We booked this hotel because it had very good reviews and seemed reasonably priced, in comparison with all the others in the Ipanema area. It actually was a big disappointment.
The room was too small and the furniture looked like the one you would use on a filthy dorm room. The bathroom was also so small that could barely fit one average person. The staff was not helpful at all. We asked for info on two restaurants we read about, hoping also for help in making a reservation in case we picked one. They came out with a third option and made it clear they would book only that restaurant for us. As it all appeared a little fishy we read a few reviews on the restaurant they suggested and found out it was among the worst rated restaurants in Rio: a real tourist trap! Of course we did not go and made our own arrangements.
When we left, we asked the doorman for a cab but after wasting our time with useless questions (like how much did we pay on our way from the airport to the hotel...) he suggested to just walk out the road and stop a cab as they did not have their drivers available...who, by the way, would have charged us next to double of an average cab trip to the airport.
Besides the location and, maybe, breakfast, this hotel was an awful experience. I can't believe we paid 260 usd per night on a room that mostly anywhere else in the world would not be worth more than 40.
Would not definitively come back neither suggest this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ipanema Rio De Janeiro
- Hotel Ipanema
- Ipanema Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IPANEMA INN is located in the very centre of the iconic Ipanema neighbourhood, in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is a stone's throw from the beach, on charming Maria Quitéria street, with a myriad of restaurants and bars around the corner and within a district with a buzzing cultural scene. ... more less
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