This Rio landmark overlooks its namesake beach and is the most traditional and elegant hotel in the city.
Fasano Rio fills an obvious gap in Rio’s hotel market by providing something chic in style with all the amenities of a cosmopolitan hotel. Located at the far end of Ipanema Beach where it meets Copacabana Beach, the hotel has unmatched views over this stretch of coastline. The Fasano was designed by Philippe Starck, something reflected in its elegant and understated décor. It includes original artwork from the 1950s and 1960s and the eclectic but complimenting use of a variety of fabrics, woods, and textures.
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Its rooms and suites all have private terraces and all the amenities expected from a hotel of this quality. The deluxe rooms and suites have been designed to ensure that the sea can be seen from any position, including from the bathroom. These sea view rooms are some of the most sought after in the city for their sunset views. While the rooms are not the most spacious in the city, they are well-appointed with dark hardwood floors, melted-clock shaped mirrors, and marble bathrooms.
The hotel sits on the far eastern end of Ipanema Beach and its glamorous rooftop pool and bar offers views of some of the most celebrated sites in Rio including the Arpoador Rocks, Dois Irmãos Mountain, and Corcovado Mountain. Its location gives easy access to the tree-lined streets of Ipanema, which are filled with bars, restaurants, and cafes. Copacabana beach is just around the corner.
Food and drink
The hotel’s restaurant, Fasano Al Mare, offers exquisite Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on seafood. The rooftop bar serves up fresh juice, premium cocktails, and al fresco dining options all day.
Canoodling couples and Brazil’s trendsetting crowd are more likely to be seen by the pool than children splashing around, but the hotel can also provide a special service to accommodate families.
Facilities and activities
The roof boasts an opulent infinity pool, without doubt one of the hotel's highlights. Thee's also a gym and a spa.
A firm rival to the traditional Copacabana Palace in amenities, the Fasano is a stylish property, and is the ideal place to spend an afternoon in the pool with a caipirinha in hand, looking over the white sands of Ipanema's long beach.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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The Windsor Palace Hotel is located one block from Copacabana Beach and is one of our preferred value options for couples or families.
Just a short walk from the renowned Copacabana Beach, the Windsor Martinique offers guests an exceptionally warm welcome.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The beaches are an excellent place to watch cariocas jogging, strutting and walking their poodles in the sunshine. You set the pace and if there is time you will also be able to circle the Lagoa before returning to your hotel.
The Maracanã football stadium was built in 1950 for the World Cup and is the biggest stadium of its kind, holding at one point, before terraces were converted to seating, more than 200,000 fans.
There is no other place in Rio that embodies the 'alegria' or happiness of the Brazilian people more than the nightlife scene in the neighbourhood of Lapa.
Stroll along a beautiful shoreline pedestrian path, popular with walkers and joggers. This is followed by a weaving hike up a trail with wonderful views of Rio's bay followed by a short (approximately 25m) but challenging section of rock climbing.