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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 3709 Reviews
Luxury hotel facing the beach
Reviewed 1 day ago

The Copacabana Palace Hotel is the epitome of luxury in Rio de Janeiro. Built in Belle Époque style, the hotel is located right on Copacabana Beach. I stayed at the annex wing of the hotel as the Rio Film Festival was going on and occupancy rate was high. Service was impeccable and the hotel staff made guests feel pampered all the way. Breakfast by the poolside was delightful and so was the Michelin star restaurant Mee. There is a business centre accessible only for guests to change money.

Deluxe hotel facing Copacabana Beach.
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Copacabana Palace Hotel is a classic hotel in Belle Epoch style located right on the main avenue facing Copacabana Beach. At the time of my stay, the Rio Film Festival was going on so rooms in the main wing were fully booked. I stayed in the annex wing which leads directly to the pool. The best thing about the hotel is of course its location - perfect for spending the day on the beach or visiting the sights of Rio.

A useful tip: there is a business centre which is restricted to guests with a keycard. There is money changing facility and an ATM at the business centre. If you arrive in Rio without any Reals, change money at the business centre - rates are better than what you will get at the airport.

If you don’t have beach slippers, the hotel provides you with a pair of flip flops per guest which comes in useful when you go to the beach.

Another great Copacabana Palace experience.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again a wonderful few days at the Copacabana Palace.

This hotel has improved so much in recent years.

From the welcome on arrival to our efficient departure everything was first class.

All of the dining areas are extremely good but we particularly loved the refurbished breakfast area,it really hums,has a wonderful vibe,great foods and first class staff.

We very much look forward to returning during 2019.

Fashionistas’ ultimate brunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has been home to the world’s jet set for decades, and indeed seemingly remains the refuge for the famous and wealthy. But their best kept secret, for the rest of us mere mortals, is the bottomless Sunday Brunch. Fixed price and unbelievably good value for this luxury setting and quality dining. You don’t have to be staying at the hotel to book a table.

The meats and fish served could compete for Michelin stars along with the charming service.

So if you can’t afford to stay at this 5 star hotel, and you want a few hours of the high life with the world’s cosmopolitan crowd, this brunch is your pass.

You can dress casually but most people are designer clad.

If the weather is kind, ask for a table around the pool. The brunch restaurant is by the elegant pool, which is located in a large, inner courtyard.

Dishes, like the ceviche, lobster, and filet mignon, are exceptional. And the Brazilian champagne-equivalent would easily take on anything France has to offer.

Fabtastic stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay here. We were part of a tour and decided to upgrade to stay here rather than stay where some other couple stayed. We’re so glad that we did and this hotel was worth every cent of the upgrade. The staff was very welcoming and would do anything that was asked. A twin room was booked for us which was very quickly converted to a king and the room was a very good size too. We had a view of Copocabana beach and the double doors on to the balcony meant that there was no traffic noise. The bathroom was spacious with 2 vanities which we like. Our gin and tonics before dinner were very generously poured (we only needed one) and dinner at Mee with our friends was exceptional. Breakfast was plentiful, fresh with lots of choice. We were here for 2 nights and wished we’d stayed an extra night. Whilst Rio wasnt my favourite city on this trip, this hotel certainly was.