Arena Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At a Glance

  • A firm staff favorite due to its cracking location and good value – it’s ideal for independent minded travelers seeking a comfortable and stylish base to explore this exciting colorful city

  • Don’t compromise on location – the hotel sits on the corner between the world-renowned beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema…the best of both worlds!

  • There’s an almost villagey feel to the surrounding area, easy and safe to wander around, plenty of places to eat and a promenade flecked with swaying palms

  • The hotel blends casual style with modern flair, with a real focus on sustainability and protecting Brazil’s rainforests and wildlife

  • Another big selling point for the hotel is its rooftop terrace and pool, where you can request an ice-cold beer with which to soak up the iconic views of Rio’s coastline

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Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.

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Insider's View

Make sure to watch sunset over the beach one evening, it's one of the best spots in Rio.

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It can be hard to find a hotel with a prime location without paying through the roof, but this hotel is perfectly positioned between Rio’s most famous beaches - Ipanema and Copacabana. With well-appointed rooms and modern decor, it’s a failsafe option.

Arena Ipanema is one of our favorite hotels in Rio. Both its location, modern design and spacious rooftop pool makes it a great option for both couples and families when exploring the city at length.

With just over 100 rooms, the hotel maintains a fairly intimate atmosphere, with friendly staff and personable service throughout. With eco-protection in mind, the hotel uses ecological furniture with wooden structures made from materials retrieved from sustainable forest management. With this in mind, guests can be sure that the hotel has sustainability at the forefront of its design to contribute to Brazil's rainforests and wildlife whilst delivering modern and contemporary decor.

The hotels restaurant, Otaviano, has a relaxing ambience and is the perfect place to unwind after a long flight or day of exploring. Offering a variety of dishes in both Brazilian and International cuisine, there is something for all tastes.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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