We had a 4 night stay at this hotel in late november.
Room 1003: Superior with XXL kingsize bed. Room is about 200 sq ft with side view on Copacabana beach. LCD TV, minibar and safe. Small cabinet for hanging clothes, hardly enough for 2 persons.
Wireless Internet for R$ 30 per day with poor signal quality, sometimes so weak that internet freezes.
We paid R$ 390/day for the room + taxes.
The bathroom is extremely small, not to say tiny, only for 1 person at a time.
1 sink, 1 wc and 1 shower.
Nice tiling on floor and walls and good shower.
There is a small pool on the 14th FL, with bar. Very nice place with great view on Copacabana beach. We enjoyed having a drink over there in late afternoon.
Breakfast is included in package. Nice buffet in the morning.
We had a lunch at the restaurant (R$ 120 for two) and it was OK.
We also had a dinner and it was a disaster, with microwaved food and extremely slow service. We had Lobster bisque which happened to be tasteless, then Grilled sea Bass and Sole which were dry. It started with 2 cocktails that we had to wait 1/2 hr. Then they were served in plastic glasses. OK, first and last time!
Overall, we found the hotel to be clean. Staff is rather friendly, but sometimes substandard. There are kitchen odors in the lobby and even upstairs.
This hotel has a great location for visitors, because it is in between Ipanema and Leblon in the South, and Centro and Santa Teresa on the Northern side of Rio. On average it takes 15-20 mn and R$15-20 to go to these areas.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arena Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil