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Arpoador Hotel

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An agreeable mid-range hotel between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches offers a great family-friendly choice.

Round the corner from the fort at the end of Copacabana beach, is Arpoador, a rocky peninsula with two small beaches and a compact little neighbourhood which connects on to the main drag of Ipanema beach. It has almost a village community feel, mostly pedestrianised and family-friendly with a children's playground and a promenade flecked with palms.

You can easily stroll into Ipanema with its chic boutiques and range of good restaurants from this pleasing mid-range hotel, which is also within walking distance of Copacabana and the lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas with its cycle/walking path, boating opportunities and wildlife. The modern rooms are compact but bright with a fresh and airy feel, The larger suites have beach views and balcony with a hammock. The hotel offers you a beach service including complimentary towels, chairs and sunshades.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Every day was special and we have many happy memories but probably the highlights were the views from the top of Sugar Loaf, getting up close to waterfalls, swimming in…

    LL, Tonbridge
  • Most memorable was the approach toward the Falls on impossibly built metal walkways you could not have imagined the spectacle laid out before you.  Our guide who sat on the…

    AC, Saffron walden
  • Wow, so many it's hard to choose the most memorable aspect. Sunrise on the lake in the Pantanal was just wonderful. The exhilaration of standing at the devil's throat on…

    TH, Arsenal
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Trip to Mount Corcovado & Sugar Loaf but many memorable moments.

    MB, Bishop's stortford
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Probably seeing river otters at Pousada do Rio Mutum but we really liked the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls too. 

    SS, Teddington
  • Expert help in tailoring a holiday that took in the nature of the country (the Amazon), the cities (Manaus, Rio and Salvador) and the idyllic beaches of Bahia - all…

    DA, West Norwood
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Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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