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Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Ranked #69 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at so many hotels and apartments in Rio, but Sofitel is really one of the best. The location separates it from many others. Stuck between Copacabana and Ipanema, you really can walk to many places while enjoying the beach life in Rio. It doesn't have direct beach access, but it is just across the street. The service at the hotel is just as impressive. You really do get to enjoy Rio at Sofitel. Safe, clean, high class and all you could ask for in a location.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Bonjour. Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. Indeed we are perfectly located in famous Copacabana and a few minutes from the most trendy neighborhood in Rio, Ipanema. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Fantastic setting , its at the far end of Copacabana beach, beside military fort. Terrace with amazing views overlooking the beach so breakfasting or dining here is a big plus :). Hotel recepion very nice and staff lovely, However the rooms are a little tired but otherwise have everything you need and very clean. they also provide bottled water so after travelling is appreciated!! (alot ot european hotels don't even provide water other than out of minibars at extortionate prices). I stayed for business but it also a tourist hotel. Breakfast good and varied, again eating breakfast in that wonderful setting made it for me, the only thing had to go looking for glasses for juice and spoons for yoghurt that weren't immediately available. Had small snack the first evening arrived and that was good and substantial.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Bonjour. Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. Indeed we are perfectly located in famous Copacabana and a few minutes from the most trendy neighborhood in Rio, Ipanema. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Its not 5 star but it has much of what you will want. Security, good concierge, cars, and a decent business centre. There are 2 pools on the 10th floor. One for morning sun , the other for afternoon sun. this works very well indeed with the pool bar beside you. Great views also. The rooms are alright not luxury 5 star but I don't know if this is due to the climate in Rio where everything degrades quickly ( I think).
Location is excellent in that you walk outside and have the various beaches, cafes , people and shops nearby all within walking distance. And it feels safe outside here. I would tend to stay here again and I do. Other hotels seem isolated (even on Copacabana) or are for tours only or can be very expensive and exclusive. Sofitel has good rates I think. There are better hotels in Rio but its a compromise with location and cost I feel.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Bonjour, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. I am very glad to read about your “Magnifique” stay with us and that you noticed and appreciated all these details along your experience. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you're thinking about attending World Cup - or just a visit to Rio - I highly recommend the Sofitel just off Copacabana Beach. Location is superb, but so are the rooms, the common-area accommodations, the staff and the value. There are many great hotels in Rio - and along the Copacabana Beach crescent - but Sofitel stands out to me for overall value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Bonjour. Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. I am very glad to read about your Magnifique stay with us. It is our goal to satisfy all of our guests needs and always a pleasure to read that it has been reached. Please rest assured that I will forward your compliments to my team. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best Regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Hi travellers, if you are looking for a luxury hotel in Rio I would highly recommend Sofitel. It is ideal for business or leisure. Great location just opposite the beach. The hotel provides sun beds. The rooms are really nice and bathroom has rain shower. Breakfast terrace has amazing view on the beach. It was simply perfect. I'm going to stay there again on day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Bonjour, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. Being recommended by our clients is meaningful of the quality of their experience. Thank you for sharing it, I am very glad to read about your stay with us. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in this hotel and had no complaints. A pleasant stay, good breakfast and nice gym. First room offered had a funny smell so a second room was given. Shower was good and staff were attentive. However, they couldn't recommend us any good restaurants, their recommendations turned out to be awful food.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Bonjour. Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. I am very glad to read about your Wonderful stay with us. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

located at a great location opposite to copacabana beach ( one of the largest beach of the world) large facade of the hotel building , gracious but not so large reception lobby, frequent lift facility, cooperative staff, good room service, good air conditioning inside the room, clean and well maintained room and toilets, excillent toileteries.Negetive part in my opinion for reaching restaurent we had to change another lift and had to cross the lobby to catch second lift.Good part of it is its location it was marvelous, even from your room and restaurent u can have a great look of beaches even from every room.fine quality and variety of meals was ther but quite uncomfortable for asean hindus like me.
in my opinion its a good choice in the given tarriff.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Bonjour. Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. I am very glad to read about your Wonderful stay with us. We were truly pleased to welcome you and look forward to your next stay at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Best regards, Frédéric Ribault, Hotel Manager
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Property: Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Address: Av. Atlantica, 4240 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-002, Brazil
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#17 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#22 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#35 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana 5*
Number of rooms: 388
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The location of Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is a splendid one. It leaves the guest practically leaning over Copacabana beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is beside Ipanema, a charming neighborhood full of attractions, immortalized in a song by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, “Garota de Ipanema”.Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is considered one of the most prestigious Brazilian luxury hotels, combining French savoir-faire with Carioca charm.Enjoy our comfortable apartments with balconies and the MyBed bed, the executive floor with Club Millésime services – a new concept in personalized service, beach service, two pools and many other facilities, in addition to the award winning cuisine here at Sofitel.Situated near the main business centers in the city, the hotel offers an ample and versatile Convention Center, and also a modern Board Meeting Room, a fully equipped room with a view of Copacabana beach, uniting comfort and personalized services. ... more   less 
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