Need to know
9, all suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm; both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $163.78 (BRL534).
Rates include a generous Continental breakfast of eggs, ham, bacon, assorted breads, cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit, coffee and tea.
If you're peckish following a day of sightseeing or sun-basking, refuel with free snacks – juice, sodas, nuts, Toblerone bars, crisps – from the minibar.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, laundry, WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar stocked with Nespresso coffee machine, Granado bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The Vinicius de Moraes suite may not be part of the hotel’s main house (it’s located in the Carioca Terrace annexe near the pool), but it doesn’t miss out on any old-world Ipanema charm. There’s a freestanding Victorian bath tub, plus stand-out wallpaper in bold splashes of yellow and blue. Also, the annex location means more space – this is one of the largest rooms at Casa Mosquito.
Bronze high above the swarming beach crowds below and recline beside the heated outdoor infinity-edged pool that's dramatically set on the rooftop.
Leave the bulky beach towels at home: the hotel has beach kits for you to borrow.
You’ll need to be fit enough to take the stairs: the hotel is reached from street-level via a flight of steep steps. There is no spa, but on-call massage therapists and manicurists will transform your suite into a candle-lit relaxation haven.
Really more of a sophisticated hideout for grown-ups, but teenagers 14 and older are welcome.