Miramar Hotel by Windsor
What We Love
- The drop-dead sexy locale, right on Copacabana Beach
- The rooftop infinity pool and fitness center
- Sá restaurant serves local cuisine and has a 130-bottle wine list
- On-call butler service
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Copacabana is pretty but very touristy and the area can get packed during high season
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
It doesn’t get much more iconic Rio than this: a contemporary, sexy hotel fronting one of the city’s most famous beaches, Copacabana, and within strolling distance of another, Ipanema. The 200-room Miramar offers butler service and pool and beach attendants on hand to cater to guests’ every vacation whim. The lobby restaurant, Sá, offers a primer in local Brazilian cuisine (Carioca, which is also the term for Rio’s inhabitants). Relax under an umbrella on the wide, sandy beach in front of the hotel, or retire to the rooftop to work out in the fitness center, sweat it out in the sauna or just laze with a caipirinha by the infinity pool.
In the Area
Drag yourself away from the beach to take in a performance at the magnificent Municipal Theater in nearby downtown Rio. This Belle Epoque opera house, modeled on the Paris Opera, offers a year-round program and daily guided tours. Indulge your carnivore instincts at a churrascaria, Brazil’s version of BBQ; the Ipanema branch of the famed Porcão Rio offers a groaning buffet of grilled meats that’s sure to hit the spot. After dark sample some of Rio’s famous nightlife, which encompasses everything from casual botequim (bars or cafés) to high-octane discos, many situated on Atlantica Avenue, within staggering distance of the hotel.
How to Get There
Excellent hotel! The location is perfect for a visit to Rio. it is located across the road from the beach. It has a rooftop pool with a bar and sun loungers with a magnificent view of the beach and the favelas behind up on the side of the mountains. We stayed in a beach front room which had amazing views. The room was very spacious, clean and had a large safe to keep your valuables safe. The hotel staff are excellent especially Hugo on reception who helped us during check in and and also to arrange a helicopter flight.
Breakfasts are excellent with a wide choice of foods available every morning.
The hotel is located within close walking distance of a umber of local restaurants and pubs/bars, which most serve excellent food. Prices are similar to British prices but you get much more food for your money. Water is available free of charge in your room and if you want more just ask and they will provide more.
A great hotel and will definitely stay again if we go back to Rio.
The Miramar Hotel is situated on the Copacabana Beach and is well located. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Each evening there is a 'turn down' service and little chocolates are left which is a nice touch. Breakfast had a good selection including gluten free bread and lactose free products. Unfortunately our visit coincided with three days of awful weather so we didn't make use of the beach and rooftop facilities. I would definitely stay here again next time we are in Rio.
Perfect location opposite Copacabana beach. Beach towels provided at hotel and hotel staff on beach to arrange loungers all included. Very close walking distance to Ipanema beach so you have the choice of two great beaches. We used the restaurant on our last evening and was very happy with quality of pasta and wine.
You can’t go wrong picking this hotel when staying in Copacabana. The location, beach access, amenities, rooftop view and rooms compete with any hotel in the area. I would definitely stay at this Property again & would recommend it to anyone that inquires about our stay.
Fantastic hotel. Breakfast was brilliant. Spotless. Very Central, and just a stone throw away from the beach ..we will definitely be back ! Staff were always very friendly greeting you with a smile.. !