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South American Copacabana Hotel
Ranked #144 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed April 14, 2013

On my second night in Rio I switched to the hotel which was booked by the tour operator I traveled with through South America. Not all my mates were as satisfied then I but for my experience it was an improvement from the night before in the Atlantis Copacabana .... nice clean room, enough space for two room-mates who met the first time for this trip. Huge windows gave enough Day-Light and protected enough against the noise coming from the Rua Francisco Sa. Excellent breakfast. The bar was a little bit boaring, but they served my very first excellent original Brazil Caipirinha! The Gym on the roof could not be used because it was by far to hot and not well isolated against the heat. But very nice view, small pool - nothing special ....

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stayed here for a week on business.

Good points:
Close to both Ipanema and Copacabana
Good Breakfast
Staff friendly
Good internet

Bad Points
No air con in public areas
No soundproofing between rooms / corridor. I could hear everything that was happening in the next room and the hotel frequently called the telephone that was in the area outside my room. It was often not answered so I got to listen to it A LOT!
Ants on desk in room
No door to shower, so whole of bathroom got soaked.
Toilet backed up.
Gym. Air con not on when not in use, so like a sauna. Equipment limited and in poor / dangerous condition.
Lift quite often stopped on random floors to pick up no one.
Electronic key card needed to be re programmed by reception on a regular basis. Normally when dripping with sweat after visiting the gym / sauna

Not recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This hotel was book by a 3 rd party for me so when I look it up on line it looked really nice but when I got their it was a different story the halls smelled of old water the dinning room was not clean very well and I took a pee into the kitchen and never ate their again my room was hot the toilet back up a lot their was on clock to tell time no shower door the bed was like rocks the pool was ok it was small but clean the stuff was ok most of them did not understand English this hotel was 3 blocks from the beach this hotel was not worth the price they sat 4 star I say 0 star

Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were greeted with view of a 4 star foyer but the room came more like a 3 star. We got a small room at the back with unsightly views of other rooftops. Deco in desperate need of renovation. Can do with a new air-con and bathroom exhaust too. Linen need replacement too for it looked worn and faded.

Dining room very hot and dinner was not very good. Free wifi but dropped out most of the time. Won't stay here again

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

First the good bits:

1. Close to both Copacabana and Ipanema.
2. Fantastic breakfast selection - especially the tropical fruits.
3. Very responsive front of house - Carla on the front desk was amazing! Friendly and helpful with loads of recommendations and a can-do attitude.

Not so good bits:

1. The hotel itself is a bit tired and worn.
2. Very slow service at the lounge bar.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had a wonderful stay exploring rio from this excellent base, you feel extremely safe in this area and its equal distance (3 blocks) from ipanena and copacabana beaches.
Good selection for breakfast but this is a very very tired warn out property.
The staff are ok, but service is overall not great, my room was not serviced one day, despite a reminder.
I would stay there again because I loved the location, and put up with the shabby facilities

Room Tip: There are some rooms with a view, you need to ask for it
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Most facilities were above standard.Breakfast choices were excellent,Bedrooms were great.The downfall was in the lounge bar where the service was slow -took 10 mins to be served and the same to receive our drinks.
The Internet only had 1 computer available.

Room Tip: we were on the 8th floor.excellent but be wary of the keys not working.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about South American Copacabana Hotel

Address: Rua Francisco Sa 90, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010, 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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $42 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — South American Copacabana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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