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
Great location and the staff very helpful. The beach staff also very good. Thanks for making our visit a fantastic experience .the breakfast was particularly good and the bikes we hired worked great . We will be back
It was our first time in Rio and we picked the Emiliano and the Fasano for our stay and we did not regret it. Both were amazing.
The Fasano has a great location on Ipanema beach and we had amazing views of the ocean from our oceanfront balcony. I loved the room and also the rooftop pool. Unfortunately the pool itself was closed for renovation but one of the managers offered us free breakfast and a 1 hour massage for free for both of us as a compensation because he could see we were a little sad not being able to enjoy the pool. The breakfast buffet is incredible and the massage was amazing. All the staff were very friendly and concerned about our well being. The concierge supplied us with great restaurant suggestions and whatever we needed someone took care of it immediately. Thank you to this amazing hotel and great team...We will come back soon!!!
Service at the Fasano was exceptional, throughout our stay the staff was friendly and helpful with anything we needed, going above and beyond. Alex and the other bar staff on the roof were amazing, as were Christian and the others we met in the Bar Londra downstairs. Would definitely recommend to anyone
Today we checked into Hotel Fasano in Rio after a grueling 9-hour flight from Miami. We used our American Express Platinum card to purchase the higher than average room rate through American Express’ Fine Hotel & Resorts program. Being a participating hotel means that a room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, resort credit, 12PM check-in and 4PM check-out are guaranteed under the assumption that availability exists. My husband and I have booked our travel this way with these participating hotels, which are usually Leading Hotels of the World, for close to 10 years and we have never, I repeat never, encountered any kind of deficit with regard to the allocation of benefits. That is to say in our experience, we have never encountered an issue. To begin our Fasano story, we arrived around breakfast time today and at check-in we were immediately informed by the receptionist that we could not have breakfast this morning unless we paid for it separately and out of pocket as our benefits were due to start at 12PM (our designated check-in time) and it was only around 10:30AM. We suggested that it would be lovely if they could extend a courtesy to us but she abruptly said “NO” and started explaining "the rules" to us. We explained that we understood "the rules" but that we’ve never experienced this kind of treatment at a Leading Hotel of the World. I didn't say this to her but please bear in mind that we are paying $800 a night plus fees for five nights. Moreover she then proclaimed that we had to stay in a regular oceanfront room on a low floor, instead of the ocean front suite we were expecting because there was no suite availability for an upgrade and they were booked to capacity. Please keep in mind that the hotel is in low season, very empty, and if you go online there is full availability for same day ocean front suite booking and beyond (we checked). Furthermore she said she would "try" to get us in but that it may be late in the afternoon on the following day. None of this made any sense. How does it make sense to nickel and dime us for breakfast but to turn around and deny us of our upgrade benefits for almost a full day and a half? We said “OK, no problem” and proceeded on to breakfast where midway I was stopped at the buffet by a hasty manager named Juliana that abruptly reiterated "the rules" to me. She did not wait for my husband to walk over or try to approach us together at our table, instead targeting me practically plate in hand. In addition I was confronted in front of other guests in a very full dining room in the middle of our paid for breakfast service. I was completely floored. Separately and as an aside, breakfast service was amateur at best where everything was self-service unless you continuously chased a server to bring you something. Water glasses? Get it yourself. Prosecco? Get it yourself. Know that when you have breakfast at Fasano and you get up to attend the rest room and your napkins falls on the floor, it will remain there until you return. This is 5-star service? Not in our experience. Most of the items needed to be refreshed and you had to ASK for them to do so. At the buffet, there was an empty basket of cheese bread (items have signs next to them) and I had to ask for them to replenish it 3 times before the server finally brought me an abundant batch of fresh bread tableside as an apology for the delay. I was so happy as I started to see a glimmer of hope and the excellence in service we were waiting and paying for. You can hear the dining room managers directing the young server staff what to do and when to do it in Portuguese as they seem to lack experience in service. This phenomenon continues from the person who escorts you to your room to the server who assists you at the pool. For example I got three different answers related to whether the pool was heated or not. It’s as if no one knows what is going on. Thank god for Alex, the loveliest server who comped us some cocktails on house and another gentleman that ran up the room to return my laptop bag to me when we left it poolside. We have traveled though out the world i.e The Americas, Morocco, Greek Islands, most of Europe--Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland and The Alps, Croatia, UK, etc. in Leading Hotels and have NEVER encountered such petty treatment and accounting of services. We have stayed in Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Aman resorts, you name it, the attitude at Fasano leaves you wanting more. EIGHT. HUNDRED. DOLLARS. A. NIGHT. Would you pay?
The rooms with ocean view are amazing and all the staff is extremely friendly and professional. The rooftop pool is awesome with great views. The hotel also provide chairs at the Beach ... Would return and strongly recommend it!