Rua Francisco Otaviano, 177 | Ipanema | Arpoador
This oceanfront hotel is so close to the beach that it is possible to have breakfast while feeling the sea breeze on your face. Between the vibrant Ipanema and Copacabana districts, the boutique hotel is located on Arpoador beach, famous for hosting one of the most beautiful sunsets in Rio. All 50 rooms are cozy and very functional – some of them overlook the ocean. The local restaurant, Temporada, has wide windows facing the Arpoador boardwalk. You will see scores of cariocas waiting for sunset at the Arpoador Stone. Once the sun sets, there is general clapping. A very Rio thing.