much more.

Exterior of Hotel Ibis Rio de Janeiro Centro.

Sidewalks around the hotel are mostly accessible, but are easier to maneuver using a power wheelchair. Public transportation is available nearby, with many city buses, the on-street tramway and several metro stations within one kilometer.

Accessible guest rooms are located on each floor (mine was #967). My room had a double bed measuring 25 inches from the floor to the top of the [...]

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