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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Arpoador

4-star4 stars
Rua Francisco Otaviano 177, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22080-040, Brazil

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Ipanema Beach
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
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COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The staff go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable. Unbeatable view 😍 Enjoyable…Jan 12, 2021
  • The perfect Rio location. The complimentary bikes and beach chairs, towels, and beach…Jan 17, 2021

Hotel Arpoador

from NZ$174
  • Quarto Medio (vista cidade)
  • Basic Room
  • Grand Room, Ocean View

What’s around Hotel Arpoador


  • In Ipanema
  • Ipanema Beach - 1 min walk
  • Copacabana Beach - 20 min walk
  • Arpoador Beach - 2 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 7 min walk
  • Devil's Beach - 6 min walk
  • Praca General Osorio - 9 min walk
  • Girl from Ipanema Park - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 53 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 27 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 11 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 12 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 12 min drive
  • Ipanema-General Osorio Station - 10 min walk
  • Cantagalo Station - 19 min walk
  • Nossa Senhora da Paz Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Offsite parking nearby (BRL 100 per day)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1974
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Arpoador’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Arpoador Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel Arpoador Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel Arpoador Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel Arpoador Hotel
  • Arpoador Inn Rio de Janeiro
  • Arpoador Rio de Janeiro
  • Mercure Apartments Rio De Janeiro Arpoador Hotel Rio De Janeiro
  • Mercure Rio De Janeiro Arpoador Hotel Brazil
  • Arpoador Hotel Rio De Janeiro
  • Arpoador Inn Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs BRL 100 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Arpoador

  • Does Hotel Arpoador offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Arpoador does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Arpoador?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Arpoador?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Arpoador?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Arpoador?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Arpoador?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Void Ipanema (4-min walk), Pizza Hut (6-min walk), and Astor Bar (6-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Arpoador?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Arpoador and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 159 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The property is brand new and is very well designed and clean. The basic room i got was cute but simply too small, not even room to open a suitcase unless it was on the bed. The hotel’s restaurant is very cute and had a magnificent view of the beach and quaint street vendors. The food is great but almost all fished i tried were way too salty, almost hard to enjoy.
us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Property, location and food are amazing! Great vibe, clean and friendly staff. Just expected a bit more of the service which is better than the vast majority in Rio but is not up to par with the level of the property and a world standard. Definitely super positive impression overall though. Would certainly stay again any time.
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place in Rio! Only hotel in Ipanema situated on n the beachfront.
Eric, us4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel Arpoador was a wonderful place to stay in Rio! The staff -- both at the Front Desk, the restaurant and the room-cleaners -- were very nice without exception. (For example, check-out time was noon, but I didn't need to leave for the airport until 6 pm. Not only was I able to store my luggage there during the afternoon, but the Front Desk staff even volunteered that I could use the roof-top spa facilities to take a shower before leaving for the airport!) The location is excellent -- at the east end of Ipanema Beach, and just a couple blocks from Copacabana beach; also near a Metro stop. Great facilities, too: a restaurant (with excellent food, including the complimentary breakfast) that includes tables outdoors right on the beach, and a rooftop bar that is the perfect place from which to watch sunsets. I would stay there again without a moment's hesitation!
us4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good value/nice design
Rooms are on the smaller side, but big enough. The design is very nice and feels beach and modern. Hotel staff is pleasant and helpful (albeit check in was a bit slow). Early check in was a great option. Breakfast is included and Im we ate out on the little deck. The basic breakfast is cheese, meat, scrambled eggs, 3 homemade breads, yogurt and granola with honey, and a fruit bowl. Juice and coffee are also included. You can trade the regular breakfast for other items, or add on a la cart. Roof is great (Cristo view one way, beach the other) and wasn’t crowded.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It has a boutique feel and located right on the beach
gb7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
If you want to experience the best location and hotel amenities in Rio, then look no further. Hotel Arpoador has it all. Best place to catch the famous sunsets in Arpoador, complete with live music. It’s situated smack dab in the middle of Zona Sul, where you can walk in both directions of the beach and reach Leme (Posto 1) or Leblon (Posto 12). Where else can you relax on a hammock in your own room in Rio, where you can look out and view the beach that is just outside your balcony window? The rainshower was the best in luxury - offering heritage Granado products and an option to see the beach while you take a refreshing shower. Simply amazing! My only gripes are the front desk and the free daily breakfast options. We’ve stayed in other Rio hotels where the front desk staff were more quick and very efficient. We were also looking forward to a great breakfast buffet that introduces guests to Brazilian food culture, like pao de queijo and local fruits but these were unfortunately not offered during our stay. Aside from these, we look forward in coming back to this memorable hotel. Parabéns e muito obrigado, Hotel Arpoador!
robotarsier, us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel w wonderful staff
This hotel is top notch with extremely attentive staff, fantastic location on the beach and a great modern vibe to it. Unfortunately I didn’t take the time when booking to read the fine details of the room I chose, as I would have realized it was extremely small. The only room I’ve ever stayed in that was smaller was when I was in Tokyo, where I expected to be crammed into a closet. There is nowhere to put your clothes, no coffee in the room and only a small walking area around the bed and that’s it. Luckily we didn’t spend a lot of time in the room so no big deal. It should be noted that this is in the most gay friendly part of Rio, so if you are not comfortable being surrounded by gay men you should book elsewhere. We enjoyed our stay so much that we tried to add on more days to our visit but unfortunately they were all booked up. Oh also I remembered that the breakfast gets redundant...they give you the menu but as a hotel guest you get the “Arpoador Breakfast” each day unless you want to pay extra. A board w cheese, meat and bread along w yogurt. Nice and fresh but redundant after day 4 :)
Sandi, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Brilliant stay
Best location in Rio, lovely restaurant and rooftop. Would highly recommend this hotel.
STUART, ie5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location right On the beach staff were very helpful friendly and most spoke English very well We had a small room at the hotel from an Expedia special We love this place and would highly recommend it
Gerry, ca4 night romance trip

Hotel Arpoador