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“Rooms need to be refurbished ASAP!!!!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana

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Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana
Ranked #72 of 280 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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76 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Rooms need to be refurbished ASAP!!!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Do not be fooled by the nice looks of the hotel entrance, lobby and restaurants.

Rooms are in a bad state and they need to be refurbished ASAP. The bathroom is old and it really makes you feel uncomfortable. The beds are old and the closet dates from at least 30 years ago.

Location is good, breakfast is pretty nice, Internet connection works fine....no problems there. The main problem is that when you go back to the hotel the only place where you do not want to be is your room! And not because the rest of the hotel is to die for, simply because your room is of very low standards.

Rio is overpriced and most definitely you never get what you pay for however paying for something that it so obviously in need of a facelift.....no thank you!

My advice? Look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Only Suites have been refurbished.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hollywood, Florida
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

The lobby is very nice but the rooms do not reflect a 3 or 4 star hotel. The bed was actually comfortable and my room was clean. The problem is that it's not cozy and the TV is VERY old. The breakfast was good (some of the fruit seemed spoiled... yuck... they should be more concerned about food safety! The scrambled eggs from the buffett were cold as ice). The waiters/waitresses were very hospitable though. They lend you beach towels and umbrella at the lobby to enjoy beautiful copacabana beach. The WIFI is supposed to be $15 but i chose the option for slow connection... it was fine... wasn't as slow as I expected and it was free. Don't even bother with the gym, it's small, hot and humid... better to go for a run at the boardwalk!

Room Tip: My room was just OK comparing to other stories, it was 302 but there's no view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank surge527
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

My experience with this hotel was very bad. My room was very very small and dirty. As I was unpacking, I saw a 3cm long cockroach crawling from under one of the beds.... It was a very unpleasent situation and I had to close all my bags at once. The fridge had leftovers from previous customers and was full of water... The shower had a grid on top and during the day you could see through it and watch the concrete and some day light probably from a hole in a wall... As other reviews mention, the lobby is all remodeled and it is very fancy indeed, but the rooms have nothing to do with it - it seems a completely different hotel. The food was ok but in my opinion, there's no location or food that can balance a dirty old room with roaches, where you are supposed to sleep comfortable and keep your clothes and other personal stuff out of your bags. Do not recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sara_Fonseca
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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Haifa, Israel
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266 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

There should be new terms coined for extreme situations ! And there should be a way to prevent hotels of giving unsuitable sized rooms at unacceptable prices !
Little did I know a few years ago when i booked through Expedia in Waikiki ,Honolulu at the Ilikai hotel - receiving a 40 square meter room that the wardrobe there will be the size of my room in Rio . 6 square meters for a double room at 200$ gives you the "sardine" syndrome !
The ordeal went on when we asked to change the room - the come , come again and later were topped by sending us the "see" another room which was the EXACT same room at another floor !
Now that`s what I call scandalous !
So before you take your room at this hotel ask to see it - least you become the next sardine

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Andrei F
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

This hotel is in a nice location right on Avenida Atlantico across from the beach. The main floor has been renovated and is very attractive with nice modern design. The breakfast was good with an interesting selection of fruit. However, service in the restaurant was poor and seemed to be non- existent at breakfast - except they did keep the food coming.
The rooms are very small. I have typically stayed in Mercure hotels which are in a similar price range but have really nice rooms. These rooms were tiny with two single beds and a tiny table and two chairs jammed in. I had a peek a boo view of the beach from a relatively small window which was really dirty on the outside. Overall, for me the location trumped the faults, but there are probably better choices.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank brockman98
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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São Paulo
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

On arrival you see a renovated lobby, with modern touches, and this creates some expectations. Unfortunately, these expectations are all destroyed on entering the room: small (quail egg small! Even the TV is small!), furniture very old, dark bathroom, all creatin a claustrophobic feeling... Essentially, a normal hotel in Copacabana: old, badly furnished, absurdly expensive... A sure disappointment if you base your impression on the lobby.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lgmayrink
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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Aventura, Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

The pictures shown are nothing like what the hotel is actually. Very expensive for what you get, but it was our only option since everything was full. The lobby: smelly, hot and humid. The restaurant: too close to be in front of the ocean and hot, waited long time to get table at the terrace, only for tables. Rooms: I felt like I was back on 1960, smaller than normal beds, cheap bed and bath linens, towel had horrible smell and had to request more until I got one that did not smell, TV from the '80's, small bedroom, plastic 19.95 chairs on table. The people at the front desk not polite, not helpful, not nice, not willing to help. If you get a man name Pacheco, you better wait for the next agent. This man is not willing to help you at all, and not cooperative; on checkout I tad him that I did not want it to talk him and waited 15 minutes for the other agent. Beware of the taxis parked outside the hotel, they are professional gangsters, charge you double, just walk pass them and hire a cab from the road,

Room Tip: There are NO good rooms at this dump.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JOZUMO
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LeSeabra, Gerente de recepção at Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana, responded to this review, October 3, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us at Tulip Inn Copacabana!

Hope see you again.

Regards!
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Additional Information about Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana

Property: Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana
Address: Avenida Atlantica 2554, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-001, Brazil (Formerly Luxor Copacabana Hotel)
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#31 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#37 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a period of time dedicated to the remodeling and investment of all services, rooms, and other areas of the hotel, the Hotel Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana is proud to offer one of the loveliest lodging options today in Rio de Janeiro. Our greatest asset is the privileged location on Atlântica Avenue across from Post 4, combined with our excellent event facilities and services. Our hotel is well equipped to serve guests on business as well as those on holiday, respecting the needs of each and offering excellent reference information during your stay. ... more   less 
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