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“Perfect Hotel on the Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Praia Ipanema Hotel
Ranked #70 of 280 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Hotel on the Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

My son and I recently spent 3 days at this hotel. Great location in Ipanema and across from the beach. Hotel is minimalistic modern with spacious rooms and bath areas - the view from your balcony is terrific. The staff is very friendly and tries hard to help you in the English language.
The hotel provides chairs and umbrella service for you on the beach. The hotel's rooftop bar is a great place for a drink watching the sunset. Great and safe location close to many restaurants and shopping - enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: Hotel is doing some refurbishing, so request one of the newer rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Timothy R
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Mr. Timothy,
Thank you so much for your message !
We hope that you can return soon. It will be our pleasure !
Best Regards, Deise Rodrigues (Commercial Manager).
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Armacao dos Buzios, RJ
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Hotel Praia Ipanema has been recently refurbished and is very smart and clean. Its a bit pricey for what it is but that's the price of staying beachfront in Rio.
The roof-top pool and restaurant have been completely renewed and are a great place to hang out if only for the fabulous 360 degree view of the beach, lagoa and Cristo.
Of course this is Rio and 4 stars here is never quite quite up to the standard of 4 stars in Europe or elsewhere. But chill out and feel the vibe - this is Rio - this is Ipanema - right on the beach and calcadao. Wake up and take in the fabulous view from your bedroom window and then take a morning walk along the beach, drink an agua de coco and watch the world go by - who knows you may even see the girl from Ipanema herself!

Room Tip: All rooms have a beach view
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trevor G
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2015
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the Praia Ipanema Hotel and for your comments regarding your stay. We are sorry to learn about the inconveniences you experienced whilst staying with us. Please accept our sincere apologies. Your information regarding our level of service and bathroom conditions were worthy of our utmost attention, and the necessary actions are being taken in order prevent similar situations from happening in the near future. We hope that you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you back when you next visit Rio de Janeiro.
Kind regards,

Deise Rodrigues
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Geneva
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel just for one night before our flight back to Europe. Thank god it was just one night. I didn't want to believe all the bad comments i had read before but i have to say most of what is described in the other comments is true. We had booked a luxurious room with sea view. The room that was given to us was on the 9th floor. at first sight you think everything is fine but you soon realize that this hotel needs some serious renovation. it seems that the only thing they did was painting the rooms and put two stickers on the closet and add a cool chair to make it look more modern and redone. If we would close the doors of the balcony we would have this horrible wind noise because there was actually a big whole between the wall and the window structure. we finally god moved to another room.
Also the concierge at the reception was not really helpful and almost kind of rude. watch out on the checkout about the WIFI charges, they tried to charge it several time as we had chosen to take a daily package.
Only good side of the place is that they allowed us to have a late late check out at 4pm and the rooftop with the pool is really nice and offers you a really nice panoramic view on all ipanema and Lagoa
But i would definitely not recommend this hotel as i think its really not worth a 4 stars.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sandruka
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Richmond
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stayed here April 12 for one night. I stayed in the Luxury room which was was clean and had a beautiful view of Ipanema beach, I got a Continental breakfast with the price I paid.
I was nervous to stay as based on the horrible reviews but I was amazed when I got there. The hotel is right on the beach, the lobby was clean and the front staff were polite. They are currently doing renos on the second floor (where one of the restaurants were) so it was a bit noisy at times in the lobby and on the third floor where a restaurant is set up.
Saturday night we called the front desk and asked if we could have a late check out as our flight wasn't until 8pm and we were going sight seeing and wanted to be able to shower before the flight. The front desk staff told us to call back tomorrow morning after our breakfast. I thought we were going to have trouble with a late check out as a lot of people have complained about the front deck manager being rude, but we went to the front desk after breakfast and got a late check out at 5pm with no problems.
The only thing I felt was off-putting was when we asked the front desk to call a taxi for us, we were told to call by ourselves in our hotel room but there would be a fee for the call. My friend whom I went with called from her cell phone as she lives in Brazil.
Overall I really liked this hotel. I felt for the amount I paid $262.76 it was well worth it and I would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hololy
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Google Translation
Prezado Hóspede,

Ficamos imensamente felizes ao ler seus comentários a respeito de nosso Hotel e de nossa equipe. É gratificante para nós saber que nossos hóspedes tiveram uma excelente estada conosco.
Esperamos revê-lo novamente.

Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial
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Sydney
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

In my 30 years of travel, staying at hundreds of hotels, I have never experienced such rude and arrogance from the front desk staff and particularly the so called Front Desk Manager at this hotel. He needs to be taught a lesson in what indusrty they are in and how to treat CUSTOMERS. They are in the service industry and should do eveything possible to make their guests stay as comfortable as possible. When you fly half way around the world to visit a destination and are you left waiting in reception for your room because it is before it before the check in time and the room is vacant. This would infuriate any tire exhausted traveller.To top it off, three different staff members offered three different times on when we would have access to the room until the FRONT DESK MANAGER decided to dig his heels in and keep us waiting in the foyer. Luckily our stay at this hotel was short and we moved to Copacabana to a wonderful hotel with excellent service. This hotel is nothing special, run downand too far out of the main part of Ipanema. Dont waste your time, stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Triant
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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

This hotel is in a great location, the area is safe and has lots to offer. The beach is right across the road from the hotel and the beach service was good.

We found the service wonderful, the head Concierge Rodrigo made our visit to Rio. He made fantastic restaurant recommendations and went over and above the call of duty to make our stay.

Our room was large, clean and the bed was massive & comfy. The pool area was small but we were able to get sunbeds a couple of days in a row and enjoyed our days on the roof.

Would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a luxury master with a small balcony, for the price we paid we were happy with t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank EmmaBM22
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Mrs. good afternoon.

Thank you for your comments. This is very important to us.
Will be my pleasure to receive yours in others opportunities.
Contact me: drodrigues@praiaipanema.com.br. I would like to prepare a special stay.

Best Regards, Deise Rodrigues - Commercial Manager
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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and helpful. The bathroom could have been cleaner on the second view!
Awesome pool-lounge-area on the roof-top.
For the same money rooms in europe are better (carnaval time regarded).

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank PatrickDippmann
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Ms, good night !

We appreciate your feedback and comments.
We hope to see you again at another time.
We are happy to offer special rates and conditions for Mrs.
My contact: drodrigues@praiaipanema.com.br.

Best Regards, Deise Rodrigues - Commercial Manager.
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Property: Praia Ipanema Hotel
Address: Avenida Vieira Souto 706, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-012, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Praia Ipanema Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio's most charming beach just a glance away. Sophistication, beauty and good taste all put together to offer you unforgettable moments in one of the world's most exclusive neighborhoods. Perfection is having a breathtaking scenery day and night right at your feet without the need to leave your balcony. At Praia Ipanema Hotel this is possible as all of our guestrooms offer beachfront views. We are prepared to provide the best stay for any occasion with the top-quality and customized service that makes Praia Ipanema Hotel an unforgettable setting from the moment you check in. Aside from the privileged location that allows guests to enjoy not only a stunning sun-filled beach but also all the fashion, culture and entertainment that Rio's most inspiring neighborhood has to offer, Praia Ipanema Hotel provides leisure options such as, a steam sauna, beach service with sunbeds, a heated swimming pool with infinity border overlooking the ocean and the Lobby Bar, a cozy and modern environment for those who enjoy spending time savoring on a nice drink. Ipanema is the perfect place to meet people and discover trends and styles. Famous for being one of Bossa Nova's birthplaces, it's the ideal spot to enjoy great moments in a very special way. Choose the hotel that knows Ipanema like no other and let us surprise you. ... more   less 
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