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Rio de Janeiro Hotels

Arpoador Inn

  • Rua Francisco Otaviano 177 Map It
  • Ipanema
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  • Great sunsets
  • Right-on-the-beach location
  • Good restaurant
  • Reasonable prices


  • Front rooms can be noisy
  • Hotel often busy with groups of surfers

Updated 06/19/2013

Fodor's Review

This pocket-size hotel occupies the stretch of sand known as Arpoador. Surfers ride the waves, and pedestrians rule the roadway—a virtually traffic-free street allows direct beach access. At sunset the view from the landmark rock that juts out into the ocean at the end of the beach is one of Rio's most beautiful. The spectacle is visible from the hotel's back (deluxe) rooms that face Arpoador Beach. (Avoid the front rooms, which can be noisy.) The hotel has a good seafood restaurant, Azul Marinho, on the ground floor overlooking the beach. There are tables right next to the sand, and guests can have breakfast here. Some rooms are much larger than others, so ask about room size when you book.

Hotel Information


Rua Francisco Otaviano 177, Rio de Janeiro, 22080–040, Brazil

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 50 rooms
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 06/19/2013

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