We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent location, great stay.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sol Ipanema Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Sol Ipanema Hotel
Ranked #64 of 280 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
72 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent location, great stay.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

I stayed at this property for a conference in Rio. I'll start by saying that the location is excellent -- so close to the beach! The room was clean and well appointed -- definitely better than any Best Western that I've visited in the U.S.! The breakfast buffet was bountiful. The bar/pool area is small but very nice. The rooftop views of Rio and the ocean are priceless! I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank irishbrahmin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,086 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    342
    533
    143
    41
    27
See reviews for
200
424
77
154
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (125)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
109 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I stayed here on a recent 1 week trip to Rio based on my last experience staying here about 5 years ago.

Without doubt the best thing about this hotel is its location, I doubt you would do better in Rio. In the middle of Ipanema beach (across the road), walking distance to Leblon and Copacabana, and with loads of shops and restaurants nearby. The streets around the hotel are quite safe, even at night (although avoid deserted streets). It is also close the the Lagoa with the walking track around it, great for walking/running/bike riding and stopping off for drinks.

Rooms were good - plenty of space, safe in the room, decent bathroom with good shower, comfortable beds. Aircon worked well and kept the room at a comfortable temperature. I deliberately selected a room at the rear - note that front rooms have great views of the beach, but the road outside is very busy and is noisy, the rear rooms are quieter.

There is a small bar and a tiny pool on the roof, not much space but the views are fantastic. Wifi was included and it worked well. Breakfast was also included but I never used it - I preferred eatng at the local shops where you can get pastries and juices for breakfast.

Service was great - the front desk staff were always happy to assist with transport or any questions I had, I had no problems. One day they didn't clean my room properly - e.g. didn't empty the trash bin, which was a bit annoying but otherwise no problems.

Biggest issue with this hotel is value - for a relatively basic hotel it is extremely expensive, but unforunately this is typical for Rio, especially Ipanema, which is a popular place to stay with a shortage of rooms.

Overall a good stay and I will come back here.

Room Tip: Rear rooms are quieter. Beach front rooms are noisy, the avenue is busy even at night.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SeeingIsBelieving007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Just got back from a long weekend getaway to Rio. I knew I wanted to be in Ipanema and close to the beach - and this hotel was that and more. The staff were super duper nice and always smiling - granted I'm pretty self sufficient they exuded that lovely Brazilian charm.

If your room isn't ready when you arrive, don't fret - just ask for the WiFi password and head up to the rooftop deck and enjoy a handmade (even the ice is hand chipped) caipirinha. The views of Rio are great and it will give you a chance to upload those selflies and do all those Facebook check-ins.

The breakfast buffet was everything you could want for a beachside urban destination.

To the reviews that say it's noisy, of course it is, it's right on Av. Vieira Souto, if you want peace and quiet don't come to Rio... stay on the farm in Iowa.

I would definitely stay here again and thank you all for a memorable stay.

Room Tip: Definitely spend the extra money for an amazing view of the South Atlantic Ocean.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Best Western Plus Sol Ipanema offers a superb location on the Ipanema Beach seafront, within a vibrant area of bars and restaurants. It features a sunny terrace with breathtaking coast views. Wi-Fi is free. 

Best Western Plus Sol Ipanema Hotel offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with a bright contemporary décor. All feature a 32-inch LCD TV and minibar, plus a luxurious bathroom with amenities and a magnifying mirror. Some rooms boast scenic views of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous beachfront. 

Buffet breakfast is served at La Fiducia Bistrô and includes a rich selection of tropical fruits, breads and cakes. Guests can admire panoramic sea views while enjoying their meals or having drinks on the terrace, by the pool. 

The hotel is located just 1 block away from the historic Garota de Ipanema Bar. Rio de Janeiro’s city centre and Santos Dumont Airport are just 13 km away. The Leblon shopping area can be reached within a 10-minute walk. 

The 24-hour front desk can arrange car/bicycle rental and shuttle services. Beauty shop treatments and child services can also be arranged. Third-party parking lots can be found nearby the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ângelo N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights and were really glad we chose it. It doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is very modern and clean.

Our room overlooked the beach which was a really nice way to wake up in the morning, and the amenities were all excellent. The buffet breakfast had good variety but the boiled egg machine was a bit hard to use though.

Like alot of other hotels on the strip, they have complimentary deck chairs and umbrellas which made beach outings very convenient.

Location was also great, right in the heart of Ipanema, with several good eateries around the corner (including Garota, where the 'girl from ipanema' was penned) and a short 10min walk to the main shopping area.

I would also like to commend the concierge who helped with dinner and day tour reservations.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mark C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hood River, Oregon
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place has a great location and the staff are very helpful and respectful. Our biggest complaint was the noise from the road. It was difficult to sleep many nights and it would have been nice to have better windows. Although the "pool" and gym are very small, they seemed adequate for the use they got. We did have difficulties with the safe and AC but the staff were quick to work on the issues and got things resolved. The breakfast buffet always seem to have lots of fresh fruit and pastries. If you stay here, make sure you get the bartender at the pool to make one of his outstanding caipirinhas. It was definitely a pleasant way to start the evening.

Room Tip: There is a trade off between a view of the beach and a quiet room on the backside.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gracers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

When i checked into the hotel, the front desk clerk did not have my reservation and said i would need to retrieve it via my cellphone internet because their reservation office was closed. What? Once they gave me my room, they actually put me in a terrible room that smelled very bad and had no oceanview despite me having paid for it. They corrected the mistake. I also left my luggage with them but they could not find it for a lengthy period. But the staff was courteous despite their incompetence. Hotel room i stayed in was clean and well appointed though the cleaning lady seemed to park herself outside my door and carry on loud conversations on her cell. In sum i might stay there again because of the location, but if possible to find a similarly priced hotel in the same area i would definitely try it over this poorly run hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank grussll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
solsandra, Manager at Sol Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your comments!

Your opinion is very important for us.

Best regards,

BEST WESTERN PLUS SOL IPANEMA HOTEL
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Rio de Janeiro hotels
Ipanema
Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipanema Managed by Sofitel
Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipane...
#35 of 280 in Rio de Janeiro
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,607 reviews
Ipanema
Ipanema Inn
Ipanema Inn
#10 of 280 in Rio de Janeiro
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,304 reviews
Ipanema
Hotel Arpoador
Hotel Arpoador
#18 of 280 in Rio de Janeiro
4.0 of 5 bubbles 786 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Ipanema
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
#112 of 280 in Rio de Janeiro
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,175 reviews
Ipanema
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel
#75 of 280 in Rio de Janeiro
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,154 reviews
Ipanema
Praia Ipanema Hotel
Praia Ipanema Hotel
#71 of 280 in Rio de Janeiro
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,389 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sol Ipanema Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sol Ipanema Hotel

Property: Sol Ipanema Hotel
Address: Avenida Vieira Souto 320, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-004, Brazil (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Sol Ipanema Hotel)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#28 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#36 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sol Ipanema Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located facing the ocean, at the most trendy point of Ipanema Beach, the "Station 9", and only one block from the bar Girl from Ipanema, birthplace of Bossa Nova. Perfect for leisure or business trip for its proximity to downtown and the best tourist sights of Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Despegar.com, TravelClick and Hotels.com so you can book your Sol Ipanema Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro Best Western
Sol Ipanema Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing