"At the Copa... Copacabana..."
This was my first time in Rio so I had to stay at the most Iconic hotel in the city. I like this hotel, it has a classic charm to it, like a fancy old fashioned hotel with modern amenities. The service here was great, we actually arrived a day earlier then we booked and they accommodated us accordingly and smoothly. The breakfast buffet is great, so many fresh entree's and fresh juices, I could eat that all day. They have a great pool here and everything is nicely polished with firm security. They have an ATM downstairs if you need some Reals which is great if you don't feel safe using one in the city. The room was good too, everything you'd expect from a top of the line hotel.
"Well not as good as the Belmond at Iguazu"
So we had been told that the Copacabana Palace was even better than the Cataratas in Iguazu. I don't agree. Yes the room was lovely and the location was terrific. The breakfast was really nice too. BUT the staff were nowhere near as friendly and helpful as they were in Iguazu which I found surprising even allowing that we were in a big city. I had this feeling that because they didn't know me/wasn't a regular that I didn't merit much focus. The weirdest thing was that no one showed us the room when we arrived - we were just given the key by the receptionist! Not a good way to feel. Lacked some touches too. Simple example. There was champagne in the room when we arrived - nice. But no ice I the bucket the day after - not so good. Shame really. So it doesn't get the same excellent rating from me as its sister did.
"New world old world charm"
Business conference at this great colonial hotel in the interesting context of the unrest surrounding the lava jato inquiry. Still felt like a peaceful oasis with a glorious view on the beach. Service was impeccable. Breakfast buffet was great! I had a huge room (without much of a view - ask for unobstructued sea views) that had two balconies and a lounge with historical sofas and desk. Truly a lovely place!
"Iconic hotel on Copacabana but its more about the status"
We stayed for 2 days and one night at this hotel. We asked a favor keeping in mind that we check in at 2 am and leave at 9pm to have charged just one night but they refused. Understandable... but it would be nice to make an effort. Finally we paid 1.5 times to keep the room for less then 24h. Anyway it felt like 2 full days. We had lunch near the swimming pool where the food was good, but the service really slow until the major part of the people left and then was fantastic:) For the dinner we had room service which was also ok. The rooms are old and the cleaning is not perfect, but i guess we went to this hotel not because it was the best in the city, but because of the position and history! It is right on Copacabana, had 1 Michelin star restaurant and Cipriani. The major part of the clients are Brazilian and don't expect the english language to be spoken outside the reception and room service. Overall if you want a good location and you are for the first time in Rio go with this one:)
"Fabulous place to stay"
We stayed at this wonderful hotel in a deluxe ocean view room in November 2016. It is fabulous. Windows are double glazed and there is no road noise. Immediately across the road from Copacabana Beach where there are lovely bars to sit and people watch. The hotel facilities are fantastic. It has a large and fabulous pool with beautifully decorated sitting rooms dotted around one side of the pool and an ample supply of pool lounges. We only ate at the main restaurant and it was fantastic. Breakfast was superb with probably the best quality and choice of fruit we have ever had at a hotel. Highly recommend this hotel and a wonderful little Italian restaurant which is just around the corner. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of it.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM