My friend and I booked this place at the last minute and it was the only hotel available that was under $200/night. It is not really a hotel, but it is more of a mixed hostel with private rooms as well. It has a hipster type flare, and caters to a younger group of people rather than families. The decor was a little cheesy, but it kind of reminded me of a nostalgic 60's era and I liked it.
Even though the staff spoke fluent English, some of the front desk people presented with attitude. If you have a room facing the courtyard, you many not be able to sleep due to all the nose from the guests partying til 3 am. The courtyard seemed like a nice place to hang out and meet people, but the pool was absolutely disgusting, and looked like a health hazard. There wasn't much of a variety at the breakfast buffet, even the fruit selection was dismal. The rooms were adequate. Each room had its own flare, and were small but clean.
The location of the place made up for all the shortcomings. It is in the heart of Ipanema, a few blocks from the beach. Everything from restaurants, bars to shops is only a few steps away. If you do not have a problem with the hippy and loud party atmosphere, the Bonita shouldn't be a problem for you. Even though I may not stay at the Bonita again, it was certainly a welcome change from what I'm used to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bonita Ipanema is located in one of the best spots of Rio de Janeiro, in the heart of Ipanema between Leblon, Copacabana and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. The Pousada & Hostel is only 3 blocks away from Ipanema beach, next to all transports (subway, bus and taxi) and just a few steps from a great variety of restaurants and bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bonita Ipanema Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil