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“Can't imagine a better hotel while in Rio” 5 of 5 stars
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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 218 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Calgary, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
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“Can't imagine a better hotel while in Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This hotel has the best location in Rio, great staff and our room was excellent... what more could we ask for? The staff helped us with every step of our trip in Rio, from restaurant recommendations, directions to currency houses to making phone calls on our behalf... perfect staff. The room was clean, quiet and spacious. The location was incredible, we were steps from the beach which really makes a difference. The rooftop bar / view is incredible. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel when / if we return to Rio, there would be no other choice for us it was that good. The breakfast was only average in our opinion so beware, but that isn't too important to us.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was our first trip to South America and we did a lot of research on hotels in Rio. Since the choices are limited and are either very expensive or what seemed to be more 2 or 3 star options, we were very pleased with the Arena Copacabana. The location is excellent, right in the middle of Copacabana Beach and views from the roof and oceanview rooms are great! The staff was very helpful and as mentioned by others, having an English speaking staff available is very important as English is not widely spoken or understood in the city. The rooms are clean and very basic but were fine for what we needed during our 3 night stay. The hotel breakfast offered a lot of options and was good. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a top notch location and very good accommodations at a good value.

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  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Very good value for money, staff was helpful and did speak English. It is a great advantage in Brazil, as communication in other language than Portuguese is generally very difficult. One shortcoming: no hot water jug in the hotel room, the same was in Sao Paulo hotel where we stayed. Breakfast was good and a glass of sparkling vino with breakfast was a nice touch.
View of the beach is really great, it was a pleasant stay, but for Taxi drivers….


  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

This is a really nice hotel with amazing views of Copacabana and Rio. It's not cheap but compared to other hotels in the area totally worth it. The rooms are spacious and modern, the terrace on the top floor is spectacular

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Our stay in Rio de Janeiro was wonderful. This hotel is in a fantastic location, directly across the road from Copacabana Beach. The road is quite wide and not too busy. It is interesting to watch all the fitness people running, walking, cycling along the footpath and playing beach volleyball, soccer, weight lifting, balancing, massage etc on the beach. View from top of hotel is amazing - you can see all the attractions in the vicinity. Hotel is a little dated but clean and comfortable. Internet available in rooms but not always good strong connection. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Superior room: on the side of the hotel with limited sea view - only some of the rooms had proper double beds, while others had twin beds put together. The double bed was very good and firm. The room was tidy and decent sized with good shower and well-functioning AC. The hotel itself is on the Copacabana beach, which is quite touristic but otherwise a great location. There is a 24H supermarket around the corner. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful (helped to get tickets to a football match, etc.). The hotel restaurant is not that good, but breakfast is pretty nice.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Basically, the hotel is considered overpriced with the room condition and services provided. The best part about the hotel is walking distance to the Copacabana beach and subway station. The swimming is just too smal, but the Copacabana beach view from roof top is amazing. The traffic around this area is terrible jam. There are also few nice restaurants and souvenir shop (very hard to seen souvenirs in Rio) nearby the hotel. Before i check out, I have ask the hotel staff to help me post few postcards. Unfortunately, all my friends not receive it after 1 month waiting. Hopefully, the staff not just took the money without send it out!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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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:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#5 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 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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