The hotel is ideally located on the Ipanema beach front. Every staff member I interacted with went out of their way to please and to be helpful. The rooftop area has the most gorgeous view of the Dos Irmãos Mountains on the western side of the beach.
The Baretto lounge is a cool place to have cocktails and listen to vibey music later in the evening.
The complimentary flip flops in the room in lieu of slippers was a lovely unique touch. The room however had no sea view unless going to the very end of the balcony. It faced a grey wall of the next building! I found the room design rather strange and impractical too (as with the lobby of the hotel), plus only a shower in the bathroom (no bath). Be sure to check your room location and design to avoid disappointment.