Excellent service, excellent (but expensive) restaurant (worth the convenience). Definitely worth it to upgrade to ocean view. Location convenient to Rio attractions. Fantastic view from our room, especially of the sunrise, which was spectacular.
Would have appreciated it if they had a TV station or two in English. The room has a DVD player, but it doesn't play DVDs from outside the region, so if you'd like some entertainment, bring your own.
This hotel main feature is location, location. Can't get any closer to beautiful Copacabana Beach. Included breakfasts were fine with many selections. Lobby and rooms updated to look modern but issues with infrastructure needs attention. Elevator here, toilet there, electronic door keys and little things like that need to be next on list for upgrades. This hotel definitely passes the grade and should be considered if in the price range you are looking for.
Mostly good service but some comments- at the end of our stay (maybe there was language barrier/ misunderstanding) we were hounded by housekeeping to change rooms for a later checkout. We had declined the change and agreed to check out by noon. They called and knocked soooo many times asking us if we wanted to move, when we were leaving, etc. It was very unpleasant.
Also, there was construction noise.
Concierges were quite helpful and nice. They offer a good driver tour guide named Carlos- highly recommended. The Corcovado van (to see the Christo) they suggested was good, too.
This famous beach is also the widest beach in Rio. Throngs of bikini- and Speedo-clad locals and tourists take in the sun, as well as a round of beach soccer and volleyball. Copacabana Beach is a popular venue for concerts and a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration where partiers wear white for good luck. The glitzy shops and cafés along Avenida Atlântica provide a welcome respite from the heat.