We just returned from five days in Rio just before the Pan American Games and the city was at its best. We thought long and hard about whether to stay on the Copa side or the Ipanema side. In choosing the Caesar Park Hotel right in the middle of Ipanema beach at Postal 9 - we made a great choice. What Ipamema gives you that Copa does not is an off-the beach experience few cities can provide. Here you are 1-5 blocks off the great beach and you are surrounded by tree-lined and shady side streets with outdoor cafes, patisseries, coffee shops, fruit juice bars, and shops galore - mixed with great homes, offices and high rises. Walking the streets is very safe and comfortable with something of interest on every block. Five or six blocks from the beach you run into the lago (lake) and it provides a 5-mile loop for walking, running or cycling that is just marvelous - complete with mile markers the entire way.
The Caesar Park is very chic and comfortable with a few restaurants and bars and a nice roof top fitness center. The rooms are spacious and clean and well apointed - with working technology. My only compaint is the morning breakfast buffet that ran me US$34 and was worth $15. Beacuse of that we went out for our meals the rest of the week and we are glad we did as we found fantastic cafes that we just fell in love with.
The people are friendly in Ipanema and there is absolutely nothing more delightful than walking along the beach and seeing all the people. Their activity and level of fitness, fun and joy makes this spot a must to go visit and tour.
I would recommend the Caesar Park and after travelling to 83 countries world wide - I know my hotels. Just have breakfast at nearby Alessandro & Federico instead of the hotel buffet!
- 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