It's an Ibis so you know what you are getting, but as others have said the rooms are very clean and pretty well sized. You will be paying about 30 quid a night less than the hotels on the beachfront and yet the beach is literally 5 minutes away. The other plus is that the metro station is a 1 minute walk and so you can visit Ipanema and Leblon very easily. The staff are very helpful and pleasant and most speak good English. The buffet breakfast is very good with a good choice of fruit, cakes and the usual Brazillian breakfast fare. As we reckoned we would not be spending much time in the hotel itself it would be a good option and that is exactly what it turned out to be. Would recommend if on a budget and you don't need a load of unnecessary extras.