As in every big city, choose where to stay in Recife will be critical to the success of your trip and avoid headaches. Have a nice trip, Recife Antigo or Olinda? In this post I will explain point by point and suggest great accommodations in the capital of Pernambuco.
Most accommodations in Recife are mainly concentrated in three regions: Boa Viagem/Pina, Recife Antigo and Olinda, which is in the metropolitan area of the city. There are some important points to note in each of these regions. Features that impact the traveler’s experience when choosing where to stay in Recife.
First of all, I would like to say that in Recife we find excellent hotels at a great price. Being even more direct, it is cheap to stay in Recife, especially for those who can avoid the high season.
How to get from Recife Airport to the city center
Where to stay in Recife: Bon Voyage
Praia da Boa Viagem occupies a good part of the coast of Recife. This is where most hotels for all budgets and tastes are located. From charming hostels to star hotels. It is in Boa Viagem that most visitors decide to stay.
The neighborhood has a great structure for tourists, good restaurants, is safe and is well located. Close to the airport and halfway to Recife Antigo. In other words, it is a very strategic region and where I recommend it with my eyes closed.
It was my choice of where to stay in Recife, the Radisson Recife is a 4 star hotel with daily rates for a couple from R$250 with breakfast. The Radisson Recife has beautiful architecture, super modern and comfortable rooms with sea views and impeccable service.
The hotel is in one of the best beach locations on Boa Viagem and an Uber ride from the airport to the hotel will cost a maximum of R$15.
See Radisson Recife’s discounted rates here
Grand Mercure Recife Boa Viagem
The Grand Mercure Recife Boa Viagem is an excellent 4-star hotel with a super low price in Recife. We are talking about a Mercure with rates from R$220 a couple with breakfast.
The hotel has comfortable and spacious rooms, impeccable breakfast and views of the Boa Viagem sea. It’s the kind of hotel you can’t go wrong with.
See the discounted fares for the Grand Mercure Recife Boa Viagem
Internacional Palace Hotel
Well located on Boa Viagem beach, the Internacional Palace Hotel is what I usually call a “correct” hotel. That’s because it offers simple, yet spacious and comfortable rooms. It is a standard 4-star hotel with daily rates from R$210 a couple with breakfast.
Check International Palace Hotel’s discounted rates
The Park Hotel is another excellent option to stay in Praia da Boa Viagem with comfort and excellent value for money. The Park Hotel has very comfortable rooms overlooking the sea. Daily rates start at R$180 for the couple with breakfast.
View discounted Park Hotel rates
Hotel Euro Suit Boa Viagem
If you want to save a little, but without giving up comfort and good location, I recommend the Hotel Euro Suit Boa Viagem. We’re talking about a 4-star hotel, a little older, but with a daily rate of unbelievable R$150 a couple with breakfast.
Its location is great, right in the middle of Boa Viagem beach and next to the Mercure I mentioned above.
Check the discounted rates at the Hotel Euro Suit Boa Viagem
Where to stay in Recife: Pina
Pina is a continuation of Boa Viagem and is sandwiched between Parque dos Manguezais, the community of Brasília Teimosa and the Tejipió River. Therefore, you need to be a little careful when choosing accommodation in this part of the city.
In Pina I recommend the Marante Plaza Hotel, a small, 4-star hotel facing the sea. The hotel has daily rates for the couple from R$190 with breakfast.
Another option is the Hotel Luzeiros Recife, which is super famous in Recife, however it is not on the beach, but next to the Tejipió River.
This is certainly going to be a region you will visit in the city. Old Recife is one of the most famous tourist areas in the city. It is there that Marco Zero Square, museums and cultural centers are located. However, the region lacks accommodation in addition to not being totally safe at night. Therefore, it is a place to be avoided when choosing where to stay in Recife.
Still, if you want to stay in this very authentic region of the city, there is Mangue Oranje Hostel, which has an 8.4 rating on Booking (which is a great reference) and a good location.
Rates at Mangue Oranje Hostel start at R$90 in a double room with shared bathroom.
Where to stay in Olinda
Olinda is located in the north of Recife, 20 km from Guararapes International Airport and 10 km from Recife Antigo. However, staying in Olinda is a completely different experience than staying in Recife, as the city preserves its rural and bucolic climate.
Pousada dos Quatro Cantos
Pousada dos Quatro Cantos is definitely the best place to stay in Olinda. The inn works in a mansion article all restoring in the upper part of the city. The rooms are a real dream, with great comfort and tasteful decoration. It’s that kind of inn that doesn’t make you want to leave.
Pousada dos Quatro Cantos has daily rates from R$200 a couple with breakfast. It is certainly an accommodation not to be missed.
See the discounted rates at Pousada dos Quatro Cantos
Alto Astral Inn
Pousada Alto Astral is the perfect option for those who want to save a little without giving up comfort and great location. The inn is close to Quatro Cantos that I mentioned above and also works in an old mansion.
And as I said, all this comfort and above all comes at a great price. The rates at Pousada Alto Astral start at around R$120 (however, I’ve seen the couple for up to R$85).
Check the prices of Pousada Alto Astral with discount
Other options in Olinda
Olinda has several small inns, very well located and that will certainly meet your needs. Like the Pousada Casa da Chica, the Pousada do Amparo which is a real charm and which also works in an old super comfortable mansion.
However, if you prefer to stay in a hotel, I recommend Hotel 7 Colinas with your eyes closed. It is a 3 star hotel with a beautiful green area and fabulous breakfast, as guests say. Daily rates start from R$270 a couple with the famous breakfast included.
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