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Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location! Safe, friendly and helpful staff, buffet breakfast - a lot of choices..

No room upgrade or Welcome Drink offered as informed by reservation!!!! Pool and Gym Center closed since October 28th/14, there was no information about this during reservation process. Front Desk personal rude , unpolite. Room still not done at 5PM

What every room needs is just a water heater pot for your tea.. Otherwise it was a good overall stay, breakfast was fine. Safe place to be in ipanema.

Location of this hotel is perfect, right next to the Ipanema beach, walking distance to countless restaurants and Sunday flea market. Restaurant in the lobby was decent too, and staff was nice. But... if it wasn't for location, this would be at best a 2-star hotel. I am not a high maintenance person at all, but my room, especially the bathroom was disgusting. Old yellow appliances, dirty bathtub, dirty walls, leaking toilet, which didn't even flush, so I had to call maintenance. I was afraid to touch anything in the room, so I just spent most of the time in town. Thankfully, I was only staying one night! Again, I am not high maintenance AT ALL, but only expected basic cleanliness. And to add insult to injury, I paid extra for the Delux room, not even the Standard.

Good location, good Japanese restaurant in house. Breakfast great. Pool people nice and friendly. But the fitness equipment sucks. Also the room needs renovation and the bed is too short for long guys. Reception like to think tourists are rich and sends you to the expensive places. Asked for hairdresser and the send me after a call to a place where they immediately raised the price 25% from regular and I got cut by an amateur.

This hotel was excellent. Large, comfortable room with friendly and helpful staff and excellent breakfast. One block from the beach and so close to every kind of restaurant. We didn't need to leave a 3 block radius to have the best trip! Great place!

The entire rooftop area- pool, bar, and lounge-was closed. That was a big reason I booked this particular hotel. I feel like it was a misrepresentation to advertise a rooftop deck with a pool and lounge and for it to be not available. I should hope to be compensated.

Well-located, 1 block from the beach. Excellent breakfast with outdoor tables. The desk staff are very friendly and accommodating. Hotel construction & rennovation on creates some day time noise.

Half a block from the beach, wonderful rooftop pool with great views, this property would score 4 stars if the breakfast were improved and they put installed some beach-view windows. Pricey, but not too out of line for Rio.

The location couldn't have been better. Especially if you are gay. 2 blocks from the gay beach, 2 blocks from great gay bars. Everything is easy and walkable. The hotel was fine...

nothing worked. the wifi was erratic and the television didn't work for two days. the in room safe didn't work and no one would come and re-set it. the toilet seat was broken.

Ipanema Plaza was the perfect location! It was on a lively street, close to the beach, and had a great rooftop pool. Breakfast was basic. The staff, especially at the reception, were extremely unfriendly and borderline rude. The rooms were clean and spacious.

Very dirty!too expansive! totally not worth! they are only 3 star hotel, but get 5 star price!

Hotel has great location. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. If you are looking for luxury, this is not a choice you should make, but if you can settle for reasonable comfort, this is it. Breakfast included in price was good.

Nice staff but reception desk seemed frustrated and satiated with routine. Need more support dynamics. Rooms clean. shower tiles need cleaning, door frames rusting, smell of cockroach/insect killing chemicals. Very important, airvents in shower do not work. Humidity takes over and it takes long for mirrors to clear. Utility closets dead roaches seen when maintenance came up to reduce hot water pressure. Refrigerators very week, innefficient, could not keep water cold. drainage dirty with meldew. Excellent pool area. Dry sauna less efficient than wet sauna/steam room. Breakfast excellent. Need small coffee pots to take to tables when requested. To get up to refill coffee staning on line ... food got cold. No facial tissues. So, toilet tissues had to be used. Chips on floor tiles need to be patched. EXCELLENT ENERGY SAVING CONCEPTS. HALLWAY LIGHTS WOULD BE ON ONLY WITH MOTION DETECTION.

great location, couple of minutes from ipanema beach and in a lively neighborhood. went in early december and weather was mostly sunny. hotel restaurant is pretty decent, the rooftop pool has spectacular views, workout room leaves something to be desired, but mostly the location is why to stay here

Room costed a lot per night and was expecting a true 5 star or a true boutique hotel experience as was described but it all turned out to be a miss. Rooms were extra small, bathrooms smaller, very outdated bathrooms and had stain marks on the bed sheets and wash basin, toilet and bath tub. However, the hotel staff were friendly, helpful. Location is a plus. Good food especially the Asian restaurant had good choices. Buffet breakfast was included. Having said that, I Wouldn't stay there again due to unclean bathrooms, smaller size.

The holtel was amazing and It was very close to the beach and they also had an amzing breakfast

The Ipanema Plaza is ideally situated a block from Ipanema beach and within blocks of the central shopping area of Ipanema. The reception staff are helpful and courteous and speak english fluently. The hotel is a bit tired especially the bathrooms but the rooms are well sized and comfortably furnished and they are apparently making efforts to upgrade the place. This is definitely no more than a 3 star property. The morning breakfast buffet is plentiful and offers a great sampling of the tropical fruits of the region. There is a smallish pool and deck on the roof and a very small fitness room. There are a number of full service gyms two blocks away if you want a real workout while you are in Ipanema. WiFi internet access is 35 reals per day which is a little steep but if you want to stay connected it functions well. If location to the beach is what you are looking for this is the hotel for you - if you want luxury accomodations - look elsewhere.

Rua Farme De Amoedo 34 Ipanema Rio de Janeiro RJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Ipanema within 2 miles (3 km) of Leblon Beach, Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. This 140-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Corcovado and Parque Henrique Lage are also nearby.


Dining

Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel's 140 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.


Property features

Guests of Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. You can take advantage of valet parking for a fee, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel

Couples (7) Business (1) Family (1) Friends (2) Other (8)
4

travelling with friends

Couples

Great location! Safe, friendly and helpful staff, buffet breakfast - a lot of choices..

By on Feb 4, 2015

1

disappointing

GetawayWithFriends

No room upgrade or Welcome Drink offered as informed by reservation!!!! Pool and Gym Center closed since October 28th/14, there was no information about this during reservation process. Front Desk personal rude , unpolite. Room still not done at 5PM

By on Dec 7, 2014

3

overall nice stay

GetawayWithFriends

What every room needs is just a water heater pot for your tea.. Otherwise it was a good overall stay, breakfast was fine. Safe place to be in ipanema.

By on May 27, 2014

2

great location, nice staff, terrible cleanliness

Singles

Location of this hotel is perfect, right next to the Ipanema beach, walking distance to countless restaurants and Sunday flea market. Restaurant in the lobby was decent too, and staff was nice. But... if it wasn't for location, this would be at best a 2-star hotel. I am not a high maintenance person at all, but my room, especially the bathroom was disgusting. Old yellow appliances, dirty bathtub, dirty walls, leaking toilet, which didn't even flush, so I had to call maintenance. I was afraid to touch anything in the room, so I just spent most of the time in town. Thankfully, I was only staying one night! Again, I am not high maintenance AT ALL, but only expected basic cleanliness. And to add insult to injury, I paid extra for the Delux room, not even the Standard.

By on May 26, 2014

3

coming more friendly then leaving

Singles

Good location, good Japanese restaurant in house. Breakfast great. Pool people nice and friendly. But the fitness equipment sucks. Also the room needs renovation and the bed is too short for long guys. Reception like to think tourists are rich and sends you to the expensive places. Asked for hairdresser and the send me after a call to a place where they immediately raised the price 25% from regular and I got cut by an amateur.

By on Apr 28, 2014

5

great hotel in ipanema! close to tons of restaurants and the beach!

Couples

This hotel was excellent. Large, comfortable room with friendly and helpful staff and excellent breakfast. One block from the beach and so close to every kind of restaurant. We didn't need to leave a 3 block radius to have the best trip! Great place!

By on Apr 19, 2014

1

entire rooftop deck closed

Singles

The entire rooftop area- pool, bar, and lounge-was closed. That was a big reason I booked this particular hotel. I feel like it was a misrepresentation to advertise a rooftop deck with a pool and lounge and for it to be not available. I should hope to be compensated.

By on Apr 13, 2014

4

repeat customer

Couples

Well-located, 1 block from the beach. Excellent breakfast with outdoor tables. The desk staff are very friendly and accommodating. Hotel construction & rennovation on creates some day time noise.

By on Apr 7, 2014

3

location is stellar

LGBT

Half a block from the beach, wonderful rooftop pool with great views, this property would score 4 stars if the breakfast were improved and they put installed some beach-view windows. Pricey, but not too out of line for Rio.

By on Mar 26, 2014

3

perfect location, the rest….?

LGBT

The location couldn't have been better. Especially if you are gay. 2 blocks from the gay beach, 2 blocks from great gay bars. Everything is easy and walkable. The hotel was fine...

By on Dec 8, 2013