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Mar Ipanema Hotel with views of Lagoa | courtesy of Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel with views of Lagoa | courtesy of Mar Ipanema Hotel

The Top 5 Hotels In Lagoa, Rio De Janeiro

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is one of Rio’s most picturesque areas. With views of Christ the Redeemer, stunning sunsets and a 7.2 kilometer cycle path encircling it, it’s a perfect place to get some exercise or just chill out in one of the many surrounding bars. It is also the venue for some water-based Olympic sports. Whilst it doesn’t have hotels directly on the lake, there are plenty nearby.

Mar Ipanema Hotel

Perfectly located, this contemporary and stylish hotel is just 350 meters from Ipanema beach and just over a kilometer away from Lagoa. It is the ultimate place to relax in style and comfort with minimalist rooms uniquely decorated with motifs of Rio de Janeiro. For those feeling especially fancy, upgraded rooms on a private higher floor have whirlpool tubs and sea-views that offer sensational visuals over Ipanema beach with the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers mountain) on the right and Arpoador to the left. Four star Mar Ipanema Hotel offers complementary breakfast, a 24 hour restaurant and perhaps one of the highlights of this hotel is the rooftop cocktail bar. Lagoa is easy walking distance or bike hire is available to cycle there.

 R. Visc. de Pirajá, 539, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil

Lagoas | © TheTurducken/Flickr

Hotel San Marco Ipanema

This comfortable and clean hotel is two blocks from Ipanema beach, walking distance from the nearest metro and only 1.4 kilometers away from Lagoa, making it a pleasant stroll or bike ride. The family-owned hotel manages to keep that familiar atmosphere with large tiled floors and simple, airy rooms available that provide a clean and cozy bed for the night. Whilst not having the fanciness of other local hotels, two star Hotel San Marco pulls off the casual feel exceptionally well and makes guests instantly feel at home. A free tropical-style buffet breakfast gets hotel guests in the right mood for a day explore Lagoa and other tourist spots.

R. Visc. de Pirajá, 524, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil

Promenade Visconti

Four star Promenade Visconti is less than two kilometers away from Lagoa so it’s easy to nip there during the day or night. It’s also just a couple of minutes walking distance from Casa de Cultural Laura Alvin, an art gallery and cultural center that is a perfect must-see for a rainy day or morning activity before hitting the beach. The hardwood floors give this hotel a modern and chic feel, and the rooms are airy and beautifully presented with balconies and kitchenettes for those wanting to do some home cooking.

R. Prudente de Morais, 1050, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil

Hotel Vermont

This four-star hotel is just under two kilometers from Lagoa and within easy walking distance from Ipanema beach. The sleek rooms are stylish and modern and also contain safes to protect personal belongings. A complementary breakfast of fruits, cheeses, hams, breads and cereals is a delicious way to start the day and pack in energy for a cycle around Lagoa or just to get out and about in Rio. There is also a business center in the hotel for those looking for a hotel for a business trip.

Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 254, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil

Ipanema Inn Hotel

This fancy hotel is located in Ipanema’s bustling neighbourhood with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. It is also less than two kilometers from Lagao so guests can enjoy the best of both worlds: the nature and beauty of Lagao, and the beach and city life of Ipanema. The 1950s decor of this 4.3 star hotel gives a soft atmosphere, heightened further by dark wood furnishings. Rooms have ocean-facing terraces for a mesmerizing view every morning and a restaurant and bar for later at night. The hotel also gives complementary beach chairs, towels and umbrellas for the beach.

R. Maria Quitéria, 27, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil