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
We paid for a sea view room and we were on the first floor facing a tree, be sure to confirm what level you are on... as if it’s floor one then a sea view is slightly pointless! In addition there was seriously loud and high bass music playing every night until the early hours. Paying £400 a night and not being able to get a good nights sleep is slightly frustrating particularly when you have a 6am flight! We mentioned it on our departure and received an apology but it felt like it warranted slightly more than that. Even Premier Inn offer a good nights sleep guarantee!! 😂
Views are stunning, service by the pool is exceptional and the food is very good. You cannot beat the location.
I would recommend this hotel but try and stay on a higher level floor.
Stayed here with my wife for four nights, part business / part vacation. My wife’s first visit to Brazil. The hotel staff could not possibly have done more for us, both prior arrival and during our stay. The location of the hotel is very good, the rooms are good, though not really out of the ordinary for this price level, cool design - but what makes the hotel is the staff. Special thanks to the concierge desk and specially Marcus, without his help, advise and recommendations our stay would not have been the same. Hope to return. (Make sure to visit the Gero Ipanema restaurant owned by the same company - outstanding and in the neighbourhood )
I stayed here for 5 nights. The hotel room was clean. The staff even had chocolates and balloons on my birthday. The rooftop is the best. The food is great. I really have to state the concierge made my stay amazing. Marcus gave great recommendations , made reservations for us and just generally on top of everything. I can’t wait to go back!
This place is my second favorite hotel in the world after Aria in Budapest, and Ive seen a lot of hotels in my life.
Top notch service, location, design, rooftop pool with amazing views of Ipanema.
I would absolutely stay here next time in Rio.
Its is a more pricey hotel option in Rio, but you get what you pay for.
Decent breakfast buffet, small gym for a quick workout while on vacation.
Top attributes: amazing service, rooftop views from infinity like pool and hotel design.
To stay at the Fasano is like going in to the arms of your long lost family. Even though it may be a few years since you last saw everyone, you are welcomed with open arms.
The moment you step through the door, from the door staff to the MD, everyone greets you with a smile and makes you feel incredibly welcome.
The staff are amazing, all of them are on their game, and it is a joy to stay there. Breakfast is incredible, and all the staff are so helpful.
The rooms are beautifully appointed. The roof terrace is incredible and a great place to relax during the day, or have fun until the wee wee hours.
Marcus at the concierge is the man with an answer for your every need, and the whole place is run with such care and attention, it really is the only place to stay in Rio.
Thanks Christiana and all your amazing team. Until we meet again, we send our fondest wishes.