Marina Palace Hotel is an elegant hotel set on the Leblon beachfront at the southern end of Ipanema, near to shops, cafes and restaurants. The hotel is colourfully decodated. Facilities include a rooftop pool with bar, fitness centre and solarium. There is a choice of restaurants.
The comfortable, air conditioned guest rooms are well equipped with TV, radio, telephone and mini bar. All have ensuite bathroom.
This is a sister hotel to the smaller Marina All Suites.
Open: Marina Palace Hotel is open all year.
Location: Marina Palace Hotel is a 26-storey building located opposite Leblon Beach in Rio de Janeiro, near shops, restaurants and cinemas in Zona Sul.
Rooms: All 150 rooms and suites have ocean views, of either Leblon Beach or Ipanema Beach. They are equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, ‘phone, ‘fridge, radio, Wi-Fi internet access and en-suite bathroom. Suites also have CD and DVD players and an iPod dock. There is 24-hour room service.
Activities: Exploring the sites, shops and beaches of Leblon and Rio. The hotel can arrange tours and bike hire. Spend time relaxing on the beach or by the pool, sunbathing, swimming, enjoying a sauna. The hotel can arrange bike hire.
Facilities: There is a rooftop pool with a pool bar. The hotel offers a beach service providing guests with loungers, towels and sunshades. There is a sauna and a fitness centre. The Vizta restaurant on the second floor specialises in contemporary Brazilian food and has a comprehensive wine list. There is a separate bar which serves sushi and sandwiches as well as drinks. There is a gift shop. The hotel has a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Rio is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in each suite and some public areas, to be paid for locally.
"Right on the beach with Frigate birds flying overhead. Good walks to Botanical gardens and along to Copacabana."