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Mar Ipanema Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean hotel, near all the shops and close to the beaches. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooftop bar was okay but the ground bar was lively.

The hotel was great, really awesome location with a good bar/restaurant attached to the hotel. It has has beach service for Ipanema which is nice. No ocean views but a nice rooftop deck with a good gym and seating area to take in views of Corcovado.

Mar Ipanema is a very comfortable and well-run hotel just 2 blocks from the magnificent beach. We arrived laden with golf clubs at the end of a 10 day stay in Brazil. It was just an overnight, and we didn't splurge on the room, but the staff was efficient and friendly, everyone spoke english, and the room was small but clean and comfortable. The shower was a bit more than small, and the wifi went more than came. Very nice buffet for breakfast. They provided beach towels and chairs. And they stored our stuff after we checked out at noon because the plane left late in the evening.

I'd certainly stay here again. It's a decent hotel, comfortable bed, and my 10th floor room was quiet and comfortable.

We went to Rio for Carnival and this hotel was perfect for that. The location was great for the Carnival parties and close to the pick up locations for transfer to Sambadrome. The room was small, but comfortable and the staff was great.

The location of the hotel in Ipanema is very good, right in the shopping area and 3 blocks away from the beach. There is nothing special in the hotel, no frills, just a place to sleep. Eventhough I got it at discounted price, it is still expensive. And the worst part of getting a discounted price is that I have to stay in a room besides the machine and no view. It is loud and the machine operated at 4am which woke me up in the middle of the night.

Visited during an unusually crowded week, so the price was much higher than normal, otherwise my "value" rating would have been higher. Great location - two blocks to the beach, very good restaurants two blocks the other. Very nice breakfast, and staff was accommodating for a schedule change even though it was so busy. Couple of big bugs in the room, but the actual housekeeping was very good.

Excellent location, very clean room, nice included breakfast

The hotel location is great, only two blocks from the beach (Ponto 10 on Ipanema Beach). The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included it was very good for being a small buffet. The room was very confortable, though mine needed some maintenance: hot water faucet for the shower not working properly. Bathroom sink was leaking and alarm clock/ipod dock only had the clock function working. None of this was a very big deal but yet it's good to not have these issues specially for the very expensive rate that I paid for.

I have stayed at several hotel trying to find the best hotel for the price and comfortable for business in Rio. Most business hotels are VERY expensive and I work for a small operation so we try to save money. This hotel is comfortable, clean and modern with free Wifi and breakfast that save money. And it is only 2 blocks from the beach--a requirement for me in Rio. The only downside is that there is no pool but I find most pools in Ipanema and Copacabana disappointing anyway. It is a three star hotel but a great value for the price!!! Better than other 3 stars I have been to in Rio!

We like the Mar Ipanema hotel the location,the room was very clean and confortable. The staff was excellent and the breakfast buffett too,we hardly recomended this hotel.

I was participating in a conference a bit away but opted to stay nearer the Ipanema beach and was extremely impressed with this hotel. Clean, professionally staffed, always someone who spoke excellent English at the front desk, helpful bellboys, quiet and comfortable rooms with everything working perfectly -- and all two minutes walk from the beach. Great part of town with restaurants and shopping too.

The location of the hotel was perfect. It was exactly two short blocks from the Ipanema Beach (Posto 10). The hotel offered a delicious buffet breakfast daily which filled us up heartedly until dinner. We thought the rooms were smaller than we are accustomed to but it was very neat and modern. There was air conditioning but I would have preferred central air and maybe a few other amenities. Other than that quite enjoyable and front desk were very kind and helpful.

Awoke every am at nine to extremely loud banging. Also, hotel charged me for my stay at checkout assuring me that Orbitz had not charged my credit card. When I was later able to show that I was double-billed, was such a hassle to get a refund. To make it worse, the hotel rate was $40 per night less than on Orbitz, but I had to pay the higher rate. Hotel itself is pretty nice. Staff professional but not friendly. Room was well furnished but view was terrible. Bathroom was modern and clean. All in all, a nice hotel that probably deserves 3-4 stars, but I would not recommend it for late sleepers till whatever construction they are doing is finished.

Rua Visconde De Piraja, 539 Ipanema Rio de Janeiro RJ

Located in Ipanema within a mile (2 km) of Leblon Beach, Mar Ipanema Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. This 86-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Corcovado and Parque Henrique Lage are also near this Rio de Janeiro hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and is served 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. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 86 soundproofed rooms feature iPod docks, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Mar Ipanema Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is offered for BRL 80.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2