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Windsor Excelsior Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Atlantica 1800 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #24 of 212 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated at the Copacabana beachfront, the hotel is clean and comfortable with spacious rooms and helpful staff. Breakfast is excellent complete with wide choice of fresh fruit juices. Whilst the hotel restaurant is expensive, there are some good eating places within walking distance, including some 'Kilomania' buffet restaurants, where you pay depending on the quantity you eat. The most important... More

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Fraiburgo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the hotels in Rio I will say this one is on the good side of comfort, cleanliness and services. For the price we could expect better, but it is a beachfront hotel in Copacabana one of the most magnificent beach scene in the world. The breakfast is complete and there is a good choice of fruits and juices. Comfort... More

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Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

old hotel, comfortable correspond around 3 stars, clean breakfast average, small reception, good size rooms, but careful not to be robbed on the beach if you fall asleep, your personal effects will be gone, good hotel for jewelers in copacabana where you can find some emerald[ not perfect at a good price

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1) The rooms are very noisy, you can hear everything that's going on in the hallway and in other rooms (and when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING: people talking, showering, watching TV, flushing the toilets, etc.). 2) What they call a "fitness center" is actually a ridiculously small room with 3 crappy "all-in-one" machines, a couple of cardio units,... More

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Campinas, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my family in August of 2014. This hotel is part of a huge chain of Windsor hotels, about 6 of them are WITHIN walking distance of eachother and they are all on Copacabana beach, so make sure you have the right one and give the right name to your driver! The breakfast was great, there were... More

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EmilianoLusoli, Director General at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Great for tourists Dear Guest: We thank you for your detailed comments which are in accordance with the city's reality and with our services. We trust your comments will be very useful for people who are looking for a hotel in Rio. We hope to receive you again during your next visit to Rio. Sincerely, More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is a great location, right on Copacabana. They had free chair, towel and umbrella service at the beach. Staff was amazingly helpful, especially at the front desk (Aline?). They had good food recommendations. Breakfast was great! Wifi was not included, it was 15BRL a day, which isn't great. The rooms were clean and pretty quiet for us. Friends... More

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are very glad with your comments. They will certainly make our staff very happy. We pool forward to host you in Rio again during your next visit. Sincerely, More

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The hotel is located in the center of the Copacabana beach, which is the main +. My room (five.one.six) was clean with comfortable beds, decent amenities, but was very small and had a bad view of an 'ugly' looking building. The complementary breakfast was good. Stuff was accommodating too. However, the main thing that really bothered me everyday was their... More

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir: We thank you for your comments and have taken note of your complaint regarding the Internet service charge, the water and the coffee maker. We hope to receive you again at our hotel during your next visit to Rio. Sincerely, More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hotel location was superb, staff were very friendly and accommodating, buffet breakfast was brilliant. Rooms were great as were the facilities, swimming pool, gym and steam and sauna room. Really glad that we managed to get this hotel.

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir: Thank you for having chosen the Windsor Excelsior hotel. We appreciate your detailed comments which will certainly be useful to tourists or businessmen who are looking for a hotel in Rio. We hope you stay with us again during your next visit to RIo. Sincerely, More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Windsor Excelsior. The hotel is well situated on Copacabana Beach with a small rooftop swimming pool with lovely views. The service especially at Reception was excellent. The staff are knowledgeable and were very helpful and friendly. The buffet breakfast was superb with something for everyone. The only problem with the hotel is the wifi.... More

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are very glad with your comments. They will certainly make our staff very happy. We pool forward to host you in Rio again during your next visit. Sincerely, More

Bridgeport, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Booked this hotel a week before flying to Rio for the World Cup. Not sure what to expect, but couldn't have been any happier. Great staff, amazing views from rooftop pool. Food was ok but we weren't staying for the food. Had a room overlooking Fan Fest and beach. Room was clean and shower rocked. Beds were fine, could have... More

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for your comments. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the city, the world cup and our stay with us. We look forward to host you again during your next visit to Rio. Sincerely, More

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Additional Information about Windsor Excelsior Hotel

Address: Avenida Atlantica 1800 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Excelsior Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 233
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