We had a booked a standard room at the Ipanema Inn and were not expecting too much, so we were pleasantly surprised to be given a completely renovated new room on the front side of the hotel with a good sea view. The room was basically as new and everything (apart from the wifi) was working fine.
The room was reasonably spacious (comparable to typical hotel rooms in Europe) and spotless clean. The bed was quite comfortable and the room was also quite well sound-insulated (no street noise). The airco worked well and also the bathroom was very good and spotless clean. The water pressure in the shower was great!
As the hotel was still being refurbished while we were staying there, the hotel restaurant was closed but that was no problem as breakfast was served as room-service at no extra cost. Breakfast itself was good and delivery was fast and friendly.
The only thing that did not work well was the wifi as it kept on disconnecting, but hopefully that is something that will also be fixed once the full hotel renovation is complete.
The best things about this hotel are the staff (all very professional, friendly and helpful, and also all speaking at least a reasonable level of English) and the location (less than one block away from Ipanema beach).
The price of the hotel is quite high (compared to European standards), but accommodation in general appears to be very expensive in Rio and especially in Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana.
We would certainly consider staying here again when in Ipanema next.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IPANEMA INN is a boutique hotel located in the very heart of the iconic Ipanema neighbourhood, in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is a stone's throw from the beach, on charming Maria Quitéria street, with a myriad of restaurants and bars around the corner and within a district with a buzzing cultural scene. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ipanema Rio De Janeiro
- Ipanema Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil