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 3927 Reviews
Pergola restaurant fabulous
audreymG3348JP

Visited Pergola during our stay in Rio, the quality of the food and service were outstanding. Recommend the duck with tortellini, amazing flavours and beautifully presented, and make sure you try the cairioca colada, excellent!!!
Thank you for welcoming us, highly recommended

Gem of old world hotellerie
Diego S

This hotel epitomizes the concept of old world elegance and hotellerie with all modern amenities. Our friend Maurizia, manager at Belmond Hotel Splendido, made us dream about the atmosphere and the charme of this hotel well before our departure. She was absolutely right. Everything about this place is perfect. Location: in the middle of Copacabana, our favourite beach in Rio. The building is absolutely iconic, a truly gem of 1920s architecture. The common areas are immaculate, but everything conveys an old world genuine atmosphere of charme.The pool is amazing with two Michelin starred resaturants and the Pergula around it (The hotel has a very nice beach service, also), where you can have somptous breakfast or tatste Brazilian cousine. We had a wonderful upgrade to a Penthouse Suite. Perfection in every single detail. Wonderful terrace, somptous bathroom with the bathtub with a majestic view of the beach and the ocean, pieces of art throughout the room, but, again, here the luxury lies in the very fine details: linens, towels with our names embroidered, sleeping mask with chamomile flowers, somptous bouqets of fresh flowers throughout the room, cleaning up to royal standards. Every single detail appears to have been chosen to convey elegance and style. No surprise royals from all around the world annd celebrities love this place. The service is just amazing, from room service (we had a beautiful aperitif on our terrace watching sunset in front of the ocean) to reception staff. Always professional and attentive. We were even gives a nice gift at checkout, small details that make the difference. We had superb dinners at Cipriani and at Mee. We will definitely come back!

Lovely hotel!
missfaithbrown

Stayed for 5 nights in August and was really pleased by my decision to do so. The hotel was well appointed, stately and in a perfect location. Belmond's hallways had such a delightful smell that I went to the spa and purchased the scent (for a very reasonable price!) We stayed in a one-bedroom ocean-front suite, which was elegant and comfortable. The beds were a little hard for my taste, but different strokes/folks. Room service was very quick and equally efficient.

Like some other reviewers, I found the service to be inconsistent. Some of the staff was amazing and extremely attentive. I wish I remembered names. Others (though generally nice enough) were noticeably slow. I found this to be true at Pergola, at the front desk and even at the spa.

There is a small but effective (and adorable) gym as well as a nice spa that is definitely worth visiting (AMAZING massage with a gentleman - Salvadore perhaps).

I liked the pool area but didn't quite love it. Nonetheless it did not detract from my experience. Mee, the Michelin-starred restaurant, proved its worth. Delicious. (Sidenote: Did a bit of shopping at Gucci, which is connected to the hotel and their staff was incredible.)

All told, I'll visit Rio again, because it is worth multiple trips. And I would certainly stay at Belmond Palace again.