We are coming to rio in a week. While ideally we would have liked to stay in Fasano, it was outside our budget. We definitely wanted to stay in ipanema only. So we boiled it down to sol ipanema and Sofitel. I have a cancel label reservation at both and need to decide on one and cancel the other
From the research so far sol ipanema seem to have better location. However the hotel seems really bare bone and feels more like a 3 star Orel on international standards. There are also lot of negative comments about tired interiors of Sofitel. So none of them are feeling very convincing.
Any advice would be appreciated.