Ratings based on 757 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington, DC

Excellent breakfast, location very secure

Posted Apr 19, 2018
Hotel is well managed with a restaurant that has very reasonable prices and excellent quality.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 20, 2018 by Soraya Castro, Hotel Management
Dear Claudio, Many thanks for rating Mar Ipanema Hotel ! We're very glad that you've had a great experience with us and we hope to see you very soon ! Mar Ipanema Team !
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location for an Ipanema beach vacation

Posted Feb 16, 2018
Pros: The staff were very helpful in negotiating a Rio that speaks little English.
Location: 2 blocks to Post 10 on Ipanema Beach, close to restaurants and bars and boutiques and galleries as well as a short walk to Leblon and the lagoon.
It was our first time in Rio. We had a great beach vacation with this hotel being an excellent choice as a base. It is close to but not on the beach and that helps for when the beach is crowded, or rowdy, or late night. It was an easy safe walk to all sorts of restaurants and bars in Ipanema, and we never felt threatened by the neighbourhood. The staff was excellent in explaining all things Rio to non-Portuguese speakers. They provided chairs and towels for the beach. The top floor lounge is an undiscovered gem, as it is quiet, secluded and a great spot to enjoy scenic views of the neighbourhood.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2018 by Reservations, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Many thanks for your rating. We’re very sorry for all the inconvenience caused to you during your stay and we’ll work on that to make your next stay comfortable and memorable ! We hope to see you very soon ! Mar Ipanema Team
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Melbourne

Great hotel

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Great location and terrific staff. The roooms are small but very comfortable. You are in the heart of Ipanema, near great restaurants and shops, a block from the beach and a short walk to the lagoon.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 25, 2018 by Reservations, Hotel Management
Dear Jim, Many thanks for your rating ! We’re very happy that you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you very soon ! Mar Ipanema Team
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 13, 2018 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 25, 2018 by Reservations, Hotel Management
Dear Sonja, Many thanks for your rating ! We’re very happy that you’ve enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you very soon ! Mar Ipanema Team
5 out of 5
by Tina

Posted Nov 30, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2017
Olá Tina, Agradecemos a sua avaliação e ficamos felizes que tenha gostado dos nossos serviços ! Esperamos revê-la em breve ! Equipe Mar Ipanema Hotel
5 out of 5
by GARY

Posted Nov 15, 2017 on Hotels
My stay was awesome, everything is not as new looking as the photos, but the efficient and great service made up for it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2017
Dear Gary, Many thanks for your rating and comments ! We're sorry for any inconvenience caused to you due to the rooms looking. We will work on this point to bring more comfort to you and to all guests we have ! Many thanks and we hope to see you back , very soon ! Mar Ipanema Team
4 out of 5
by Christopher

The couple to Ipanema

Posted Nov 4, 2017 on Hotels
Nice hotel with good location near the beach and relatively good shopping. Hotel uses restaurant as its feeding station, which produces good breakfasts, but gets crowded at the weekend. early start would help. Restaurant pleasant in the evening. Hotel staff on the front desk spoke excellent English, and were very helpful in providing good advise on travel to the sites. Rooms on the front are noisy with traffic during the morning, but otherwise good. only serious complaint was the lift. There are two, and one was out of action for more than a week (according to the doorman), which meant long waits if you weren't feeling energetic. (We were on the 8th floor). Otherwise good exercise. Bathrooms were dated, and water temperature control non existent - either scalding or freezing. Odd given the request for economic use of the water resources.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2017
Dear Christopher, Many thanks for your rating and comment about our Hotel. We're sorry about the lift which is being already fixed and the bathroom water that caused you some inconvenience. We are working on these points . Many thanks for bringing them to our attention. Hoping to see you again in Rio and with us, we remain with B. Regards, Mar Ipanema Team
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from santiago, chile

regular rooms are disappointing

Posted Oct 15, 2017 on CheapTickets
Only the suites are comfortable. Internet service is bad, breakfast is ok
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 8, 2017 by Soraya Castro - Sales Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Alena, Many thanks for your rating and comment. We're sorry about the wi-fi and we are working on it to improve this service. Hope to see you soon ! Mar Ipanema Team
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ireland

Ideal location, nice place, great staff

Posted Aug 23, 2017 on Orbitz
Used Mar Ipanema as a base for recent visit to Rio for a conference and holiday travel. Hotel itself was clean and ideally located close to the beach. Facilities good, rooms clean. Staff were exceptional, keeping bags while we were touring for a few days and arranging beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. They also arranged tours for us and couldn't have been more helpful. Would def recommend
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 25, 2017 by Soraya Castro - Sales Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Sean, Many thanks for your comment and we're glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you soon in Rio ! Cheers! Mar Ipanema Team
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel on a busy street in Ipanema

Posted Aug 20, 2017
Pros: Close to stores and the beach Breakfast was varied and delicious
Cons: Bathroom sink overflowed with water
I enjoyed that the hotel staff allowed us for late check out (5 p.m) for free. Hotel room is somewhat small but comfortable for 2. Bathroom shower faucet was weird. Bathroom
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 25, 2017 by Soraya Castro - Sales Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Many thanks for your comment. We're sorry for the bathroom problem and we are working to better serve you next time ! Hope to see you soon in Rio ! Mar Ipanema Team