Ipanema Plaza Hotel

, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ipanema Plaza Hotel

, Rio de Janeiro
4 star

Rooms: 88

34 Farme De Amoedo Street - Rio de Janeiro - 22420-020 - Brazil | 21 3687-2000
352 Traveller

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3/10
Burglars given run of the place
Submitted by: robert in 12/02/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
Poor security. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere. In fact, too relaxed. Each morning, the hotel prints a list of guest names and leaves it next to the bar unattended. On the morning after our arrival, a gentleman with the board asked us our room number and checked us off. This seemed to be standard since we have been there at least 5 times before.
after about 15 minutes, we returnrd to our room to see a bunch of security guards and maids talking about this incident. Our room was robbed. We went to the police..no help. Back at the hotel, the security guard was able to identify the crime on video. The robber was the same man who checked us in for breakfast. Why hadn't he been at his post beforehand to prevent it?
And why do they make a habit of leaving the guest list out in the open?
This spoilt what we had planned to be a week long vacation. We ended up leaving 5 days earlier. The staff was kind and helpful. The location is the best, but I won't be going back.
9/10
Helpful and Accommodating
Submitted by: I-Chant Chiang in 04/07/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The staff at Ipanema Inn were extremely helpful. They allowed us to change rooms after the first night to a better room and were always helpful with directions and telling us which bus to take where. They also gave us a refund when we missed a soccer game. The location can't be beat, and the staff made our stay in Rio de Janeiro very pleasant. When we go back, we will definitely stay there again!
9/10
Very comfortable and ideal location
Submitted by: Maurice Owens in 04/07/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Excellent Hotel in a fantastic location close enough to all the action on Ipanema beach but far enough when you required a bit of peace and quiet. Great staff in general who were more than helpful - you always get one exception! Excellent value for money, good all round facilities including catering and bar. One small moan - the buffet breakfast could be a bit chaotic, limited space in the dining room and consistently running out of certain foods. That aside, we had a fabulous couple of weeks in Ipanema Beach and Rio de Janeiro - we're looking forward to returning at some stage.

Top Local Tips for Rio de Janeiro

Hot and Humid early March 2007 Be sure to carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go and take your most comfortable, old shoes for walking.

Favela tour Favela tour is a must, look up the lonely planet and pick the one recommended there( sorry cant remember the name) Book directly as it will be a bit cheaper. Definately a highlight for us

Things to do Take a radio taxi cab when you just come out of customs, it may be a little more, but it is safer. Leave your jewelery and watches in the hotel safe. don't advertise the fact you have money or you will be overcharged. Be streetwise. The italian by the hotel was very expensive for Brazilian standards but was very good. I enjoyed Christ the Redemmer and Sugar Loaf.. what stunning views.. Ipanema beach.. lovely... try and watch the sun go down on Ipanema beach... lovely views.Dont forget to try the juice bars, yes they have them in English as well.. You will be surprised how many people speak english. Try a football match at the Maracana.. I did and was packed in with the Flamengo fans. Really good atmosphere, and very friendly. Yep I even took some photos surrounded by the Flamengo fans.

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Other names for Ipanema Plaza Hotel

  • rio de janeiro golden tulip
  • ipanema plaza hotel
  • ipanema plaza
  • golden tulip rio de janeiro
  • Address: 34 Farme De Amoedo Street - Rio de Janeiro - 22420-020 - Brazil
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