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“Perfect view and location of Copacabana” 4 of 5 stars
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Rio Othon Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Atlantica 3264, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-000, Brazil (Copacabana)   |  
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Ranked #46 of 217 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect view and location of Copacabana”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We booked a deluxe sea view room for our stay at Rio Othon, which gave us great views of Copacabana beach. The hotel was in a good location on the beach and also walking distance to Ipanema. The room was nice and spacious, however we came back from the beach after 6pm at times to find the room was being cleaned or hadn't been cleaned which we thought was quite late. We complained about this without much understanding from reception at the time but the room did get cleaned earlier after that! The hotel was very busy however we found that the hotel hadn't catered for this at breakfast where on a couple of occasions we had to wait for a table.

Apart from that we enjoyed the stay. We had a nice meal in the restaurant and made the most of the 241 Caipirinha or beer early evening. The hotel looks after you on the beach and will put out a sun bed and parasol for you. The issues we had didn't affect our overall experience which is why I've still given a rating of 4.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your comments online giving us your review about the experience during your stay in our Hotel Rio Othon Palace.

We were pleased that you enjoyed our service, it is our greatest reward for the efforts we make in order to provide our guests with an increasingly high level of services.

Concerning the Governance Service would like to inform that the housekeeping of the apartment is made daily from 08h until 20h, except when the card "Do Not Disturb" is left on the outside door handle and also the scheduled date of departure.

We hope to soon have the opportunity to welcome you again in our Hotel Rio Othon Palace.
We are always happy to count on your presence at our hotel!


Regards,

General Management
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

stayed 1 night on business - used executive check in which was very fast and efficient. room pleasant enough with all mod cons and view over the beach amazing. roof top bar and pool on 30th floor had fantastic views and live music while having an beer - what else could you want in rio! left early the next day so cant comment about food etc

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Trip Advisor on-line guest survey following your recent visit to our Rio Othon Palace Hotel. We are delighted to hear you did appreciate our hotel facility and service we provided.

Should your future travels bring you back to Rio de Janeiro stay with us to review the fantastic view of Copacabana Beach and give us another opportunity to provide you the special blend of Othon hospitality.


With our best wishes.

General Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ok as always I only saw my room so can only comment on that!

Porter rushed out to help. Nice big foyer yes not brand new but lovely. The building is old but being renovated and you do not feel like you in an ancient hotel on the contrary it feel modern and comfortable.

Bernardo checked us in efficiently and as it was early 10AM (had just got off a ship), he upgraded us to a seafacing luxury room on the 26th floor.

The room was world class. Big brand new room with a view which is wonderful. Big comfortable bed nice fridge aircon first rate.

Bathroom also newly renovated and bright well stocked and perfect. No bath just a shower which was fine for me.

Only 1 negative the first 2 days the room was not serviced until I requested it to be done. As we were out of the room by 9 I can only imagine it was because of the upgrade somehow housekeeping had it as vacant. Anyway it was sorted out and did not diminish from an excellent stay.

Breakfast as usual for Brazilian hotels only so so quality is good but selection not so much!

The hotel has a concierge and it is worth getting them to reserve a table at a restaurant should you have one you wish to visit. The hotel has a "car service" I assume private guys using there cars sanctioned by the hotel. The system works well but for me a taxi was just cheaper.

The beach is as mentioned by many across the road. Beach service means go 1 level down from reception, collect towels proceed to beach where chairs and umbrellas await you, all great except that most days all the chairs were taken! We opted to sit on the sand until other people left but you can pay extra and rent. Not worth it as you never wait that long to get a freebie from the hotel. Plenty guys selling all manner of stuff on the beach so do not worry about drinks etc all easily available. Sea can be rough so be careful!

The pool on the roof is again just perfect after a "hard day" at the beach we ate there and food was nice and service good. Gorgeous loungers with comfortable cushions. The best part is of course the view which is as good as you get in Copacabana.

Location is really as good as it gets right slap bang in the middle of Copacabana.

This hotel is well worth staying at. Get a floor above 24 odd as they new and simply wonderful.

Thanks to Bernardo who remembered our names and looked after us so kindly!

Room Tip: Get a room on a high floor, view and repair just perfect
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great comments you shared with us, providing us with a feedback about your experience during your recent stay at the Rio Othon Palace Hotel. Needless to say how glad we are to learn that you enjoyed your visit.

It is certainly, a source of great pride and satisfaction to know how appreciative you are about the way our Receptionist, Bernardo, handled the service and we passed on your commendations to him.

Beach Service is free but, unfortunately, the number of umbrellas and chairs is limited and infinitely smaller than our number of rooms as it is the maximum allowed by Rio’s City Hall.

Should your future travels bring you back to Brazil, we will be looking forward to seeing you at our property to provide you with the special blend of Brazil and Othon hospitality, all under the roof of the Rio Othon Palace Hotel.


Best Regards,

General Management
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Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Old but very well kept! It's our fourth time at the Othon. Unbeatable location, right across the beach. Beach service is a plus. Excellent breakfast.they should improve air conditioning system. We love it, love copacabana.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments posted on the web Trip Advisor; your suggestions are very much appreciated and we would like to inform you that our Managers are taking the necessary steps in order to improve our services. It is very important for us to acknowledge our guests opinions.

Should your future travels bring you back to Brazil, we will be looking forward to seeing you at our property in Rio Othon Palace Hotel to provide you with the special blend of Brazil and Othon hospitality.


Best regards,

General Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Rio Othon Palace has a great location amidst the fabulous vibe of Copacabana Beach . Close to numerous restuarants and bars and shopping !!
Good view from rooms .
Breakfast is great and service friendly .

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Trip Advisor on-line guest survey following your recent visit to our Rio Othon Palace Hotel. We are delighted to hear you did appreciate our hotel facility and service we provided.

Should your future travels bring you back to Rio de Janeiro stay with us to review the fantastic view of Copacabana Beach and give us another opportunity to provide you the special blend of Othon hospitality.


With our best wishes.

General Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I know that Rio Othon Palace Hotel is an old hotel but I was surprised that it keeps comfort, security, food, drinks in high level. Very clean, nice bed, pillows, shower, breakfast, staff, food, bars. I spent December 30, 2013 to January first 2014. Perfect!
Copacabana is a must be place. Has a lot of restaurants, bars, Churrascaria Rodizio (Brazilian
BBQ house that serves all kind of meat, salads, etc, etc.), beach, kioskies by the beach serves drinks, food, and try coconut water, fresh, cool. Walk or ride a bike. Enjoy Copacabana! Enjoy Rio Othon Palace. Price is good and worth for the money.Good for family,couple, business, friends, solo...all!

Room Tip: Like I said, explore the restaurant nearby and stay in Atlantica Avenue(beach ), walk with all the p...
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  • Stayed December 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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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Trip Advisor on-line guest survey following your recent visit to our Rio Othon Palace Hotel. We are delighted to hear you did appreciate our hotel facility and service we provided.

Should your future travels bring you back to Rio de Janeiro stay with us to review the fantastic view of Copacabana Beach and give us another opportunity to provide you the special blend of Othon hospitality.

With our best wishes.

General Management
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147 reviews 147 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Rio Othon Palace is situated by the sea front, the staff is usually helpful but there are too many negatives to mention: internet connection is unreliable, breakfast is poor, rooms are in need of urgent upgrade. Complimentaries are basic and very poor quality. It is suppose to be 5 star hotel but no way this is so. This hotel is like many others in Rio is overpriced and representing a very poor value.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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RioOthonPalace, Gerente geral at Rio Othon Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments posted on the web Trip Advisor in addition to the praise for our good location and spectacular views over the Copacabana Beach.

We apologize for the disappointment with our internet service. Our Managers are taking the necessary steps to prevent this occurrence in the future.

We would like to inform you that the renovation of our rooms will be finished in a very near future and it will add more quality to our installations.

We would be very pleased to have the opportunity to show you that our deepest concern is our guests satisfaction.


Best regards,

General Management
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Additional Information about Rio Othon Palace Hotel

Address: Avenida Atlantica 3264, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-000, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#25 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#27 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#38 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Othon Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 554
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