Hotel is situated half way between post 9 and 10 (Portuguese Post=Posto, which is a bath house). Great view of the whole beach if you are on high floor.
A 5 star hotel price but 3.5 star hotel room quality. Breakfast is 4 to 4.5 star hotel type.
The breakfast is suited to a 4 star hotel. Nothing to complaint about the variety of food in the buffet breakfast. Behind the breakfast floor (23rd floor) and next to the elevator is the doorway to the gym. When you go to the gym you climb up a flight of staircase and you have the full view of the Ipanema beach from one end to the other.
The hotel is of Sofitel chain, so you could produce your Sofitel membership card to earn some points. Hotel is very expensive which is in line with ALL the beach hotels in Rio de Janeiro. For the same quality in USA the cost would be about half.
Everyday I have two pieces of small chocolates on my pillow and a small fruit tray. You get to sample some local fruit (depends on your luck, it could be banana, apple, pears, grape, and some Brazilian fruit)
You can get a few different version of the tourist map from the Concierge (regular size and pocket size).
At the lobby there is jeweler store. Walk in and they will offer you a piece of polished colored stone for souvenir for free for stopping by.
If you are tired of the hotel restaurant, you could sample outside restaurant. Go to the front of the hotel and exit, turn to you left and onto the Maria Quiteria street. About 100 meter is a busy intersection. 350 meter from the hotel is the intersection of Barao da Torre. There is some restaurants too. Beaware that the price is much higher where the country where you come from (Rio de Janeiro is the number 6 most expensive city in the world – by year 2012 survey).
This hotel is especially suited for business travel, meaning a lot of companies business traveler stay here.
Do not be surprise when you check out and get the bill. It has tax charged on the tax that you paid (weird).
Location wise, you just walk across the street and 10 meter away from the hotel is the sandy beach. Sit down and watch the parade of women in tiny Brazilian bikini pass in front of your eyes. This is a land of equal opportunity, so bikini wearer come in all shapes and sizes and age too.
No area of Rio de Janeiro is safe, but this hotel location is a little better than other. However, do not be the tranquility of the street fool you into thinking it is safe. Be on lookout when you walk. Walking in a number of 2 or 3 does not guarantee that you would not be robbed. Trust me. I live in Ipanema for a year now and I knew and personally witness a few robberies right in front of my eyes. Walking at 10am on a crowded street or beach sideway does not guarantee you would not be robbed by a cyclist. Heed the advice of the local, never wear any gold chain (even fake one) when you are out of the hotel.
Overall, a decent hotel. I am on a business trip so the company pay the bill and I can not complain for the high price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caesar Park combines sophistication and elegance to the minutest detail alongside friendly service. Its restaurants stand out for their high-quality cuisine, while its famous international stores are also an instant hit. Ipanema also offers a cosmopolitan, elegant and upbeat atmosphere. Caesar Park is recognized as one of the best places to stay in the world and, definitively, one of the best options for those seeking subtle luxury and constant comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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