Location of hotel was less than five minute walk from the beach. Far from the main street noise yet close to everything. Hotel located in a pedestrian friendly neighborhood with lots of shops, restaurants and bar. Everything is easily likeable here. Easy to see their effort in providing a comfortable stay for guests. Personally I largely enjoyed my stay. Free breakfast; 1/2 price on drinks during happy hour; chairs and towel provided for beach. The room was good and the bed linen was very good. We had an excellent stay at Ipanema Inn. Will recommend.