I have been going to Rio for 10 years now, and have stayed at well over 20 hotels in the city. I am also an Accor Clube member.
On this Rio work trip I stayed at this hotel for the first time having previously stayed at Marriott and Sofitel and a host of other Rio hotels.
The good: It's managed by Sofitel now, and it shows. The staff is very good, and uphold the same high Sofitel standards. The spacious rooms are better than average for Rio. The breakfast is one of the best I have had in Rio. Located on the beach.
The bad: While the rooms are better than average for Rio, that isn't saying much. The bed is very nice, but overall the rooms are not at the Sofitel level. They need upgrading before I would consider this a true 5 star hotel. The pool is a joke. It's more like a bathtub for 5 people. Very expensive. I was there during New Years Eve high season and paid about US$500 a night. Welcome to Rio!
Overall review: Not a bad hotel, and one that is improving under Sofitel management based on what I have heard. But for this price point, if you have the option, go with the Sofitel or Marriott as the rooms are significantly more luxurious. However if Marriott and Sofitel are booked, this is a respectable backup option on the high-end scale if you want on the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema combines sophistication and elegance to the minutest detail alongside friendly service. Its restaurants stand out for their high-quality cuisine, while its famous international stores are also an instant hit. Ipanema also offers a cosmopolitan, elegant and upbeat atmosphere. Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema is recognized as one of the best places to stay in the world and, definitively, one of the best options for those seeking subtle luxury and constant comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caesar Park Ipanema
- Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Ipanema Brazil