Billed as the top hotel on Ipanema, the Fasano is correspondingly expensive: $600 for their small, narrow rooms facing the rear with no view! P Starck design looks great in the more generously-proportioned beach-facing rooms, but the basic rooms are simply too narrow and dark (see photos). Hallways likewise are ridiculously dim. The best part of the hotel is the shallow rooftop pool and bar (and gym and steam room): views are stunning. Service cannot be faulted anywhere in the hotel (or indeed on the beach where they will set up deck chairs & parasols for you). All rooms have small balconies. Bathrooms are well appointed. The hotel's two small elevators can take several minutes to arrive and there appears to be no staircase alternative, unacceptably frustrating for a hotel of this standard. Elevators are activated by room key for added security - even to get to the rooftop pool/gym area (which keeps non residents out). Sleep quality is good: soundproofing works and the air-con is relatively silent. Friends who were allocated a beach-facing room on a high floor were extremely happy with their stay - the trick is to get one of these! The alternative is the (equally pricey, but high-rise) Caesar Park a few blocks away: most of their rooms are bright with decent views.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Avenida Vieira Souto, in the heart of Ipanema beach, the long awaited hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with modernity and efficiency in design and service. Envisioned by Philippe Starck, everything has been thought out to reverberate the glorious Bossa Nova era, when Ipanema was blossoming into the most charming neighborhood of Rio. The hotel caters to both leisure and business travelers and offers the latest technology in its accommodations and meeting rooms. Guests can experience Fasano's gastronomic legacy at the elegant Fasano al mare restaurant and enjoy signature cocktails and light meals at the ‘scenery’ Baretto-Londra. The breathtaking view from the rooftop swimming pool overlooks the beach and constitutes an attraction in and of itself. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fasano Rio De Janeiro
- Hotel Fasano Rio De Janeiro Brazil