I stayed in so many Copa hotels and can categorically state that unless you are willing to pay $300 for a room, most hotels are like the Merlin with great staff but dated everything else and very expensive.
I went there for a week during a business trip. The positives: I liked the location, Copacabana is very old with dated but Prince Isabel Avenue worked greatly for me. This area has unkept architecture but great pubs and quanit restaurants and it is also nice to have a place 30 seconds from the beach for a daily jog. It is also easy to take a $10 cab to downtown with no stop lights on the way. The staff was as old as the hotel but very nice and helpful.
The negatives were that the room they gave me had a loud (those central type vents) A/C that kept up me up; to make it worse, no wifi in my room. The sheets and towels were clean but old and used up adding to the unpleasant feeling of paying $150 for what?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Merlin Copacabana Hotel! In the heart of Rio de Janeiro at the world-famous Copacabana Beach, the Merlin Copacabana Hotel is ideally placed just minutes away from Rio's business district, tourist attractions, leisure and shopping areas. On business or holiday, guests will enjoy all the amenities needed to make their trip a success. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Merlin Copacabana
- Merlin Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil