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. Though it isn't luxurious, the hotel has comfortable accommodations, and the interiors are crisp, clean, and modern. The lobby is small and functional, but the all-white furnishings are a nice touch. 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.