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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 #22 of 211 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
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    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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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The rooftop pool overlooking the beach makes this good hotel - fantastic. Stunning views. If you can afford it stay here. The room was comfortable but not alot more - we had a partial sea view. We didnt eat here (other than breakfast) but Brazil is not a food paradise anyway. The hotel is a good one in a fantastic... More

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

Dear Mr. Michael, Thank you for your comments. We hope you stay with us again during your next visit to RIo. Sincerely, More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I liked this hotel. I spent two nights here during the World Cup, before moving on to Winsor Atlantica. The Excelsior is less fancy than the Atlantica, but still a fine place to stay. The rooms are relatively large, well apponted if not super luxurious, the breakfast buffet is phenomenal, and the front desk staff were helpful throughout the crazy... More

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

Dear Guest: Thank you for having stayed at the Windsor Excelsior. We appreciate your detailed comments and are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay. We hope you stay again with us duriing your next visit to Rio. Sincerely, More

Brisbane, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel, fantastic location, delicious breakfast, friendly helpful staff. We had a room up high that had a view in one direction of the beach and in the other of the mountains, could even leave the window open at night and listen to the waves, fantastic. That is, until our flight was cancelled and... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments and for having stayed at our hotel. With regard to breakfast, please accept our apologies. While we regret to know that you were not satisfied, we would like to explain that breakfast begins to be served after 06 a.m. Therefore, we served you breakfast so early in the morning - albeit it... More

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We just stayed at this hotel for 3 nights booked through FIFA accommodation for 4 nights during the 2014 World cup. Staying at other hotels booked through FIFA both in 2010 and now 2014 World Cups, we thought it would be a good choice though quite pricier than others but it is in Rio afterall, We had reserved 3 single... More

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

Dear Sir: Thank you for your comments and for your preference. While I understand that you are not satisfied with the 25% charge for the third guest, I would like to explain that FIFA had no fixed rates for triple rooms and your voucher indicated that you had a reservation for a double room. Therefore, the hotel has correctly charged... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

amazing location right in centre of copacabana beach, great rooftop view and amazing breakfasts with very friendly waiters. rooms are okay, worth paying extra for partial seaview. shockingly bad wifi though, wouldnt use this hotel for work again but would for holidays

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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 that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again during your next visit to Rio. Sincerely, More

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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*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #14 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #21 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro #39 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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