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Arpoador Inn

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Rua Francisco Otaviano, 177 - Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080040, Brazil
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Ranked #35 of 233 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think there is another hotel right on the beach in either Ipanema or Copa. This boutique hotel will not disappoint particularly if you splurge (though not much) for a room with at least a side window ocean view. You are not going to get the glitzy hotel lobby and pool experience but you are going to get the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’m not used to do reviews, and I wish my first one could be a positive one but I think it's important to share and warn travellers interested in this hotel (sister hotel of Ipanema Inn hotel). I made a reservation for august, and although there was free cancellation and no charge before the arrival, 2 minutes later my reservation... More 

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

Dear client, We appreciate your time for writing this review. Our team insists that you book again with us, as we would be delighted to host you in one of our hotels. We understand that there was a small mistake that saw your booking as a pre-paid one, meaning it charges your card directly. This was quickly resolved, by sending... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at Arpoador Inn that is situated as one of the very few hotels in Rio so you don't have to cross a street to get to the beach. Nice! Room was simple but clean; we had no ocean view but that is possible if you will pay for it. Kind and helpful staff. Breakfast was served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The best beach hotel location in Rio, by far. A great and cozy place to stay. Simple, comfortable with a very good restaurant. The only problem is that Arpoador Inn does not have private parking. But I presume most clients do not need it. Some parking lots on walking distance, anyway. Wonderful view for the rooms close to Arpoador /... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My room was very small and uninspiring but overall a nice hotel at a fair price. Especially the restaurant in the bottom was a great experience. The breakfast was lovely and the bartender at night, Ivna, was one of the most lovely people I met in Brazil. I wouldn't be back in Rio without stopping by and say hi.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Every morning at breakfast, you glory in the views to the left of Aproador Rock and to the right of views of Ipanema and Leblon beaches, plus the mountains behind. The hotel faces a small, quiet, mostly pedestrian road with easy access to the beach. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast was always delicious and beautifully displayed. We... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We are staying right now in this small hotel in Arpoador right next to Ipanema. The location is exceptionally good because of its proximity to the beachfront and no through road in front. Best rooms have ocean views away from the lift and the road. It has been fabulous weather until today which is a little dull and the area... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for this beautiful review about your recent stay with us at the ARPOADOR INN. We are delighted to hear how joyful your stay here has been and look forward to hosting you again in one of our hotels, either the ARPOADOR INN or the IPANEMA INN. In fact we are located in the most... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great location right by the beach. Restaurant/bar is nice to get a drink and see the sea. Rooms are poor, old and run down. Staff is nice and helpful. A good choice if you don't mind a simple room. Breakfast was OK, you can order eggs from the kitchen and they were very accommodating.

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for the fantastic comments regardingthe TEMPORADA, our temporary bar and restaurant which overlooks amazing Arpoador beach. Many thanks also for recommending our fanatstic breakfast to other travellers, as we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our courtesy made-to-minute items. With regards to our rooms, we wonder if you could please get in touch... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I stayed at Arpoador Inn April 29 - May 2 for my 3 day trip to Rio. The hotel is located in a perfect spot, on a quiet section of beach right in the middle of Ipanema and Copacabana beaches so that both are very easily walkable. It is one of the only hotels that is practically right on the... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for the fantastic comments regarding your recent stay with us at the HOTEL ARPOADOR. We are flattered to hear how joyful your stay with us has been and that our unbeatable location, literally on the beach, as divided from it by a stone cobbled private street. Thank you for commenting on our housekeeping service... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Rio location is PERFECT. Most hotels are on a main road. This is ON the beach. Book ocean side if you don't like roads. It's small, it's simple. By no means a place to go for a spa day or hanging out - it only has the restaurant. I am a woman of simple pleasures so I was happy here.... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you so, so, much for this most comprehensive review about the ARPOADOR INN. We are flattered by the rich description of our fabulous location and rich breakfast. The team at the restaurant were felling over the top with the beautiful words used to describe the courtesy breakfast served here: "Breakfast is better than most five star hotels.... More 

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