Absolutely gorgeous! The best hotel for panoramic views, rooftop lounge/bar/pool, comfortable rooms, great restaurant, prime location in Ipanema and superb service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Great location, great roof deck, nice hotel"
Overall we really liked this hotel. Great location, nice rooms, good service, great roof pool & patio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No view of Rio"
Rio is known for its views. Not from my room. Buffet Bkfst was excellent Other than that a pretty good place to stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The location is the only asset"
The room was small and though I had explicitly requested a king bed they gave us two twins. The gym is a joke, the few machines are broken. The pool was frozen cold, hence was always empty.Genuine Expedia guest review
great location excelent staff very nice clean rooms but to smallGenuine Expedia guest review
"Helpful staff, clean hotel, great location"
The staff was courteous and helpful and spoke very good English. The location can't be beat!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel across from beach"
Great hotel. Rooms away from beach have ugly view. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, beaches etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, very good hotel. Very good breakfast included. Staff are gracious and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Definitely the best Best Western!"
Wonderful hotel in Ipanema with outstanding staff and great views from the ocean rooms. I was very impressed with staff and their courteousness. The rooms look recently upgraded with wooden floors and have iPhone docks. Nice breakfast with a view of the beach. The pool is on the roof with a gorgeous view but it's a plunge pool, and the gym is really […] tiny. Ideal location. I would stay here again. Splurge on the ocean view; it's a very tall hotel with great views and the sound of the ocean waves is wonderful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for a day or two in ipanema. Good rooms"
Great for a day or two in ipanema. Beds are good and the cocktails in the pool bar excellentGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to stay in Ipanema"
This was a nice hotel with a decent sized and clean room in an excellent location in Ipanema. Rooftop area has great views, although the pool is a bit small (you should be at the beach anyway). Right across from Posto 9 and a block away from Farme Beach (Posto 8 1/2)Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall, I think the stay was pleasant the view of the beach from the hotel was beautiful you can be mesmerize every morning by the view, I was not to impress with the cost of the stay, before coming to the hotel I was staying at a five star in Sao Paulo, and a five star in Bueno Aires after leaving Rio, and the cost of the five star hotels are still […] cheaper than the stay at Sol Ipanema. The staff overall were friendly on helping me with places to visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"First stay at Ipanema - Good"
Good hotel. Service, food, room - all reached expectations. Only thing that didn't was the "pool". This is not a pool but more a small water dip. (approx a 9 X 9 ft square). Don't expect to swim.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
overpriced , mediocre rooms and service , small bathrooms, you only pay for ipanema beach..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
we had to cancel a stay there last year and appreciated the hotel's understanding of our cancellation. We were determined to visit Rio this year, and said that we would stay at the Sol Ipanema because of Best Western's response to our situation last year. We were so pleased with the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"if you have one night in Rio"
breakfast was great very enjoyable stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
great location and breakfast...limitted english speaking staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location in Ipanema on the beach"
All of the staff was very friendly and helpful except for one or two employees who gave me faulty directions or did not understand me completely. I would have rather they just said "I don't know" or "i don't understand" rather than sending me off on a wild goose chase. Also, be careful before signing up for the tours.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location, nothing else"
Perfect location on Ipanema but not worth the money. Don't stay on 1st floor since it smells bad because of kitchen downstairs. Also poor internet connection on this floor. Hotel staff not so nice. But the hotel is right in the center of Ipanema. Can't beat the locationGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location for both taxi and walking"
The hotel is comfortable and clean but the elevator was slow and in repair during my visit. I went to use the stairs one night but the stairwell was not illuminated. The complimentary breakfast buffet was satisfactory. We did not eat lunch or dinner at the hotel because of all the local options.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Ipanema, hotel had a great view and front desk and other staff were always helpful. Good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and service"
The Best Western has great service and very helpful staff. Only minor complaint was the hard towels. Breakfast was really good and the location was perfect. Close to everything in a very nice part of Rio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First time in Rio."
We were very pleased with this hotel. The location was great-near station 9 on Ipanema Beach and walking distance just a few blocks to several nice restaurants and places to shop. The buffet breakfasts were excellent. The staff was very helpful and even gave us an early check- in upon arrival. Rich from IllinoisGenuine Expedia guest review
Quality of service was very personal & helpful. The front desk & all the employees we met, were very friendly & accommodating. . I enjoyed my stay & look forward to going back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach"
Great experience, great staff, little rooms, great restaurant, normal breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very personable staff"
We had a great time. The staff was great. They let us know how to navigate the city and where to go sightseeing. We only wished the internet connections were stronger in our room.Sometimes we had to sit by the front desk. Otherwise the hotel was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel in Ipanema"
Really good service, well located and excellent breakfast. The only bad thing its that we booked triple occupancy room and they gave us a king for the couple and a really bad single bed that seems fits a child and not adult. Tv can not be moved. Just faced the king bed and just 2 channels in EnglishGenuine Expedia guest review
"I'd definitely stay here again!"
We absolutely loved Rio and loved this hotel. Great location to enjoy Ipanema and still be able to walk to Copacabana. 6 of our 7 nights were very quiet. The staff was friendly and the front desk spoke English, which was helpful. The breakfast and Wi-Fi were adequate (although only one device per room at a time was allowed.) The pool deck/bar is very […] small, but usually not very crowded. Great place to relax or people-watch the happenings on the beach below. I'd definitely spring for the ocean front rooms, but if you don't, I think you'd be able to see the Cristo statue from the back of the hotel. I ran into another guest who said he stays here often while on business. I can see why. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Superb home base for a Rio adventure"
Great location - right on Ipanema beach, and a block or two from shopping and restaurants. We had great meals at several restaurants within two blocks. Enjoy a stroll on the beach - it's easy enough to walk to Leblon or Copacabana beach. Taxis in Rio are plentiful, and we also took a bus downtown. (The Metro station is a few blocks away, but unfortunately, […] closed for renovation during 2013). From the hotel, it was <$30 US to get to Cristo Redentor or Sugarloaf. This is a nice small hotel (6 rooms on each of the 15 floors) and the breakfast is first-class. From the rooftop pool/exercise center, you'll get great views of the city. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Location was wonderful with views of Ipanema beach. Rooftop pool/bar had fantastic view,service was slow though and wished the pool was heated. Room was comfortable and our bed was wonderful,however we could hear the woman next door talking on her phone for ten minutes which was rather annoying and made us question our own privacy. Breakfast was included […] and very good. Overall we enjoyed our stay Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Terrific location, good value"
I like this hotel a lot--it's a good value in a great location. Good for an individual or couples. Directly across from the beach, good restaurants and shops nearby. The staff is extremely friendly and they go over and above to be helpful (I had issues with internet, cabs, etc. and they were terrific). This is not a 5-star hotel by any means. The hotel […] is quite small including the lobby, the pool (large bathtub?), the elevators (which are slow), etc. And if you are there for romance let me just say the walls are paper thin! But if you want to experience Rio, be close to everything, feel safe and have a great view without paying a fortune this is your place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and great hotel staff in Ipanema"
Hotel staff was super amazing! Helped greatly with excursions, directions and dinner, great team. Rooftop bar and pool so cute, especially enjoyable after long day at beach, fantastic views.Genuine Expedia guest review
Directly on the beach at Ipanema. A block from the cafe where the song was written about "The Girl From ..." Terrific staff. Very helpful. Fantastic free breakfast and free wi-fi. Pay for for an ocean view room, or don't bother to go there. You have just got to pay the delta and see the beach, listen to the waves, and feel the sea breeze. It's Rio, […] live it up. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Impanema BEST Western"
Great view of Ipanema Beach from our 14th floor room. The sound of the surf at night was fantastic. Very helpful and cooperative staff. Breakfast was varied and plentiful. Free Internet worked fine, but need to make sure that you log on to the complimentary service rather than the commercial one. Loved the neighborhood. Dinner at the nearby "Girl from […] Ipanema" cafe and bar was top notch, if a bit pricey. Strongly recommend. Some floors undergoing renovation, but did not disturb us. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel on the beach"
Very friendly and accommodating. All staff were very happy to work with us in most any way. They had complimentary beach towels, chairs and umbrellas (a must). The pool is tiny but just fine for a late afternoon cool-off dip. Great breakfast buffet!Genuine Expedia guest review
$300. per day was WAY too much for the quality of this hotel. Hardly any room to sit in the lobby, if you could call it a lobby. Their so-called bar was five feet long with 3 stools. We were there in February, it was 95 degrees, and the hallway outside our room was not air conditioned. In order to have the air conditioning on in our room, you had to […] leave your room key in a little slot on the wall. We left after one night. If you are there during their summer, don't stay in this place. THe one thing good about it is the location. Ipanema is great for people watching, eating, shopping. Be careful with your wallet, purse--we got accosted by a group of teenagers, and luckily the door staff at another hotel came to our rescue. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Dirty Hotel and Pricy for being so Dirty"
Toilets completelly dirty, with hair, dust, sand... horrible .....Not worth the money at all! Send some people to clean it!Genuine Expedia guest review
Things that could be improved--service- called room service for ice, as there is no ice machine. Never received the ice. After complaining about this the next day, they were more attentive. housekeeping-- bedsheets were badly stained, and were not changed until we complained about this. room-- air conditioner needed repairs soon after our arrival. Card […] keys needed replacing about every other day during our 8-night stay. Walls are paper-thin. Our neighbors' wake -up calls were plenty loud to wake us up. The rooftop pool is about ten by twelve feet, and about three feet deep. The pool area is proportionately tiny. The breakfast was good, but the dining area is small. It was common to see people waiting for a table. The beachfront location notwithstanding, this hotel is quite expensive. I would not recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Acceptable hotel in a great location"
The hotel's location is excellent. However, I was moved from one room to another and they simply shrugged their shoulder ("the hotel is full"). On the other hand, they agreed to a no-charge late check-out by 5pm which helped greatly. Try to get an ocean-view room, as the others look out at rather ugly high rise buildings. Breakfast is ok but nothing […] special. I would rate the hotel no higher than 3 1/2 stars. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great roof-top view ..."
Staff is exceptionally helpful --- roof-top bar has a great view of the beach and the Caipirinhas there were outstanding! Very comfortable beds and a good variety at the breakfast buffet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"No English or Spanish when you call to the hotel"
At first before whe got in the hotel, I called 2 days earlier because we wanted a shutte service to pick us up in the airport, but for my surprise the told us that our reservation was not made. The big problem, was that the staff didn't understand English or Spanish, and I guess only 1 person was able at the time to understand English, so we were trying […] to talk to someone for one hour! Finally they found my reservation with one of my lasts names. After that we asked for the shuttle service, but for our surprise no one was waiting for us at the airport!!! So they simply didn't get what we needed. We thought that if it was a Best Western we would get american service, but it was not so. When we arrived to the hotel, e they didn't gave us an explication about the shuttle. Disappointing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
If you want to travel to Rio to get the quintessential Ipanema beach/Zona Sul experience then this is the place (although there are so many more fascinating and diverse aspects to this amazing city). The rooms were clean and stylish, the staff unfailingly polite and helpful, and the location is at the epicenter of the beach culture that is so famous. The […] only issues were the elevators which seemed to be having problems every day, and the restaurant. While the hotel offers an excellent breakfast buffet, the dinner was a bit overpriced for the quality (in an already way overpriced area). This was our first visit to Rio so the hotel filled our needs and surpassed our expectations. And while it is nice to stay in such an exclusive and beautiful area, moving around the city by cab or subway is much more accessible (and safe) then we thought it might be. Next time we will probably stay in a less expensive area to save money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for most travelers"
I found the room size very acceptable. The staff tried hard and the ones that spoke English were much easier to deal with. No problem with a 2 hour late check out but I would have preferred later. They did watch my luggage and offered to let me use the shower near the pool which was exposed. Breakfast was very good and usually stocked well.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ok, but overpriced"
We visited rio for 4 nights and decided to stay infront o fthe beach in Ipanema, The hotel is ok, but it is very overpriced for what it is.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small hotel with good quality customer service."
This hotel is locate close to many beach attraction and also a walk distance to metro station, bus and restaurants. Great place to stay either for business or leisure. Staff very helpful, some staff member are more customer oriented than others but overall a "plus". Rooms are new and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good place to stay"
Two issues: the degree of English is poor at the front desk. Sometimes good and sometimes poor. Biggest problem is that the tours need more detail. We booked a 10 hour tour leaving at 7:15 in the morning thinking that we would be back around 5 in time for our flight which left at 11:15pm. We got back at 7:15pm after the tour guide made great efforts […] to get us back in time. However when we got a taxi at the hotel for the airport we got an inexperience driver and almost missed our 11:15pm flight. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach!"
Wonderful location and the views are amazing. Staff was helpful and spoke English which was a huge plus. The room was very spacious, but unfortunately I didn't chose a room with a view, but I didn't spend much time in the room. I was out enjoying the view which was spectacular. Something is always going on on the beach - people walking, playing volleyball, […] having drinks at the kiosks. Extremely safe area and the shops and restaurant/bars are basically at your doorstep. The subway was ~5-10min walk away - very convenient. The breakfast was pretty good, as well. Ipanema is much better than Copacabana and safer. So stay in Ipanema and walk to Copacabana to see what all the hype is about. I highly recommend RioWalks to for a very affordable into to the city and they have a Bar to Bar walk in Ipanema. I highly recommend the Sunday Hippie Market. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pricey but overall good."
Great rooms. Internet in every floor so you don't get caught up on slow speed and can actually do some work while in Rio. Great views from ocean view rooms, the location is great as well. This is the second time I've stay at this hotel and so far I've never had any complaints or bad experiences.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for a beach vacation"
I stayed at the Sol Ipanema on business, and it served perfectly well for that, but I would really like to come back for a few days to enjoy the beach and the nature parks not far from the neighborhood. The staff was friendly and helpful, even to clueless English speakers. The restaurant where breakfast is served has a wonderful vista of Ipanema beach. […] And Posto 9 (a lifeguard station) is right across the street, and according to the Rio guidebooks is where the "beautiful people" congregate. My room faced away from the beach, and the view was of unattractive buildings and rooftops. I would imagine that the rooms on the ocean side have terrific views. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money"
I was put in a "deluxe ocean view" room on the first floor. Because the hotel is located right along the busy street, it was extremely noisy. My room was also right off the hotel elevator so I heard every sound from the street and the internal hotel. It was not relaxing at all. For the price of the room, it was nothing spectacular, but it was clean. […] The hotel bar was also very disappointing. Nothing to it really. It was basically just a counter in the lobby with no atmosphere. The location was good. Close to restaurants and shops and the beach was right across the street. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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