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Windsor Excelsior Hotel
Ranked #38 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 18, 2012

The one downside? They charge so much per day for wireless internet access it is shocking. You can buy it by the minute and I suppose the rates keep one offline and therefore out on Copacabana beach. Good clean rooms. Wonderful view from outdoor rooftop pool and glass-enclosed snackbar/bar. Great buffet breakfast (and buffet lunch and dinner, though not included). I don't mind a costly hotel in a worthwhile location, but in this case the massive extra charges (chosen, not hidden) seem beyond what I have experienced most anywhere else. And the wifi was not fast, strong signal, or impressive either, so not even justified on that front. On the plus side staff is great, security seems excellent, facility great, and paying much less per night than the Copacabana Palace essentially next door.

Room Tip: High floors have the best potential views.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

I think the hotel is nice, and considering it's location and other hotels in the area, I found it reasonably prised. The room that we had had no view at all but Rio is so beautiful that u do not stay much time in the room anyway! The breakfast is very nice, much better than I expected and the hotel has nice beach area with towels and heplful stuff at the Copacobana beach across the road. Some guests mention that the staff steals (it is possible, PEOPLE - u r in Brazil, I hardly know anyone that did not get robbed in Brazil either on the bus, in taxi, in the subway, in the queue, in a restaurant, on the street etc - I actually expected to get robbed when i was there, however I am on of the few lucky ones that did not), if you do not want get robbed - do not go to Brazil :))) THe hotel has a mini safe in every room, it's a perfect way to keep your thing from being stolen.
The rooms are however not as nice and fresh as you expect from a 3-4 star hotel in Europe, but are of a good standard in Brazil.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

I initially chose this hotel based on my Trip Advisor research of hotels in the area. I was celebrating my birthday and wanted to splurge. I initially booked the reservation via Expedia for 1 person but decided to bring my brother. The rate change for an extra person was $173USD (66 Reals/day) for my 4 night stay.
We stayed in the Deluxe King room (606; i think the rooms that end in 4-6 have ocean views) the view from the room was breathtaking. You can view the entire length of Copacabana beach, unobstructed. The room and hotel were very clean and pride was given to its care and maintenance. Although the room was a bit dated it was more than adequate and it was the largest room on our floor.
The rooftop deck had a small pool and outside seating. it was nice to have a caipirinha or three up there and watch the goings on at the beach below or see the Christ Redeemer Statue during the day or night.
The staff was extremely helpful and all the staff I interacted with spoke english and were very pleasant.

Room Tip: Rooms ending in 4,5,and 6 have oceanfront views. Rooms ending in 6 have the 2 sided corner view
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Esmerada atención de todos sus empleados. Ubicación muy central en el sector de Copacabana, con vista al mar.
Habitaciones normales no lujosas, lo propio para un edificio con bastantes años de construcción.
Reitero la excelente atención, un desayuno extraordinario.
Solamente dos pequeños inconvenientes: Cobran internet wifi (en pleno siglo XXI) y a mi cuenta le agregaron dos botellas de agua que nunca consumí. Es poca cosa pero cuando uno está de vacaciones desea que todo salga perfecto.

Room Tip: Insistir en que tenga vista directa a la playa. Sería estupendo.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2016
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Estimado viajante,

Muchas gracias por su tiempo para dejarnos un comentario sobre Windsor Excelsior. Me alegro de que nuestro hotel estaba a su gusto.

Atentamente,

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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Very well located in Copacabana, it offers a very good service, excellent breakfast, helpful staff and surrounded by restaurants, shops and just across the street from the beach. It also offers its guests a beach service. Right beside the traditional Copacabana Palace Hotel

Room Tip: Try the superior roome
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

good hotel, good localization, cleam and affordable prices

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

You'd expect a bit more confort for the price you pay but everything works and the location is great
If you like buffet restaurants, great choice
View from the top is pretty nice

Room Tip: Higher rooms have great views of Copacabana beach
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Address: Avenida Atlantica 1800 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
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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 Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#23 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#27 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#30 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $113 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Windsor Excelsior Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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