If you want to stay in Ipanema and avoid the high prices of beachfront accommodations, this no-frills hotel with great service is a wise choice. The simply furnished rooms have no view, but the fact that the hotel is just seconds from the beach will sugar the pill. The hotel owners also run the Arpoador Inn, so you can expect the same relaxed atmosphere and youthful clientele. Close to Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz, it's convenient not only for sun worshippers but also for
those seeking to explore Ipanema's varied nightlife.