By Shawn Blore
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35), a ride from the main bus station to Leblon R$30 ($10) in traffic. Radio taxis are about 20% more expensive and can be contacted by phone. Try Coopertramo (& 021/2560-2022) or Transcoopass (& 021/2560-4888). Most hotels work with radio taxis, so if you don’t want to pay extra, just walk to the corner and hail your own. The advantage of radio taxis is that they have air-conditioning and are supposedly more reliable, but we’ve never had a problem with any of the regular taxis. BY FERRY Rio has a number of ferries operated by Barcas SA (& 021/25336661), departing from Praça XV downtown.
Amenities: 2 restaurants; bar; rooftop pool; business center; 24-hr. room service; babysitting; laundry service. In room: A/C, TV, dataport, minibar, fridge, safe. Hotel Praia Ipanema Straddling the border between Ipanema and Leblon, the Praia Ipanema offers luxury beachside accommodations at a less-than-luxury price. All of the 101 units offer ocean views, a full one in the case of the 55 deluxe rooms and a partial (from the side) view for the 46 standard rooms. The best rooms begin at the 10th floor and carry upwards, as the views of strand and sea get ever more spectacular.
For the ultimate in luxury, reserve the junior suite. The elegantly furnished sitting room offers front and side views towards Copacabana or Leblon. Av. Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 22420-000 RJ. & 021/2525-2525. Fax 021/2521-6000. com. 222 units. R$600–R$780 (US$200– US$260) double; R$1245 (US$415) junior suite double. Higher rates during New Year’s and Carnaval. Extra person R$60 (US$20). Children under 13 stay free in parent’s room. AE, DC, MC, V. Free valet parking. Bus: 415. Amenities: Restaurant, bar; rooftop pool; excellent health club; sauna; concierge; tour desk; car rental; business 46 C H A P T E R 4 .
Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro by Shawn Blore