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Rua Francisco Otaviano 131, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-046 Brazil
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 349 in Rio de Janeiro
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Discover Ipanema at its authentic best when you visit Arena Ipanema Hotel. Consistently regarded as the best value in Ipanema and Arpoador, our chic, contemporary hotel is located in front of the Garota de Ipanema Park, walking distance to the subway and just three minutes from Copacabana. The hotel blends casual style with modern luxury, offering 136 guest rooms all featuring views from the Garota de Ipanema park and the Francisco Otaviano Street. In our rooms we provide pillowtop beds, mini bars and complimentary Wi-Fi. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast, exquisite dining at Otaviano Restaurant. In our rooftop we have an outdoor pool and a fitness center with sauna.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
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Mike Safo wrote a review Apr 2022
New York City, New York30 contributions12 helpful votes
I recently returned from a week long trip to Rio de Janeiro and stayed at the Arena Ipanema hotel. This hotel exceeded every expectation I had. Let me say that I usually stay at Air B & B's but this hotel was recommended to me and I'm so glad that I took that advice. The location is absolutely PERFECT, it's less than a block from the stunning Ipanema beach and Arpoador rock (where everyone watches the sunset). The hotel's staff were outstanding, they set up our covid PCR tests, they gave us recommendations for restaurants (and made reservations for us), and provided advice on when to see certain attractions. The rooftop is two levels and weren't crowded. The pool is narrow but perfect for a dip. The bartenders and staff were attentive and great. Around the hotel there are a bunch of restaurants and a few bars. It's an extremely safe location with a nice police presence in the evening. There are also taxis locations near the hotel. I don't have anything negative to say about this place. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jerome P wrote a review Mar 2022
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great location very friendly staff, it is worth mentioning the excellent cleaning of the rooms and the receptionist larissa who provided us with late check out. wonderful hosting, of course we'll come back at next vacations.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Bea_Canto wrote a review Feb 2022
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4 contributions5 helpful votes
We ordered “arroz negro“ (black paella) at the restaurant of the hotel (Ottaviano). The arroz was to be delivered at home as we were hosting a dinner for 8 people. The service was excellent, the food was at home at the time we had agreed and more importantly, the arroz was delicious! We will repeat!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Duan Dempsey wrote a review Feb 2022
Los Angeles, California55 contributions1 helpful vote
Close to EVERYTHING! If you are looking for friendly staff, decent sized modern room, walking distance to the beach and more, this would be a good place for you to stop. The front desk staff knows English very well and the free breakfast has a good variety of food in buffet style format. Uber finds you fast when you want to go places. Just like with anywhere in Rio use the safe in your hotel for valuables, when out in public keep jewelry, watches and cellphones to minimal viewing and you’ll have a great time. Rio is a fabulous experience to visit. Just remember the nearest atm is about 4/10 of a mile away so walk or Uber as there isn’t one in the hotel. I’d definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Cellphones could potentially be as valuable as monthly rent so be mindful how exposed you keep it.
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Response from Gerencia Geral Ipanema, Gerente geral at Arena Ipanema Hotel
Responded 18 Feb 2022
Dear Duan, Thank you so much for staying at our Arena Ipanema Hotel! Your comments are very important to us and we were delighted to hear that your stay was great and that we met your expectations. We hope to receive your visit again soon! Sincerely, João Penna General Manager
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Rolf M wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom25 contributions19 helpful votes
The hotel is in Ipanema but only 10 minutes walk from Copacabana, so both beaches are easily accessible. We had booked a number of rooms for our wedding guests. A special mention for Luana (responsible for reservations) who handled all our complicated reservations. The rooms are clean, with modern fixtures and fittings. USB power outlet another plus. Roof-top pool bar has a great view and there's another floor above for extended seating. Breakfast is on the ground floor and serves a mixture of hot and cold buffet plus fruits. The Staff are great. A special mention about Cesar at Reception: He went out of his way to make sure us and our friends were well looked after. The head housekeeper Marcelle also went above and beyond.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Gerencia Geral Ipanema, Diretor-Geral at Arena Ipanema Hotel
Responded 31 Jan 2022
Dear Rolf, Thank you so much for staying at our Arena Ipanema Hotel! Your comments are very important to us and we were delighted to hear that your stay was great and that we met your expectations. Many thanks for special mention about Cesar and Marcelle! We hope to receive your visit again soon! Sincerely, João Penna General Manager
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Andrew S wrote a review Jan 2022
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This is our second time at Arena Ipanema. We really enjoyed it, just as we did last time. Rooms are modern, food is great and above all, the location makes it really easy to access all parts of Rio. Could not fault the service either. Only negatives: if you’re easily affected by noise, you may find that you hear your neighbours a bit too easily (we did have adjoining rooms though, so perhaps it was just the quirk of that type of room — but we could hear them talking. Would have been a problem had we not been out late ourselves). Second is just comical for us. We asked for an iron and told they did not have any. Later we asked again thinking it was a case of availability, but no. They don’t have any irons. They gave us some story about a guest having left theirs on and almost burning down a room, which added the laughs. I think most modern irons automatically shutdown, or we’d have hotels burning down all the time haha). Accept they don’t have irons, but then they should offer a pressing service free of charge in its place. Hardly a reason not to choose this hotel but I do hope they understand how basic this kind of thing is. Third basic this is that the room has no coffee or tea. Again, not major but something that we missed.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 16 Jan 2022
Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for staying at our Arena Ipanema Hotel! Your comments are very important to us and we were delighted to hear that your stay was great and almost we met your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to do your evaluation and we regret that your stay has not exceeded all the expectations. Your comments and suggestions are very important to help us continuously improve our services and thus exceed the expectations of our customers. We hope to receive your visit again soon! Sincerely, João Penna General Manager
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Olof wrote a review Dec 2021
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was my second stay in this excellent hotel. I chose it initially for its location on the beach in Ipanema however there is much more to like about this hotel. The first time I visited I stayed in a regular double room #305 which faced the park next to the beach. This time I stayed in a superior room #808 on a higher floor with wonderful views of the beach, ocean, and the Arpoador park. The views is the difference between the rooms as they are the same size and have the same furnishings. The hotel and rooms are clean and modern. No carpeting. They have a roof deck on the 9th floor with a pool and bar and great views of Aproador and Ocean. Although I had picked this hotel mainly because of its location it’s a very nice hotel. It has a modern feel and a very efficient and attentive staff. Breakfast in the morning is included. Lots of cut mango, melon and papaya etc. They could use more vegetarian options but its nice they had the mango, melon and papaya cuts. They also have hot stuff. I definitely recommend this hotel. It’s not pretentious and checks all the boxes and more. The wifi works great throughout the hotel. Being able to just walk out and within 5 minutes be spending time on the beach was priceless. And that park next door is very interesting with amazing views from the top. I felt safe in the area. Uber was about 65 BRS to/from the airport.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Gerencia Geral Ipanema, Diretor-Geral at Arena Ipanema Hotel
Responded 6 Dec 2021
Dear Olof, Thank you so much for staying at our Arena Ipanema Hotel! Your comments are very important to us and we were delighted to hear that your stay was great and that we met your expectations. We hope to receive your visit again soon! Sincerely, João Penna General Manager
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DES wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our airline rescheduled our flight for the following day so we tried to call them to move the booking over one day, not cancel or anything. They told us to rebook the entire trip and they'd refund the other reservation, but the rebooking would be way more expensive so we asked them to just move the dates over by 1 day. The hotel was extremely combative and rude. Do not stay with this hotel. They are awful to their customers.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Victoria L wrote a review Oct 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fantastic location, 5 minute walk to Copacabana & just round the corner from Pedra do Arpoador which is next to Ipanema beach. The hotel itself is super modern, clean with a great rooftop bar & pool which has an extensive food & drink selection. The rooms are also a decent size. Breakfast was buffet style and excellent every day. However the stand out for me was the staff who were all exceptional. We speak limited Portuguese (we try!) so, selfishly, it was a real positive that the staff spoke such good English. Everyone was really friendly, patient & proactive, it really felt like everyone went over & above to provide great customer service. The only downside was the gym which was very small and only had a handful of machines with no free weights.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 17 Oct 2021
Dear Victoria, Thank you so much for staying at our Arena Ipanema Hotel! Your comments are very important to us and we were delighted to hear that your stay was great and that we met your expectations. We hope to receive your visit again soon! Sincerely, João Penna General Manager
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RichvdB wrote a review Aug 2021
Rio de Janeiro, RJ16 contributions11 helpful votes
Very modern and well thought out hotel. The staff are very good, in particular Cesar on reception who was very welcoming. Breakfast is good standard in Brazil. The only bad points: Our toilet stopped working after 1 day but was very quickly repaired. They try to get you into their own taxi after check out, which always takes a while to arrive, which is not necessary because in front of the hotel is a taxi stand always with taxis available. Very good overall. You can’t go wrong here.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid the taxi offered by the hotel. The yellow taxis in front are safe, quick and competitively...
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PRICE RANGE
US$114 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Ipanema
NUMBER OF ROOMS
136
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arena Ipanema Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Arpoador beach (0.2 km), Forte de Copacabana (0.4 km), and Estátua Carlos Drummond de Andrade (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marine Resto, Victoria Bakery, and T.T. Burger - Arpoador.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arena Ipanema Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arena Ipanema Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Arena Ipanema Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Forte de Copacabana (0.4 km), Parque Lage (3.6 km), and Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum (4.3 km).