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“Great location & service”
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Mar Ipanema Hotel
Ranked #81 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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6 reviews
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“Great location & service”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Rio. It is in a great location, close to the beach and walking distance to the lake. There are restaurants, shops & bars close by. The bar/restaurant on the corner for breakfast and happy hour drinks was lovely & convenient. Our room was a decent size & always clean, and the staff helpful. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: We paid for a higher priced room and it was a decent size
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear guest,
Initially, I would like to congratulate you for your marriage! Did you enjoy the gift we offered?
Thank you very much for your review and compliments. I’m glad to hear that you had a nice stay at our hotel.
Good to know you enjoyed our prime location! As you mentioned, Mar Ipanema Hotel is located just two blocks away from the wonderful Ipanema beach in the fancy residential district of Ipanema, being surrounded by the best restaurants and trendiest shops in town.
Nice to know that our front desk staff was helpful. I’ll congratulate them personally!
I’m really glad you enjoyed our Armazém Devassa restaurant, where breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night drinks, including beers from the Devassa microbrewery are served. Did you have any of those?
Again, thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Not too close but not too far from the beach. Same thing about the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. Room are small but clean. Staffs are nice. Easy to get a bus to go everywhere you need just in front the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your candid comments on our hotel. I’m glad you had a great time. I’m glad to know you had a good time at our property.
Regarding our location, please note that our hotel is two short blocks away from the beach and 5-minute walk to the Lagoon, centrally located in the residential neighborhood of Ipanema.
I’m happy to know you found our staff helpful. I’m pretty sure they were able to go around town and enjoy what Rio has best to offer.
Once again, thank you very much for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for your stay at Rio de Janeiro and for submitting your review on our services.
Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Can't beat the location, which is the main reason we stay there. Should consider having a guest shower so guests with evening flights have a place to shower after checking out at 12 noon (it is not a cheap hotel and should offer this as other hotels of the same category do). The bar where breakfast takes place is under construction, so besides the construction noise tne breakfast location did not offer the excelent breakfast guests are used to. Overall experience this time wad average...again the location is incredible.

  • Stayed May 2013
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for your stay at Rio de Janeiro.
Good to know you enjoyed our prime location. As you correctly described, it sure is unbeatable!
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by the fact that the restaurant was being refurbished during your stay. The constructions took two weeks and now our restaurants in equipped with a bigger caiprinha bar.
Regarding the guest shower, although we do not have one, we offer late check-outs for guests, upon availability of rooms.
Once again, I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience caused by the restaurant being closed during your stay. We hope to see you again during your next vacations, when you will be able to have breakfast at our restaurant!
Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Mar Ipanema. The hotel is two blocks away from Ipanema Beach in the heart of the best area. You can easily walk to Copacabana and Leblon. The free breakfast was delicious. The rooms although small are quiet, clean, and comfortable. It's pricey but it seems everything in Rio is these days!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your comments regarding our hotel. At Mar Ipanema Hotel we take very much in consideration our guests’ reviews in order to improve our services.
Good to know you enjoyed our prime location! As you mentioned, Mar Ipanema Hotel is located just two blocks away from the wonderful Ipanema beach in the fancy residential district of Ipanema, being surrounded by the best restaurants and trendiest shops in town.
I’m really glad you enjoyed our Armazém Devassa restaurant, where breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night drinks are served. Did you enjoy the Brazilian delicacies served during breakfast, such as Pão de Queijo, Minas cheese, Matte, and many others?
Concerning our prices, please note that although our property is 100% renovated and located in an exclusive residential area of Rio de Janeiro, our prices are usually 20-30% lower than beachfront hotels.
Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The hotel was centrally located and walking distance to all beaches.
The room was very clean, the beds were very comfortable, shower was nice.
The free wireless provided good connectivity.
The buffet breakfast was nice.
The staff was helpful.
We did have a room on the 6th floor so the traffic noise was minimized.

Andre from Ottawa, Canada.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and for choosing our hotel for your stay at Rio de Janeiro. I’m glad to know you had a pleasant stay.
Regarding our location, in fact we are centrally located, in the heart of Ipanema, surrounded by Rio’s best restaurants and finest shops, in an area known as “Charm Square”.
Concerning our rooms, they were all recently refurbished and we are proud to let you know that we are the only 100% refurbished hotel in Leblon/Ipanema districts.
I’m happy you found the wi-fi connection that we offer our guests helpful. Contrary to most hotels in Rio, which charge up to R$ 60.00 daily for internet use, we offer the complimentary access to guests.
At last, thank you very much for your compliments on our staff. I’ll make sure to congratulate them personally.
Once again, thank you for your candid comments about our property. We hope to see you again on your next vacations.
Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed at the Mar Ipanema for just under week in April and had a great time. The hotel is just a couple of blocks from the beach on a really nice street and the area felt very safe. The room was very good and had clearly been recently refurbished with a really nice bathroom and full walk-in shower with good water pressure. I thought the breakfast was excellent for a small hotel - lots of choice and good quality food. Reception staff were also helpful. Finally the hotel was spotless with excellent cleaning. I would recommend the hotel - and definitely choose the hotel the next time I am in Rio.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review. On behalf of all our staff, I would like to thank you for choosing Mar Ipanema Hotel for your stay at Rio de Janeiro.
I’m delighted to know that you noticed that we recently refurbished our hotel. As a matter of fact, Mar Ipanema Hotel is the only entirely refurbished hotel in Ipanema/Leblon districts. All rooms are equipped with ’32 LCD TVs, Ipod Docks, and may other amenities to provide our guests a comfortable stay.
I would like to thank you very much for your compliments on our staff, glad to know they helped you out efficiently. I’ll make sure to personally congratulate them!
Nice to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast selection. Did you try all the Brazilian delicacies, such as pão de queijo, minas cheese, tapioca, as well as the tropical fruits? Hope you did!
Once again, thank you very much for your review. I’m really glad to know you had a wonderful stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back at Mar Ipanema Hotel anytime soon!
Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Hotel in the middle of the action in Ipanema and 2 minutes from the beach.
Clean, reasonable, you have all you need in your room, which is not spacious, but since you are out all day that is not a problem. Right in the middle of the action of Ipanema, restaurants, cafés, shopping, disco's and you name it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MarIpanemaHotel, Gerente at Mar Ipanema Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review. At our hotel, since we take very much in consideration our guests’ feedbacks, reviews like yours are really helpful, for us to improve our services.
I’m glad to know you enjoyed our location, which is no less than excellent. Our hotel is a stone’s throw from Ipanema beach, a couple of blocks away from the Lagoon, being surrounded by Rio’s best restaurants and boutiques.
It’s delightful to know that you liked our rooms as well. Mar Ipanema Hotel is the only entirely refurbished hotel in Ipanema/Leblon districts. All rooms are equipped with ’32 LCD TVs, Ipod Docks, and may other amenities to provide our guests a comfortable stay.
Once again, thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
Best regards,
Henrique de Abreu
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Property: Mar Ipanema Hotel
Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 539, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-003, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#45 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#51 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mar Ipanema Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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