Its entrance appearance is of a good standard 3* hotel. Most of the rest doesn’t live up to this initial impression. It seems hotels in Rio rely on the fact that this is Rio and you accept what is offered. This goes for the front desk staff and the rest of the hotel. People not very informative or helpful on arrival, just functional. For example there is a tour desk in the foyer but this represents people who have booked with that company only. You use the hotel concierge. But nothing of this type is offered as explanation, it’s up to you to find out. As with the beach towel service which is located in the basement. This hotel is not cheap as we opted for an Ocean Front junior suite which has a corner room with enclosed balcony. The views are needless to say stunning, this is Copacabana. But the furniture in the room and general decor was not up to the standard you would expect for a junior suite, in fact just a basic wooden table and two uncomfortable wooden charirst. Standard bathroom and it did come with a full choice of toiletries Breakfast is similarly not of a high standard just very average in an extremely busy large room. All self service buffet without the normal western offerings of sausage, bacon, beans or eggs, not recommended but ok for fruit juice, cereal and some toast to start the day. Or cakes if you’re Brazilian...a good choice of those. There is a small plunge pool on top of the hotel but nothing more than something for a 2 minute cool off Probably, for the price, one of the better offerings for a corner room along Copacabana but don’t come expecting luxury. And finally all the alarms about safety in Copacabana we found to be nonsense. We walked Avenue Atlantica every evening and it was always busy with plenty of other people around and with beachside bars about every 200 metres along the promenade busy with customers until midnight we never felt isolated or unsafe. In fact the bars can be thoroughly recommended for a cheap beer and caiprahina.
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Othon Palace Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Rio Othon Palace De Janeiro