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“Needs a renovation” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Ranked #111 of 280 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs a renovation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Chose this hotel after reading favourable reviews about it on TripAdvisor.

When we got here, we were surprised at how old everything was. Yes it is very close to the beach, about a block away... It is also within walking distance of Rio Metro's Ipanema station. But the room and hotel itself was quite in need of some fixing.

The climate control system within the room was really old fashioned and the air that came out was quite humid and warm. Perhaps the thermostat was spoilt. The fixtures and bed were also a little creaky. Nevertheless, the room was quite big and spacious.

What surprised me the most was that the lights in the corridors would turn off automatically and only come on when triggered by motion sensor. I totally understand that it's supposed to save electricity and so forth, but it made the hotel seem cheap. There are better ways to save electricity, perhaps by using LED lights. Moreover, sometimes the motion sensor was slow and you would have to take quite a few steps in the dark before the lights came on.

The lighting situation summed up the hotel experience, functional but cheap and worn. Yet, the price I paid for the room was not exactly what I'd call value for money. This hotel is not worth the price.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Iplaza, Public Relations Manager at Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza, responded to this review, 17 August 2012
Dear Client,

Thank you to give us your feedback!

Your comments will help us to evaluate our efforts and improve the services extended to our guests. Your observations were considered and for sure your opinions will contribute with our quality standard.

Warm regards.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

our brazilian friend reccommended ipanema rather than copacabanna as an area to stay and having stayed in ipanema and visited copabanna i would agree, it seems a nicer more sophistcated area.

this hotel is the location if you want to stay right in the middle of the Ipanema. its a block off the beach front. the rooms are decent as is service in general in the hotel. its busy most of the time. Expect to wait until check in time to get your room. the Pool is on the roof and is quite small but adequate you get a good view of CTR from the pool. very good breakfast in the morning with loads of options.

the hotel resturant was pretty good, highly reccommend the apple pan cake and ice cream for dessert

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Iplaza, Public Relations Manager at Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about the Hotel. We are pleased to note that you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to receive you here again soon.

Sincerely,
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

The hotel is in an excellent location- situated immediately in front of the Ipanema beach and close to lively shopping and great restaurants.

As many other travelers have indicated, the rooms are quite outdated and in need of repair. For example, the furniture and tvs are old, the bathroom tubs are old and our bathroom door was decaying and rotted at the bottom. It can be very disappointing, given the high rates that the hotel charges and the four star rating. I would suggest that travelers check out other hotel options that give you more value for your money.

We also found that the hotel staff would suggest private driver for everything (and possibly were getting "kick backs" for arranging the drives). I suggest that you take taxis with meters everywhere, as there is no need to pay more for a private driver.

Room Tip: Pay extra and stay on the Ipanema floor. It may actually be worth the money!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Iplaza, Public Relations Manager at Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Dear Client,

We would like to apologize for the bad impression and thank you for giving your sincerely opinion.

Your comments will help us to evaluate our efforts and improve the services extended to our guests. Your observations were considered and for sure your opinions will contribute with our quality standard.

We are sorry for the inconvenients and we hope making better next time. Will be a plesure to have you here again betimes!

Warm Regards,
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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

This is a great hotel if you are visiting Rio for Business or leisure!!!
I was there for Business and stayed for a week...love how close it was to the beach, SAFE, great service and value for the money.
Breakfast is included in your daily stay with a vast variety of everything you can think of...traditional big Brazilian Breakfast!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Iplaza, Gerente de relações públicas at Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting your opinion about us. We are pleased to note that you have enjoyed your stay and looking forward to receive you here again soon.

Sincerely,
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

I have stayed in this hotel for more than 10 times in a period of 8 or more years . I am an expert . I considered a small kind of boutique hotel . The highest quality of this hotel is the location if you want to stay right in the middle of the Ipanema action . Right in Farme de Almodeo and right across the famous Farme gay beach. I consider the Ipanema plaza a decent property with nice size rooms that Need to be updated a bit especially the bathrooms . AC in the middle of the summer is not the stronger but always work ok. Beds are just standards as is service in general in the hotel . In Rio and in my opinion in brazil in general don't expect too much you will be disappointed especially for the prices that you pay. The hotel as all properties in Rio is overrated but you don't have any options . Otherwise you will finish in a really crapy place. Some of the rooms has a beautiful view of the beach and some has a balcony. Hotel is always busy . Expect to wait until check in time to get your room . Pool in the roof is a plus but small. You will love the breakfast in the morning with nice lay out and options . If you are looking for Ipanema options this is definitely a good one .other options sol Ipanema , Caesar park and the upscale fasano

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza

Property: Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
Address: Rua Farme de Amoedo 34, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-020, Brazil (Formerly Ipanema Plaza Hotel)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,754 - ₹ 22,850
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Ipanema Plaza Hotel Rio De Janeiro
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