This hotel has a superb location at the end of popular Ipanema beach, close to the upscale oceanfront neighborhood of Leblon. There are many fashion and jewelry shops, cafés, restaurants, and coffee houses in walking distance and you can easily reach all the main tourist attractions from here. Public transport is also widely available.
The Praia Ipanema is also just a few minutes from the most popular section of the beach, known as "Posto 11" (Life guard station 11), where the hip and beautiful gather. Towels, chairs, and umbrellas are provided by the hotel free of charge. Guests can also relax by the rooftop swimming pool with an excellent view, hammam, and lounge. The hotel's contemporary restaurant with huge windows offers sweeping views of Ipanema and Leblon beach. Though in need of a touch-up, the Praia Ipanema started to renovate some rooms in the last quarter of 2013, so expect updated options soon, with private balconies and ocean views.