In the heart of Ipanema and just 100 meters from the beach, Mar Ipanema Hotel is a great base for exploring Rio de Janeiro. The local neighborhood is colorful and friendly, with many sidewalk cafes and bars and the impressive Forum Ipanema shopping mall. Large, modern, and comfortable rooms have great views over the ocean and are equipped with modern amenities, including satellite TV and a mini bar. Professional staff are extremely helpful and friendly, even assisting with organizing sightseeing trips. The large restaurant has a great open terrace and serves delicious Brazilian and international dishes.