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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

Vying with the Fasano for the best beachfront location in Rio, this relaxed but uber-chic tower is the first hotel venture by Oskar Metsavaht – Brazil’s Crown Prince of laid back but luxe fashion, and founder of the quintessentially Carioca ‘Osklen’ label.

Rooms and a swanky rooftop pool overlook the most fashionable end of Ipanema – Leblon. Guests lounging around the rooftop pool look like off-duty supermodels and Rio’s best restaurants are literally a stroll away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Tijuca National Park

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[2.1 miles]

Rio’s lush urban rainforest climbs over the mountains that surround the Christ statue and Atlantic beaches, affording some of the world’s most beautiful urban views. Excellent for hiking, biking and wildlife-spotting.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

Tour a favela

Rio de Janeiro , Southwestern Region, Brazil[2.7 miles]

Get a deeper understanding of Rio life with an insider tour of its famous favelas.

Best for ages: 13+ | £25

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[4.1 miles]

This iconic, art deco beauty, the symbol of South America, watches out over Rio from high on Corcovado Mountain. The panoramic views from the statue’s feet are dazzling.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Sandy beach with tourists and city in backgound

Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Region, Brazil[4.9 miles]

This world-famous 4km crescent is the epicentre of Rio’s beach scene and the perfect place for beach sports and people-watching. It;’s not great for swimming – water quality is especially poor when the tide comes in.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Waves crashing on busy sandy beach

Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[1 miles]

Rio’s prettiest, chicest ocean beach, is watched over by the impressive Dois Irmaos mountain that sits behind. The water is cleaner, and the crowd more exclusive the further south you go, where Ipanema Beach merges into the more upscale Leblon Beach.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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People play football sandy beach

Football lessons on Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Region, Brazil[1.7 miles]

Pelé da Praia has been teaching locals and tourists Brazilian football tricks on Ipanema beach for more than a decade. One-to-one tuition and group classes available. Contact him at

Best for ages: 8+ | £15 | 1-2 hours

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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[2.1 miles]

Once the Emperor’s private retreat, these gardens brim with rare plants and are a haven for birds and butterflies

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Hike up Gavea Rock

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[6.4 miles]

This half-day hike through a wildlife- and waterfall-filled rainforest ends with a scary summit scramble. It rewards, though, with the best views in Rio. Guided rock climbs are also on offer.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 6-8 hours

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Rio de Janeiro

Southeastern Region, Brazil

Heaven for healthy hedonists – hang glide, surf or hike by day, relax on the beach and party all night. Then, of course, there’s that carnival…

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