I stayed at Caesar Park Ipanema in two occasions in Feb/11, as I was working in Rio. Despite the high price (more than R$500 or USD 300 per night at a corporate rate - you have much better hotels at equivalent or lower prices), the hotel`s facilities are average (relatively old decoration in the rooms, small gym) and the service is TERRIBLE.
1. When I checked in for the first time, the attendant decided to give me an upgrade. The attendant next to him (Mari), who seemed to be his boss/manager, was really upset about the upgrade, told me that the upgraded room was "out of order" and downgraded me back to the original room! (the other attendant kept saying the room was fine). This was a room with two twin beds instead of a king, as I preferred.
2. The gym is small and gym staff is terrible. In one situation, there was no air conditioninguntil 7h40am (don`t forget this is Rio in the summer, and the gym was supposed to open at 6am). In other situation, the gym was still closed at 6h50, and after I complained and waitied a few minutes for the guy who was going to open the gym, I just gave up.
3. The second time I stayed there, despite my previous reservation, I had to stay in a smelly smokers room.
Stay away! If you want to pay such rates, you can get something much better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema 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. Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema 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:
- Caesar Park Ipanema
- Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Ipanema Brazil