Need to know
Eighty-nine, including 10 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $508.50, excluding tax at 5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $6.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates include a personal trainer and use of the rooftop pool, but exclude breakfast (R$108 a person, plus service charge).
There’s a spa specialising in jet-lag-relieving treatments, as well as a Vichy shower room up on the roof.
At the hotel
Spa, gym and WiFi (R$50 a day). In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, free bottled water and Affinity bath products.
Our favourite rooms
For lots of space and a view, opt for a Deluxe, where ocean visions and Sergio Rodrigues wooden chairs are offered out on the prime balcony spots. If a leather-upholstered day-bed strikes your fancy, you’ll need a Suite.
There’s a heated marble infinity pool on the roof overlooking Ipanema Beach.
A bikini for every day of your stay, but don’t bother with flip flops – the hotel will give you a pair for free.
Small pets are allowed. Two bedrooms have wheelchair access.
Extra beds and cots can be added to Deluxe rooms, Suites and Deluxe Suites, for a fee. There’s a lifeguard at the pool from 9am until 5pm. Babysitting can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice. Toys and DVDs can be borrowed, and cookies and milk are provided