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For those who think Rio's hotels seem a tad expensive at the World Cup, there are always alternatives – perhaps a room in a "love hotel" or in a "pacified" slum. Brazil's picturesque former capital will welcome some 400,000 of the 600,000 foreign tourists expected to throng the country during the June 12 to July 13 football championship, said tourist office Embratur. 'S&M' ROOMSBrazil has invested $4 billion in the country's hotel infrastructure, $1.5 billion of which is for 250 new hotels in Rio, alone."The ceiling mirrors have been taken down and the round beds swapped for traditional ones," Lopes said.But at least one "love hotel" is cashing in on adventurous tourists who want the rooms to stay as they are. Cerqueira, vice-president of the Association of Love Hotels, said 1,000 rooms will be available for World Cup fans at prices ranging from $100 to $375 a night: cheaper than many traditional hotels.DIY RENTALS A third option is living like a local, in an apartment or room rented out by the owner.
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