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“Design!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

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Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #6 of 280 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Design!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

One of the top hotels in Rio de Janeiro!
Having said that, the focus of the hotel is design! The standard room (which is whatever room not heading to the beach front) is very small and illumination is not good.
Not everybody likes it, but I love those overhead (rooftop) showers that they have in their rooms.
To reduce it to the max: The hotel is all about the rooftop pool. Breathtaking view during the day as well as at night.
Negative is a daily rate of BRL 50.-- for internet access as well as staff always wanting to speak english with you.... Well, it may be ok if you're american, and that's what most of the guests are... But as a portuguese speaker I do not love that "service"...
Gym is small but quite well equipped.
Breakfast with all you deserve, but with BRL 70.-- on the more expensive side...
The hotel has one of the best locations in Rio. Close to Arpoador (to see the beautiful sundowns), close to "Posto 9", one of the best places to go to the beach (place of the locals) and not very far from Dias Ferreira (road with nice restaurants in Leblon).

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

This hotel makes the best use of its great location, e.g. sensational roof top terrace. Basic rooms are small but well thought through and pleasant, with a comfortable lay-out, amazing bed and bathroom, nice terrace. The hotel's very expensive breakfast is also excellent.
Despite classic hotel rip-off tricks (R$50 for 24h internet, R$80 for a bike), the room price appears in-line with alternatives in Rio. Receptionists would benefit from the gravitas that comes from experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J M
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012 via mobile

Rooftop pool kills it, be prepared top end a pretty penny but well worth it.....

Stayed March 2012
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London
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Well I guess that the title is pretty clear...

We booked here for a weekend in Rio because we were told it is the best hotel in town, I don't know about the others but IMO the Fasano doesn't deserve the good reputation.

We booked rooms with "garden view" at 600euro per night (no breakfast) and our expectations were pretty high. well the room are quite small and dark. Indeed there is no "garden view, both sides of the hotel face very close concrete walls while the back faces an ugly building. The only nice view is in the Ocean front rooms which are a minority and they cost 1000 $ per night.

No free WiFi !! in spite of the high price they charge 10 euros per day (pathetic!)

Poor Service : we left in the morning at 9am to visit Rio and when we passed at the hotel around 1PM the room was still undone. We had top call the reception to send the maid.

The only positive thing is the rooftop terrace with the pool.

I will never go back to the Fasano.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank DayTripperLDN
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Grupo_Fasano, Manager at Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thank you for choosing Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro during your recent visit to Brazil.
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us, as it is only through constructive feedback that we can monitor and fine-tune our service and facilities.

Best regards,

Manager
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We had an ocean view suite on the 7th floor and it was a beautiful room. The views were spectacular and there was plenty of room to spread out. However, the closet area was VERY tight. You could barely open the closet all the way without hitting the wall on the opposite side. The rainhead shower had great water pressure and felt awesome. But, there was no way to turn the water on in the shower without getting completely soaked in cold water on account of the way the door opened. We found the hotel quiet and peaceful. Room service was very prompt and accurate and the wait staff was very nice. By contrast, calling the front desk or housekeeping was often futile. It would ring off the hook with no response. When people did respond, they were extremely courteous and helpful. The concierge was also very helpful. But, at one point they misplaced our luggage for over an hour and it couldn't be found. The rooftop pool is gorgeous and is "the place to be", but it closes too early. By 10 pm it is shut down whereas we would have preferred being able to swim at night under the stars while sipping on a caipirinha. But, by far the biggest disappointment is the terrible gym. It is about 8 feet by 8 feet with nothing more than 1 treadmill, 1 bicycle, NO elliptical and some weights. For a hotel of this caliber and at this price-point not to have a better gym is pretty surprising. We had to spend 50 reals a session at a local Body Tech gym to find decent equipment. The overall experience could have been superb, but The details held it back.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tennek
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Additional Information about Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Property: Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Address: Avenida Vieira Souto 80 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002, Brazil (Formerly Fasano Hotel & Restaurant)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#3 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#3 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#4 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price range (per night): ₹ 35,633 - ₹ 85,640
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro 5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Avenida Vieira Souto, in the heart of Ipanema beach, the long awaited hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with modernity and efficiency in design and service. Envisioned by Philippe Starck, everything has been thought out to reverberate the glorious Bossa Nova era, when Ipanema was blossoming into the most charming neighborhood of Rio. The hotel caters to both leisure and business travelers and offers the latest technology in its accommodations and meeting rooms. Guests can experience Fasano's gastronomic legacy at the elegant Fasano al mare restaurant and enjoy signature cocktails and light meals at the ‘scenery’ Baretto-Londra. The breathtaking view from the rooftop swimming pool overlooks the beach and constitutes an attraction in and of itself. ... more   less 
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