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“An Iconic Hotel - Did Not Disappoint!” 5 of 5 stars
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Belmond Copacabana Palace
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021, Brazil (Copacabana)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 211 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Slinfold, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“An Iconic Hotel - Did Not Disappoint!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This review is based on our visit in March 2011. A truly iconic hotel that exudes elegance and great service. Must be one of the most famous in the world. Our room at the front of the hotel and overlooking Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana beach was perfect. Spacious, tastefully decorated and a very comfortable well appointed bathroom, it was a delight.
Breakfast is served in the Pergula Restaurant which also has tables adjacent to the pool. A la carte or buffet, take your choice. We went for the buffet, which had an excellent variety of fruits, cold meats breads etc.
The pool is probably the most famous in Rio too and certainly before the massive refurb of the hotel and slight reduction in the size of the pool undertaken by Orient Express when they acquired it, was the largest in Rio. Service and food at the Cipriani restaurant was perfect too. Pre dinner drinks at the piano bar were a perfect end to the day and a great start to the evening.
Hotel accommodation is split into two, the main hotel building and the annex, accessed via the pool area and comprising of a series of suites, about sixteen I think. All the ones at the front have their own balconies overlooking the pool and towards the beach.
If there's a downside to the hotel, it's the location. Copacabana is not the best surburb of Rio, even if it is the most famous. But run down and a little seedy in places, this should not deter you from staying at this great hotel. One that has enjoyed famous guests from around the world over the past decades. From Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to Prince Charles and Lady Di. If you don't believe me, visit the Copa's gallery on the second floor and look at the photos of all their famous past guests!! Even John Wayne hitched his horse up at the Copa!!
Would I stay here again? You bet!!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Adriano W, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for posting your comments. You made an emotional and amazing description of the Hotel. We are very glad to know as well that you've got an impressive experience with us.
Concerning to the District of Copacabana, improvements have been done related to security, traffic and infrastructure.

Yours sincerely,
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Sydney, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

great old school style hotel, pretty expensive but very helpful and polite staff. Getting a little tired, a bit like Rio itself! The buffet is fantastic and if you're hungry very good value. Pool area very nice but not much sun. Rooms need a refurb as well.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adriano W, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your response. It is very grateful to read that you've got a remarkable experience and impression of our hotel.
We also would like to add that the refurbishment of the main building is in progress since July, some parts of the hotel are already renovated and the its total conclusion will take place in December.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed 5 nights over Christmas. Amazing swimming pool and it's in a great spot looking over Copacabana. The breakfast is a little disappointing considering the range of produce available in Brazil (particularly the fruit).

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the old part of the building looking over Copacabana.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Adriano W, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your response. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed your stay.
Concerning your comment about the breakfast, we would like to add that we serve a variety of seasonal fruits such as pineapple, kiwi, watermelon, strawberries, guava, mango, etc but feel free to suggest more types.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

5 nights here , service was excellent - very friendly staff - excellent front desk .
Old world charm with a great pool and restaurants .
Minor complaints is room service food is a bit ropey and Copacabana itself seems quite run down - great Hotel though !

Room Tip: Sea View - back og hotel is noisy
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Adriano W, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for sending your comments. It is a pleasure to provide excelent service and pleasant locations like the restaurant and pool. Concerning to the District of Copacabana, a number of improvements has been made and we will be very gratefull if you provide more details about the room service meal.

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New York City, New York
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48 hotel reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If your looking for a high end hotel in Rio, this is the place! You aren't going to find anything less than $400 for a decent place so why not spend a few more bucks and really enjoy yourself! You have everything you need and a staff to help you do it! You need to get a high floor if you want to sleep , but who does in Rio?

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Old world charm with a swimming pool to die for! Copacabana district has seen better days, but this is an oasis of luxury and style. Breakfast was not included and we thought it rather outrageously expensive.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our group of 10 people stayed at this luxurious hotel from sep 17-19th 2012. We were disappointed as we had hoped that the renovations would have been completed by the time of our arrival. So we were given beautifully furnished apts in the annexe block but were VERY disappointed as we had requested for high floors with view of Copacabana beach. Instead some of us had the lowest floor rooms overlooking the road and bar. Extremely noisy as the sound proofing is very poor. We complained but had no response from the staff even though they promised to revert. This is not the first time we experienced such service from E and O hotels.

Chia, Singapore

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Copacabana Palace 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant hotel located alongside the beach, convenient to business & entertainment districts. Copacabana Palace has a great variety of accommodation with a majority of suites, which have recently been re-designed and given a new lease of life with new fabrics and furniture. The hotel has a marvellous Semi-Olympic Size Pool, one Tennis Court, a modern Fitness Centre, a three-floor Spa and a new Lounge Bar 'Bar do Copa' open from Wed to Sat with a selection of DJs playing each night. The Hotel Cipriani Restaurant is the hotel's gastronomic flagship, a sophisticated Italian restaurant serving classics and innovative dishes from the restaurant’s namesake in Venice. The Pergula Restaurant serves Brazilian Buffet breakfast, lunch buffet and dinner a la carte by the pool. Copacabana Palace offers you a great and unique experience in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Copacabana Palace By Orient-Express Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Copacabana Palace Rio De Janeiro
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