Located right on Ipanema Beach, Copacabana's sophisticated rival
Stunning scenery surrounds the hotel with two brother's mountain, Ipanema beach and the iconic city skyline of Rio all visible
Part of the Sofitel brand with French details throughout and a French-inspired menu in the restaurant
Family-friendly hotel with large rooms and suites, as well as child-friendly menu options
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.
Sofitel Ipanema (formerly Caesar Park) has a great location right in front of Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach, the sophisticated rival to Copacabana. This is a perfect family option with spacious rooms, a central location and child-friendly menus.
Ideally located on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema Beach, the stylish Sofitel Ipanema is a cool and contemporary hotel which lends itself well to both couples and families. Just around the corner from Copacabana Beach, Sofitel Ipanema boasts impressive views south to the two brother's mountain with a forested backdrop, along with stunning ocean views and of course the iconic city skyline of Rio de Janeiro. Views can be enjoyed from a number of the rooms, as well as the pool, gym and restaurants, and we would recommend taking a room on the upper floors for the most impressive.
There are 222 rooms and suites in total, all of which are elegant and spacious, providing a range of modern amenities and equipped with air-conditioning, large TV with access to international channels and complimentary WiFi. Windows are huge, ensuring the best views and plenty of light in every room.
Other facilities at the Sofitel Ipanema include a rooftop lounge and swimming pool, which is protected from the wind but still enjoys impressive views across Ipanema, a spa, fitness center, lobby bar and restaurant which serves up international, French-inspired cuisine.
There are 222 rooms and suites in total, all of which are elegant and spacious, providing a range of modern amenities and equipped with air-conditioning, large TV with access to international channels and complimentary WiFi. Hairdryers and safes are provided in all rooms and all have elegant marble bathrooms. Classic Rooms and Superior Rooms have city views while Luxury Rooms and above all have sea views, either lateral or front facing.
Facilities include a full-service spa, a gym and a rooftop pool and lounge area. The restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine and child-friendly dishes, and there is a separate bar in the lobby. The hotel also has its own section of the beach with loungers, umbrellas and towels provided, as well as fresh fruit and drinks available. Bicycles are available for hire for those who wish to get out and explore.
Rio is a fantastic city just waiting to be explored. Excursions can be arranged to visit some of the highlights including the famous Corcovado monument (Christ the Redeemer), Sugar Loaf, the Tijuca forest and the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa. Indulge in cookery classes or explore the botanical gardens and if time permits spend time relaxing at the beach too!
Uncover the secrets to Brazil's diverse and distinctive cuisine in this hands-on cookery class, learning how to prepare the perfect caipirinha, along with various other typical Brazilian dishes. Finish with an all important tasting session.
Take in one of Rio's most iconic sights from an alternative perspective, enjoying a challenging hike with some climbing thrown in, up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. No experience necessary; your experienced guide will assist you with the climbing.
Experience the biggest party of the year at Rio de Janeiro's infamous Carnival, a weekend of Samba beats, energetic dancing and dazzling costumes. Samba schools spend all year preparing for the main event so this really is a remarkable spectacle.
Rio is famous for its spectacular beaches so why not stray further afield to the quieter, southern part of the city where you can explore some of the more secluded spots, a popular choice amongst the local surfing community.
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The Sofitel Ipanema is located overlooking Ipanema beach, just a short drive from Copacabana.
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