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Arena Copacabana Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Atlantica 2064, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil (Copacabana)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 212 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Portland, Oregon
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wonderflul & Amazing Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I wanna just one thing , u can have a excellent memory of Rio with stay in this hotel.
Don't forget try the natural orange just in the pool-bar .
I've been there for 5 days in march 2010.
rooms view with Copacabana beach , make your trip extremely soothing,

Room Tip: Don't go the room near pool-bar. it's noisy .
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great view of the beach, Great area. Breakfast has a wide variety of food. I did a lot of research of the hotels in the Area and this hotel appeared to have the best reviews for the best value for money, and we were happy with everything in the hotel. The staff spoke English.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was the first time I have stayed at the Arena having found another hotel that I tend to use for convenience. I have to say I was very impressed and will definitely stay in the future. Breakfast was much better than most of the Copacobana hotels I have stayed in previously. Room was clean and spacious and had everything you would expect in it. There was a small pool on the rooftop next to the bar and the views over the beach, across to the Corcovada and the Sugar Loaf are stunning. Staff were friendly and helpful

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Generally a conveniently located hotel on the Copacabana beach which is generally very pleasant spotlessly clean and well run. Rooms are spacious and convenient, room minibar is well equipped. Breakfast (typically included) is good, wifi available throughout the hotel (though for a reasonable fee unless included in the package) and is fast and easily accessible, rooftop bar offers a great view of the strip and the Atlantic, and fitness center on that floor is small but well equipped. The only nuisance is the security inspired key based access in the elevator to go to up to one's room which does not work very well (requires several reinsertions of the key). Hotel staff friendly and usually speaks good English.Would have been nice though has the management provided, as is common elsewhere, with complimentary bottle of water.

Room Tip: try negotiate for breakfast and WIFI to be included in room rate
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and i stayed here for 3 nights. Friendly staff with helpful suggestions, clean and spacious rooms, very good breakfast spread. We managed to get a room on the top floor near the pool, it faces the side of the hotel with partial views of Copacabana beach and Christ the redeemer. Very good location, directly on Copacabana, 5 mins walk down from the copacabana palace, relatively safe. Lots of touristy cafes and restaurants along the beach front and smaller souvenir shops, havaianas & supermarket 10-15 mins walking distance. The metro is also approx 10-15 mins walk away. Free wifi at the lobby and the pool terrace on the top floor. no complains except its expensive but that applies to all hotels in Rio.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A very central hotel on Copacabana, perfect location. Good and helpful reception staff.
Try the excellent views from the rooftop pool area!

You won't find many excellent hotels in Rio, I have no idea why. So actually Arena is in the upper regions from Rio perspective. The average hotel price in Rio is high, this is no exception, but the price/value ratio is good.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on a first trip to Brazil. We arrived at 5pm and was warmly greeted by the very polite and helpful lady on Reception. We were given a complimentary upgrade to a frontal sea view room on the 7th floor.

Room had fabulous views and hotel was a great location right on Copa beach and one block from the main bus route and approx 10 mins to the metro. We took advantage of the location and walked or used local transport to get around with help from the reception staff.

Breakfast in the morning was buffet style but did not offer as many hot variations as we had expected. 2 choices usually scrambled eggs and a daily different choice of chopped sausages in tomato sauce, chicken soup, sliced tomato with grated cheese and porridge. There were lots of fruit and breads to choose from and we made daily use of the George Foreman grill to make panini's.
The offer of Champagne each morning was a lovely touch even though we declined as it was a little early for us.
The lady on reception always had a smile on her face and even greeted us in English which was lovely and appreciated.

The rooftop views were amazing and you could see Christ the Redeemer and Copa beach. It was lovely to sit and watch the world go by or even sunbathe if the beach is not for you. As previously mentioned the pool is more for a dip rather than a swim but nevertheless we were not here for that.

Overall a fantastic stay and much improved by the excellent service from the lady on recpetion who assisted us not on on check in but also on check out by extending our check out time and ensuring we were looked after right up until our departure for our midnight flight.

Would definitely recommend this hotel and worth the last minute change from a a previously booked 5* hotel further up the beach.

Room Tip: a frontal sea view room was fantastic and you could people watch from the comfort of your own bed- w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arena Copacabana Hotel

Address: Av. Atlantica 2064, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#20 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Copacabana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2009, the Arena is the newest hotel in Copacabana Beach. Contemporary design with WiFi, King Size Beds, Accoustic Windows, Central Air Cond, among other features place this property as a top choice in Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
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Arena Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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