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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Staff all keen to help and deliver a friendly high class service . Breakfast buffet was fresh and varied and a la carte options also available . Room was quiet comfortable and extremely well appointed , brilliant shower . Concierge staff , front desk , couldn’t fault the way they all helped and also engaged beyond a smile , more than just a smile .
Also in a great location opposite the beach on Ipanema ( better than Copacabana) and also next to Leblon , the high end part of Rio . Daytimes always felt safe out and about and in the evenings we followed the rules and didn’t walk out alone but used taxis which are very cheap . The rooftop bar and pool has great views down the beach and towards the mountains . Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here next time we come .
Staff were really good .
Service was faultless.
Booked FHR , Oceanfront Room and fortunate to be given a Suite Oceanfront .
Had lunch at Roof top Pool while waiting to check in. Cod fritters and Empanadas divine.
Service great in all areas .
Housekeeping efficient and thorough . Room gorgeous .
Hotel overall perfect .
Great South Beach ambiance and vibe .
Well dressed well heeled clientele. Mostly couples a few families.
Area safe enough to amble in the day . Close to shops.
Ipanema a gorgeous , clean beach .
I had a great experience at the Fasano, before I even arrived at the hotel! Igor, the concierge was FANTASTIC and arranged a reservation for us at a Bossa Nova nightclub and also a helicopter ride. The service he and his team provided was really outstanding!! Julianna was also amazing and very attentive. The hotel is beautiful, but the roof deck is really the jewel in the crown, with views over Ipanema Beach and the mountains! The service at the pool deck was unbelievable, and the number of staff per guest was very high. You never had to wait at all for food or drinks. This is where the hotel really excels. The room was nice with a warm cozy design of wood paneling and beautiful marble. As amazing as the hotel was, there were some irritations. There is a disco on the first floor every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and since we were on the second floor, we had trouble sleeping until the music ended at 3:00 am! Thankfully, they moved us to the sixth floor, but you could still feel the vibrations of the bass that many floors up. Ear plugs solved that problem. Overall, I would recommend this hotel, but definitely get a room on the upper floors.
I stayed with my family last month in January in the oceanfront suite. We had just had a wonderful stay at Fasano Sao Paulo and were a little disappointed with the Rio property. Overall it was a nice experience, and I do think, as of now, it's the best hotel in Rio. The location is the absolute best, much better than staying in Copacabana. The staff are great too and everyone we spoke with was friendly. The rooftop pool is amazing of course. One of the major problems happened when we checked in. We arrived at around noon and waited for our check in time at 3. At 3 pm, it still wasn't ready. At around 3:45pm, they said it was ready so were were escorted to the room by one of the staff. When we entered the room, housekeeping was still in there and dirty sheets were still on the floor. I felt bad for the girl who escorted us because she was very nice but obviously appeared frustrated at her co-workers who told her the room was ready. Anyway, they bought us drinks at the rooftop bar and our room was ready about 30 minutes later. The check in experience was unacceptable. Other than that, we didn't find the food to be high quality at either the breakfast restaurant or at the restaurant on the beach. We ate at Gero in Sao Paulo and it was amazing, so I'd recommend going there in Rio as well. Concierge recommended dinner at Satirycon and that was great as well. Service was also a bit slow at the rooftop bar. There were a few times I ordered a cocktail and the servers forgot. It's understandable I suppose since we were there at the busiest time of the year. Overall, it was a pleasant stay in an amazing (and very clean) room with a stunning expansive deck over the beach, but the entire experience doesn't leave me dying to return.
Staff at the Fasano is professional and among the best we’ve encountered in Latin America. Great restaurant recommendations, good site seeing ideas, always going the extra yard to make your stay pleasurable. The rooftop pool is also an amazing experience.