Brazil offers a variety of accommodation types for the 2014 soccer world cup in the host cities and surrounds. Accommodation options include Hotels, luxury self-catering accommodation, budget accommodation, accommodation for large groups, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, lodges, motels, hostels, camping facilities, training camps, rooms etc. If you are considering going for the world cup, you are in the right place, we have all types of accommodations options that you ought to check out
Undoubtedly, hotels come to mind first when you’re thinking of accommodation options. And you’ll find lots of them in Brazil, as there are many hotel chains in the country.Some of the bigger hotel chains include the Accor Hotels (comprising 150+ hotels), Atlantic Hotels (comprising 70+ hotels), Hotels Othon (comprising 40+ hotels), Brazil Hospitality Group (comprising 30+ hotels), Blue Tree Hotels (comprising 20+ hotels), and the Sol Meia (comprising 15+ hotels).Match is the FIFA partner organization in charge of selling hotel reservations ahead of the 2014 World Cup. So, you can easily book your reservation at hotels.fifa.com. The website displays helpful information – such as the location, distance from match venues, and the cost of reservation – about several hotels.(image by Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts)
If what you have in mind is a luxurious beach vacation, consider a resort. Most resorts are located right at the beach. So, you only have to walk a few meters from your room to the pool, then to the beach, and back.So, if you really want to catch lots of fun outside the stadia, go for a resort. You can’t miss the cocktails, palm trees, white sand beaches, and everything else you can dream of.The best resorts in Brazil are located in the North East, between and near Natal, Recife, and Salvador. So, if your team would be playing in any of these venues, you have many resorts to choose from. There are also great beach resorts near Rio, but the weather and water is a lot colder there.
These go by names such as, ”ABC flat” or ”ABC flat hotel.” Flat hotels are simply hotels with studios. The rooms are usually larger than those in hotels are, and there are kitchenettes (small kitchens with sink, refrigerator, microwave ovens, sinks, and cooking plates).In a flat hotel, there might be a living room, and sometimes there are multiple bedrooms. If you like to cook yourself or you want more space than a typical hotel room would offer, a flat hotel would be your best bet.
If you want to have a first-hand feel of the typical Brazilian lifestyle or you like meeting people, a pousada is the right option. This is a smaller place, comparable to a small inn, a boutique hotel, or a guesthouse.Unlike hotels, pousadas allow for interaction between you and other people. They are run privately and are available in all price classes, from cheap to luxurious. You can find many pousadas online.
Apartments and houses
If you’re planning to storm Brazil weeks earlier or stay back for few weeks after the World Cup, and you have some friends or relatives with you, an apartment or house would be your best option. Aside that it allows for much more fun, it usually costs cheaper than a hotel.The downside of lodging in an apartment or house, however, is that you need to bring along many of the things you’ll need — such as towels, sheets, and so on.(image by Martin)
You can now choose the one that suits your lifestyle, your budget, and your Brazilian dreams but before you choose an accommodation option, it’s very important that you check the games schedule carefully to ensure that you get the perfect base for your World Cup experience.
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