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Praia Ipanema Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Vieira Souto, 706, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)   |  
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Ranked #98 of 217 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
“High option for an excellent Ipanema-Leblon hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very well located, Ipanema-Leblon.
Good service, decent breakfast, excellent roof restaurant (view and food).
But Wi-Fi is paid and unstable. It is second time I stayed there they continue with this same wi-fi problem.

Room Tip: Front seaside room. Corner suites have better view. Higher floors are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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PraiaIpanema H, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
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Prezado Sr. Luiz Fernando,
Ficamos felizes por compartilhar seus comentários sobre o Praia Ipanema Hotel e em saber que atendemos todas as expectativas durante sua estada.
Estamos agradecidos com suas gentis palavras, especialmente sobre nossa localização, serviço e atendimento.
Será um prazer recebe-la novamente no Praia Ipanema Hotel.
Cordialmente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When I got to my room, I found items from a previous guest, when I mentioned it to them, they dismissed like if it wasn't a big deal. Even an used soap was in the shower stall. Then I had to call the front desk because I couldn't connect to the Internet, which they charge extra for it, they just forgot about me. I had to call the front desk three times. Breakfast is ok, you can't compare to the wonderful feast the other hotels on the beach offer. I was disappointed. The rooms are simple, not very comfortable, the rooftop bar was a disaster, poor selection of wines and the bartender warning us at arrival: we just make caipirinhas. So we left. The view is magnificent, the location is wonderful, but next time I will stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: All the rooms have an ocean view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is hard to rate. The room was very simple, but at least clean. Unfortunately we had an extremely loud AC.-noise in our room, without using it, it was just a noise which you can hear all over the hotel. This really drove us crazy in the nights. The staff was super nice and tried everything, even though probably realizing, there was no way to stop it. Wonderful was the rooftop pool with a stunning view over Praia Ipanema. Also the breakfast in the restaurant on top, even though we had the breakfast paid for the normal restaurant on level 2, was great and worth spending the money for it. All in all, sorry we would not come back, as we are very bad with such noises. The location of the hotel was at least during world cup very safe and you could walk miles at the beaches.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice clean hotel rooms with small balconies overlooking the Praia do Ipanema with clean bath rooms. Breakfast is ok and the lobby has nice bartenders serving caipirinha and some internet-connected computers for free use. The hotel is ideally situated on the beach and beach towels and chairs provided. Nice staff and nice surroundings, close access to transportation and to good restaurants made our stay relaxing and pleasant. Having lived in Rio de Janeiro 40 years (!) ago it was just wonderful to be back and feel at home again!

Room Tip: All rooms are beach-front with small balconkes. The higher floor, the better view of the beach and t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Praia Ipanema has a great location in ipanema beach. If going to brazil, stay in ipanema away from all noisy tourists who are in Copacabana.

The rooms in Praia Ipanema are good and simple. Nothing very luxurious really, which is somewhat a disappointment as it is an expensive hotel. The view from the swimming pool in the top floor is simply spectacular, however it was closed one night for a private event. Internet is not free, and again, for how much you are paying it should be. Service was good, even though our stay was during WC Brazil.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a beach view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Praia Ipanema is a lovely boutique type of hotel.
The rooms are basic, but clean and the amenities are very nice, especially the roof deck.

PROs:
Great location on Ipamena beach - much better that the touristy Copcabana area.
The beach is not overly crowded and I found the water much nicer and the crowd just much more fun.
The pool on the roof was the perfect temperature and even though it was the World Cup, it never felt crowded and you could always get a seat
The view was lovely and we had a drink at night on the roof deck as well, which I highly recommend.
Breakfast is included (it's decent, but not spectacular)
Wifi was pretty good for Brazil

CONs:
There were supposed to be complementary beach chairs and umbrellas, but we never saw any. Might be because of the World Cup
Definitely a little on the louder side - if you are a light sleeper you may want to consider a different hotel especially given the traffic down below.
Seemed like only one person there spoke English, so this made things a little difficult, but I think that is the situation in most of Rio.
We had to call many times for housekeeping to come, which was kind of annoying but totally not a big deal.

OVERALL: Great spot and I would definitely return.

Room Tip: Go for a beach view, it's totally worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
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Prezado Hóspede,

Agradecemos por compartilhar sua experiência no Praia Ipanema Hotel.
Ficamos felizes em saber que atendemos a sua expectativa, especialmente com relação a nossa cobertura e serviço.

Esperamos poder recebê-lo novamente em um futuro próximo.

Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited June 9-12 with my 2 children (11 and 13)

Pros:
1. Location: across the Ipanema beach. The hotel provides a beach assistant for chairs and umbrellas. Beautiful strech of beach. The view from the front and side rooms is amazing.
Close to restaurans and bars. Safe area.
2. Personnel: some of the employees were very nice and helpful. Some, very bussiness like.
3. Reasturant: on the second floor with a nice view, good attention, and a variety of offerings.Complimentary breakfast (fruit, pastries, eggs, breads, juices, etc)
4 Swimming pool at the top of the hotel. Beautiful view with a bar.
5. Free computer access in the lobby.

Cons:
1. Very dated, a relic from the late 60's or early 70's. Rooms are spartan, thin walls, musky odor.Old furniture, sheets, pillows.
2. Arrived at 9:00AM. The room was ready but the hotel charged 1/2 day for allowing early check in.
3. They charge for Wi-Fi and for the room safe. Is this crazy or what?
4. Had to be at the airport at 6:30AM. Needed a small breakfast to take. Front desk suggested a Room service order(charged) since the restaurant would not accommodate an early request.
5. The roof pool is often closed for private parties and is not accesible.

Our stay was OK but it left me wondering about other properties in the area.

Recommendation: read my comments and make up your mind knowing waht you are buying.
MOK

Room Tip: Get higher floors, facing the ocean, away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
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Prezado Hóspede,
Ficamos muito felizes com seus comentários, principalmente em relação a nossa localização e serviço.
Certamente ainda temos muito a melhorar e estamos focando em nossa missão para melhor atender nossos hóspedes..
Agradecemos mais uma vez suas considerações e estamos à inteira disposição para recebê-lo novamente em nosso Hotel.
Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial
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Address: Avenida Vieira Souto, 706, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Praia Ipanema Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio's most charming beach just a glance away. Sophistication, beauty and good taste all put together to offer you unforgettable moments in one of the world's most exclusive neighborhoods. Perfection is having a breathtaking scenery day and night right at your feet without the need to leave your balcony. At Praia Ipanema Hotel this is possible as all of our guestrooms offer beachfront views. We are prepared to provide the best stay for any occasion with the top-quality and customized service that makes Praia Ipanema Hotel an unforgettable setting from the moment you check in. Aside from the privileged location that allows guests to enjoy not only a stunning sun-filled beach but also all the fashion, culture and entertainment that Rio's most inspiring neighborhood has to offer, Praia Ipanema Hotel provides leisure options such as, a steam sauna, beach service with sunbeds, a heated swimming pool with infinity border overlooking the ocean and the Lobby Bar, a cozy and modern environment for those who enjoy spending time savoring on a nice drink. Ipanema is the perfect place to meet people and discover trends and styles. Famous for being one of Bossa Nova's birthplaces, it's the ideal spot to enjoy great moments in a very special way. Choose the hotel that knows Ipanema like no other and let us surprise you. ... more   less 
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