Hotel Mercure Leblon
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... heading to Ipanema for a coastal walk. Me and Al strolled through Leblon and Ipanema after saying goodbye to Dani and headed home. After a Vidigal football tournament was cancelled which we were planning to attend the following day the whole gang headed to Ipanema beach where the boys bought a football and were soon taking on teams of varying skill on the beach pitches. Ali, worried about his knees had a rather good stint in goal before having an out of character spell up ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Mercure Leblon Rio de Janeiro
We chose to stay in Leblon as we wanted to get away from the major tourist centre in Copacabana. The apartments were very good, well maintained with a rooftop pool.
The surrounding area had some good food places (which were all relatively expensive, but that's Rio). One of the best was a bistro-type place just around the corner - good food and only about $30/head.
Views from the rooftop were excellent and access to the beach was about a 5 min walk straight down the road at the front of the hotel.
All in all, highly recommended.
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