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Hotel Praia Ipanema

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location, big room, very clean, nice staff.

If I were returning to Rio, I would stay in the Ipanema area again. We stayed across from the beach and the beach people in Ipanema are beautiful and pride themselves on their appearance. Plenty of major great shopping and restaurants close by. We were by far the least 'beach looking' people on the beach. Would definitely recommend this area and felt very safe there.

Hotel worked out well, nice, medium-sized room with wonderful view. Food was great- way above average on 16th floor and great infinity pool. Price is ridiculous but for a beachfront hotel in Ipanema, what can you say? Good location. Only down side is elevators - one always broken so used service elevator most of the time, and lobby bar area very unattractive. Too small. Thank goodness there is no smoking!

Great location on Ipanema beach but the rooms are basic at best. Expected much more for the price. I even upgraded to a Master Suite which was far from "sweet" - basically just a bed and a desk and tile floors. Fernando at the front desk was one bright spot. The view from the rooftop pool and lounge was pretty cool!

First, we were staying there from March 22-25, and were not informed that the pool was being renovated (and thus not in service) until AFTER we booked. We promptly called the hotel to see if the pool would be accessible during our visit because if not, we would not have wanted to stay there. They reassured (over and over again) us that the pool would be ready on March 23. However, it was closed the entire time we were there. When we complained about this, they did not do anything, they did not even remove the $R3/day fee for the safe, which is ridiculous in the first place given that they charged almost $400/night for a dirty, musty room. The sheets had rust on them. The maid service was terrible - they did not clean our room until very late in the day and never left us beach towels. So, every morning, we had to go on a search for our own beach towels. I would not recommend this hotel. I felt like my money was stolen, and they did not care about customer service at all.

HOTEL AND STAFF FREINDLY AND HELPFUL. WONDERFUL BREAKFAST. 14TH FLOOR OCEANFRONT WAS GREAT. SAFE AREA WITH SHOPPING AND FOOD. ONLY DRAWBACK WAS POOL UNDER REFURB. WOULD DEFINITLEY STAY AGAIN AND DO RECCOMMEND !!!!

VERY NICE PLACE TO STAY, EXCELENT LOCATION AND VERY NICE STAFF

Easy access to the beach, the neighborhood, great restaurants. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice rooms with balconies and good views. Great breakfast, nice amenities. A good place to stay if you want to escape the throngs of tourists, the crowded beaches, and the pesky peddlers of Copacabana.

The hotel was fairly basic with the rooms nothing to write home about. Their rack rate was $520 but we got a standard room for $343. Not knowing the property, we figured this would be our splurge. I did request an ocean front view and on that they totally delivered. From our room, we had the entire Ipanema Beach from our little balcony. We could also see Sugarloaf as well as the Cristo. My guess is that beach front is just plain pricey in Ipanema. The people were very nice just expected a bit more for the price.

This place has quite the set of photographs in its marketing arsenal, so I was looking forward to trying it out on my next trip to Rio. Brazil in general doesn't get my highest marks for hotels. Of the seven hotels I've in at in Brazil, I rate this #4. Of Rio, I rate it #3 of 5. It's okay, but dated, and not as modern as led to believe by the marketing. The A/C counldn't be controlled, the wired internet was slow. There was a tremendous amount of street noise (3rd floor), which kept me awake. The lack of consistent hot water was a major inconvenience. Room door lock stopped working on my last night, and I couldn't leave if I wanted to get back in. Mold/mildew around the A/C unit. Smallish-sized room.

Avenida Vieira Souto 706 Ipanema Rio de Janeiro RJ

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Leblon Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Ipanema within a short walk of Leblon Beach, Hotel Praia Ipanema is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. This 4-star hotel has 100 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near Corcovado and Parque Henrique Lage.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Espaco 7zero6 offers relaxing ocean views; Capim Dourado specializes in Brazilian cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All of Hotel Praia Ipanema's 100 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Rooms also include phones.


Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Praia Ipanema enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Superior com Vista Parcial do Mar

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior com Vista para o Mar

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Luxo com Vista Parcial do Mar

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Luxo com Vista para o Mar

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Praia Ipanema

Everyone (1) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (1) Friends (2)
5

very good

Everyone

Great location, big room, very clean, nice staff.

By on Mar 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback !

4

rio experience

Couples

If I were returning to Rio, I would stay in the Ipanema area again. We stayed across from the beach and the beach people in Ipanema are beautiful and pride themselves on their appearance. Plenty of major great shopping and restaurants close by. We were by far the least 'beach looking' people on the beach. Would definitely recommend this area and felt very safe there.

By on Mar 19, 2014

4

business/pleasure

Couples

Hotel worked out well, nice, medium-sized room with wonderful view. Food was great- way above average on 16th floor and great infinity pool. Price is ridiculous but for a beachfront hotel in Ipanema, what can you say? Good location. Only down side is elevators - one always broken so used service elevator most of the time, and lobby bar area very unattractive. Too small. Thank goodness there is no smoking!

By on Mar 20, 2013

3

great location, pretty average room

Couples

Great location on Ipanema beach but the rooms are basic at best. Expected much more for the price. I even upgraded to a Master Suite which was far from "sweet" - basically just a bed and a desk and tile floors. Fernando at the front desk was one bright spot. The view from the rooftop pool and lounge was pretty cool!

By on Jul 9, 2012

1

disappointing!

GetawayWithFriends

First, we were staying there from March 22-25, and were not informed that the pool was being renovated (and thus not in service) until AFTER we booked. We promptly called the hotel to see if the pool would be accessible during our visit because if not, we would not have wanted to stay there. They reassured (over and over again) us that the pool would be ready on March 23. However, it was closed the entire time we were there. When we complained about this, they did not do anything, they did not even remove the $R3/day fee for the safe, which is ridiculous in the first place given that they charged almost $400/night for a dirty, musty room. The sheets had rust on them. The maid service was terrible - they did not clean our room until very late in the day and never left us beach towels. So, every morning, we had to go on a search for our own beach towels. I would not recommend this hotel. I felt like my money was stolen, and they did not care about customer service at all.

By on Mar 28, 2012

5

rio stay feb 20012

Couples

HOTEL AND STAFF FREINDLY AND HELPFUL. WONDERFUL BREAKFAST. 14TH FLOOR OCEANFRONT WAS GREAT. SAFE AREA WITH SHOPPING AND FOOD. ONLY DRAWBACK WAS POOL UNDER REFURB. WOULD DEFINITLEY STAY AGAIN AND DO RECCOMMEND !!!!

By on Feb 3, 2012

3

praia ipanema

Families

VERY NICE PLACE TO STAY, EXCELENT LOCATION AND VERY NICE STAFF

By on Jan 9, 2012

4

a great place to stay in ipanema

Couples

Easy access to the beach, the neighborhood, great restaurants. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice rooms with balconies and good views. Great breakfast, nice amenities. A good place to stay if you want to escape the throngs of tourists, the crowded beaches, and the pesky peddlers of Copacabana.

By on Apr 26, 2011

3

praia ipanema

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel was fairly basic with the rooms nothing to write home about. Their rack rate was $520 but we got a standard room for $343. Not knowing the property, we figured this would be our splurge. I did request an ocean front view and on that they totally delivered. From our room, we had the entire Ipanema Beach from our little balcony. We could also see Sugarloaf as well as the Cristo. My guess is that beach front is just plain pricey in Ipanema. The people were very nice just expected a bit more for the price.

By on Mar 21, 2011

2

not the paradise i was expecting.

BusinessTravelers

This place has quite the set of photographs in its marketing arsenal, so I was looking forward to trying it out on my next trip to Rio. Brazil in general doesn't get my highest marks for hotels. Of the seven hotels I've in at in Brazil, I rate this #4. Of Rio, I rate it #3 of 5. It's okay, but dated, and not as modern as led to believe by the marketing. The A/C counldn't be controlled, the wired internet was slow. There was a tremendous amount of street noise (3rd floor), which kept me awake. The lack of consistent hot water was a major inconvenience. Room door lock stopped working on my last night, and I couldn't leave if I wanted to get back in. Mold/mildew around the A/C unit. Smallish-sized room.

By on Mar 16, 2011