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Hotels in Ipanema Beach !
Price ranges for hotels in Ipanema Beach are listed below in U.S. Dollars per double occupancy per night (includes full breakfast) : *
$$$$ Expensive --- USD $500 - 750
$$$ Moderate ---- USD $300 - 500
$$ Inexpensive --- USD $200 - 300
* During Carnival & New Year's holiday weeks the prices are much higher; 7-10 day packages are available.
Hotels in Ipanema that are located directly on the beach front are always more expensive than those located 1 - 2 blocks away. There are many excellent hotels situated a short walking distance from the beach, and the cost savings can be significant. If you want an unobstructed view of the ocean, then you should stay at one of the hotels located directly on Ipanema Beach.
Rates for hotels here are more expensive then a hotel of the same caliber in Copacabana. That's because there are far fewer hotels here than in neighboring Copacabana. The beach front in Copacabana is lined with hotels, while Ipanema Beach is mostly lined with high end apartments. Also there are very few inexpensive or budget hotels in Ipanema. It is after all one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro...
Our Favorite Hotels
in Ipanema Beach
Caesar Park Ipanema Hotel: $$$$
Location: Avenida Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema. on the beach. Tel - 55 21 2525 2525
The 222 room Caesar Park Hotel is a ritzy hotel with an enviable location on the beach at Posto 10, where the rich and beautiful people congregate. It's not an overly luxuriously decorated hotel, but it offers first class accommodations and services. It boasts an excellent rooftop restaurant, which serves a wonderful Feijoada on Saturdays. The rooftop pool provides a commanding view of the beach from rocky Arpoador down to Leblon with Dois Irmaos mountains framing the back drop.
The Caesar Park has all the amenities that one would expect of the best hotels in Ipanema. It offers a variety of room options starting with the more economical deluxe city view rooms and on up to the very pricey executive suite level.
A bonus that comes with this hotel is its services offered at the reserved section of the public beach, directly in front of the hotel. Hotel staff will supply you with food, drink, beach chairs, and umbrellas, while watchful security guards keep an eye on the area.
Sol Ipanema Hotel: $$$ - $$$$
Location: Avenida Vieira Souto 320, Ipanema. on the beach. Tel - 55 21 2525 2020
The Sol Ipanema stands on the beach at Posto 8, at Vinicius de Moraes street, which is named after the famous poet and Bossa Nova composer. Vinicius and his fellow musician Tom Jobim, wrote the timeless classic song "The Girl from Ipanema" at the Garota de Ipanema botequim, around the corner from this hotel. This part of Ipanema Beach is the place where the party crowd hangs out, which makes for an active scene both day and night. Numerous excellent restaurants are nearby, making this a choice location to lodge.
It's a tall and rather narrow hotel, with rooms all the same size that either face the ocean or the city. There are no "side view" rooms available. It's a stylish hotel with a nice rooftop pool and a good restaurant that overlooks the ocean.
Complimentary Internet access is available in each room, or computers are available 24/7 in a room off the lobby, making it easy for you to leave your laptop at home!
The Sol Ipanema adds a nice touch of class with its sleek lobby bar, which offers a prime spot to enjoy cocktails in a comfortable setting.
The Sol Ipanema is a somewhat lower priced alternative to other larger premium class hotels in Ipanema on the beach, yet it offers all the comforts needed to enjoy a first class vacation in Rio.
Everest Rio Hotel: $$ - $$$
Location: Rua Prudente de Moraes 1117, Ipanema. 1 block from the beach. Tel - 55 21 2525 5000
The Everest Rio is one of the nicer hotels in Ipanema and is located on Posto 10, just 1 block directly behind the Caesar Park Hotel. Here, you can enjoy all the comforts of a first class hotel at less cost than those on the beach front. It has 156 rooms, including 96 standard rooms with twin beds, 51 larger deluxe rooms with queen size beds, and several executive suites.
Although it's a block back from the beach, the rooftop pool offers partial views of the ocean. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Grill 360° Restaurant, which has a great view of the city and the Lagoa (salt water lagoon behind Ipanema).
Insider's Tip - A bonus for guests is easy access to an excellent sushi restaurant located in the lobby, which is popular with both locals and tourists alike. See our review of Dombri Edo Sushi restaurant.
Everest Park Hotel: $$
Location: Rua Maria Quitéria 19, Ipanema. 1 block from the beach. Tel- 55 21 2525 2200
The Everest Park Hotel is probably the best bargain of all hotels in Ipanema, as it's a small hotel with just 25 deluxe rooms, all with a veranda and a side view to the ocean. The rooms are being updated in 2008/2009 and have air-conditioning, cable TV, bath/shower, mini bar, telephone, locking safe, hairdryer, and alarm clock.
The Everest Park Hotel has the feeling of a "Boutique Hotel" without all the fuss (and without the cost). It's located just around the corner from it's larger sister hotel, the Everest Rio.
Insider's Tip - Guests at the Everest Park Hotel are permitted to have breakfast at the roof top restaurant of the more expensive Everest Rio Hotel. This service is not advertised, but hotel desk clerks willingly give you a coupon for the breakfast which is included in the daily rate. Dine in or take a 1 minute walk to have a $$$ breakfast buffet for a $$ rate!
Mar Ipanema Hotel: $$ - $$$
Location: Rua Visconde de Piraja 539, Ipanema. 2 blocks from the beach. Tel- 55 21 3875 9190
The Mar Ipanema is one of the nicer tourist class hotels in Ipanema and is located on the corner of a busy city street that runs parallel to the ocean. It's a short 3 minute walk to the beach down a tree lined street. The rooms are nothing to write home about, but they are clean, modern, and comfortable.
It has 82 rooms with standard, superior, and deluxe options. All have air conditioning, mini-bar, personal safe, insulated windows (kills street noise), telephone, high speed Internet connection, and international channel TV.
The hotel offers promotional discount packages throughout the year, and the only time it gets pricey is at New Year's and Carnival.
The location of the hotel is great, as it's on the main shopping street in Ipanema, situated between the 2 most exclusive side streets in Rio - Anibel de Mendonca and Garcia D' Avila. Here you will find the best restaurants and open air bistros that Brazil has to offer.
Also, next door to the Mar is "Devassa", a well known local Bar and Botequim that serves excellent chopp (beer) and decent food. See our review of Devassa, on our Botequins restaurant page.
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