This 3 ½ star hotel is located right in front of the famous Ipanema Beach, a perfect location for first time travelers or returning ones . If you are a light sleeper try to get a room in higher floor (as per my friends notes, the windows are not soundproof windows). Luck enough, I was able to get my beauty sleep on the 14th floor and still had to bare to this view every morning while there. 🙂
I had a Deluxe room, so it was spacious, but a small renovation is very much appreciated , specially in the bed wall unit and bathrooms. Besides that, I had great time there. Staff was friendly, and nothing like having breakfast (included in the rate in hotels in Brazil) and watch the beach from the restaurant window wall (but wake up early, to get a “VIP” seat!)
Positive feedback: Check out the rooftop bar, sorry I don’t have pictures, but it’s worthy! During the day you can enjoy drinks while in the (small) pool, and during the night enjoy some caipirinhas and appetizers (cod cake – bolinho de bacalhau).