Rio de Janeiro
Belmond Copacabana Palace

Oozing class and heritage and backing the golden sands of Copacabana Beach, this glamorous landmark is probably the most iconic hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Since its Art Deco doors opened in 1923, it has played host to the world’s rich, famous and stylish.

Not surprisingly it is centre stage for Rio’s biggest events, including Carnival and New Year’s Eve. Guests can soak up the sun by the magnificent pool, be pampered at the hotel’s top notch spa, feast at one of the best restaurants in Rio or relax, Caipirinha in hand at the bar.

Facilities & Activities

The hotel offers a half-Olympic-sized swimming pool and rooftop tennis. For the ultimate indulgence don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the hotel spa- considered by many the best in the city. With an extensive treatment menu, fitness room, steam room, sauna and relaxation areas you are sure to leave feeling blissfully relaxed. For beach-lovers, the hotel offers a beach service with parasols, loungers, towels and security for valuables.

In addition, there is a hairdresser’s and gift shop as well as complimentary wi-fi in all the rooms and social areas.

Some of the most famous sites are easily accessible from the hotel: Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema, the charming Santa Teresa neighbourhood and Tijuca Forest The concierge can also arrange more exclusive experiences for adventurous guests, such as helicopter tours over Corcovado.

If you are visiting during the Carnival, do ask about the legendary hotel ball- the perfect opportunity to glam up.

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Offering elegant surroundings, exemplary service and gourmet cuisine, the hotel guarantees a memorable dining experience. There are several options for dining:

Hotel Cipriani Restaurant – renowned for sophisticated and refined Northern Italian specialities

Mee – sophisticated Pan-Asian cuisine

Pérgula Restaurant -the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, this lovely poolside restaurant also offers Brazilian specialties and fresh seafood delicacies as part of their lunch and evening menus

Piano Bar – a quiet meeting place with traditional charm

For something more lively, Bar do Copa is one of the hottest night-spots in town- perfect for cocktails.


If you appreciate monogrammed towels, exquisite toiletries and a marble bath, the Copacabana palace is the place to stay. Whilst the hotel promotes itself as a modern property, the 239 rooms and suites are unique and clasically elegant, with antique furniture and soothing colour schemes- evoking an era when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were guests of the hotel. TVs, iPod docks and powerful waterfall showers provide a welcome 21st century additions.

There are several room types, including Superior City View Rooms and Deluxe Beach View Rooms. Families will find all the comfort they need in spacious suites (Pool Ocean View Suites, Avenue City View Suites and Deluxe One-bedroom Suites), some of which also offer connecting options.

The Penthouse Suites- located on a separate Penthouse Floor, offer an expansive private terrace with unparalleled views, butler service, use of the private swimming pool and an exclusive wet bar.

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Children are very welcome at the hotel. Babysitting can be arranged on request, cots are available and additional beds can be provided in the suites in the Tower Building.

Children aged 6-12 years old are charged 50% for breakfast.


As one of Rio’s more eco-friendly hotels, Copacabana Palace has a number of green initiatives. The hotel runs completely on renewable energy, purchases food from sustainable suppliers, and supports different local charities through fundraisers.


The Belmond Copacabana Palace enjoys an unbeatable location on Avenida Atlantica, alongside the iconic Copacabana Beach and minutes from the Ipanema and Leblon districts.

The hotel is located eight miles from the domestic airport, Santos Dumont, and about 40 minutes drive from Rio de Janeiro’s international airport, Tom Jobim.

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