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Praia Ipanema Hotel
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Praia Ipanema has a great location in ipanema beach. If going to brazil, stay in ipanema away from all noisy tourists who are in Copacabana.

The rooms in Praia Ipanema are good and simple. Nothing very luxurious really, which is somewhat a disappointment as it is an expensive hotel. The view from the swimming pool in the top floor is simply spectacular, however it was closed one night for a private event. Internet is not free, and again, for how much you are paying it should be. Service was good, even though our stay was during WC Brazil.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a beach view
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank CMI_CMI
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Praia Ipanema is a lovely boutique type of hotel.
The rooms are basic, but clean and the amenities are very nice, especially the roof deck.

PROs:
Great location on Ipamena beach - much better that the touristy Copcabana area.
The beach is not overly crowded and I found the water much nicer and the crowd just much more fun.
The pool on the roof was the perfect temperature and even though it was the World Cup, it never felt crowded and you could always get a seat
The view was lovely and we had a drink at night on the roof deck as well, which I highly recommend.
Breakfast is included (it's decent, but not spectacular)
Wifi was pretty good for Brazil

CONs:
There were supposed to be complementary beach chairs and umbrellas, but we never saw any. Might be because of the World Cup
Definitely a little on the louder side - if you are a light sleeper you may want to consider a different hotel especially given the traffic down below.
Seemed like only one person there spoke English, so this made things a little difficult, but I think that is the situation in most of Rio.
We had to call many times for housekeeping to come, which was kind of annoying but totally not a big deal.

OVERALL: Great spot and I would definitely return.

Room Tip: Go for a beach view, it's totally worth it.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank maf908285
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014
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Prezado Hóspede,

Agradecemos por compartilhar sua experiência no Praia Ipanema Hotel.
Ficamos felizes em saber que atendemos a sua expectativa, especialmente com relação a nossa cobertura e serviço.

Esperamos poder recebê-lo novamente em um futuro próximo.

Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited June 9-12 with my 2 children (11 and 13)

Pros:
1. Location: across the Ipanema beach. The hotel provides a beach assistant for chairs and umbrellas. Beautiful strech of beach. The view from the front and side rooms is amazing.
Close to restaurans and bars. Safe area.
2. Personnel: some of the employees were very nice and helpful. Some, very bussiness like.
3. Reasturant: on the second floor with a nice view, good attention, and a variety of offerings.Complimentary breakfast (fruit, pastries, eggs, breads, juices, etc)
4 Swimming pool at the top of the hotel. Beautiful view with a bar.
5. Free computer access in the lobby.

Cons:
1. Very dated, a relic from the late 60's or early 70's. Rooms are spartan, thin walls, musky odor.Old furniture, sheets, pillows.
2. Arrived at 9:00AM. The room was ready but the hotel charged 1/2 day for allowing early check in.
3. They charge for Wi-Fi and for the room safe. Is this crazy or what?
4. Had to be at the airport at 6:30AM. Needed a small breakfast to take. Front desk suggested a Room service order(charged) since the restaurant would not accommodate an early request.
5. The roof pool is often closed for private parties and is not accesible.

Our stay was OK but it left me wondering about other properties in the area.

Recommendation: read my comments and make up your mind knowing waht you are buying.
MOK

Room Tip: Get higher floors, facing the ocean, away from the elevator.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014
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Prezado Hóspede,
Ficamos muito felizes com seus comentários, principalmente em relação a nossa localização e serviço.
Certamente ainda temos muito a melhorar e estamos focando em nossa missão para melhor atender nossos hóspedes..
Agradecemos mais uma vez suas considerações e estamos à inteira disposição para recebê-lo novamente em nosso Hotel.
Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

I would have no hesitation in going back to this hotel and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. The location is excellent, with beautiful views over Ipanema beach. Very close to the hotel are a number of very good bars and restaurants. The rooms are clean and spacious each with a balcony. The roof top terrace and restaurant have wonderful views of the beach as well as the lagoon and Christ the Redeemer. A great place for a relaxing dinner, breakfast, coffee or cocktail. The service was nothing but friendly and helpful. Rodrigo Martins, concierge, did everything he could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. It is a fantastic base to enjoy Rio. In the area in which the hotel is situated, we felt safe. When we went to the beach we were given towels, chairs and umbrellas. When we wanted to go somewhere, have a guide, arrange a taxi, catch a bus or metro, Rodrigo and his team were there to help. RITA and CLIVE

Room Tip: We stayed on the 15th floor which was excellent
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014
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Prezado Hóspede

Agradecemos por compartilhar sua experiência no Praia Ipanema Hotel.
Ficamos felizes em saber que atendemos a sua expectativa, especialmente com relação nossa localização e serviço.

Informamos que iremos repassar seus elogios ao funcionário Rodrigo Martins.

Esperamos poder recebê-lo novamente em um futuro próximo.

Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
Gerente Comercial

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

is incredible that one "4" stars hotel dont have international tv. looks like control tv as in venezuela. they just want you to wacht what they want you. what a shame! only portugueses channels. Not TVE from spain, not RAI from italy, Not CNN, not CBS in english.
you should travel to rio in this hotel with your own pc in order to see tv.
good locations.
excelent breaksfast espectacular view. nice rooms. excelente service.

Room Tip: find a very nice beach view is a relax for your eyes.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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PraiaIpanema, Gerente at Praia Ipanema Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014
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Prezada Sra. Patricia,

Agradecemos sua colaboração com comentários sobre o Praia Ipanema Hotel. É de extremamente importante tomarmos conhecimento de críticas, para então desenvolvermos melhoria dos nossos serviços e atendimento. Preocupados em atender os nossos clientes de várias nacionalidades, informamos que possuímos vários canais internacionais, incluindo os citados em seu comentário que a RAI Itália CNN International canal 28 e canal 53.

Agradecemos mais uma vez suas considerações e estamos à inteira disposição para recebê-lo novamente em nosso Hotel.
Atenciosamente,

Deise Rodrigues
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