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Mar Ipanema Hotel
Ranked #75 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Only 1 night stay here before we flew home. It's location is great. Perfect actually - located in Ipanema, a block back from the beach. It is close to Shopping Leblon and close to the Lagoa. The hotel offers everything is should do and a great breakfast in the bar next door, which at night does good drinks and decent cheap-ish food. Our room was perfect. On level 10, it was a superior double with a small sea view and great views up and down the main road on the block up and down Ipanema. I won't say what was left in our room, but a massive thank you to the staff there for our honeymoon gift! Really kind and we managed to get it back to Belfast in one piece!!Staff were lovely and very smiley and helpful. Thanks Mar Ipanema!

Room Tip: 1003....superior room...small sea view...high up - nice views
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your candid comments on our property. I’m truly glad to know you had such a wonderful stay during such important occasion.

It’s nice to know that you found our hotel modern and beautiful. In fact we consider Mar Ipanema Hotel a boutique hotel. Our decoration, inspired in our cities postcards grants our property a unique character, greatly different than what happens with chain hotels. The same occurs with our rooms, which are decorated by prestigious Brazilian designers.

I’m happy to know you found our breakfast delicious. Did you try the Brazilian delicacies that are served there, such as pão-de-queijo, matte, tropical fruits and many more?

Once again, we would like to congratulate you for your wedding and thank you very much for your great reviews and compliments to our property. We hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel

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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Our first trip with a newborn to Rio we were quite hesitant...however, any fears evaporated as we arrived at the hotel. Reception were extremely helpful, check in was easy nags in the room and the car parked in 10 minutes.
During the stay all staff were helpful and attentive..there wasn't anything they wouldn't do. Breakfast was superb and they even sorted out a driver to take us around several sites - and with pushchairs and other baby paraphernalia!
They made the trip a great sucess and would definitely recommend!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for you vacations in Rio de Janeiro and for your candid comments.

I’m delighted to read that our front desk staff was able to help you in arranging tours and addressing your needs.

I’m happy to know you found our breakfast delicious. Did you try the Brazilian delicacies that are served there, such as pão-de-queijo, matte, tropical fruits and many more?

Again, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to see you and your family again soon.

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel

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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Rio in March after carnival and found this hotel via TripAdvisor. It's in a lovely location in Ipanema, quiet yet near enough to the beach, bars and restaurant. The rooms are big enough (I was in 405) with a fantastic shower, LCD TV and a huge comfortable bed.
Definitely go up to the 11 floor as the view is amazing.
The breakfast was great and such a good bonus (fresh fruit, juices and breads). The day staff were great and helped organize a driver for our tours. Would recommend and stay again!

Stayed: March 2014
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for both of your stays in Rio de Janeiro. I hope you had a great in Rio de Janeiro.

Our location is no less than unbeatable. Two short blocks away from the marvelous Ipanema beach and surrounded by Rio’s best restaurants and finest shops, Mar Ipanema Hotel offers its guest the perfect location to discover what the city has best.

Nice to know that our front desk staff was helpful. I’ll congratulate them personally!

I’m glad you enjoyed our updated rooms. We refurbished all rooms and we are proud to let you know that we are the only 100% refurbished hotel in Leblon/Ipanema districts. Our rooms are equipped with ’32 LCD TVs, split A/Cs, Ipod docks and many other items so as to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay.

I’m thrilled to read that you enjoyed our rooftop, which we inaugurated just after carnival, together with our gym and sauna!

Good to hear that you found our breakfast delicious. Did you try the Brazilian delicacies that are served there, such as pão-de-queijo, matte, tropical fruits and many more?

Once again, I would like to thank you very much for your complete and amazing review. At Mar Ipanema Hotel we take very much our guests’ feedback in consideration in order to improve our services and receiving complete reviews like yours is really helpful. We hope to see you soon again.

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Decent hotel in a good, safe area. Some very nice restaurants around it. Great breakfast, clean and decent sized rooms and staff that are pleasant and helpful. Two blocks from the beach but no tacky tourist junk shops around which is nice. Went to the beach each evening for fresh coconut drink and watched the fun on the beach. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for your stay in Rio de Janeiro. I hope you had a great time .

Our location is no less than unbeatable. Two short blocks away from the marvelous Ipanema beach and surrounded by Rio’s best restaurants and finest shops, Mar Ipanema Hotel offers its guest the perfect location to discover what the city has best.

I’m happy to know you found our breakfast delicious. Did you try the Brazilian delicacies that are served there, such as pão-de-queijo, matte, tropical fruits and many more?

I’m glad you enjoyed our updated rooms. We refurbished all rooms and we are proud to let you know that we are the only 100% refurbished hotel in Leblon/Ipanema districts. Our rooms are equipped with ’32 LCD TVs, split A/Cs, Ipod docks and many other items so as to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay.

Once again, I would like to thank you very much for your complete and amazing review. At Mar Ipanema Hotel we take very much our guests’ feedback in consideration in order to improve our services and receiving complete reviews like yours is really helpful. We hope to see you soon again.

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is a very clean hotel located 2 blocks from Ipanema Beach. Breakfast included next door that is a buffet style with quite a few choices, eggs, toast, lots of fruit cereal, etc. Convenient for a great cold beer in the evenings. Good food at all times of the day. Rooms are not large but quite comfortable with newer bathrooms, floors, and comfortable bed. Internet is fast and reliable. All employees at the hotel are so helpful. Front desk staff both morning and evening shifts were all great people. Very accommodating on cleaning your room at any time of the day when you go out. Just mention it on your way out the door. Booked quite a few day trips at the hotel for different sightseeing in Rio and all were great with no problems. Would come stay again as we were treated like family for the 14 days we were there.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marion W
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for you vacations in Rio de Janeiro and for your candid comments. Very few guests are as qualified as you and your husband to review our property bearing in mind that you had stay a long stay.

I’m truly glad that you both enjoyed our Armazém Devassa restaurant and its craft beers and breakfast.

Good to know you enjoyed our prime location! As you mentioned, Mar Ipanema Hotel is located just two blocks away from the wonderful Ipanema beach in the fancy residential district of Ipanema, being surrounded by the best restaurants and trendiest shops in town.

Concerning our rooms, please notice that we refurbished all rooms and we are proud to let you know that we are the only 100% refurbished hotel in Leblon/Ipanema districts. Our rooms are equipped with ’32 LCD TVs, split A/Cs, Ipod docks and many other items so as to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay.

I was delighted to know that our front desk staff was able to help you in arranging tours and with other recommendations such as the Balada Mix restaurant nearby.

Again, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Average hotel but magnificent location to see the whole of Rio from. Enjoyed its cleanness and found it an ideal base to explore Rio and see the sights from. Its a five minute walk to Ipanema and about a 12 minute walk to Cocapana Beach

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for your stay in Rio de Janeiro. I hope you had a great time.

Good to know you enjoyed our prime location! As you mentioned, Mar Ipanema Hotel is located just two blocks away from the wonderful Ipanema beach in the fancy residential district of Ipanema, being surrounded by the best restaurants and trendiest shops in town.

Again, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

The Mar Ipanema Hotel has a lot going for it. It is 2 blocks north from Ipanema beach, and thus quiet. It is 2 blocks south from leafy streets and 'classy' retaurants. It has 24 hour security - which can be important to a lot of folks concerned about the horrendous stories of violent crime in Rio. And it has Ana, one of the 4 front-desk people, who was very friendly and helpful to us.

The hotel does not have its own lounge and retaurant, but it shares a contigous wall with what seems to be a very popular pub/restaurant, which we frequented 5 times during our 3 days at the Hotel.

It is walking distance from the beach and the 'Hidden Market' on Sunday (not too hidden, so I am curious about the moniker). And, we found a British Pub, "The Lord Jim Pub", 3 blocks to the west. This is a MUST for those who want a little bit of home in a faraway land.

As with everything in Rio, the property is pricey, but I was attentive to other hotels in Ipanema and in Copacabana, and the Mar seems to offer the best in terms of privacy, quietude and security. I would definitely recommend this property.

Room Tip: We were in 505. Our friends were in 1002. These were the same price, but 505 is much superior.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your complete review and for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for your vacations in Rio de Janeiro.

I’m quite happy to know that you found our location prime. As you pointed out, we are a stone’s throw away from Ipanema beach and a short walk from the lagoon, in a the upscale residential neighborhood of Ipanema.

Concerning the security, although Ipanema is a really safe area and crime rates have been decreasing astonishing in the last years, our hotel has security guards at all times at our front desk.

Nice to know that our front desk staff was helpful. I’ll congratulate them personally, in particular Ana!

Once again, thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel as your hotel in Rio de Janeiro and for reviewing us on Tripadvisor.

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel

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Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 539, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-003, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#33 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#51 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £75 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mar Ipanema Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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