Life Travel Win or lose, World Cup players are staying in style

Win or lose, World Cup players are staying in style

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Some accommodations focused on preparation and others simply offer the best of the Brazilian weather and beaches.

This is where some of the key teams of 2014 have been staying:

Australia – Hotel Ilha do Boi


The Australian team have been staying at the Hotel Ilha do Boi, set on an island off the eastern coast of Brazil. It boasts beautiful sunsets, relaxing ocean breezes and a piano bar.

Netherlands – The Caesar Park Hotel, Rio de Janeiro


The Dutch team has also selected a hotel close to the sea, with the Caesar Park Hotel sitting on Rio’s most popular beach, Ipanema. The hotel features both swimming pools and a fitness centre, but traditionally guests are more likely to be found on the beach or making the most of boat excursions and Jet Ski hire.

Germany, Private Beachside Retreat


In the sleepy village of Santo Andre, the German World Cup team has built their own remote beachside camp, Campo Bahia. The resort includes 14 two-storey houses, 65 residential units, a fitness centre, training pitch, a restaurant, a pool area and access to the beach, and will be open to the public after the World Cup. 

Italy – Portobello Resort, Mangaratiba


The Italian team are staying at the Portobello Resort on the outskirts of Rio. As well as two full size training pitches, the Azzurri have a floodlit volleyball court and six tennis courts to ensure that the players keep active between matches.

South Korea – Bourbon Hotel Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort, Foz do Iguacu


The South Korean team have chosen a more private location, staying at the five-star Bourbon Hotel Cataratas located on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

The hotel is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and includes two swimming pools a tennis court and a day spa. There is a restaurant and bar at the facility and the team won’t have to venture too far, with shops and boutique stores in the area.

USA – Tivoli Sao Paulo, Mofarrej


Located 10 minutes from the centre of Sao Paulo, the American team has also opted for a peaceful getaway. Based in five-star accommodation at the Tivoli in Sao Paulo, the hotel is set in a lush garden estate and has spacious rooms with modern fittings.

France – JP Hotel, Sao Paulo


The French team has chosen to stay at JP Hotel, a five star luxury resort which offers an onsite football pitch for training. The hotel also offers three pools, a fitness centre as well as tennis and beach volleyball options, ensuring that the team will be in top form.

England – Royal Tulip Hotel, Rio de Janeiro


Staying on the outskirts of Rio, the English World Cup team has opted for five-star accommodation at the Royal Tulip Hotel. This beachside resort offers beach views from all rooms and is most regularly used by those looking for a relaxing break. Catering for over 3,000 guests, there is also two gourmet restaurants and a bar onsite.

A version of this story appeared on Hotels Combined.