With a few notable exceptions, beachfront accommodation in Rio de Janeiro rarely justifies its often eye-wateringly high price tag. Along with the seriously stylish Fasano Rio and the elegantly appointed Copacabana Palace, Marina All Suites is one of these exceptions.
Marina All Suites has an enviable location on Leblon beachfront — Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Soldon
The beachfront location and pool-with-a-view are all points in Marina All Suites' favor, but it is in the little extras that this upscale hotel really sets itself apart from the crowd. As the name suggests, the hotel is comprised entirely of suites, and those on the upper floors have each been designed by a different designer - giving a 'boutique hotel' feel to the accommodations.
Along with stylish living areas and kitchens equipped with top quality equipment, the suites feature top of the range sound systems and entertainment centers. Elsewhere, there is a private bar and lounge that guests can book for their own and visitors' use, as well as a cinema that can also be booked - the concierge will even seek out requested DVDs.
A rooftop pool looks right out over the beach and crashing waves, and food and drinks can be brought out to guests as they sun themselves on the beach. Meanwhile, the hotel´s bar-restaurant, Bar D´Hotel, has long been a favorite haunt of models, soap stars and footballers, and is known as the hang out of choice for visiting 'gente bonita' (beautiful people).