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Merlin Copacabana Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Princesa Isabel, 392, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011010, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #93 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 3 blocks away from Leme and Copacabana beaches, and located on a very busy and noisy avenue. Nice for the day, but not for wandering at night, specially for foreigner tourists, since it is close to some brothels. Excellent breakfast and nice staff. Rooms are just fine.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
84 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located about 200m back from the beach and there are some shops where you can buy basics between the hotel and the beach. My room was a good size and clean and service was good in the hotel. The area immediately outside of the hotel felt safe. Breakfast was good and there is a swimming pool on... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced hotel given that the World Cup and Olympics are going to push up prices in Rio. Conveniently located near Copacabana beach and you can get to Corcovado rail station for 20 Reals. However, if you have to get to the Sheraton at leblon, it will take you 40 minutes with the Rio traffic and cost you approx 30... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked last minute through hotwire. excellent value for money. Yes the hotel decor is full seventies... and reno are ongoing. but you can't beat the service. Roof top pool is great. Location work well. Mny thanks to reception staff who worked though airfare reservation problems. Breakfast buffet was very good with lots of staff around to replenish what is needed.... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

All the dependencies of this hotel is claiming for reformation. The hotel are too old, the room was uncomfortable. The breakfast wasn't enough, there's a lot of bread and they clearly took of somethings and use in the next day. Like it is not so much, was very expensive. I am sure that you can find a better place to... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Been there in 2014 october. Just another beach hotel with tiles in the room. Nice view from the terrace where the pool is. Location is good just 2 minutes from tHe beach. The staff is polite and nice but the hotel needs refurbishment as all there is old. Also they claim they have a gym but there are only 4... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel while on a business trip. Good location, but hotel is very dated. Nothing quite worked as it is meant to do. The previous occupant had left a toe nail in the bathroom which was still there even after the room had been cleaned 3 times!

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Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Merlin Copacaban was a nice finding for me after so many years of spending lotsa money staying in front of the beach. For a business trip it is ideal. Good, spacious rooms, very good breakfast and a nice restaurant. Staff is friendly enough, and you are a few blocks from Copacabana beach and in a good position to access downtown... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I stayed in so many Copa hotels and can categorically state that unless you are willing to pay $300 for a room, most hotels are like the Merlin with great staff but dated everything else and very expensive. I went there for a week during a business trip. The positives: I liked the location, Copacabana is very old with dated... More

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Dear Customer, We would like to know how was your stay at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, as well as suggestions to better serve you in your future lodging. Please, provide a minute of your time to share your review, your opinion is very important to us. Again thank you for choosing the Merlin Copacabana hotel, hope you come back again soon.... More

Rockland, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The hotel has marble floors, gold platings and lots of mirrors. It is like walking into a hotel from the 50s. Our room was clean and spacious. However, the bathroom smelled like urine and our shower leaked onto the floor so there was a huge puddle of water when you got out. Valeria, a receptionist, spoke excellent English and was... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Merlin Copacabana
Merlin Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Av. Princesa Isabel, 392, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#56 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Merlin Copacabana Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few meters from the beach next to the best shopping center in the city and 20km to the International Airport. The Merlin Copacabana Hotel has 145 spacious and comfortable rooms distributed across 12 floors, equipped with cable TV, work desk, courtesy of Internet broadband access , telephones with direct line, minibar, safes for laptop, hairdryer, central air conditioning and all facilities and services of the best four-star of the city. ... more   less 
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