Stayed from July 7 to July 15, 2014. It is about 30-35 minutes away from the airport. Hotel has excellent location just one street away from beach. Best part of hotel is FREE breakfast (good quality with lots of variety). Rooms are decent, but the beds suck...they are so small and suited for a young teenager rather than an adult. Noisy at night and somewhat hard to sleep. Depending on where your room is the view may not be so great (back of hotel). Rooms have a safe but there are no locks and safe is not digital so dont leave valuables in there. Staff is friendly and people at front desk speak english. Hotel is a little pricey, but cheaper than other hotels. Rio and Copacabana in general is expensive. Has AC and small bar fridge. Elevators are small and only a few people at a time can fit. The hotel could do with some cosmetic upgrades but it is still generally nice. 2 computers in lobby and wi fi in lobby too, but the wi fi in the rooms sucks.