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Hotel Premier Copacabana
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Tonelero 205 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-000, Brazil (Copacabana)   |  
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Ranked #119 of 211 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Dublin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“average & noisey!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

basic, noisey & average would be the best words to describe this hotel. My room was located at the front of the hotel which is on a very busy main road, heavy traffic & car horns heard from early morning! Rooms were a little dated & quite dark. Breakfast was good, nice selection of pastries & scrambled Egg & bacon was on offer. The front desk had limited english & friendliness was not at the fore front (I felt, anyway!) Location was a few blocks from Copacabana Beach, for the price paid I expected more but then hotel prices in Rio seem to be on the expensive side. I would probably stay here again if I could get a room situated in a quieter part of the hotel & if I was sharing with someone to reduce the costs of the rate I paid for 3 nights as it was not cheap for me.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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41 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Hotel has a nice location... very close to metro station and about 500 m from the beach.

Breakfast is pretty reach, as they offer also exotic fruits like fresh papaya, pineapple and mango. Coffee could be much better. In a restaurant waiters could smile and greet guests when they enter the restaurant.

Rooms are ok - i had a problem with a locker on the room doors. As they opened unexpectedly few times. (Problem of security)

If you need an official receipt - avoid - hotel cant issue an official receipt as managment didnt buy a goverment computer program! We had a really big difficulty to get it - thank god i have a Brazilian friend who helped me to solve a problem. What would happen if a foreigner doesnt speak portuguese - as you can get a receipt by email from goverment office?!

WIFI only works when you are checked at the hotel. 5 minutes after check out you cant use internet as connection closes!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The location of the hotel is great and the facility is quite nice! One of the hotel staff, Simone, took the time to answer our questions and explain hotel policies in detail. She had a pleasant demeanor and was especially helpful in accommodating our specific needs.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Visited first time in June and had no problems. Staff was courteous and accommodating. The lobby is really welcoming and secure. Free wifi, free breakfast and they'll happily give you towels to go to the beach. Breakfast was a nice continental spread, with other choices such as cereal, fresh fruit, cheese, veggies, juice and coffee. Servers are on hand so it was a nice way to start the day. Had an absolutely amazing caprinha at their bar one night while waiting for a cab and had a nice chat with the bartender, who spoke to me in Spanish. Rooms were clean and comfortable and yes, a little outdated, but even the higher end hotels in the area seemed to be in the same condition. The best part about the room was the shower! Seems silly but after a long day, its sooo nice to have one with such great water pressure...like standing under a waterfall. Also ours had a jacuzzi but we weren't in room long enough to use it. So after getting free wifi and free breakfast, no complaints about having to pay for use of their safe...we chose to pay the few reales they charge to store our valuables and enjoyed our day, worry free. Every day was an experience and this hotel was a welcome retreat to return to after seeing the sights. A visit to the rooftop is a must, for a beautiful view of Cristo lighting up this beautiful city.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This hotel is terrible. Our room was robbed by the maid twice. Besides that the place is way overpriced and not very clean. After we told the management that we were robbed, they stopped cleaning the room and were incredibly disrespectful. The staff here is ridiculously rude and defensive. We witnessed the manager "cesar" verbally abusing a group of asian tourists that obviously did not speak the language. The staff is so rude that our entire stay has been effected. They charge in advance so you cannot check out in advance without penalty. Overall the most horrible hotel i have ever stayed at in the world!

Room Tip: Do not stay here!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Booked this hotel through booking.com because it was so cheap so did not expect much although it is meant to be 4 star. Location is as it says it is: Be prepared to walk 15 minutes to the beach.
Rooms are adequately clean, but tiny with furnishings that must have been there since the 1960s. The foyer of the hotel is very misleading!
The pool although we did not frequent it, seemed dirty and uninviting.
Breakfast is good.Good choice and fresh.
Staff are very friendly and helpful although con-artists, be warned!
The reception desk advised us to go on a day tour of Rio. It was a little more expensive than others but they suggested it was the best. The tour guide could not even speak English!!! Terrible tour.
Going back to the airport, the hotel arranged us a taxi. Upon getting in, we were told that it was an 80R$ flat fee. On a meter this would have been about half!

I would never go back here unless it was substantially cheaper.

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

The hotel has a great location as it is directly opposite the Siqueira Campos metro station. It is four blocks from the beach which was about a 10-15min walk.
The rooms are quite comfortable, although they are in need of a bit of a revamp, as the furniture is scuffed and shows it's age. We had a decent view of Christo, with a bit of street noise, even though we were on the 11th floor. Clean bathroom, with a crazy the shower. I felt like I was under waterfall (not in a good way) rather then a shower.
Staff service was as expected, nothing out of the ordinary.
Breakfast is below average, especially as they say they are four star establishment. No yogurt or warm milk, even on request.
It has its perks and some negatives, but all in all it wasn't priced too badly, so I'm happy with what I got.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have less street noise.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Tonelero 205 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 211 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Premier Copacabana 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel has elegant suites and a great location just over a quarter mile from Copacabana Beach. The panoramic rooftop pool offers views of the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue, 2 miles away.Rooms at Premier Copacabana Hotel have light cream colors and chocolate brown furniture. All come with LCD and cable TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.Guests can enjoy a delicious caipirinha from the bar, while relaxing in the atrium, designed by Burle Marx. The restaurant serves international cuisine and a daily breakfast with croissants and eggs.Hotel Premier Copacabana is next to Siqueira Campos Metro station and is 2 blocks from Rio de Janeiro bus terminal. Parking is available for small cars. The staff speaks English and German. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Premier Copacabana Hotel
Premier Copacabana Rio De Janeiro
Hotel Premier Copacabana Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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