Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Looking Guests
- Prized location on Ipanema Beach with views across the city’s spectacular skyline
- Designer interiors by Philippe Starck
- Infinity pool and bar on the hotspot rooftop
What To Know
- Rooftop pool is better for posing than doing serious laps
- WiFi costs extra; see the Details tab for more
- Prices in the restaurant reflect the quality of the ingredients and the Michelin-star chef
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a prized location on Avenida Vieria Souto overlooking Ipanema Beach, this trailblazing design hotel has been the upscale playground of Rio’s style set and taste making travelers since its 2007 debut. The Philippe Starck–designed interiors favor a mod, 1950s-inspired look in lashings of leather and wood, cool white marble and full walls of glass framing views of Rio’s enchanting skyline. All 89 guestrooms echo the public spaces, with dark wood floors, simple white walls adorned with black-and-white photographs, and organic accents like woven rugs and curved balconies. On the dining front, chef Paolo Lavezzini is at the helm of all-Italian eatery, Fasano al Mare, but for a taste of the real city scene, head up to the rooftop to join Rio’s bronzed and beautiful for daytime lazing beside the infinity pool or a strong caipirinha.
In the Area
For a dose of retail therapy, be sure to check out Rio’s swish boutiques along nearby Ipanema’s Garcia D’Ávila Street, especially Isabela Capeto, a hidden (geographically, anyway) fashion oasis offering original upscale designs uniquely rooted in Brazil’s rich textile traditions. Or treat yourself to some fine leather goods, exotic fruit smoothies at Bibi and a Kopenhagen truffle or three to ease any lingering travel stress. Just don’t spoil your appetite, Adega Pérola (R. Siqueira Campos, 138) awaits you with an authentic mix of over 100 Portuguese-inspired sea fare tapas since 1957. Or try family friendly traditional Brazilian dishes at Santa Satisfação. Cap off the day by heading over to Arpoador to join in the beloved carioca tradition of applauding the sun as it sets, rounded out with the best draft beer in the city at ocean-facing Astor.
How to Get There
On the mythic Ipanema Beach.
The pool in the roof is amazing! Overlooking the whole Ipanema Beach and in the back « dos Hermanos mountain » no doubt you are in Rio.
Fasano hôtel is designed by Philipe Stark.
I recomand you rooms I’m recomand you rooms in the right side of the hotel...sea view of course.
The rates are very high but the front desk and the concierge are very professional with a good advises.
Food and Beverages are also quiet expensive.
Fasano is place to be in Rio with Beautifull people from All the world, mainly from Sao Polo the WE.
Ratio quality/price is not fair but it’s ok.
The service is fair, very busy in the we.
This was my 2nd time staying at this hotel in 3 years and I can’t wait to return! Chic, sophisticated, great design and top-notch service throughout the hotel (especially loved the concierge and the pool staff). It’s like staying in a very cool private club (warm/friendly/social but not pretentious). Rooms are great...some may say a little on the small side but great use of space/design and the patio/views in the ocean-view rooms are wonderful. Great restaurant and spa...and the rooftop pool is pure heaven. Stayed in other hotels and private apartments in Rio, but now I can’t imagine staying anywhere else but Fasano. Thanks, team Fasano, for a great experience!
I have stayed at Fasano Ipanema several times since it opened - I just love the swimming pool (quite large for Rio standards) and the view from it (in particular sunset). However, another traveller wrote that if you are the type of person who wishes to pose for instagrams pictures on the rooftop swimming pool, that is the right place for you and, unfortunately, I tend to agree with it. I think a selfie or two is fine but when you have to watch people spending all their time posing like top models (which they are not...) to take hundreds of pictures, that is not particularly fun. In addition, a number of people drink a lot all afternoon and as a result, some behaviour can get a bit odd.
I think the swimming pool area used to be smarter.
The rooftop bar and pool offer an amazing view & sipping a delicious caipirinha there at sunset is the resume of life style in Rio. The seafood restaurant is excellent, the waiter's could be a bit more courteous. Before leaving to the origibnally shaped seaview room, a last drink in the shabby-chique Londra Bar, where sometimes also happen selected parties. Next time in Rio, we will return for sure.
We stayed 3 nights at the Hotel Fasano. The hotel was a big reason that our entire trip to Rio far exceeded the expectations we’d had going in. Many friends had cautioned us about crime, but the Fasano is in one of Rio’s most exclusive areas, on Ipanema Beach.
We used Uber, taxis from the hotel and a private tour guide to see the main sights and go out for drinks and dinner. At no time did we ever feel unsafe.
My husband and I (in our 50s) were there with some older friends. It happened to be Gay Pride weekend, and both gay and straight guests congregated around the Fasano’s rooftop infinity pool in the afternoons. It was quite the scene: the young and wealthy Brazilians were there from São Paulo, as well as gays from Brazil and the US who’d come for Gay Pride. Lots of gorgeous people of both sexes! We met a number of folks and had a great time chatting with them.
I emailed extensively with the Fasano’s concierge staff prior to arrival, and they arranged a wonderful visit according to our preferences. We had dinner out on two of the nights, and we ate in the hotel at Fasano del Mare on the 3rd evening. The concierge arranged for a private guide to do half-day tours for us on two days. These were the perfect way to get acquainted with the marvelous city of Rio.
They booked a helicopter tour for us on our final day, and we loved it.
The service at the front desk, the restaurant and the pool were exceptional. People were friendly and spoke good English in all these parts of the hotel. The housekeepers and spa attendants, however, spoke mainly Portuguese.
We came away with a terrific impression of Rio. We hope to return at some point, and we will definitely want to stay at the Fasano again!