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Premier Copacabana Hotel
Ranked #115 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed October 23, 2011

The hotel is located in the very centre of Copacabana, in the middle of bustling activity. Overall, I am a strong believer of the fact that you get what you pay for, so from this viewpoint the hotel is perfect value for the money you pay.

The juice bar around the corner is great - I loved spending every morning there with a cup of coffee or a large glass of freshly squeezed juice.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

This hotel has potential - well located for the metro and not too far from Copacabana beach and main road (a few blocks away). A few changes and it would move from average to good in my book!
The staff was ok, most of them even very helpful (at least when speaking Spanish or Portoñol - not sure how good their English is, though). The rooms were clean and had all the basics - but no frills and maybe a bit small for some- but shower and water taps all seemed to leak or close with great difficulty (contradicting their environmental statement saying they have water-saving showers). The garden beyond glass in the foyer has real potential and would look great if they just did a bit of work on it. The pool on the roof is great but lacks a bit of shade.
The business has no printing facility (at least not at night when I tried) and check-out payment needs to be in the morning and not allowed the night before - rather inconvenient for an early flight.
Where they could improve most, is on their uninspiring breakfast - not really bad but lacks variety of for example cheeses, eggs and hams all of which were not really tasty quality.
I suppose value for money is a problem in general in Rio, but I feel that for the price one can expect more attention to some of these details mentioned.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

It's good to people on business who are not going to the beach and don't want to expend much money. Not far from Botafogo, and the metro station is just crossing the street, very handy if you have to get this transport. The front desk was kind of indifferent, no smile, no kindness, worked like robots. Room is ok, but a little small if I'd go with someone else.

And that is it, just recommend if you got to Rio on business. The beach and Atlantica Ave are a little bit far from the hotel, and during the night the neighborhood don't look like safe to wander around.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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2  Thank takanooki
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Good hotel, with a good location. Not in front of Copacabana beach, but about 5 blocks from it. There are many restaurants, bakeries and stores nearby. In front of the hotel there are a subway station, where you can go to Rio downtown easily. The room is large and was very clean. Staff ok.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 4, 2010

stayed for 5 nights .when walked thru front door looked nice but got to room and very old and small. front desk service was not very helpful and a smile wouldnt have hurt their faces. overall our experience was not very welcoming .

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

The Premier Copacabana is walking distance to the Copacabana beach - about 5 blocks. I generally felt safe walking after dark, but as with all places, just be smart. The hotel staff was real hit or miss as far as service goes. Some of the staff were very helpful, some staff would all but refuse to help with simple requests. Breakfast each morning was decent, not the best hotel buffet, but not the worst I have had in Brazil. My room was a bit awkward with a very small (size of a cubicle) room with just enough space for a love seat and a table, then there was a hallway leading in to the bedroom. It seemed like a waste of space/furniture, as no one could really use this space. The bed was one of the more uncomfortable beds I have had since traveling for work. Further, the air conditioning is either on or off - and the street noise (even at the 14th floor) was loud enough to make sleeping through the night more difficult. The hotel charged to use a security safe each day you are in the hotel. They also added many extra lines of mini-bar items that were never actually consumed to the bill. I would not recommend this hotel, but would say that you could do worse, so if you have to stay here, it is not too bad - but I would look some where else if you have the option.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank 3riq
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

Right at the get go, the afternoon/evening front desk guy Nivaldo was instantly rude, then proceeded to say there was an issue with the charge to our room. I had booked through hotels.com and Nivaldo said they were provided w/incorrect info from hotels.com. So, he said we will have to pay for whomever's mistake. I thought maybe he had an off day, but he had the same attitude the following day. I also came across another American hotel guest that had the same issue w/him, regarding his rude and abrasive personality. I cannot say the same for other hotel staff. The cleaning service, bellhop and other front desk staff were much more honest, helpful and accomodating for the remainder of our stay. In the end, there was no problem w/our room rates and such, Nivaldo was just being an as% and difficult. The hotel is like 5 blocks from the beach but right across the metro station if you want to take to go to Ipanema Beach. I recommend Ipanema Beach over Copacabana. More locals frequent Ipanema than the saturated tourists on Copacabana.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Premier Copacabana Hotel

Address: Rua Tonelero 205, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#59 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $57 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Premier Copacabana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel has elegant suites and a great location just over a quarter mile from Copacabana Beach. The panoramic rooftop pool offers views of the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue, 2 miles away.Rooms at Premier Copacabana Hotel have light cream colors and chocolate brown furniture. All come with LCD and cable TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.Guests can enjoy a delicious caipirinha from the bar, while relaxing in the atrium, designed by Burle Marx. The restaurant serves international cuisine and a daily breakfast with croissants and eggs.Hotel Premier Copacabana is next to Siqueira Campos Metro station and is 2 blocks from Rio de Janeiro bus terminal. Parking is available for small cars. The staff speaks English and German. ... more   less 
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