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 3791 Reviews
2 lovely nights
Reviewed 1 day ago

I've always wanted to stay at the Copacabana Palace since I was very young. It's a beautiful hotel, wonderful room and very nice staff.
We had a funny start when we had lunch at the swimming pool. Slow and funny service. However it was all forgiven when we went back in the evening for dinner. Wonderful service and dinner. I take my hat out for Arlindo ( the supervisor) who was great and very helpful.
The swimming pool is beautiful.
We had dinner at the Japanese restaurant which was very nice. I find it amazing that parents should bring two under 4 year old children to dinner at 21:15 when there's a babysitting service at the hotel.
It's not a cheap place to stay, but it was worth it every penny. I hope we'll be back soon.

All show and no substance
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful facade. Very helpful and friendly reception. Lovely large clean rooms with comfortable beds (but only a low table and a large sofa blocking the view to the beach).
That's where the good bits end.
There are vast empty spaces which are put to no use whatsoever.
An entire floor is empty whilst it waits for catwlak models. The show is not for the residents.
Despite that, there is NOWHERE for the residents to sit down and relax with a paper or play a game of cards. One is expected to be in one's room, on a lounger by the pool or having a meal. Downtime doing anything else is not catered for.
There is a pool with a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar.
The loungers are often completely occupied.
One cannot sit at the restaurant tables unless one is ordering food. Food is very expensive and not pleasant. A fillet mignon ended up on my plate as an escalope. The staff are so slow in serving that one could have finished a meal elsewhere by the time a drink arrives.The attitude of the poolside staff is very aloof and sometimes unfriendly.
So it is back to the room or get out of the hotel. forget your friends and get togethers.
Of course it is wonderful to be able to walk out onto Copacabana beach and try to forget how much one has spent on the hotel stay.

Casual luxury
Reviewed 4 days ago

Facing the Copacabana Beach in a very privileged position this hotel is a must if you can afford it. There are many excellent hotels in the area for much less money but nothing tops the Copa. A room facing the ocean adds another level of luxury and expense but once again it's with it. At the poolside restaurant both the food and the service are excellent. The staff is helpful and efficient. The front desk likewise. The beach is steps from the front door with chairs and umbrella provided. The pool in the courtyard is fantastic with bar service at the pool.

Unforgettable
Reviewed 7 days ago

I’ve spent a weekend with my husband in the hotel and everything was perfect. It was our anniversary and we got champagne and a box of Brigadeiros, one of the most delicious sweets I’ve tasted.
The room was huge, with a separated living room and despite of being ocean view it was very silent, of no noise of the avenue.
The staff is beyond professional but friendly and helpful (Lauro - reservations, Viviane - PR, and Hoisch - reception)
Breakfast was amazing. Also the experience at Cipriani was fabalous, with fair price considering its luxury.

Grand Dame in distress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at this world landmark for years and just absolutely love it. It is a wonder in and by itself
While the service is good and the pool bar and restaurant are exquisite my bathroom was not up to snuff. One of the sinks drained slowly and the cold water tap in the shower was loose. These are little things (or not!) that one does not expect from a Grand Dame Hotel and certainly paying the luxury rates one does.
I love the hotel and am dismayed by these flaws that are so easy to correct.
Service was great as usual.