The Best Hotels Near Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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by Doug Gray and Georgia Grimond, The Telegraph, August 7, 2017

An expert guide to the best Rio de Janeiro hotels near Ipanema Beach, including the top places to stay for rooms with sea views, swimming pools, stylish cocktail bars, pampering spas and excellent restaurants, near CopacabanaRua Visconde de Piraja and Leblon.

Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9Telegraph expert rating

The Sofitel group has created the sort of easygoing place Rio’s sassiest neighbourhood has always deserved. It's right on the beachfront road between lifeguard towers nine and 10; this is the heart and soul of Ipanema, where TV stars, former international footballers and teenagers alike mingle freely. Beachside service means you don’t have to fight for a deck chair and there's complimentary water and fresh fruit, but it will be a struggle to leave behind the luxurious pool area and its new bar, complete with views along the beach to Dois Irmaos mountain. Read expert review. From £195per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9Telegraph expert rating

The Fasano has usurped the Copacabana Palace as the A-listers’ Rio stay of choice, bringing a much-needed touch of contemporary cool to Ipanema's hotel scene. If the hotel's understated luxury isn’t reason enough to justify the price tag, then its prime location in the heart of affluent Zona Sul and on the boundary of the wonderful Arpoador and Ipanema beaches will. Entry to the guest-only, open-air infinity pool is so sought-after that São Paulo's high-flyers book rooms on weekends just for a Saturday afternoon's lounging across the state border. Read expert review. From £557per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Casa Mosquito Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8Telegraph expert rating

A lovingly restored mansion in the newly christened 'Ipanema Hills'; Casa Mosquito manages to blend the edgy and the elegant with aplomb. The French-owned boutique was extended with a new block of rooms complete with dazzling rooftop pool that has played host to regular fashion photoshoots since opening. Rooms have a vaguely colonial sense of tropicalia. The front terrace is a beguiling spot for an early evening caipirinha. The in-house chef makes daily trips to the nearby markets to create ever-changing dinner menus. Ipanema's cult posto nove stretch of beach at lifeguard tower nine is within walking distance. Read expert review. From £153per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Ipanema Inn Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7Telegraph expert rating

This establishment occupies an unusual place in the Rio hotel scene: a boutique hotel in the heart of trendy Ipanema that won’t blow your budget. The family that have owned the hotel since 1976 have updated it using high quality materials, smooth wood, highlights of colour and classic pieces like Anglepoise lamps. For a small hotel, Ipanema Inn's restaurant, Quitéria, has grand ambitions. In the hands of Argentinean chef Christian Garcia, it uses local and seasonal to produce sophisticated and elegant dishes. The duplex suite is like having your own a mini penthouse one block back from the beach. Read expert review. From £91per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Mar Ipanema Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7Telegraph expert rating

The Mar Ipanema is an unfancy little hotel on Ipanema’s main drag. With simple bedrooms, a small roof terrace and a partnership with the next-door restaurant, it covers the basics well, providing a good jumping off point for those wanting to explore the city. Bedrooms here are pretty no-frills, though you can expect big clean white towels, a small selection of toiletries and perfectly comfortable beds, but overall functionality trumps luxury. The hotel has standard triple rooms – a good option for families or groups of travellers on a budget. Read expert review. From £117per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Best Western Premier Arpoador Fashion Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8Telegraph expert rating

This is a world away from Rio’s laid-back, beach-cool image – a haven of monochrome minimalism and sophistication. It's located where Ipanema and Copacabana meet, in a prime spot for exploring those beaches and neighbouring areas. The hotel is Fifty Shades of White with a touch of the Devil Wears Prada: runway videos play in reception and arty shots of moody models hang on the walls. Each room has its own tall white column lamp, inspired by a Coelho dress, and the baths are contemporary curved tubs in glossy white with standalone taps. Read expert review. From £83per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

 

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