We stayed at this hotel for the Carnaval week and while it was very expensive as a result, it was one of the chearer hotels I looked at. In terms of location it is literally just over the road from Copacabana Beech and an easy walk to lots of places to eat.
Rooms are big and very clean and all rooms have aircon so no problems there. Most of the staff speak reasonable english and are always happy to help make a reservation of do anything like that for you.
The only down side to this hotel for me is the WiFi which is not free despite the expensive room rate. We have stayed in hostels and B&Bs with free WiFi and I think it is a cheek for them to charge you for it. Luckliy there are plenty of internet places to use and Skype back home.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk to a metro station and we found the metro easy and safe to use so would recommend it to anyone coming here. All in all a good base for our stay.More