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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Francisco Otaviano, 177 - Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080040, Brazil
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Ranked #62 of 216 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Inn is described as a Boutique Hotel. This can give an impression of quaint. Quaint this is not. There is a very bad smell somewhat like garbage when you enter the hotel, and an odour of smoke, the rooms very basic and the bed very small. We paid the extra for ocean view, but with that came the ongoing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Arpoador Inn for 3 nights. The location is perfect, right on the beach, without a street between the hotel and the sea. You can go for a swim before breakfast and it's also really close to the restaurants and bars of Ipanema Rooms are simple, but we loved the sea view, really friendly staff, and selection of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here as part of an intrepid tour for two nights and we booked an extra two nights when we booked our tour and paid in advance which in hindsight we shouldn't have done because we wouldn't have stayed otherwise. I'll start with the pros: friendly staff who speak adequate English, really good location between ipanema and copacabana beach,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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51 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located right in Arpoador, just in between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. There are restaurants within a few minute walk, and walking in the area was safe and interesting. The breakfast was fair, but apart from that, the hotel service was very good. The rooms were adequate, and the Wifi was strong. I would stay here again.

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Dear guest, Many thanks for the amazing comments regarding your recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, when we were happy to be your hosts at the ARPOADOR INN. It is fantastic to hear how joyful it has been to be located in this vibrant neighbourhood, with plenty of restaurants, bars and a buzzing cultural life around. Our breakfast now enjoys... More 

Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is heavily overpriced and is a real old building which almost didn't receive renovation. The breakfast room is horrible and looks like an old military base. The beach side rooms are exposed directly to the Ipanema beach and are extremly loud till in the early morning hours. The only positive thing to mention is the friendliness of the... More 

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New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a small gem in Rio. It is perfectly located near the end of Ipanema beach where it's easy to walk to either Ipanema or Copacabana beaches. The rooms are simple, but clean and adequate. The staff is outstanding…very helpful with suggestions for the city, truly going above and beyond to make the stay great. The breakfast is... More 

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Daniel G, Manager at Arpoador Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for this incredible review about your recent stay with us at the ARPOADOR INN. It has been a pleasure for our teams to host you and your family in our Arpoador property. It is, in fact, located in the very best spot in Rio de Janeiro: between the iconic neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, literally on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of my job I have to travel allover the world, and of course, to stay in numerous hotels. The package of Arpoador Inn - location, staff, breakfasts and comfortable rooms, is by far among the best, and definitely the best in terms of cost-benefit! If you are in Rio, and plan on a fancy hotel, give it up,... More 

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Daniel G, Manager at Arpoador Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this much comprehensive review about your recent stay with us at the ARPOADOR INN. In fact our prime and unique location, literally over the sea; the cordiality of our teams; the delicious local and seasonal ingredients from our breakfast and the comfortable rooms together make it the stay at the ARPOADOR INN a... More 

Curitiba, Brazil
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The hotel was really nice. Location is awesome, couldn't be more perfect, right at the beach. Comfortable, neat and clean rooms, wonderful view. The service was very efficient and polite and kind. we have a baby and they were very attentive to that, they even prepared a welcome baby kit complement, provided crib, bath tube, and anything else. Windows very... More 

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Daniel G, Manager at Arpoador Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are delighted with the fantastic comments about your recent stay with us at the ARPOADOR INN. It has been a great pleasure for our teams to be your hosts in Rio de Janeiro and we honestly look forward to welcoming you back soon. We are particularly happy to hear how happy you were with the courtesy baby... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The hotel is very well located between Ipanema and Copacabana. Its breakfast is served in the restaurant in which you can eat on the sidewalk in front of the beach. Arpoador however is not the safest place. The room is very small, with a small window, this was the workst part because you cannot open the window to have some... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed there for three nights and this leg of the trip we sacrificed a nice room for location and price as we opted to spoil ourselves at other hotels on our travels. The Arpoador Inn did not disappoint - the staff was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond helping us book bus service to Ihla... More 

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Address: Rua Francisco Otaviano, 177 - Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080040, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arpoador Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Arpoador Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Arpoador Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#30 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro

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