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Merlin Copacabana Hotel

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Av. Princesa Isabel, N0 392 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011010, Brazil
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Ranked #28 of 232 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a few hours of research here on TripAdvisor, I decided to give this hotel a try as I'd never been to Rio and it had good reviews. The good reviews are well-deserved. The hotel is clean, safe, with all the amenities I was looking for. The staff is very courteous and helpful. As my flight wasn't until late evening,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The décor definitely has not been updated since the 80s, but the staff has been very friendly and helpful. The sauna is a really wonderful feature, and the rooftop pool is small, but a great place to relax. The food in the restaurant is relatively simple, but not too expensive, and very convenient--having arrived late after spending 3.5 hours in... More 

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Mosquera, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The hotel have a privilegiated location in Copacabana, good breakfast, but his rooms are small and need more ventilation. The breakfast has a great variaty. I has liked the great reception space. I recommended.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Clean and cosy room, good location- close to the beach and shops, breakfast is good, fast internet connection, you can change money on reception, friendly and responsive English speaking personnel....

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Good value for this 4 stars hotel. Good location, 2 blocks away from the beach of Copacabana. Good breakfast buffet included Small but nice pool with a bar on the roof top Very nice and efficient staff

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This hotel is pretty nice for South America, but average for US standards. The people at the front desk were VERY helpful. The hotel is a walking distance away from Copacabana. Although on one extreme side of Copacabana. It's not a friendly walk to get to Ipanema, which is a must. A few hotels I've stayed at that are actually... More 

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Jax, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Great location to the beach and affordable without sacrificing comfort and luxury. Pedro speaks English, too. He will have others help you when he is not there. Love it. Highly recommend it.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Good location, comfortable beds and big rooms (for price). I stayed at 4th floor facing avenue - no problem with loudness. Restaurant could be better. They should open day/night bar. They don't have rooms for smokers................ :-(

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stayed there with a group on an organized tour for 4 nights. Walking distance to Copacabana beach, a night market and some nice restaurants. The elevators' service is slow. Basic but clean and comfortable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The hotel is really horrible. Don't get fooled by the lobby (small but decent). My room was rely ugly, with furniture from the 70's more of a highway motel rather than a hotel. Unfortunatly the price does not reflect this. They are charging for a 5 star hotel I would not recommend it to my worst enemy. Avoid it.

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