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Merlin Copacabana Hotel

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Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2008

Stayed at The Merlin hotel in November 2008 for 3 nights as part of a tour.The location is just off Copacabana beach and in a good location for access around Rio . We caught a bus a few yards down the road from the hotel directly to the Corcovado railway - very simple and cheap. Taxis in to The Scenarium...

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1Thank Kerry O
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed February 18, 2008

This hotel is not loyal to its customers at all! I went there for the carnaval, since during that time, it's really hard to find hotel, I finally ended up with this hotel. I thought it was OK since I was overwhelmed in finding hotels. Some reviews were OK, so I thought it was worth to try. But I swear,...

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4Thank pantheratigris1986
LONDON
Reviewed April 16, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Merlin Hotel as part of a 2 day trip to Rio. The hotel is dated but was probably grand 'in its day'. The rooms are ok. The beds are small and uncomfortable but the bathrooms are better and have a great double shower. Located a (dodgey) stroll from Copacabana beach and right next...

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7Thank NODDYANNA
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 8, 2006

Although close to the beaches of Copacabana and the Rio Sul shopping centre, I found the Merlin to be lacking its 4 star glamour. Does that make sense? The hotel has not been updated for a long time and it is now clearly showing. I found the reception staff to be perfunctory rather than friendly which was a tad disconcerting,...

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3Thank Fox1971
Queens, NY
Reviewed April 17, 2005

I stayed at this hotel in April of 2005. When we checked in the lobby was nice and clean. The receptionist gave us information on the internet access available to the guests of the hotel for a nominal fee. The room was nice and big with a sofa bed and queen size bed. The bathroom was clean and had nice...

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17Thank missbigcee
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed March 22, 2005

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was spacious and the bathroom was very nice. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent. The breakfast selection was large, and the roofdeck pool was a nice touch. The only negative is that the hotel is located at the top end of Copacabana, near Leme. If you don't mind staying far...

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11Thank vibi423
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Reviewed February 14, 2005

No complaints about this hotel at all. Friendly staff who organised all our activities for us if requested. Decent rooftop pool, good quality rooms and plenty of options at the breakfast buffet which was included in the price. The hotel is about a five minute walk from the top end of Copacabana beach which leaves you facing a long walk...

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Hayward,WI
Reviewed November 1, 2004

The lovely bronze ladies donning the enterance of the Merlin Copacabana Hotel, set the stage for this lovely hotel. The lobby is beautifully appointed and is a quiet and comfortable place to wait for friends. Our room, though a bit small was very adequate and comfortable and the bath and shower excellent. The breakfast room is elegant and the buffet...

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Merlin Copacabana Hotel! In the heart of Rio de Janeiro at the world-famous Copacabana Beach, the Merlin Copacabana Hotel is ideally placed just minutes away from Rio's business district, tourist attractions, leisure and shopping areas. On business or holiday, guests will enjoy all the amenities needed to make their trip a success. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Address: Avenida Princesa Isabel N0 392 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana , Leme
Price Range: $96 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Merlin Copacabana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Hotel Merlin Copacabana
Merlin Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#16 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#18 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Request quiet room at rear and as high up as poss, as road to front very busy.”
 of 5 bubbles G5364ZDpeterm, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“Beds very comfortable, great shower.”
 of 5 bubbles , Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are okay with their view of greenery but nothing special.”
 of 5 bubbles KS1780, Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
“Bring a wash cloth or loofah, buy snacks at the supermarket for your mini fridge; walls are thin.”
 of 5 bubbles NatashaGR, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“Kettle and washing line would be nice in each room. No facility for a hot drink or washing of small items.”
 of 5 bubbles joyj650, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
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