It is not our intention to promote the Copacabana Palace as a place to stay in Rio, but rather as one of the most significant and beautiful hotels in the city that has indeed become synonymous with Rio de Janeiro itself.
This beautiful Art Deco hotel designed by French architect Joseph Gire first opened its doors just over 80 years ago in 1923. Located right across from the mid way point of Copacabana beach, this luxury hotel has become the place to stay in Rio, especially for the rich and famous.
Within ten years of opening, the hotel was featured in the 1933 Hollywood film Flying down to Rio.
In the 1970s the hotel started to get run down due to lack of proper maintenance and upkeep. With that happening, a number of newer modern hotels took the spotlight as the number one place to stay in Rio. This gradual degradation almost led to the demolition of Copacabana Palace with plans being drawn up to do just that in 1985. Fortunately that never came to pass and this landmark building was purchased by the Orient Express group and gradually restored to its former glory.
Once again the Copacabana Palace is one of the preferred destinations of the rich and famous, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled when you are in the area, as you never know who you might see.
You are certain to see this luxury hotel and landmark when you are visiting Copacabana Beach, but why not take some time to go inside and treat yourself to a little bit of luxury exploring some of the shops or enjoying some fine dining in one of the restaurants.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
Address: Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
Phone: (21) 2548-7070
Official Website: Copacabana Palace
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 1 - Orange||Cardeal Arcoverde||5 Minutes|
How to get to Copacabana Palace by Metro
From Cardeal Arcoverde Station: Exit and follow the plaza to the point and cross the road, go left and then immediately right on Rua Rodolfo Dantas and follow it toward the beach. The hotel is on your right when you get to Avenida Atlântica.
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Ratedout of 5
We dined here twice and attended a business gathering. We didn’t get to stay here... this trip, but will on our next trip to Rio! The staff service was possibly the best I’ve experienced anywhere in the world. On a stormy evening eating dinner by the pool they brought us towels to help with warmth during a surprise and insane wind and rain storm. The towels were the thickest ones I’ve ever seen. I can only imagine the rest of the property would stand up to this same level of attention to detail.
Caleb Whitmore - 6 days ago
Stayed here during the 2016 Olympics. Was very impressed with staff hospitality. Room was beautiful and had terrace overlooking the side street and the ocean. Like another reviewer mentioned, some amenities and fixtures could use maintenance. Door handle to terrace in particular had loose screws. Other then that, which wasn't a big deal to begin with, our stay was amazing. Highly recommend if your looking for somewhere nice with access to all the stores on the Copacobana stretch.
Tristan Pelland - 23 days ago