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Side Trips from Rio Hotels

Solar do Imperio

  • Av. Koeler 376
  • Centro
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Excellent location
  • Good in-house restaurant
  • Great service
  • Modern spa facilities


  • Breakfast not as lavish as others in this price range

Updated 06/20/2013

Fodor's Review

Occupying a tastefully restored 1875 neoclassical building and smaller outlying houses amid Petrópolis's historic center, this elegant hotel provides stylish, comfortable accommodations. The buildings, which retain many original features, were constructed according to the wishes of Princess Isabel. Wanting to be surrounded only by beautiful homes, she promised the owner a royal honor if he delivered "the most beautiful home in Petrópolis." He did not disappoint the princess.

The gleaming-white setting has lost none of its aesthetic appeal over the years, and the palatial grounds are immaculately maintained (young children will love the gardens and fish pond). Nice touches indoors include the chocolate crowns placed nightly on guests' pillows.

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Hotel Information


Av. Koeler 376, Petrópolis, 25685–060, Brazil



Hotel Details:

  • 24 rooms
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 06/20/2013

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