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Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema is an ideal match for the Ipanema area’s barefoot-chic style and boutique culture. The hotel’s décor is infused with Brazilian touches: vases of wild orchids, and tasteful photos of the coast adorn the common areas (where you'll also hear bossa nova rhythms) while rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished in a seaside palate of light hues. These touches are complimented by the hotel’s concierge-style level of service. 

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Rooms vary in size. They have a variety of city or partial ocean views, while some have uninterrupted views of Ipanema Beach and Dois Irmãos Mountain. Hardwood floors, artwork, and fresh flowers give the rooms home-like touches. All rooms also have marble bathrooms and air conditioning. 


The hotel sits in the middle of Ipanema Beach. From its glamorous rooftop pool and bar, it offers views of some of the most iconic sites in Rio including Arpoador Rocks, Dois Irmãos Mountain, and Corcovado Mountain. Its location gives easy access to the tree-lined streets of Ipanema filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and cafes. Its central location on Ipanema Beach means that on one side lies Copacabana Beach, and on the other, the upscale beachfront district of Leblon.

Food and Drink

The hotel’s Galani restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu focuses on contemporary international cuisine using local ingredients. Fare ranges from lightweight, low-calorie lunches to hearty comfort food on Saturdays including feijoada — a traditional black bean and pork soup. In addition to the main restaurant, there's a rooftop bar serving award-winning cocktails.

Facilities and Activities

Many of the hotel’s amenities and services are focused on relaxation and these include a massage room, sauna, outdoor pool, and gym.

Our opinion

The Sofitel is our top choice in Ipanema. As Copacabana can sometimes feel a little touristy, guests here can look forward to a laid-back atmosphere and impeccable service on one of the world’s best beaches.

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