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Sofitel Rio

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This is a Satisfaction Rating based on our own customer feedback

Chic and sophisticated first class hotel with an enviable location and exceptional facilities, including two pools to catch both morning and afternoon sun.

The Sofitel has an enviable position at the end of world-famous Copacabana beach and its lively promenade, the Avenida Atlântica. Just beyond is Ipanema with its equally vibrant beach life and a choice of chic bars and cafés. 

All rooms come equipped with flat screen TV, minibar, marbled bathroom and – a real bonus in Rio – a balcony or terrace. We particularly like the deluxe rooms as they have direct ocean views. 

There are two swimming pools – one to catch the morning sun, the other for the afternoon. A full Brazilian breakfast is served in the first-floor restaurant and on the sunny terrace, which enjoys sweeping sea views. If you feel like a workout afterwards, there's an impressive gym.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Amazing View!!

"Sofitel’s rooms are always very well designed and equipped but, in this instance, there were two huge bonuses in that it is perfectly positioned at the Ipanema end of Copacabana, right opposite the Fort (a very good place for a shady snack), which also meant that the view from our room (no. 502) took in the whole sweep of Copacabana beach, with Sugar Loaf mountain at the end, without even having to turn your head! I wouldn’t even try the Copacabana Palace, instead, for these reasons.”

PS, Chesham

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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