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Hotel Arpoador
Ranked #26 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Amazing location and great service. Great breakfast and strong wifi (both included). The rooms are slightly small and I found the laundry service extremely over-priced, but we will absolutely stay here again. Highly recommend this venue.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your preference and for recommending ARPOADOR INN to travellers around the world.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our courtesy breakfast buffet, served in the restaurant facing the beach, and the courtesy wifi internet throughout the hotel.

If you are looking for even more space, we are happy to recommend you one of our Deluxe rooms, larger, next time you visit Rio. Thank you for your compliments to our location and service.

My very best wishes,

Daniel Gorin

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The location is the best! And the breakfast buffet is really good but the price is a little expensive for the rooms, thay are a bit old and it's terrible that you have to leave the key when you leave every time.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review regarding your recent stay with us at ARPOADOR INN.

I would be thankful if you could clarify what was mentioned about the key, as this is not our procedure. At check in, each guest is given an individual key card.

Thank you also for suggesting our Deluxe rooms to travellers around the world. Staying there is, in fact part of the experience, as you can see the amazing beaches of Ipanema and Leblon from your room window.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

My kindest regards,

Daniel Gorin

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

A very nice hotel with superb views of Ipanema and the lookout point at Arpoador. The location is great not only for the beach but both Ipanema and Copacabana neighborhoods are within walking distance. The room was very clean and updated and the service was excellent. Breakfast was also very nice with various hot and cold selections and the dining room overlooks the beach.
2 Negative points were that there is no swimming pool and late checkout is not permitted unless you want to pay 1/2 day room rate.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for the great comments regarding your recent stay with us, at ARPOADOR INN.

We are delighted to hear how joyful you found our location, walking distance from Ipanema and Copacabana neighbourhoods, and literally on Arpoador beach. Thank you very much for the amazing compliments to our housekeeping and restaurant teams. Your compliments were transmitted to them, who look forward to welcoming you back again at ARPOADOR INN.

My kindest regards,

Daniel Gorin

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

That hotel is really excellent. It is not so big, we prefer smaller, and it was really this. Excellent is service, staff, location, breakfast.... For us the more important thing was the staff talks and understands english, beceause it is not so usually in Rio. They could recommend where to go, to stay, how to catch buses, how much it is, how to get there.....they were prepared to help us. Of course, there was Wi-Fi and it was really working. As we arrived late after midnight, there was any problém to accomodate us, cards for our rooms were prepared, we just signed forms and we could go to the room. No delay. The saff was very polite at that late time as well.
Every morning we could start a day with breakfast and to see to the ocean, to sid in front the hotel on the ocean side. It was really beautiful to see it.
Our room was not so large, but we didn´t need it just for overnight sleeping, there was nice bathroom and also a fridge. Both beds were good, we slept there as at home. The room was cleaning every day and it was also in order.
For swimming in the ocean you get towels at the desk, you don´t have take your owner or from the room. Just ask there. The beach is really near...several steps and you are there.
As I have already written, the location is really good advanced value for this hotel. Copacabana and Ipanema is only a few steps and other sights are available by metro or bus and it is not so far from there.
The another good thing is that there is not any major roads between the hotel and the beach, there is only a small local road where you can meet only a few cars per a day.
We stayed there for 7 nights.
Of course, there is not any swimming poll, large lobby or others thing what are usually in hotels with more stars, but as I have already written we didn´t need them, we didn´t wanted to stay at the hotel for during days, we wanted to have a good room with service, breakfast, location and everything this we had.
Go there and stay there as well. We recommend it to you.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear guest,

We are very honoured by your comments, regarding your recent visit to Rio de Janeiro.
Thank you very much for your preference at staying at ARPOADOR INN.

Your compliments to our staff were transmitted to them, who were very happy to be able to assist you while you were a guest with us. It is fantastic to our Front Desk team to be able to help shaping our guests holidays and stays in Rio de Janeiro, by providing them with as much information as needed.

I am glad that you noticed that most of our staff is fluent in English, as the hotel management has recently started offering classes to them. Thank you for your rich description of our rooms and services, such as the beach service: umbrellas and towels are courtesy to our guests.

We hope to welcome you back soon at ARPOADOR INN, when you will be able to enjoy our prime location, literally in front of the beach, and just a few steps from the ocean.

My kindest regards,
Daniel Gorin

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have stayed at Arpoador on both our visits to Rio. It was recommended by friends and we have recommended it to others. We liked a room with a sea view, we liked the food and in particular we liked the location with no major road between hotel and beach. If you want spas, swimming pools and the extravaganza of a 5 star hotel, this is not for you. If you like the simpler things done well, this is for you.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the fantastic comments about our hotel ARPOADOR INN, recently posted after your visit to Rio de Janeiro.

I am personally very happy to hear how much you and your friends enjoy the warm simplicity offered here. In fact our Deluxe rooms, which overlook the iconic beaches of Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon are fantastic.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

My very best wishes,
Daniel Gorin

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

My double room was very spartan and tired, small, with no view and no breakfast. A/C was somewhat noisy.

The good part? It's located in Arpoador, one of the best Ipanema's spots. You can easily go on foot to many places in Copacabana or Leblon, in addition to anywhere in Ipanema of course. The beach is a 15-second walk from one of the hotel's doors.

Not exactly a top hotel, but location is unbeatable. I'd go back if I could find a very good rate.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your preference and for the comments posted.

We are very happy to hear how much you have enjoyed our prime location, literally on the best part of Rio de Janeiro, in the idyllic Arpoador neighbourhood, a few steps from iconic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.

We would be thrilled with the possibility of touring you around the other categories of rooms, Superior and Deluxe, so you can consider trying them in your next stay in Rio.

We hope to see you back this Summer.

My very best wishes,
Daniel Gorin

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed at this hotel twice now, looking a bit tired but it is kept very clean! Very helpfull and polite staff. Great view from my room right over Ipanema. Not bad rates for the location. Restaurant okay, nice to sit outside and dine, you are practically on the beach. Hope to be back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Daniel G, Manager at Hotel Arpoador, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for the fantastic comments regarding your recent stay with us at ARPOADOR INN.

We are delighted to hear how much you have enjoyed our property's location, on this picturesque peninsula, called Arpoador, right between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.

Your compliments to our helpful staff have been transmitted. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at ARPOADOR INN.

My kindest regards,

Daniel Gorin

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Address: Rua Francisco Otaviano 177 | Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-046, Brazil (Formerly Arpoador Inn)
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#27 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $113 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Arpoador 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the most beautiful neighbourhood in the whole of Rio de Janeiro, HOTEL ARPOADOR is the only hotel in town literally located on the beach. This idyllic area, located in the intersection of the famous Ipanema and Copacabana neighborhoods, is a peninsula with its own beach and park. The hotel offers comfortable suites, decorated in a simple sophistication, with plenty of Brazilian hardwood and white walls. Our teams are always ready to assist you in every means. HOTEL ARPOADOR Where the City meets the Sea ... more   less 
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