Manaus City
Manaus City

Best location and hotel to stay in Manaus before to join a jungle adventure

Manaus city is a great starting point to explore the Brazilian Amazon rainforest on a riverboat cruise. The city is the Capital of Amazonia and has plenty of things to explore before going to the jungle. Also the city can easily be explored in a day or two.

Staying in an incredible hotel with the right location in Manaus can avoid a lot of time traveling in traffic, give the visitor great access to the attractions and make the tour of the Amazon that much more enjoyable.

The best location in Manaus for tourists is the historic center. But there are also hotels in Adrianopolis neighborhoods (which have restaurants and the best mall of the city, Manauara) and Vieiralves (it has also a hub of restaurants, pubs and two malls).

In this article I will show you the city’s best hotels from luxury resorts with pools and spas, to boutique abodes with stunning views of Manaus.

If you are planning to cruise on the Amazon river and explore wildlife and native tribes, Manaus is your starting point in Brazil. Voyagers travel offers several riverboat cruises that explore the main river and it’s tributaries, here is our list of Amazon cruise options:

Where to stay in Manaus Historic Centre

There are three good hotels that put the visitor close to all the attractions of the Center. The tourist will be a few steps away from the Teatro Amazonas and can walk to the central museums and, if you don’t mind a walk of less than 15 minutes, to the Adolpho Lisbon Market. Also it is possible to find great restaurants and tourism agencies. In my opinion, this is the best option to stay in Manaus.

1. Hotel Villa Amazonia

Hotel Villa Amazonia

Located in the historic center of Manaus, just a few steps from the Amazon Theater, the Hotel offers 30 sumptuous suites, all facing an indoor garden and a natural stone pool.

The apartments, comfortable and decorated with rustic details, are spread in a modern build. The Scandinavian style architecture finds a beautiful contrast in the supertropical pool, surrounded by vegetation.

The frontage, reception and restaurant preserve the design of a restored historic mansion from Manaus’ golden rubber age. The Fitz Carraldo bistro offers a contemporary international menu with typical Amazon ingredients.

Phone: +55 92 3308 8996

Website: Hotel Villa Amazonia

2. Juma Opera

Hotel Juma Opera

For sure, the Juma Opera has changed the panorama of hotel options in Manaus. Perfectly located just in front of Amazonas Opera house, this luxury boutique hotel has emerged after an extensive and tasteful renovation of a historical rubber-era mansion in the city center, which also once served as the US consulate during the 20th Century. Juma Opera boasts 41 spacious suites, excellent regional dining, gym and rooftop pool.

Phone: +55 92 3232-2707

Website: Juma Opera

3. Go Inn Manaus

Hotel Go Inn Manaus

Located near to the historic centre of Manaus, Go Inn Manaus has all the comforts you can expect from a luxury hotel, including wifi, a gym, a coffee shop, restaurant and a convenience store. All of the rooms are air-conditioned, with a minibar, TV, bathroom, digital safe and desk. The hotel is also just 16 km from the airport in Manaus. You can grab a delicious buffet breakfast here, before heading off on your Brazilian rainforest cruise.

Phone: +55 92 3306-2600

Website: Go Inn Manaus

4. Boutique Hotel Casa Teatro

Boutique Hotel Casa Teatro

Situated in the historic centre and only half a block from Largo de São Sebastião, where the Teatro Amazonas is located, the premium unique boutique Hotel Casa Teatro has charming environments, including a roof with the best view of the postcard of Manaus. The rooms were originally very small with two bunk beds and a shared bathroom. But it was renovated and currently the best apartments are the ‘family rooms’, measuring 20 m², with a double bed and a bunk bed. The ‘superior family’ rooms have three bunk beds. The ‘suite’ is tiny: a double bed and a bathroom share 10 m².

Phone: +55 92 3633-8381

Website: Casa Teatro

5. Hotel Saint Paul

Hotel Saint Paul

If you prefer to stay in the historic and cultural district of Manaus, then mid-range Hotel Saint Paul offers a great location for the cultural traveler who is keen to experience the nightlife in Manaus. With all of the excellent modern facilities, including wifi, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and telephone, it even has a pool, sauna and fitness center. The hotel also offers a traditional regional breakfast and is walking distance from the famous Teatro Amazonas and San Sebastian Square – so it’s great for nightlife in Manaus.

Phone: +55 92 2101-9967

Website: Hotel Saint Paul

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Where to stay in Adrianopolis Area

Adrianópolis is the most upscale — and vertical — neighborhood to stay in Manaus. Area preferred by business travelers, but it can also be convenient for tourists who want to stay in business-standard hotels and enjoy the structure of the best mall in Manaus, Manauara. Adrianópolis neighborhood has some good restaurants outside the mall and is a short trip by taxi or Uber ride from Vieiralves area’ restaurants and bars.

1. The Blue Tree Premium

Hotel The Blue Tree Premium

This practical four-star hotel is located just 500 meters from the Manauara Shopping Mall and just 25 minutes from the International Airport. The hotel is part of the Blue Tree Hotel chain, and so offers stylish, clean rooms with the option of a suite or premium room. A great hotel for business travelers, the rooms are equipped with a workstation, wifi, and cable TV. The hotel also has a games center, fitness center, pool deck and sauna for those who prefer to relax during their stay, as well as 24-hour room service, a restaurant and bar.

Phone: +55 92 3303-2000

Website: Blue Tree Premium

2. Quality Manaus

Hotel Quality Manaus

If you’re looking for a hotel close by the mall. The Quality Manaus is the best option. The hotel is located in the most charming neighborhood of the city, and right next to the largest Shopping mall, Manauara, only a 3-minute walk away.

The Hotel offers spacious apartments with internet, in three categories, Superior, Luxury and Business Suite. It offers a complete leisure area with a swimming pool, fitness center and sauna.

Phone: + 55 92 3026-3303

Website: Quality Manaus

3. Mercure Manaus

Hotel Mercure Manaus

If you aren’t planning to stay very long in Manaus, and would prefer to be close to the airport then the Mercure Manaus could be your best choice. Located just ten minutes from the International Airport, the hotel is in the noble Adrianópolois area of Manaus. The hotel has a swimming pool, and rooms come with a refrigerator and microwave, it’s also a short walk from the Manauara Shopping Mall, which has supplies and banks. You can also access the historic region easily via taxi or local bus.

Phone: +55 92 2101-1100

Website:Mercure Manaus

4. Intercity Manaus

Hotel Intercity Manaus

For those who come to Manaus for Business this is one of the best options to stay. Located in Adrianopolis, only 20 minutes from the International Airport, next to Manauara shopping mall, and within easy access of the Industrial area and main avenues such as Djalma Batista and Constantino Nery.

The rooms are airy, with charming and sober decoration. The breakfast has traditional ingredients from the local cuisine, and a heated pool to let the visitors relax after a long day at work.

Phone: +55 92 3303-1330

Website:Intercity Manaus

Where to stay in Vieiralves Area

Vieiralves neighborhood is the coolest in the city in terms of restaurants and bars. It also has a small mall, Millennium. If the visitor prefers to stay in a less touristy part of the city, this is a good option to stay in Manaus.

1. Adrianópolis hotel

Adrianópolis hotel

This modern hotel is located just five minutes from the Millennium Mall, with everything you would expect from a four-star hotel, including a fitness center, wifi, and a 24-hour reception. It also has meeting and event rooms if you are traveling on business. A highlight for families would be the luxury outdoor rooftop swimming pool that overlooks the city. The hotel is 14 km from the International Airport, and just 5 km from the Amazon Arena Stadium and the Ponta Negra.

Phone: +55 92 2101-2000

Website: Hotel Adrianópolis

2. Vieiralves Express

Hotel Vieiralves Express

The hotel is a mix of practicality, comfort and economy, with easy access to the main shopping malls, leisure options, concert halls, bars and drugstores in the city.

The apartments are compact but well-appointed. The breakfast, charged separately, is one of the best in Manaus. It is 300 meters from the Millennium mall.

Phone: +55 92 3303-9933

Website: Vieiralves Express

3. Ibis Budget Manaus

Hotel Ibis budget Manaus

Opened in 2016, the Ibis Budget Manaus is the newest of the city’s budget hotels. The compact rooms follow the standard configuration of the hammock, with a bunk bed above the double bed. Social environments have the coolest open styles. Breakfast is paid separately.

Phone: +55 92 2127-9900

Website: Ibis Budget Manaus

Where to stay in Ponta Negra Area

Located 15km from the historic center of Manaus, Ponta Negra is the main beach of the city. Despite being close to the forest, in recent decades it has become a residential neighborhood surrounded by luxurious condos.

The waterfront gained residential skyscrapers, while in other parts of the neighborhood, luxurious horizontal condominiums isolated by walls sprang up. The riverside has been turned into a park and beach, which sand the whole year, and not just at low tide.

For who are come over to Manaus on holiday, the good point of staying at Ponta Negra is the proximity to attractions such as the Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso, Praia da Lua and Praia Dourada.

The historic center, however, is a little bit far. But there is a hub of bars and restaurants close by, not on the Ponta Negra waterfront, but on Tourism Avenue, which leads to the Manaus airport. Ponta Negra Shopping mall is only 5km from the beach.

In my opinion, it is a better location to live than to stay in Manaus.

1. Tropical Executive Hotel

Tropical Executive Hotel

A luxury hotel in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, the Tropical Manaus has everything you need to make your trip to the Brazilian Amazon a relaxing holiday as well as an adventure. Surrounded by the beautiful natural rainforest and stunning waters of the Rio Negro, the hotel is perfect for both couples and families, with a number of activities as well as relaxing options for a romantic stay. Features include a restaurant, great outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden. The hotel is also just 10 km from the Eduardo Gomes International Airport and has everything you could want for a luxury stay in the jungle.

Phone: +55 92 3306-4530

Website: Tropical Executive Hotel

Luciana is a Journalist from Brazil and native from Manaus. She loves her city and calls it the "Brazilian Paris". As well she enjoys visiting the surrounding tributaries of the Amazon, her hobbies include photography and showing friends around her amazing surroundings

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