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Belmond Copacabana Palace
Ranked #3 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Palace is obviously in a prime location overlooking the beach, easy walk to Ipanema and Leblon. The pool is also a great place to relax and spend a day, if you have the time.The service is excellent and the decoration is amazing. The breakfast buffet was delicious. The suite was fantastic, clearly recently upgraded, with a very nice balcony, comfortable bed, beautiful bathroom.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
I truly apreciate very much reading your comments. Our actual effort and goal is to provide a high-level patterns of service, quality and accomodations. Achieving your satisfaction and exceeding your expectations make us very happy.

All the best,
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed here at the end of our trip all over Brazil and was not impressed. We arrived in beach clothes directly from a wonderful stay at Uxua in Trancoso and the guy at check in looked at us and approached us in a manner suggesting that we did not belong there. As we travel a lot and stay in many fabulous places, it is very seldom we encounter this behaviour which makes it stand out even more when it happens. We had a deluxe room facing the beach, which turned out to be interconnecting. We could hear everything being said in the next room through the interconnecting door which was unfortunate at best (would suggest you check this when booking to avoid). We tried the private beach in front of the hotel, but abandoned it quickly as there was a constant approach of people trying to sell things or services. Many would not even take no for an answer, so impossible to relax.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sending your comments. First of all, we would like to tell you that one topic caused us concern: you mentioned a private front beach. Indeed our hotel doesn't have one. So maybe you are referring to another hotel where you stayed in August 2013. Feel free to add some complement to your report.

All the best,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed at the Copacabana palace a week before the World Cup began and had an excellent and remarkable stay. My wife and I were there for our anniversary. After briefly mentioning that fact to the woman checking us in, she asked us to hold on a moment while she figured something out...and she returned a minute later saying she was able to give us a free upgrade to a suite. That gesture and effort on her part set the tone for the rest of our stay - the suite was fantastic, clearly recently upgraded, with a very nice balcony, comfortable bed, beautiful bathroom.

The breakfast buffet was delicious and the staff were top-notch in all of our interactions. The concierge helped make reservations, advised us on the best way to see Cristo Redentor, and gave directions and tips for seeing the rest of the city. And they always did it with a smile on their face.

The Palace is obviously in a prime location - overlooking the beach, easy walk to Ipanema and Leblon. The pool is also a great place to relax and spend a day, if you have the time.

Granted I have not stayed in many classic "Grand" hotels, but of the ones I have stayed at, the Copacabana Palace was head and shoulders above the rest. It's expensive but you never feel like you're getting ripped off. If you can budget for it, it is definitely the nicest place to stay in Rio.

Room Tip: We were in a corner suite in the 'back' building above Cipriani. I would certainly ask for a...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
We were thrilled by the beautiful and friendly description of your very recent stay with us.

In fact, the hotel is very suitable for special occasions and dates to be remembered.

Best wishes and keep returning for more romantic and wonderful moments.

Regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The most charming hotel in the world , is like you travel in time with bossanova in soundtrack the service is excellent and the decoration is amazing , the pool is nice and the restaurant chic we enjoy very much Rio de Janeiro

  • Stayed November 2013
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
We were really delighted to read your comments. Knowing that your stay was wonderful and remarkable make us truly happy and sure that we did our job effectively providing a stay with high quality and excellence.

All the best,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed there for few days in May and i could not fault.


Staff was very attentive and professional, had breakfast in the restaurant the the buffet is great. There is a very large selection but my favourite was the fresh fruit.

My room was in the newer part of the building, large and bright. Excelent housekeepoing.

I did manage to take advantage of pool and got a bit of tan too...

Room Tip: Room with ocean view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
It was amazing to know about your terrific stay with us. We do hope that we return and enjoy Rio again, no matter the season. There are always surprising moments in and out of the hotel.

Best wishes,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great "grand" hotel, all the facilities are excellent (breakfast is wonderful, swimming pool quiet and clean etc). However, the rooms are noisy and in some cases very outdated. The hallways in the "old" hotel look very tired. This time I was in the new wing, with a "street" view, initially I thought that my window was open as the street noise was so loud, but unfortunately not......

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
First of all, we really apreciated that you shared your impressions. Although the main building was deeply renovated, we always are looking for constant improvements and projects in our external and inner areas and rooms. Regarding to the noise, we really would like to express our apologies. Feel free to provide more complement to your report in order to identify and make the possible adjustments.

All the best,
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed there for a night with my husband to have the experience of staying in a very recognized worldwide hotel. The hotel is beautiful, personnel are very attentive, but I did not like at all the room we were in. I stayed in the 'new' building at the back of the pool, and we were not amazed.

What I really did not like at all was the 'beach' smell. I understand the hotel is in front of the beach, but I have stayed in the Sofitel and this is not what you get. Humid, heavy salty smell.

I would stay again there unless it is for free. In that kind of high end hotels you would expect to snell different that the small ones that are all over the city. This was not for me.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adriano S, Assistant to the General Manager at Belmond Copacabana Palace, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sending and sharing your impressions. First of all, we really need to mention that it is frustrating to us verifying what happened almost one year ago in order to consider all the circumstances involved of how the external sea smell got into your room. Please we assure you that if we had known at the time of that episode,even being atipical, we would do everything possible to take steps to avoid the turbulence. Please accept our apologies and feel free to add more details to help us to identify the occurance.

All the best,
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Property: Belmond Copacabana Palace
Address: Avenida Atlantica, 1702, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#1 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Copacabana Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the famous Copacabana Beach, the Belmond Copacabana Palace is known as the most luxury hotel in Brazil. A symbol of sophistication and refinement, the Belmond Copacabana Palace offers an impeccable service, excellent cuisine and luxurious accommodation, confirming its tradition of ideal place to stay in Rio de Janeiro. The Belmond Copacabana Palace offers three restaurants inside its facilities; the Italian Cipriani, the Pergula Restaurant, with Brazilian and international cuisine, located next to the pool and the new Pan-Asian restaurant awarded with a prestigious Michelin Star, Mee. Apart from being a landmark in one of the most beautiful areas of Brazil, the hotel is also a center of wellbeing. It offers one of the main spas in the country, with different types of treatments, as well as a beauty salon, both open to the public. It also has a boutique with national and international brands and exclusive pieces. The exclusive Beach service offers sun loungers, umbrellas and water for the guests. The personalized treatment enchants the guests and provides a family atmosphere, making everybody feel at home. The hotel is also known as one of the most sort after venues for parties and Rio´s social events. It has a convention center with ten different rooms and salons of different sizes and shapes, to suite the various needs of the clients. For parties, the hotel offers the luxurious Golden Room, the Nobre Room and the Copacabana Rooms, which can be used for cocktails, dinners, wedding receptions, business meetings and other large parties. ... more   less 
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