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The position of this hotel is on the quieter end of the beach at Ipanema ,the staff were always friendly and helpful.We payed for a sea view on level 5 or higher ...the view looked out and down the beach and was beautiful we were on level 5 and there was street noise .the roof top pool offered a great view and was very enjoyable.the room itself was a little rundown but the bathroom could definitely do with renewing
"A disappointment !"
The only thing nice about this hotel is the view and the (small) rooftop but you might as well go to all the other hotels along the coast that have a better service. The rooms are ridiculous (zero decoration), wardrobe doors are broken, the bins are disgusting, the floor is always dirty (we spent 10 days in the hotel). We went there for our wedding and we got disappointed with the staff service.
"a lot of room... for improvement"
The location is perfect, the beach service is great, the rooms are big with nice views. The swimming pool is located on a terrace at the 16th floor and it has a spectacular view. Breakfast buffet is very good but... there is only one basic toaster( 2 slices of bread at a time ) for as many as 30 people...a situation with a very simple solution.. we even offered to buy one, as a joke... in the 5 days of our stay, the lines for toast were long. The front desk staff is not very friendly, and some of them can be almost rude. The rooms were made quite late in the afternoon, one day I even had to wait outside at 4:00 PM while the maid cleaned it up, which is not nice when you are returning from the beach to use the bathroom and take a shower. The level of noise is quite high, given its location in one of Ipanema's busiest streets. I usually don't like posting negative reviews, I enjoyed my stay nevertheless. But I think this is a hotel that, solving just a few details would be so much better...
"Great location with amazing views"
We stayed here for a long weekend (Friday morning through Monday night). We used the early check-in option as we got to the hotel around 9:00AM on Friday. Had we not checked-in early, they would have still allowed us to use all of the amenities. We had a superior room that was fully ocean front and had a great view up and down Ipanema beach. Our rate included breakfast each morning which we took advantage of (buffet). The pool deck offers amazing views and is a big benefit to this hotel. Our flight wasn't until Monday night and they allowed us use of the amenities throughout the day on Monday as well. Would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to book for another visit.
It is worth staying here for the view alone. The hotel is directly across the road from the beach and from the roof top has amazing views across Ipanema beach and the other way past Leblon. Although my room was on the side I had views of the beach and the Christ the redeemer from my small balcony. There is an infinity pool on the roof, and I spent some time in it! Note however that the area is fairly small and so when lots of other people have the same idea space is at a premium. There is also a restaurant on this level that looks pretty good - I ran out of time to try it out. The breakfast is excellent, served in a room on a lower floor but still with great views. There was plenty of selection. I found all the staff helpful, efficient and friendly. My room was quite large. It was white and bright - the right note for a beachside hotel I think. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom quite adequate and everything was clean. As mentioned, the room had a small balcony - it didn't invite sitting outside but it was nice to stand and check out the views for a few minutes. The hotel is in an excellent location. It is an easy walk along the length of Ipanema beach and the main street with many restaurants and shops and other services is only a couple of blocks. A little further is the lagoon.The district is very pretty. I didn't notice any night clubs in the immediate area but getting around is simple (there are so many taxis). A trip to Copacabana or the Botanic Gardens is easy. I went on a couple of organised tours and was collected from the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM