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Windsor Copa Hotel
Ranked #29 of 280 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“1 night stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a very pleasant stay here for our last night in Rio. Location is excellent. Just a block from the main part of Copacabana beach - behind Copacabana palace. Breakfast was good - lots of fresh fruit and juices - first time we got some mangoes during our stay. Staff was very friendly in accommodating an extra bed. We had rooms on the top floor and could see the Christ statue from our balconies. Staff helped us figure out our way to Santa Teresa and Seleron steps and arranged a big enough cab for our party to head to GIG at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aus2London
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MonaSamir, Gerente geral at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Aus2London,

Thanks a lot for taking your time in evaluating our hotel, specially our services, accomodations and location.
We hope to see you here again pretty soon.

All the best,

José Luís Pilar
General Manager in Charge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

The hotel is really nice but what makes it awesome are the employees. Everybody in there is super polite, friendly and willing to help! The front desk employees are the best I have met in many years of traveling. Raquel, Fernando and specially Isabel are super nice! Also the bellmans are awesome! Ricardo and his coworkers help you with your luggage but also make you feel like family! The Manager Mauricio is also extremely proffesional and helpful. I would stay here any day any time and I advice you to do the same! This place is the best in Copacabana by far!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sergio M
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Mr Sergio M,

In the name of all our staff I would like to express our gratitude for your comments at Trip Advisor. It is a pleasure to hear that you were satisfied with our services. We will be informing our staff of your positive observations to motivate them even further. We are really happy that your impression about the hotel was excellent, so we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.

All the very best,

Mona Samir
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London
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Considering I would call this a budget hotel, the experience really was very good. Friendly staff, lovely reception and welcome, complimentary wi-fi and clean rooms. The bathrooms were massive and clean, even if the rooms were a little 'cosy'!

The location is also great, right off Copacabana. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simon L
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear guest lloydsimon,

thank you very much for your preference while choosing Windsor Copa Hotel. It's a pleasure to hear that you were satisfied with our frontdesk service that's always trying our best to assist all the guests with their doubts and their needs.
We are happy that you enjoyed our fantastic location: just 1 block from the beach, and from the great restaurants and stores of the área.
We really hope to welcome you again!

My kindest regards,

Mona Samir
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Canada
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Windsor Copa is a welcoming and sparkling clean hotel. Impressive in terms of character, décor and service, it is also ideally located, just one block from Copacabana Beach. Knowledgeable and patient staff are both attentive and helpful and, although the rooms may be a little compact, they are also quiet and very well appointed. Charming dining room and an excellent, generous breakfast buffet - make sure you try the custard and coconut pastries!

Getting to the airport: ignore the offer of the doormen to have the hotel car drive you to the airport - it is very expensive. Rather, book the shuttle advertised at the front desk (but book early); or use a normal cab.

All in all, an upmarket experience for a very economical price.

A perfect stay - highly recommended!

Room Tip: Reserve a higher room away from the elevator if you want an even quieter stay
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ben D
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Mr Bem D,

your amazing comments made our day!
We are delighted to hear how joyful has been your stay with us.
Our restaurant team is very happy with the compliments to our daily breakfast, served as a buffet with various fresh options of fruits, juices, breads and "the famous" coconut pastries!

We look forward to welcoming you back in your next visit to Rio de Janeiro.

My very best wishes,

Mona Samir
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was here in June 2014, one week before the World Cup, and the Hotel staff treated me very well, they could not help enough with any question or problem that I had.
The breakfast was very good with plenty of variety. Anyone who has a special diet or needs, the staff would accommodate them.
It is very central to stores, supermarkets, internet cafes and more importantly the Copacabana beach. If you feel energetic, you can take a leisurely walk to Ipanema beach, which is about 2-3 miles from Copa. There are many taxi ranks close by.
It is very safe and secure, I was a little apprehensive on arriving, but my fears were totally unfounded. There are different groups of police monitoring people, vendors, cafes and bars all along the beach.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rickg156
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Mr rickg156,

We are really proud that your impression was excellent. We will be informing all the staff about your positive observations to motivate them even further.
Thank you so much for the compliments to our staff and for recommending our services to other travellers.

We all hope to welcome you back at Windsor Copa soon.

My kindest regards,

Mona Samir
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London, UK
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93 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is its location, one block from Copacabana Beach and immediately behind the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel. The other big plus is the staff, who were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

The rooms are fairly basic, although everything in them seemed to work. The street in front of the hotel is very busy, so those who are sensitive to traffic noise should ask for rooms on the side of the hotel.

We were there during the World Cup, so paying FIFA's scandalously high rates. At other times of the year I suspect that this hotel is far better value.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Charlie1001
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Mr. Charlie1001,

thank you for your wonderful review about your stay at Windsor Copa Hotel. It's a pleasure to hear that you are giving us a BIG PLUS! Our staff are always trying there best to assist all the guests with their doubts and their needs. We are happy that you enjoyed fantastic location in the very heart of Copacabana and we all look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Rio.

Warm Regards from Rio!

Mona Samir
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Pros: Stayed here during World Cup. The hotel is ideally located nea Copacabana Beach. Nearby shopping, food and points of interest. Great price for the location.

Cons: Horrible views. Rooms are extremely tiny. Needs more dining options inside the hotel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Raul V
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Mr. Raul V,

I would like to thank you for the time dedicated to this evaluation. I'm glad that you have enjoyed our location in the very heart Copacabana, 1 block from the beach and from the great restaurants and stores of the area. Concerning your comments about our rooms, we have 3 rooms category and they have different sizes and views.
Once again we thank you for your time and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back at the Windsor Copa Hotel.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Additional Information about Windsor Copa Hotel

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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