Another of Rio's tall, slender hotels, this one has a great location at the eastern end of Ipanema Beach between Rua Vinicius de Moraes and Farme de Amoedo, and though it isn't luxurious, the hotel has comfortable accommodations with crisp, clean, and modern interiors. The lobby is small and functional, but the all-white furnishings are a nice touch. The buffet breakfast is large with lots of variety. Deluxe front rooms have panoramic beach views, and back rooms from the eighth floor up have views of the lagoon and Corcovado. The cheaper City View rooms look out onto the backstreets. The rooftop pool is tiny, but the proximity to the beach is fair compensation.