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“basic hotel in best location”
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Ipanema Inn
Ranked #13 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Cologne, Germany
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“basic hotel in best location”
Reviewed 7 November 2010

Hotel is located between Ipanema downtown and the beach. Acceptable room rates compared to the other hotels in Rio.
Some trouble at check-in - they couldn't find our reservation made through a German website but finally the problem was solved.
Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Not far from the gay area(beach and bars).
Rooms are basic and clean. Airconditioning a little too noisy.
Free beach towels and umbrellas are offered.
The hotel staff speaks English well and is cooperative. We could even check out at 2pm at no extra charge.
Pay attention to the service charge when checking out. It is just a recommendation!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank 2xA
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it as well.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

I put that first because I read some of the reviews for this hotel, but I totally missed the note about the "optional" service charge. And...it's has to paid in cash!! That was quite the surprise upon checking out. This is also what brought my overall rating of this hotel down to a 3. The other thing one should be aware of is that across the street from the hotel is a clothing store that turns into a bar at night. The Friday night of my stay got really LOUD. On Saturday I was out until 5a.m. so I didn't notice the noise; if any.

The location is totally awesome if you plan on heading out to the gay section of Ipanema Beach. I was also able to walk to all the gay entertainment in Ipanema. I felt comfortable leaving my key with the front desk; there was just no way I could carry that huge thing around(see pic). The safe is big enough for you to put your laptop, SLR Camera, ipod, iphone and plenty more stuff in. Wish I could've had a bigger bed, but for the price I paid, it worked.

Internet charge is .30 a minute or $20R a day; wireless, good connection. Tourist info located at front desk and you can buy passes for tours at the front desk...cash. Elevators are very small; 5 people max, however there are two. Bathrooms are tiny, but functional. Breakfast buffet sufficient, but get there early if you want warm cheese balls:)

Basically, the time I spent in my room was for sleeping and pit stops... The front desk was very helpful in helping me find every place I wanted to go...they have this little postcard map of the area that makes finding your way around easy...and they're free:)

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ptgrant
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it as well.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

Excellent choice in Ipanema, just one block away from the beach. From the superior rooms, in the front, is even possible to view the sea. The rooms are confortable, very well noise isolated, clean and modern. The breakfest is deliciuos and the personnel is kind, professional and hands-on. Excellent choice for an average price.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Bandeirantes
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us. Thank you also for recommending our services to other travellers.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it as well.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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Oslo
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2010

This hotel is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to enjoy a Rio de Janeiro vacation, spending most of your day at the beach or sightseeing, and have a clean and comfortable, but small, room to relaxe in at night. The bed and pillow was perfect and the shower was a dream. The breakfest was ok enough for me and the hotel staff was very helpful during our entire stay.
The minus about this hotel is that they tell you that you should pay a 10 % service tax at the end of your stay. They make it sound like it's not opptional, and it is. It's not that they don't deserve it, because they do deserve some service tax. This is a 2 star hotel, and we've never experienced better service with the hotel staff anywhere in the world. But when they presented it in the way that they did, we didn't feel like giving them money for their service. They should make their gest want to give them money, but not expect them to.
Another minus is that their wifi internet and laundry service is ridiculously expensive. We had to pay close to 700 reals for washing and drying of three small bags of normal clothes.
Other than that this hotel is a perfect choice!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Helpful?
Thank Ipanemagirls
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it as well as the courtesy high speed internet.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2009

Located in Ipanema neighborhood and just one block away from the beach, it's easy to go to some main attractions like the Christ and take a stroll at Lagoa. Now, if your bedroom is beside the emergency stairs, be sure to wake up early because the cleaning ladies use it to go from a floor to another, and they let the door slam... The bedroom key is like a brick, so be sure to have a big pocket in your shorts. All the rest is very nice!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank cadufelix
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it, as well as the courtesy high speed internet.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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England
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2009

I was sad to see so many negative reviews of Ipanema Inn. I was travelling alone and found all the staff very helpful and friendly. the location was great, 1 block from the beach and a few minutes from the lake with great bars and shops around.
Tthe rooms were clean, the bathroom was lovely with a power shower. cable tv, room service. i thought it was great. although i had spent the last 2 months in a tent so it was luxery for me!

Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Thank fgcSouthAmerica09
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it as well as the courtesy high speed internet.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2009

Fantastic location - just great. Hotel nice & clean, that is where it ends. If your care about your personal possessions, belongings & cash etc, it's best not to leave your key with reception when you leave your hotel. If you want cooperation or want to speak to the general manager if you have a problem or have trust in the staff, stay elsewhere; he will probably be on vacation until Dec 2012. Needless to say we had problems!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Londonboi78
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Daniel G, Manager at Ipanema Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us.

We hope you can be back at IPANEMA INN soon, in order to experience one of our modernised apartments. Our breakfast has been receiving many compliments, so I hope you can experience it as well as the courtesy high speed internet.
For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

reservas@ipanemainn.com.br
+55 (21) 2529 1000

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Gorin
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Property: Ipanema Inn
Address: Rua Maria Quiteria, 27 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-040, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#8 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ipanema Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The IPANEMA INN is a family-run 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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