Arquiteto francês instalado no Rio de Janeiro a 10 anos. Trabalha com imóveis, compra, venda e locação de penthouses em Copacabana e Ipanema.
The reservation process was flawless as Gilles was very responsive. We were a party of 3 people. Finding the place was slightly challenging for the taxi driver as the building does not have any numbers on it. Here is a tip, the building is to the left of Polis Juice shop and has black steel bars on the door. Here are pros and cons:
Pros: You can't beat the location. It's perfect and in middle of all the hustle and bustle of Ipanema. Come downstairs and you have everything on your finger tips. Local restaurants, bars, snack and juice shops, and 2 blocks to the beach. The place is very safe and you see people at all times. The apartment is very nice with a direct view of Christ the redeemer. Gilles was there to welcome us and show us around. The apartment was spacious and bright. Bathrooms were very nice and clean and Gilles was very nice.
Cons: On our first night we had an issue with ants in the kitchen. I reported this to Gilles right away but the response I receive was less than satisfactory. The second night we noticed the ants on the dining table and in the living room. Again reported the issue but the response was "I am not sure where they came from and I will check with the previous tenants". Additional exchanges were similar and I felt we were left to deal with it. This is my biggest pet peeve. I can't stand bugs and like my place to be super clean especially if I am paying over $4,000 to stay somewhere. Although the place was nice, this issue certainly irritated me because we were so afraid to use the kitchen because of the ants. Secondly, the beds are not hotel comfy. They are spring boxes with mattresses. The towels are provided but they are cheap, old and thin towels. There was only one blanket in the entire apartment. Sure the weather is warm out but with the Air conditioning it gets colder at night and I am not comfortable without a blanket or a comforter. I decided to give the blanket to my son and slept without one for an entire week. With the ant issue, we couldn't really use the kitchen because we knew they will show up the minute we start putting food on the counter or cooking. I am usually not a picky guest and you can confirm that by reading my reviews but I feel providing this feedback is crucial especially when you are paying top dollars for comfort and then left to deal with "over promised / under-delivered" situation.
I believe if this ant issue was tackled when we initially reported the stay would have been perfect for my family. Also providing a few additional blankets, nice towels and some additional padding on the beds would be helpful for future tenants. These little details make a huge difference.
Vue exceptionnelle pour cet appartement a confort simple mais très bien placé. Hôte français sympa et arrangeant. A recommander.
Stunning view, spacious modern apartment. Highly recommend.
Fantastic experience for all the Team of Metropolis Films. Beautiful place. Beautiful neighborhood, great service, ultra clean, super spacious. Great balcony. Just made the whole Rio experience unforgetable. Highly recomended!
The reservation was canceled 388 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The Ipanema Penthouse is a great space. The apartment is large and bright and the view from the deck is spectacular.
The location is perfect - close to shops, restaurants, bars, the beach - all is within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.
Gilles was a great host - quick to reply to our inquiries and met us at the apartment on time for both check-in and check-out.
Hot spot in Copacabana! Very confortable and cozy. great host.
Apartment is in really great location, a lot of shops, clubs, restaurants and bars around of it. View is spectacular, Ipanema beach is great, a specially enter number 9, we've been there for five days and we had a lot of fun.
Gilles is a good host, and the apartment has a fantastic view overlooking Copacabana. It's location is superb right in the midle of the beach with only a few minuttes to Copacabana palace and Ipanema within walking distance. Well working building with doorman who's helpfull in terms of quesions.
I would not recommend the apartment for more than two cuples, but it's definetely ideal for up to four people.
Definetely worth a visit.
Foi um prazer recebe-lo,Gilles é extremamente educado,pratico,antenado,me deu dicas e deixou o local completamente limpo e organizado! Gostei bastante!!