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“Traditional and very grand” 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 214 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Traditional and very grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed here in May 2014 for first 3 nights of my honeymoon. Service is excellent. Staff all speak English and waiters in restaurant were excellent. The food was excellent and we had a deluxe suite at the front of the hotel overlooking Copacabana beach which was amazing.

I thought the pool area was very smart but its a bit of a shame that the pool is not really in direct sunshine for much of the day so sunbathing isnt really an option. Plus, the whole pool area is overlooked by a very large apartment block next door which kind of ruins the feel a bit.

Overall though, an excellent hotel and I was very pleased with our stay.

Room Tip: I would recommend going for a room at the front of the hotel as the view of the beach and the hotel...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear guest,
We would like to really thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon honeymoon with us. Your compliments are very welcome and will share with our teams. Hopefully your next wedding anniversaries can also be passed here.
Regarding the pool, at certain times of the day, there are areas of shade. Some guests prefer indirect sunlight. Alternatively, we have a beach service that is a must!

All the best,
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Rio De Janeiro
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Spent night at Copacabana Palace. Unquestionably the best hotel in Rio by a mile. Service superb. We eat at Mee with Master Chief Murakami - phenomenal. Feline the restaurant manager is on top of his game. Well done to all !

  • Stayed June 2014, 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 S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for sending you comments. The MEE Restaurant is quite recent and it is a success!!

All the best,
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Brisbane, Australia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

From the moment I walked through the entry I could not stop singing Peter Allens song" when I go to rio"". The place or should I say the palace exudes class and romance and when you see the photographs of some of the previous guests hanging on the wall on the first floor you realise that you have walked into a special place of history. I know I am rambling but just excited as they gave me a beach front upgrade so not only do I get a great view but the sounds of the melodic waves touching the golden sands sing me to sleep. Just doesn't get any better. Room 507 can't fault it except it would be good to know the history of some of the previous guests maybe even Peter Allen himself,that's part of the magic of this place
Ok now for reality it is an older hotel with a new make over of paint in the rooms. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom lined with pink granite tiles. It is a classic hotel where things are done tastefully and subtlety although after the World Cup it could be time to invest in new carpets for the room. The bed caresses you gently and combined with the echoes of the ocean gives you a great nights sleep
Down on the ground floor there is a famous pool area which leads onto the breakfast restaurant where a fabulous assortment of breads fruits and hot meals await. The hotel itself may only be 4.5 star but everything else from service to atmosphere is 6 star and if you are a romantic it is the one place in rio I would say is a must! The position is first class for all things from beach to location of restaurants. The shopping is best at Ipanema a short cab ride away for the shopaholics.
Still can't get the song out of my head...Rio Rio de Janeiro

Room Tip: Beach front if you can
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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 S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for sending your comments. You described with deep emotions all the places that you knew inside the hotel. The song of Peter Allen is very beautiful, exciting and famous. There are more such as Barry White (Rio), Barry Manilow (Copacabana) as well Bossa Nova and Samba among various examples dedicated to Copacabana and Rio. All those composers and singers were inspired by our beauties and charm as well our guests as you.

All the best,
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los angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed here for a birthday celebration, and it was just sheer pleasure. Ipanema may be a trendier area than Copacabana, but I am a huge fan of the glorious 1920s hotels around the world - from the Negresso, to the Carlton to the Don CeSar. This hotel was featured in Astaire and Rodgers' FLYING DOWN TO RIO. One of the truly nice swimming pools in Rio...newer hotels have tiny rooftop pools. Formal and gracious service. We had an ocean view suite and it did not disappoint. Rio is incredible in that they have all the development on the far side of the street, leaving a gorgeous boulevard flanked by a wide unobstructed beach and those famous sidewalks. The restaurant is fantastic, the staff top noch. Hire a private tour guide if you like. Rent a bike and go for a ride on the sidewalk. Drink the milk from a coconut freshly chopped off by machete for like 50 cents. It is truly a wonderful time in a glorious hotel.

Room Tip: I had to have an ocean view room. We chose one in the newer wing (1940s addition)
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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 S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
Reading reviews like yours make us feeling very well and happy. It was very nice to verify that you mentioned the very famous musical movie Flying down to Rio. This is an example among several that the hotel is very rich in history and remarkable episodes. One of our attractions is the gallery of portraits of celebrities of the old and recent days that were our guests.

Thank you very much,
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Everything about this hotel was amazing, particularly the service. The hotel was gorgeous, as advertised, but what really gets me at a hotel is the service, and theirs is world class. Every little thing you could ask for is taken care of professionally and courteously. The concierge is phenomenal. Ask for Wanderley at the pool.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you very much for sharing your feed-back about your last stay with us. Our work teams strive to keep and exceed the expectations of our guests in order to provide a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

All the best,
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Phx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I stayed at this hotel in April 2014. The staff and service at this hotel is outstanding! The location of this hotel is wonderful. It's close to Sugar loaf and of course the the beaches. Both restaurants on site are wonderful. Our room is luxurious feeling

Room Tip: any room is good but of course you could pay more for a beach view
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you very much for sharing your impressions. Our hotel has indeed the privilege to be well located and close to several atractions in Rio as mentioned. We have a third restaurant called MEE that is specialized in Oriental Gastronomy. We truly recomend to know it next time you come to Rio.

Best wishes,
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

WE were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. Our travel agent had advised the hotel of this event. As a result when we checked the hotel staff upgraded our room to a top floor suite with a breathtaking view Copacabana Beach. The staff also sent up a bottle of vintage Champagne with a magnificent chocolate cake. With the suite came an incredible free breakfast for the whole stay. They also had A Cipriani Restaurant on the premises. They too knew of the event and sat us at a wonderful table, bought us a bottle of wine and served a magnificent dinner. The location is perfect and Rio is so much fun. Have a great time!

Room Tip: Take an upper floor suite! U will not regret it!
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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 S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
We are very glad to be informed about your awesome experience during your stay. Special moments as mentioned, we carry with us for the whole life!
Thank you very much,
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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 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Family 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*
Number of rooms: 243
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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