Belmond Copacabana Palace
Grand Rio institution with the city's best pool and an assuredly first class approach to facilities, style and service.
Belmond Copacabana Palace, one of the oldest buildings on Copacabana’s beachfront strip, is Rio’s most iconic hotel, oozing refinement and luxury. It is now owned and operated by the prestigious Belmond group (formerly Orient Express).
A fine neo-classical façade sets the tone for this sumptuous property, elegant and stylish throughout. Assuredly first class in its facilities and attitude to its guests, the hotel offers old-fashioned, attentive service.
Each of the rooms and suites is unique, varying in size and view – we recommend splashing out on a pool or sea view room and if you are staying for three nights or more, (please ask us about complimentary upgrades).
The swimming pool is the finest of any hotel in the city, and its terrace – the setting for Brazil's most sumptuous breakfast – is a delightful place to catch your breath between sightseeing, shopping, dining and people-watching.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
First rate obviously but my only criticism is that the pool is in the shade most of the day and has no views as it is low level and overlooked by all the restaurants. I therefore sat on the beach. Everything else was first class though.AL, London
They were very welcoming and upgraded our room to a sea view with a bottle of bubbly which was a lovely surprise.AF, Merriott
A wonderful end to our honeymoon. Our room had a fantastic view overlooking the beach and the facilities were second to none. There were a few small issues with service at breakfast, including not being offered tea or coffee, but overall it was excellent. The staff had very good English and were very helpful. The food was fantastic.VK,Norwich
Attentive staff, friendly check in, wonderful breakfast.MK, Southampton
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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