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South American Copacabana Hotel

Rua Francisco Sa, 90 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080010, Brazil
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Ranked #124 of 234 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very clean for the price. I always came back to a spotless room that was clean smelling and cared for by a friendly and attentive staff. There was a daily breakfast that was ample in selection and an affordable room service menu that was average but always brought with a smile. The English was spotty so I... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing wrong with the room which was big enough and clean (though a bit old fashioned) but the hotel lacks ambience and looks more like a business hotel. Twelve floors, and just three blocks away from the Copacabana beach. Wifi works well and the breakfast is very nice. If you take a taxi back to the airport, take one on... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tagged along for the first week of my wife's 2 week work trip. A nice hotel. The Rooms are average sized with a nice sized bathroom. The bed was a little old but we slept well so no complaints. The Breakfast each morning was very well done. Fresh Fruit and Juices - a varied selection of hot dishes, granolas and... More 

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My stay here was wonderful. The rooms are clean and modern with all your basic amenities. We stayed there for 2 nights, the staff were a little grumpy. The hotel room we got made up for it though and the views were spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On our honeymoon in 2015, during our 5 days in Rio, we were very happy to stay exclusively at the South American. It greatest charm is its location just off Copacabana beach and so it was quite reasonable, in a great location. On arrival, we were very grateful to receive a complimentary breakfast at the hotel. (We loved the quantity... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stayed here 3 nights in March. It was a very good location between the beaches and close to the Metro. However, the staff were not nice at all. Poor English and poor knowledge about their own town and area. The rooms were ok size, but the rooms were nothing special. Breakfast was your typical hotel breakfast in South America -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the hotel at midnight to be greeted by the most unhelpful & arrogant man I have ever encountered in 35 years of traveling. He seemed to think it was a sport to be ignorant and rude. It was only this one individual who had such a bad attitude, the rest of the staff where fine. On the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

People working at the reception don't know how to politely behave. Every time you ask them for something they'll misbehave, always in very bad mood, not caring about customers at all. DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL unless you want to be treated very bad.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Upon arrival, we encountered two representatives of acceptance, a man and a woman. Deceived including exploitative and ruthless. Vamp the fact that we do not understand young tourist and not knowledge. That's why we have high financial costs than expected. To be fair I should point out that we received good service and favorable reception from two other representatives of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hotel was the perfect location for us. It is located on the border of Copacabana and Ipanema. Our room rate for six nights in September 2014 came to R$2816,10 or $1204.60 USD or $200.77 USD per night. We felt this was a great rate given the size of our room, the free in-room wifi, free breakfast buffet, and the... More 

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