The best feature of this hotel is its location in the Arpoador neighborhood, the dividing point between Copacabana and Ipanema, making it the perfect base from which to explore both areas. This definitely compensates for the fact that the rooms are a bit on the spare side. For an ocean view, reserve a room on the higher floors. The fine 3-star hotel is clean and well run, but does not offer all of the luxury amenities of some more expensive options.  However, with dozens of restaurants, world-famous beaches and other tourist attractions within walking distance or a short cab ride away this hotel offers a good value for its price.