4.5
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What We Love

  • The can’t-be-beat location on Copacabana Beach
  • Historic cachet and celeb factor make you feel like part of the glitterati
  • Enormous suites with balconies and ocean views
  • Attendants will guard your belongings on a guests-only part of the beach
  • Tropical fruit and strong coffee at the breakfast buffet
  • The blissful body treatments and massages at the on-site spa
  • Ambience is upscale but also suitable for families

What To Know

  • MEE Restaurant charges a cover on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Poolside snacks and cocktails are worth the splurge
  • All windows have double-paned glass

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana), you’ll be close to Edmundo Bittencourt Square and Sugar Loaf Mountain. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Rio Sul Shopping Mall and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Make yourself at home in one of the 239 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Rio de Janeiro? This hotel has facilities measuring 1152 square feet (107 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).

How to Get There

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Avenida Atlantica 1702
Rio de Janeiro, 22021-001 Brazil

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 3833 Reviews
Exceptional - would always return here when visiting Rio
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worthy of its reputation we thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at the Belmond. Right from the friendly welcome through to check out the service was exceptional. Our rooms couldn't be faulted and would highly recommend staying in the main wing in one of the suite rooms. The highlight of our stay was the Sunday brunch with a mouthwatering array of seafood, meats, salads and desserts, not to mention the champagne which was topped up immediately - a fantastic way to celebrate the end of our south america trip.

A Really Five Star Hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would like to thank the education and attention with which we were treated by the hotel and mainly by Mr George Costa. My wife and I had an unforeseen event and even though our booking was non-refundable, Mr George Costa promptly performed the cancellation at no cost even though we told the hotel on the day of booking. This is what we expect from a 5 star hotel and from the category of Copacabana Palace. We will be back next time, now with the whole family. Our sincere thanks

Very nearly perfect
Reviewed 4 days ago

Jessica was very friendly and efficient on check in. Our upgrade wasn’t possible due to capacity in the hotel.
Our city view suite was very comfortable and well appointed. A child’s bed in the sitting room didn’t take up too much space and we were very happy with the accommodation.
We had two balconies overlooking the back street and the rooftops. We found it strange that there was no furniture on the spaces as we would have still used them in the evening when our son was in bed.
Our bath water was brown when we tried to have a bath and the housekeeper couldn’t help so we just opted for showers.

If you stay over a holiday weekend as we did, be prepared to be up by 7am for prime sun lounger locations. I swam at 7am and was amazed to see most beds reserved by staff for various guests who sometimes didn’t even appear until 11am. It’s very unfair as all guests should be treated the same. We even had to move our beds along to make way for two elderly guests one day! The staff of course were courteous but it did make us feel slightly second class.
Pool service is great and special mention to Leandro for being so attentive. Beach service is equally good although only water is available. Copacabana is very littered and could be a shock to some people. We have been before so we knew what to expect.
Breakfast is delicious although service was sometimes a bit chaotic when ordering fresh eggs. Stephany was very friendly and a served us with a smile.
Finally, special mention to Viviane who made the stay memorable for our son. She encouraged him to join in with the Easter egg activity on one day and then the egg hunt on the next day. Viviane always remembered his name and greeted him with enthusiasm.

A note on our package booked:

• Welcome Letter from the General Manager (endorsing the Travel Agency originating the booking)

- We did not receive this

• VIP welcome amenities providing a “local taste” and reflecting destination-specific items

- There was one 500ml bottle of water and a bowl of fruit on arrival. Not sure this is really destination specific!

• Buffet Breakfast for two, daily

• Room upgrade to the next category, subject to availability upon arrival

- We didn’t receive this although rooms in the higher category were still on sale

• USD $ 90 * Hotel/Resort credit per room per stay, or: • USD $ 200 ** Hotel/Resort credit per suite per stay.

So this was an almost perfect stay. We definitely felt that other guests were being given superior treatment either for being in the most expensive rooms or being regular guests.

Exceptional in every way
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked a last minute Easter getaway and cannot fault one single aspect of the experience. From the moment we checked in Renata on the front desk made us feel like we were celebrities. Giving us the warmest welcome, offering us cool drinks and escorting us personally to our room. We were delighted to see we'd been upgraded to an ocean view suite with stunning views of Copacabana beach out our bedroom and views to the pool below from our lounge. Without us even requesting it the crib for our son was ready along with his own person pillow and a chilled bottle of sparking wine and chocolate truffles for ourselves. A truly wonderful first impression that set the tone for the rest of the weekend.

We enjoyed all the amazing facilities on offer, including the special activities for little ones like Easter egg painting on one day and an Easter egg hunt on another.

Renata checked on us several times throughout the stay to ensure our every need was met, I really can't fault a thing.

If you're looking for a special experience you cannot go wrong with this hotel. Just wish we could've stayed longer!

Lovely hotel with exceptional staff!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my sister-in-law, and we had a gorgeous suite in the tower. At first, I was worried about staying in the tower because i thought it was separated from the main building. I was wrong!

Our suite is on the 7th floor, and the view is magnificent. I would stay in the tower when/if I visit again. I loved having a view of the pool AND the beach. (Get a tower room on a high floor!!)

Overall, the food at the hotel is OK (not great), but there are plenty of wonderful places to eat in Rio. Having said that, my favorite place to eat at the hotel is Mee, the Asian fusion restaurant. It’s top notch!

The hotel staff was always, always available and extremely willing to help us. Victor and Bruno were fantastic to us. There were others who were great, but I’ve forgotten their names. (Forgive me!)

They have an awesome gym at this hotel. I got up every morning to workout, and it’s equipped with everything I need.

Thank you for making this trip absolutely magical for us.