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Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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Why Stay Here?

Warm rooms & suites, plus an outdoor pool, a spa & restaurants serving Italian & pan-Asian fare make this property ideal for your Getaway! Its super posh decor and luxurious amenities offer an elegant stay in the heart of Rio's most famous district.

Dating from 1923, this art deco style hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach is 10 km from Santos Dumont airport and 13 km from Christ the Redeemer statue.

Featuring period furniture and original artwork, the cozy, refined rooms and suites include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars. Suites add sitting rooms; some offer private pool access and a wet bar, plus butler service. Room service is available.

Breakfast and parking are included. There’s a restaurant serving pan-Asian fare, as well as an eatery offering Italian cuisine. Other amenities include a piano bar, a tennis court and an outdoor pool, plus a spa and a gym.

A MyGayGetaway.com favorite hotel

REVIEWS

Belmond Copacabana Palace- again
The style, service, facilities, Restaurants & Food, bars- and pool area- spa etc,must be experienced to understand the high standar of this hotel- and of course the overall service from all levels. Ever visiting Rio- the BELMOND Copacabana Palace IS A MUST PLACE TO STAY! -annikaOslo, Oslo

Super service
I can see why this hotel is discussed around the world as it is has a superb location; great facilities and very good service. Two highlights were the fusion restaurant Mee with a wonderful waiter, Marcos and the beach enclave which means you can really take in the famous Copacabana beach safely.! A minor equipment issue overnight was immediately dealt with (with an upgrade). We shall return. -Mal1960

Grand dame of Rio
Lovely hotel on the beach at Rio with great views of the sea. Had a lovely room overlooking the pool with a separate sitting room and large balcony where you could enjoy breakfast in the morning. Very traditional hotel and not your modern glass palace that seems to be everywhere now, but still has the modern touches to bring it up to date. Staff very helpful and are good for advise on travelling around the city safely. Food at the pool restaurant was good with a large choice depending on your wants. Massive beach across the busy road with staff to lay out your beds and brollys and look after you. Locals who set up their stalls on the beach every day, look after you for any food or drinks you might require at very reasonable prices. Best hotel in Rio by a fair bit I think and worth a visit. -Blackfish365, Brussels, Belgium

A must in a lifetime!
The old traditional hotel is a must, there are only a few Grand Hotels of this style left in the world. And surprisingly enough, all the staff is so friendly and helpful, unbelievable. We loved to stay there for three days waiting for our cruise around southamerica. A wonderful place, the concierge - lost the name sorry - and Cesar and all the others great! Just one idea: The nice and friendly guys at the breakfast-buffet should learn some english words, would be very helpful. But enjoy! -mundmmuc2016, Munich, Germany

On the Beach at One of the World's Most Glamorous Places
When we travel, we sometimes splurge a little. We're glad we did at this property, because our days and nights at this stellar destination were incomparable. This was our first trip to Brazil so we reserved a suite with a beach view. The spacious living area had flowers, fruit, and chocolates. We made good use of the property: restaurants, spa, library, and concierge services. The staff was super friendly as were the guests representing a wide range of countries. The concierge Robert provided us with a knowledgeable guide and driver and even saw us to our car the day we departed. The customer services manager is as sweet as they come. -robertomN124LH, New York City, New York

Fabulous Rio Hotel
Stayed in this magnificent hotel recently and can't say enough great things about it- spacious rooms tastefully decorated, beautiful pool area where they even provide you with sunscreen. Sun loungers with cushions,attentive staff
Best of all however was the service of Fabio, a driver with the hotel who gave us a four hour tour of Rio. Fabio was courteous, pleasant, had perfect English and educated us on the many facets of amazing Rio. Truly a trip to remember- well done Copacabana Palace Hotel. -Piscesann

Best Hotel in Brasil
We stayed for a week in the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel and were delighted by the good service, the very charming staff and the good location. the rooms were welkl maintained, the restaurants are great and the pool area is fully serviced. -Pascal P, Karlsfeld, Germany

Gorgeous Hotel and perfect location
WeI stayed at this hotel for 2 nights during a tour through South America with Tauck. This hotel is gorgeous, the rooms are large, very comfortable and quiet. Service was perfect. And the location is just across the street from Copacabana beach. Hard to ask for more. -niagarariverfatman, Buffalo, NY

A very lovely hotel
This is a lovely place to stay. I chose it because the conference I attended was held here. My “standard” room was terrific. Very quiet. It didn’t have an Ocean view but then I think the rooms with such a view may suffer from traffic noise (there is a highway between the hotel and the beach). Anyway, I was perfectly happy for five days and would recommend a room like mine (320) unreservedly! The staff are, without exception, delightful. I’m trying to plan a return trip....Stay here! Take my word for it! -Paul T, Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom

Description

BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE

This glamorous landmark is pre-eminent among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro.

Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous.

A truly iconic city-centre hotel, Copacabana Beach only a heartbeat away, this is the best place to stay in Rio. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar. And don’t miss the hotel’s top restaurants, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.

AT A GLANCE

*ACCOMMODATION 239 rooms and suites

*DINING Michelin-starred Mee restaurant, Hotel Cipriani and poolside restaurants, piano bar

*FEATURES Half-Olympic-sized swimming pool, Copacabana Palace Spa, fitness centre, rooftop tennis

*LOCATION 32km from Tom Jabim airport

AMENITIES

Swimming Pool
Sunbathe, swim and socialize in one of Rio’s largest and most attractive swimming pools.

A team of pool assistants is on hand to cater to your every request, from fresh towels to cool drinks and light dishes from the pool menu.

Beach Service
Our exclusive service provides sun loungers, umbrellas and water to hotel guests.

Beach assistants will also look after your belongings as you enjoy Copacabana Beach.

Tennis Court
Keep fit or de-stress with a game of tennis. The concierge can arrange for free use of racquets and balls, as well as professional coaching (price on request).

Open 9am – 10pm

Boutique
1923 is the perfect place to find clothing, accessories, jewellery and homeware to remind you of your time in Rio.

You’ll also discover a number of mementos that are entirely unique to this exclusive boutique.

Open 10am – 9pm

Fitness Centre
Located in the Copacabana Palace Spa, the fully air-conditioned Fitness Centre boasts the latest fitness equipment, with a variety of cardiovascular and resistance-exercise options. Stretching classes, personal trainer and power plate sessions are also available.

Open 7am – 10pm

THE ROOMS

For those wondering where to stay in Rio de Janeiro, treat yourself to the city’s finest accommodation. Each of our rooms is unique, featuring fine period furniture and original works of art.

Widely admired as the best hotel in Brazil, Belmond Copacabana Palace offers two different room categories. Choose between charming city views or magnificent beach vistas.

Superior City View Rooms
These inviting rooms face the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.

Rich with architectural character and charm, the rooms in the main building feature trademark high ceilings, while those located in the Tower Wing provide a wonderful sense of space.

All have en-suite bathrooms, some with shower only.

Deluxe Beach View Rooms
Start your day gazing at the magnificent views of Copacabana Beach and the beautiful mosaics of the famous Portuguese pavement.

Each room, and especially those boasting Juliet-style balconies, complements the scenery with light, airy décor.

These spacious rooms offer a bath with shower or separate bath and shower.

SUITES

Retreat to romance at this iconic Rio de Janeiro hotel. All our Suites conjure the elegance and glamor of a time when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were guests of the hotel.
Accommodation at Belmond Copacabana Palace offers an indulgent refuge after a busy day exploring Rio. Hotel Suites come in three luxurious categories, each with its own unique character.

Pool Ocean View Suites
Delight in the cool breeze from your own private balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean beyond.

These spacious suites, located in the hotel’s Tower Wing, are ideal for longer stays.

Each includes a comfortable sitting room and bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Avenue City View Suites
These elegant suites provide the perfect base in which to unwind after a day spent exploring Rio.

Located in the hotel’s Tower Wing, each of these suites features spectacular views of Rio from its own private balcony.

Avenue City View Suites have separate living rooms, a bedroom and a bathroom with separate shower.

Deluxe One-bedroom Suite
Enjoy the sights of Copacabana Beach from your Deluxe One-bedroom Suite.

Each of these airy suites features a luxurious bedroom, a separate sitting room and a spacious bathroom.

AMENITIES FOR ROOMS AND SUITES
*iPod dock

*Widescreen plasma TV with cable and premium channels

*Fully stocked mini-bar

*Traditional Brazilian slippers

*Wireless internet

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DINING

Boasting some of the best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace offers world-class cuisine and exemplary service in stunning surroundings.

HOTEL CIPRIANI RESTAURANT

Known as one of the best restaurants in Rio, and named after the finest hotel in Venice, this award-winning restaurant offers exceptional Northern Italian cuisine.

The vibrant menu combines the best in Brazilian and Italian ingredients. Innovative dishes sit alongside classic recipes that have been passed down for generations.

MEE

One of the first restaurants in South America to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star, take a seat and discover the most sophisticated pan-Asian cuisine in Rio.

The vision of celebrity chef Ken Hom and led by Executive Chef Kazuo Harada, MEE takes you on an exotic gastronomic journey. Taste your way through countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.

The restaurant is one of only a handful of venues in Rio de Janeiro to be awarded a star. The enticing menu features many exotic specialties that should not be missed.

Take a journey through 25 imported sake varieties. The enticing drinks list is complete with 18 innovative cocktails that capture the spirit of the restaurant.

Sunday to Wednesday, 7pm – midnight
Thursday to Saturday, 7pm – 1am

COPACABANA PIANO BAR

A hotspot for Copacabana nightlife, this traditional bar is the place where Rio’s A-list mingles over aperitifs. Whether a lunchtime drink or an evening gathering, the jazzy beats of the resident pianist set the mood for sophisticated fun.

Monday to Thursday, midday – midnight
Friday and Saturday, midday – 1am
Sunday, midday – 6pm

PÉRGULA RESTAURANT

Overlooking the Copacabana’s legendary swimming pool, Pérgula Restaurant offers first class Brazilian and international cuisine in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere.

The casual poolside ambience is perfect for Pérgula’s renowned Sunday Brunch. Don’t miss the Brazilian Buffet lunch on Saturdays, featuring a range of regional specialities that draws in locals all year round.

Breakfast: Monday to Friday, 6:30 – 10:30am | Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 7 – 11am

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COPACABANA PALACE SPA

Relax in this sophisticated urban sanctuary, and enjoy indulgent rituals that purify, tone and revitalise.
Discover contemporary elegance and indulgence at Copacabana Palace Spa, Rio de Janeiro’s finest day spa. The space features five individual treatment rooms, two dual treatment suites, a fitness room, hair salon, sauna, steam bath and relaxation area.

The extensive treatment menu boasts an exclusive line of organic products, made from the purest and most refined Brazilian ingredients. Combinations based on açaí and guaraná fruits, white clay from the Amazon and essential oils enhance your sense of wellbeing.

The Copacabana Palace Spa also offers a nutritious spa menu.

COPACABANA PALACE SALON

Copacabana Palace Spa is also home to one of the most exclusive hair salons in Rio. Spanning two floors, the salon offers a wide range of services including cutting, colouring and highlighting, styling and straightening.

Awards and affiliations

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

Amenities

  • 24 Hour reception
  • 24 hour room service
  • 3 restaurants
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Black out blinds or curtains
  • Business Center
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Complimentary Bottles of Water
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Computer station
  • Concierge and booking services
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Designer bath products
  • Desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • DVD player
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Espresso Machine
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Hair Salon
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room Massage available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Library with literature books
  • Minibar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • On the beach
  • Plasma TV
  • Pool - outdoor
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Poolside bar
  • Premium TV channels
  • Sauna
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Spa - Full Service
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steamroom
  • Turndown Service

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