Very Good 3723 Reviews
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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


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


4.5 Very Good 3723 Reviews
We loved it
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for 3 nights at the end of November and were wowed from the moment the man in a white uniform opened the front door for us.

Our room directly overlooking the beach was huge, 3 double windows across, with a large sofa, easy chair, coffee table, TV, desk etc, every amenity you might need and a king size bed with lovely soft white linen. In the bathroom there were 2 wardrobes/luggage shelves, a big bath, twin vanity units plus a separate shower/lavatory area. Lovely.

The service was impeccable too, there was a slight hiccup the first night at the poolside bar when my wife's glass of champagne was a bit flat but it was changed instantly without question and thereafter everything was perfect. I can thoroughly recommend Mee's for dinner, all the food was sublime, as you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant, but I suggest you start with the Dim Sum taster plate, that was special.

My wife was a bit disappointed when the Spa was fully booked on our last day but she popped in on the off chance when we got back from our days sightseeing and was delighted to find that they could now fit her in for an hour almost straight away. So it's clearly worth trying again later as they obviously do get cancellations.

All in all, a great hotel that I would highly recommend.

Best hotel in Rio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary trip and the hotel went above and beyond with accommodations. The restaurants are all delicious and the spa is very nice! I highly recommend staying here if you’re looking for a hotel in Rio!

Most disgusting customer service I’ve ever had
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I visited the pool restaurant twice and ordered food and drinks. On our third visit we were stopped by the security guard in reception who refused us entry and told us to check in with the concierge. The concierge then claimed that the pool bar restaurant was too full so they could not let us past reception (despite us being there for lunch an hour before and it being half empty!). We then walked past the same restaurant from the outside and could clearly see the majority of the tables were empty. We were wearing trainers at the time and non of our group were Caucasian. I am hugely disgusted and appalled at how pretentious and dishonest this hotel behaved towards us, particularly as we frequented the same restaurant twice and were paying customers! I have never felt so judged by a hotel before and was so disappointed, angry and upset. Go elsewhere to be treated with respect.

Poor customer service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the palace on three occasions. On the previous 2 occasions we had no issue and we were able to use restaurant and pool bar. On third occasion we were stopped by security guard and he said we needed to speak to concierge to use the restaurant. I did speak to them and they said restaurant was full. It most definitely was not full. I walked past it from outside and the inside had no one in it. I found the hotel pretentious as I was wearing trainers. Turned away for the way I look. This hotel has lost my custom. I would recommend going to Miramar hotel for less judgemental treatment.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had à fantastic stay at the COPABANA hôtel in Rio . Excellent service, excellent food, a beautiful room on waterfront . People are very nice an smiley 😊.i hope to come back very very soon but this time with the sun ☀️ !!