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“Convenient and comfortable”
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Mar Ipanema Hotel
Ranked #80 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Convenient and comfortable”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Lying just 2 blocks away from the number 10 life guard post of Ipanema beach this is a comfortable and very convenient location. Local shops with everything you need and walking distance to some very good restaurants. Room has everything you need but small compared to other hotels in Rio at higher price bracket. The breakfast in the downstair cafeteria is very nice with fruit, porridge, local pastries and some of the usual scrambled egg and sausages to start the day. This is also convenient to just walk down and have a beer on the street or you can go to the roof top bar for more secluded drink. Drink and food prices are standard for Rio and nothing is cheap.Like everywhere there are multiple cocktails and drinks and all around 20 reals. Wine is expensive across Rio with a decent bottle around 80 reals. Wifi works perfectly and no limit on devices which is really useful if you are a multiple device user. In short nothing exceptional but location and comfort makes this a worthwhile option to consider.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on Mar Ipanema Hotel and for sharing your holiday experience here on Trip Advisor! It makes us extremely happy that you were pleased with our hotel !

Good to know that you enjoyed our location. Mar Ipanema Hotel located in a very upscale residential neighborhood, surrounded by Rio’s best restaurants and boutiques. As you pointed out, just a stone’s throw from both Ipanema beach and Lagoon.

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.

In regard of the complimentary wifi access, I would like to add that few hotels in Rio offer this amenity to guests. Wifi access may cost up to R$ 60,00 per day at hotels in Rio.

Thank you once again for taking the time to give us a feedback on your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in Rio de Janeiro soon!

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This hotel was perfect for our stay in Rio. Close to all the action of beautiful Ipanema and only two blocks from the beach. Loved the roof top bar where we watched several sunsets and saw Christ the Redeemer off in the distance. The breakfast buffet was huge! Great selection. Very helpful staff on the front desk too.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 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.

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

It’s nice to read that you enjoyed our rooftop, which we inaugurated just after carnival, together with our gym and sauna! Did you enjoy the view to Lagoa? Feel free to attach pictures!

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? How about the craft beers served at our Armazém Devassa restaurant?

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Conveniently located in the centre of Ipanema with quick and easy access to all department stores & the beach. Friendly & helpful English speaking staff. Rooms are clean and well maintained. The restaurant has The Best Coffee in Ipanema!
Great value for money. Highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 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. 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?

We would like to especially thank you for your kind words on our staff. They are all very dedicated, serving our guests with passion and enthusiasm and a review like this is a motivation for us to keep on giving our best everyday!

Once again, 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
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

A small boutique hotel with perfect location. Has free and powerful wifi, modern, sleek, and confortable rooms, and the best location in Rio: two short blocks away from a beautiful Ipanema beach.
I loved!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Guest,

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

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.

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.

In regard of the complimentary wifi access, I would like to add that few hotels in Rio offer this amenity to guests. Wifi access may cost up to R$ 60,00 per day at hotels in Rio.

Thank you once again for taking the time to give us a feedback on your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in Rio de Janeiro soon!

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We only stayed 3 nights and eventually moved to the Everest Rio Hotel. The room was just too small for a couple. The air conditioner was a split-type but the compressor was on the wall right next to the bed so it woke me up every time the compressor kicked in. The hotel does have a nice, private roof deck bar which is usually empty so a nice spot for an evening drink although the cocktails are expensive. Breakfast in the attached restaurant was OK.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on Mar Ipanema Hotel and for sharing your holiday experience here on Trip Advisor!

I’m disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy our room. But I do believe that you found it cozy, at least, since our rooms are equipped with ’32 LCD TVs, Split A/Cs, complimentary wi-fi and many other items to provide our guests a comfortable stay.

It’s nice to read that you enjoyed our rooftop, which we inaugurated just after carnival, together with our gym and sauna! Did you enjoy the view to Lagoa?

Thank you once again for taking the time to give us a feedback on your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in Rio de Janeiro soon!

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We are a family of 7 adults stayed in Mar Ipanema hotel in 4 rooms for 5 nights during the latter part of the World Cup. This a simple but clean and affordable hotel with an extremely convenient location two short blocks away from a beautiful beach. Their English speaking staff were very helpful and friendly. Ipanema is where you want to be when in Rio. We visited Copacabana few times. There is no comparison; Ipanema is considerably more upscale. There are plenty of very nice restaurants within walking distance. A very hip restaurant shares the building with the hotel which makes a late night snack or drink very convenient. Breakfast is average. The rooftop bar has a fantastic view of the lake. We will back for the Olympics and will reserve rooms early at the Mar Ipanema hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding our hotel. At Mar Ipanema Hotel we take very much in consideration our guests’ reviews in order to improve our services. Complete reviews like yours’ are just fantastic for us to do so.

I’m glad you had a great time at our property during the World Cup. It sure was an exciting period to be in Rio de Janeiro. Did you get to see any games at the Maracanã stadium?

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. Also, I couldn’t agree more with concerning the differences between Ipanema and Copacabana.

In regard of our staff, please be sure that all congratulate all of our front desk staff personally! I’m happy to know that they were efficient and helpful as always.

Concerning our prices, please note that although our property is 100% renovated and located in an exclusive residential area of Rio de Janeiro, our prices are usually 20-30% lower than beachfront hotels.

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

Once again, I would like to thank you very much for your complete and amazing review. We look forward for having you and your family again with us during the Olympic Games!

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel during the World Cup and we loved it! Service was incredibly friendly, the hearty breakfast kept us going all day long, free and powerful wifi, modern, sleek, and confortable rooms, and the best location in Rio! Would definitely return!!! Loved it!

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Amanda C
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HenriqueAbreuB, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to leave an evaluation of your recent stay at the Mar Ipanema Hotel on Tripadvisor.

We were happy to learn, that you found our hotel modern and comfortable and that especially the central location in Ipanema was to your liking.

We would be grateful to welcome you back to Mar Ipanema Hotel if you come to visit Rio de Janeiro again.

Best regards,

Henrique de Abreu
Mar Ipanema Hotel
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Property: Mar Ipanema Hotel
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:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#45 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#51 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mar Ipanema Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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