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
Situated a few metres from beach..with quality service and friendly staff..it's great place to stay while in Copa.. well if you can afford it..
Nicholas M - 2 months ago
There was this amazing orchestra called Ricciotti Ensemble! It was fantastic and they played really good! I hope they come back someday!
Dorus van den Boomen - 3 months ago
It's not the chic-est or trendy in any way but if service is what's on the top of your list, this is it. It's the Four Seasons of Rio - everyone speaks English, they have impeccable can-do attitude, sees you coming and anticipates your needs. Not to mention they have a GIANT pool, fantastic huge spa, great Italian restaurant that also services the room service menu (never thought in-room carpaccio could be so good), great breakfast buffet (included) full of fresh fruits and health option (though I did not see much non-dairy and non- gluten options out, FYI), AND they have a beach outpost w loungers, umbrellas and attendants!!! But it doesn't have a "bar scene" and most guests are older and/or on business.
Barndi Kim - 8 months ago