Rio de Janeiro has just over 20,000 traditional hotel rooms, but close to 400,000 foreign tourists are expected during the World Cup. Football fans are having to seek out less conventional options.
The city's Love Motels have traditionally catered to Brazilian couples seeking a hideaway for illicit encounters for a few hours, but a number of them are now taking advance bookings for tourists seeking accomodation.
IBTimes UK looks at the standard of accommodation offered to brave travellers at these love dens. Left: The L'Amour Motel, where the Presidential Suite, with its own steam room, 42-inch TV and thermal swimming pool, costs around £44 a night. Right: The Love Time Motel, where you can spend as little as £24 on a regular room or as much as £100 on the Master Suite (but it does come with its own pole dance area, steam room, sauna, 'retractable outdoor bed with neon' and not just one fridge, but two) Getty The wipe-clean Master Suite at the Love Time motel Welcome to the Motel Oklahoma, where the top-priced suite has two swimming pools (heated and cold), two saunas, steam room, rotating bed, hydro and pole dance. It does cost a whopping £262 for 12 hours, but who needs a full night's sleep in Rio? You can rent it for just six hours at half that price Getty One of the two pools in the Oklahoma Suite The Hotel Finaflor... Getty ...Suites at the Hotel Finaflor are available for just £10 for six hours. They come with private parking, air-conditioning and a minibar (and something called an erotic chair) A sign advertises rates of about £5 for a room rental of two hours at a low-end Love Motel in the West Zone of Rio Getty A worker stands in a room in a "love motel" in the West Zone Getty The Shalimar is one of the more exclusive Love Motels. The most expensive suite boasts two beds, a dance floor and dance pole, sauna and steam room, sun roof, heated pool and large jacuzzi, and a sea view - all for £110 for six hours Reuters Rio's Love Motels often have individual parking garages for privacy Getty A sign outside the New Star motel advertises rooms for as little as £9 Getty Pop's Motel Getty Finally, there's the Stop Time motel, which offers a huge range of accommodation catering for every taste. Each room is decorated with pictures designed to get guests in the mood, whatever their proclivities. There's the Egyptian suite with a carving straight from the Kama Sutra, and the Country suite bedecked with photos of cowboys. And then there's the Zoo suite (we'll spare you the photos and do enjoy your stay in Brazil) Getty