Mar Ipanema Hotel - Rio de Janeiro

Rua Visconde De Piraja, 539, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22410003show map
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Overview

The comfortable Mar Ipanema Hotel provides guests with 86 tasteful rooms as well as currency exchange, allergy friendly rooms and a baggage storage. Occupying an 11-story sophisticated building, the hotel was remodeled in 2010.

You can find Botanical Garden only 1.9 km from the property. The venue is walk from the sandy beach with parasols and sun loungers.

There are shopping centers and boutiques within a quick reach of the hotel.

Easily accessible from Ipanema/General Osório subway station. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes' drive away from Santos Dumont airport.

Rooms

Staying at Mar Ipanema Hotel guests can make use of individual climate control, a mini bar, satellite TV, LCD flat-screen TV and a writing desk supplied in the rooms. Mar Ipanema Hotel offers rooms with city view. The rooms are appointed with private bathrooms and dark-wood furniture.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a complimentary buffet breakfast is served. The non-smoking restaurant provides creative meals. Offering Italian meals, Bazzar Cafe is around 100 meters away.

Services

Service-minded staff offers 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service and laundry.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and babysitting. Active guests will benefit from a gym and a fitness centre available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at BRL 80 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

BRL 80 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Shopping Leblon MallShopping Leblon Mall2000 ft
H. Stern MuseumH. Stern Museum400 ft
Rodrigo de Freitas LakeRodrigo de Freitas Lake3600 ftAvenida Epitacio Pessoa
Copacabana BeachCopacabana Beach3900 ft Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
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Forneria Sao SebastiaoForneria Sao Sebastiao200 ft
MarketMarket400 ftRua Visconde de Piraja, 499
Armazem DevassaArmazem Devassa200 ftRua Visconde de Piraja, 539
Bazzar Cafe - Travessa IpanemaBazzar Cafe - Travessa Ipanema300 ft
Balada MixBalada Mix500 ftRua Anibal de Mendonca, 35
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Rio Sul Shopping CenterRio Sul Shopping Center2.9 mi
Army Historic Museum and Fort of CopacabanaArmy Historic Museum and Fort of Copacabana1.6 mi
Rio de Janeiro Botanical GardensRio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens1.4 mi
Tijuca Forest National ParkTijuca Forest National Park3.0 mi
Ipanema/General OsórioIpanema/General Osório4600 ft
CantagaloCantagalo1.2 mi
Siqueira CamposSiqueira Campos1.9 mi
Cardeal ArcoverdeCardeal Arcoverde2.4 mi
BotafogoBotafogo2.9 mi
Leblon BeachLeblon Beach1.0 miAvenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro
Arpoador BeachArpoador Beach1.3 mi
Ipanema BeachIpanema Beach1.5 mi Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Leme BeachLeme Beach2.8 mi Leme Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Forte Duque de CaxiasForte Duque de Caxias3.4 miPraca Almirante Julio de Noronha
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Getting around
Airports
Santos Dumont (SDU)6.0 mi
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)12.3 mi
Train
Estação D Pedro II Central Station5.7 mi
Underground
Ipanema/General Osório5000 ft
Cantagalo1.2 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  770  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    The main benefit to this hotel was its location - on the main shopping street in Rio and a bout 5 minutes walk from Ipanema beach. the adjacent bar restaurant was also very popular and made great cocktails.

    We found the staff to be unhelpful and rude at times, there was building work going on for the 5 days we were staying there, no internet which was supposed to be free and they over charged for all their trips and services.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff were all very nice: front desks, porters, cleaning staff. Breakfast down the street was very good.

    It's easy to hear noise in the next room. The elevators are very slow.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Most of the staff was friendly. The place, next to the lagoon and the beach, plenty of restaurants, 15 min taxi to center. Upgraded to a room that was nice

    Noise from street. The room before upgrade was quite bad.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location is fantastic!! 2 blocks away from Ipanema beach, and right on the main street of Ipanema, with tons of shopping and everything you need left (Leblon) and right (Copacabana).

    Didn't really spend that much time in the hotel itself, didn't even actually get to stay the night, I was just in transit for the day in Rio. One thing that I noticed though, is that my room on the 3rd floor didn't seem to have soundproof windows, and as my room was directly above the hotel entrance on the main street, it could be quite noisy at night I'm sure. So if you can, request a room either on the side street, or at the back of the building (ocean side - although I do not know if you can see the actual ocean, maybe from the rooms at higher floors?).

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We've just got back from 9 nights at the Mar Ipanema. It's an excellent hotel and I would recommend that anyone stay there. We were on the 3rd floor and although could hear the traffic, had no problem with it. We had the windows closed, curtains shut and aircon on. The breakfast was fantastic with a great selection to choose from. The staff were extremely helpful and on hand to give umberellas, chairs and towels for the beach, which is a 3 minute walk away. The lagoon is a 4 minute walk away. It's in a perfect location next to many fantastic restaurants. We arrived in the morning and were aware there would be a charge to check in early. The hotel will take your luggage and store it securely, so I recommend taking a change of clothes and maybe sorting yourself out at the airport so that you can dump your bags at the hotel and start exploring. They also stored our bags on our last day as we had a late flight. The hotel was very clean, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. There are some tours available that you can book when you get to the hotel. Although we didn't take any of them, they looked the same as ones we had prebooked and were pretty much the same price. There is free wi-fi in the room, which was fantastic to use with my iPhone. There is also a computer and printer by reception, although we never used this. Buses pass the hotel regularly including the 584, which will take you to Cosme Velho for the train up to Christ the Redeemer. The metro is about a 15 minute walk away. In short, if you’re going to Rio, you have to stay here.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    wonderful breakfast and the Devassa at night was also great. Location could not be beat. Very helpful front desk.

    I booked two beds in the superior double room and got one bed which we were able to change but the room with two beds was not as nice as the first room we aware shown. It didn’t feel silk the superior room but when I asked at the desk the did say it was the same level of room I had originally booked. i am still a bit skeptical about that.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is great. Right in the heart of Ipanema and a short walk to the beach.

    We were originally put on the 9th floor but the construction directly above us, although only during the day, was so loud we had to ask to be moved as it was impossible to be in the room.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very comfortable hotel in a great location. Ipanema much nicer than copacabana. Breakfast was the best we had in brazil. Hotel also provided beach towels and chairs which was great.

    Quite expensive (especially if you extend your stay at walk in hotel rates), although the area is expensive so compared with others in that location it wasnt excessive

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Good location near the best beach and best shopping, in Rio.

    Outside noise at night, but I just slept with earplugs and had no problem.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    The most expensive delux rooms are on the third floor where street noice is too loud. Hotel has 11 floors, top floors are standard or superior rooms. We downgraded after first night from delux room to smaller superior room to get the 11th floor. You can still hear the street noice there but not as loud as on the delux room.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location was excellent, right on a main shopping street and close to the beach, bars and restaurants. Rooms are recently renovated or in the process of being renovated - we saw them working on other rooms on our floor as well. The staff was helpful with booking tours.

    I liked the convenient location, but the street where it's located is very busy with lots of traffic noise. It didn't bother me too much though - I was too tired after busy days in Rio!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    it is overpriced, when it lacks the silence i am used to.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The hotel is very close to the beach. Shopping, restaurants and bars as well as public transport possibilities are abundant.

    Noise is a big issue. Most rooms look out on a very busy street with a lot of traffic. The windows are quite simple, don't shut well and certainly don't keep the noise off. Thanks to my jetlag the noise didn't keep me from sleeping, but due to the noise I found staying in my room quite uncomfortable. Breakfast is alright but I'd expect something more for this price. This hotel is clearly too expensive for what it has to offer.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very reasonably priced for ipanema. Excellent location, new facilities, modern, clean, very helpful front desk staff. There are a few really nice and super-expensive hotels in ipanema/leblon, then there is a lot of crap. And often the crap is expensive as well. Mar ipanema is an excellent mid-range hotel and a great value

    Rooms are a little small and there is no pool

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    This was a great option for a stay in Rio. The hotel was in the heart of Ipanema and the location gets top marks. It's not on the beach strip, but the beach strip is deserted at night. This hotel is right in the middle of a busy area with shops and restaurants. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is simple and clean with a good sized shower and fantastic water pressure. Having read mostly bad reviews of hotels in Rio, this one was great - we'd go back anytime.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  770 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Brazil

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Santos Dumont (SDU)6.0 mi
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)12.3 mi
Train
Estação D Pedro II Central Station5.7 mi
Underground
Ipanema/General Osório5000 ft
Cantagalo1.2 mi
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