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Arena Copacabana Hotel
Ranked #21 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Sao Paulo, SP
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188 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Located in the middle of Copacabana beach, this hotel is a very nice place to be in Copacabana. The room look quite new and the view of the beach is awesome. The staff is kind and friendly. The breakfast is generous, with a vast variety of food. Liked it. Would come back.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed November 01 and 02 weekend for pleasure vacation. Check-in was smooth and prompt, and room was ready and clean.

Cons:
- Found the breakfast buffet not as great as other hotels, but acceptable. The coffee offered was middle to weak strength. There is NO omelet station and the eggs were served cold on the platter needing to be microwaved upon request.
- The elevators require your room card insert a couple of times to allow you to go to your floor, and observed most all having repeated attempts to finally allow the GREEN to your floor. Was humor game to beat the elevator as it was rising.
- Bed comfort wise, found the king bed rather too firm, very hard. Not the normal comforts of most hotels.

Pros:
- Rooms were cleaned each day, no issues with hotel management.
- Security wise we felt safe. Used the in-room safe - no issues.
- Wifi is free in the lobby floor and top pool area. Room wifi there is a charge.
- Pool service at top is great, bartender takes care of you and thoughtful to bring drinks ordered prior.
- A/C was fine, and extra blankets are provided.
- Location is great, in the middle of many activities for Coca.

Summary:
I would consider staying here again for Copacabana. For those wanting to blend in more local scene, recommend to stay at down the beach to Ipanema and Leblond Beach. This is more of a location recommendation that quality issues at the hotel, with fantastic experiences in Ipanema.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We have just stayed for one week. As other reviewers have said, there is not a lot wrong with this hotel. Great location and roof terrace / bar. Staff all very helpful and sorted any issues immediately. Breakfast varied and plentiful. We had a few light meals at the roof bar and to be honest they were very average. Lots of restaurants within walking distance or a short taxi ride. Make sure you get a room overlooking the beach. Great views and to see all the people exercising from early morning makes you feel guilty for having that extra beer!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aroldo S, Gerente de recepção at Arena Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your comments at Trip Advisor.
The Arena Hotel apreciate very much the guest comments once they help us to improve the service.
Our staff is very proud of your good words about the service.
We hope to have the opportunity to have your visit back to Rio in the future.
Sincerely
Aroldo Salles
FO Mgr.
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I would echo the comments already made about this hotel-the location is ideal and views are a particular highlight.
All the main attractions in Rio are either a walking distance or a short cab ride away.
In the vicinity of the hotel there are numerous restaurants with various different cuisines.

The room itself was very nice-cleaned daily, with a bigger than normal bed and a comfy matress. The room also had a mini bar which we used to store some drinks and snacks in.
Everyday the breakfast was different with ample amounts of choice to suit anybodies needs.

The swimming pool is indeed very small which is the only slight grumble one can have, although there is a big ocean on your doorstep if you prefer!

Overall this hotel is very highly reccommended and was a pleasure to visit.

Room Tip: We opted for a "superior room" which had the best views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is its location. Right on the strip of copacabana beach, from my room I woke up to a view of it every morning which was idyllic.
Looking out the window to the other side I could also see Christ the redeemer - which was very impressive.

There are plenty of restaurants within arms reach as either beach huts or slightly more formal settings.

For shopping the walk to ipanema took about 30-40 mins, and a taxi to rio sul shopping centre (worth a visit if cool or rainy ) took 10. The shops surrounding the hotel are not that great but there is a hippie market in ipanema and a market at the far end if avenue atlantica. The hippie market is much bigger and better if you want a market.

The room itself was very adequate for our needs. The view was the best but the bed was very large and comfortable enough. It was always clean.

The tv had three English channels.

The breakfast was varied and very fresh and tasty.

My only criticism would be the pool which is essentially a glorified bath! Very small so can't do much swimming in it, but the pool bar and views from the roof amazing.

Very much recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This is an excellent beacfront hotel in Copacabana, wonderfuly clean with full facilities and an excellent restaurant with good quality food. Staff are extremly helpful and friendly. Very Highly recomended.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Aroldo S, Gerente de recepção at Arena Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your comments at Trip Advisor.
We are proud of your words about the Fennel Restaurant at the hotel lobby.
The hotel staff was very proud of your comments.
Sincerely yours.
Aroldo Salles
FO Manager.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Expensive for what you get! I think it is all about the location but then again who cares....you stay at the Copacobana beach! it Goes withouten saying but the higher the floor, the better the vieuws!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Arena Copacabana Hotel

Property: Arena Copacabana Hotel
Address: Av. Atlantica 2064, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#5 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#19 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Copacabana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2009, the Arena is the newest hotel in Copacabana Beach. Contemporary design with WiFi, King Size Beds, Accoustic Windows, Central Air Cond, among other features place this property as a top choice in Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
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