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Windsor Copa Hotel
Ranked #42 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Hotel that lives up to its Tripadvisor ranking!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

So Windsor Copa is the 4th ranked hotel in Rio and I see why. The staff is amazing, everyone from the front desk, the housekeeping, kitchen staff, etc. So welcoming, polite, and helpful. They can also arrange daily tours for you at the front desk and EXCHANGE money with NO FEE. They also gave me a better rate than the airport, just fyi.

Rooms are small but spotless, shower has great pressure and hot water on demand. Free breakfast buffet included..nothing extradordinary, but it will defintiely help you get your day started with something in the ol stomach. Tons of restaurants and shops on Avenue Copacabana, and of course the beach is literally right around the corner. My wife and I found that getting a taxi to go anywhere far was perfectly fine...we went to Ipanema Beach, the outdoor market in the St. Francis de Paula Square, the Rio Sul Mall, and everything was under 25 reals. Subway is cheaper no doubt, but you have to deal with crowds, reading Portugese, and the chance of getting lost.

The wifi in the room is SPOTTY, so if you really need to do work venture down to the lobby. Overall a great experience, and would not hesitate booking here again on a return trip to Rio.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MonaSamir, Gerente geral at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you so much for your superb review about your recent stay with us at Windsor Copa Hotel !

In the name of all our staff I would like to express our gratitude for your comments at Trip Advisor. We are really glad to hear that our front desk staff was helpful and assisted you during your stay.
We all look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Rio.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Conveniently-located hotel in equal distance to Copacabana beach and subway station. Location just behind the glorious Copacabana Palace hotel.
Windsor's own designated area on the beach, complete with chairs and parasols, is a big plus. Breakfast was more than satisfactory. So is the reception area and the professional staff, who went great lengths to help with every request we made. Only downside: the room we stayed was too tight, reminiscent of London or Paris hotels, with no space to place and dig through our luggage.
Overall, this is not an additional charges hungry hotel, which is normally the case with most hotels in Rio. Truw, it is not located on the Atlantico Avenue facing the ocean, but the price difference is well worth in favor if this one. Lots of shops and eateries in very close vicinity, and also the area safe to wonder around at all times of the day. One thing: Ipanema area with its better evening choices activities is quite a distance to walk, and metro station there being closed temporarily did not help.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MonaSamir, Gerente geral at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing and recommending the Windsor Copa Hotel!
I am glad that you have enjoyed our location, in the very heart of Copacabana, 1 block from the beach, subway station and from restaurants and stores of the area, as much as you enjoyed the service provided by our staff.
We appreciate your comments and we hope to welcome you back in Rio de Janeiro!

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Once I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted by a very friendly staff...very courteous and welcoming staff. My room was on the 9th floor, kind of small but comfortable. The room is good for one person only, specially if you have a quick trip to Rio.
I had a business/breakfast meeting and the variety of food was small but good food. Very good coffee. There is no parking area but the door man is ready to call a cab for you. There was no view from my room except for the building in front.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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MonaSamir, Gerente geral at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear guest,

thank you so much for the compliments to our staff and for recommending our services to other travellers.
We hope to welcome you back soon, to enjoy a little more of our prime location and services.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We choose Copa based on location and a nice price but did not expect much. What a nice surprise it was to arrive and be welcomed by the nicest of staff, finding clean modern rooms (maybe on the small side) and enjoying a very fresh breakfast after a sound nights sleep in a comfortable bed.
Absolutly to be recommended. and the location is not bad either with lots of restaurants and bars just around the corner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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MonaSamir, Gerente geral at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing and recommending the Windsor Copa Hotel.
We are really glad to know that our services were up to your expectations and we look forward to have you as our guest again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

It was the only hotel with a room available last minute.
I stayed here for seven nights. Great location - one minute walk from the Copacabana beach and right next to a main bus stop which operates buses to any place in RDJ.
The staff is very friendly, speaks fluent English and helpful. Breakfast is great. Other hotel's services (like laundry, food) are in reasonable prices. Room is amazingly clean, check in took me two minutes. Fast free internet.
I had a standard room which i found very small but I didn't spend much time in room so I didn't care.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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MonaSamir, Gerente de relações com clientes at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

we are grateful for being your choice in Rio de Janeiro and for taking the time to publish your experience here. I am particularly glad that you enjoyed the courtesy high speed wifi throughout the hotel, as well as the buffet breakfast, our location and the service provided by our staff.

Your compliments were transmitted to the various members of staff.
We all hope to welcome you back at Windsor Copa soon.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I had read mixed reviews on this hotel so was expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised.
The service at the front desk upon check in was friendly and welcoming the room was clean and spacious ( not much of a view) but the beach is right around the corner.
The breakfast is lovely with lots of choice and all the staff are really friendly and welcoming.
The only thing I will say is the fact it doesn't have a roof top pool and you are not even able to use the pool of the other Windsor hotel right around the corner. This isn't a major issue as you are literally a minute walk from the beach of Copacabana.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MonaSamir, Gerente de relações com clientes at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear guest,

thank you so much for choosing Windsor Copa as your hotel in Rio de Janeiro!
Thank you also for your compliments regarding our delicious breakfast, with a large variety of fresh seasonal fruits and juices.

I am glad you have enjoyed our location, just 1 block from the beach and from the restaurants and stores of the area, as much as you enjoyed the service provided by our staff.

We appreciate your comments and we hope to welcome you back in Rio soon.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed here for three nights. Good location right behind the Copacabana Palace, one block from the beach. Hotel spotlessly clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Standard room very small but perfectly adequate - let's face it, if you are in Rio and doing anything other than sleeping or showering in your room there is something seriously wrong with you! Comfy bed and good shower so everything you need. Also great breakfast - hard to find a hotel breakfast buffet that doesn't destroy scrambled eggs! A really good choice if you don't want to spend your life's savings on the over-priced beach-front options.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MonaSamir, Gerente de relações com clientes at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your great comments regarding your recent stay with us, at Windsor Copa Hotel!

We are glad that you have enjoyed the various aspects of our hotel, such as our location, service and the varied breakfast with a large selection of fruits, juices, breads and scrambled eggs!!

We appreciate your comments and we hope to welcome you back in Rio soon.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Property: Windsor Copa Hotel
Address: Av. Nossa Senhora De Copacabana 335, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22020-002, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Windsor Copa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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