Rio de Janeiro, July 13-14, 2011

Accommodation and local transportation

Being Rio a major touristic destination, hotels in Rio are inevitably expensive. We recommend three hotels in Ipanema, which in our judgement correspond to a best cost-benefit ratio. These are:

They are well located, in the district of Ipanema, very close to Ipanema beach, not far from the University where the Symposium will take place, and two-way transfers will be provided between these hotels and the University.

Ipanema Inn and Everest Rio are aside one another, and Mar Ipanema is three blocks far from these.

We recommend that you make the reservation as soon as possible, because there will be some events in Rio in July and the search for hotel rooms for that period will be great and in fact has already started!

For Everest Rio and Mar Ipanema, you can either contact directly the hotel (see the hotels websites) or make the reservation through the travel agency “Noah Viagens e Turismo” (send an e-mail message to Ms. Taína ( or call or fax her (Tel/Fax: (+5521) 2532-1485)).

Ipanema Inn, which is a bit simpler than the other two hotels indicated (Everest Rio and Mar Ipanema) is offering a discount (20%) for ISSPC participants. The discount is applicable only if you make the reservation directly with the Hotel. Send an e-mail to: to the attention of Ms. Fabiana, and don’t forget to mention that you are attending the ISSPC conference in PUC (the university), in order for the discount to be applied. If you prefer to call her, the phone number is:  +55 21 2274-6995


A tip: Ipanema Inn has three types of rooms: the “standard” room is somewhat narrow, with two single beds which cannot be put aside nor replaced by a double bed (because the room is long but narrow); I recommend the “superior room – street view” or at least the “superior room – internal view”. The rate of the “superior room – street view” becomes cheaper than in Everest Hotel because of the 20% discount, offered only by Ipanema Inn.

For any of the hotels, the reservation is made with no pre-payment; you should inform your credit card number just for guaranteeing the reservation. The cancellation policy is that they won’t charge you anything if you need to cancel the reservation and inform the hotel at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. Only in case of no show and not informing the hotel in advance they will charge you the value of one night.

Of course you can choose another hotel, but in this case we cannot guarantee the transfer to the University. (We can still guarantee the transfer if the Hotel is in the neighborhood of the three hotels above).