A light and bright, contemporary-style hotel offering superior accommodation on Copacabana beach.
The Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro constitute a successful and growing chain of contemporary, good value properties. In common with the others, the Excelsior is a bright and airy place with a Scandinavian feel - there's plenty of light honey-coloured wood and shiny tiled floors creating a cool ambience in this frequently humid and hot city.
This modernised, superior quality hotel sits on prestigious Avenida Atlantica - the stately boulevard which runs along Copacabana beach. Shops, bars, clubs and restaurants are just a few steps away. The well-insulated guest rooms and suites have individually controlled air-conditioning and granite-style bathrooms. The hotel’s facilities are great: there’s a buffet restaurant, snazzy cocktail bar, gym and attractive top floor swimming pool bedecked with foliage giving views over the beach - where you will find the hotel’s own secure beach service, with complimentary use of umbrellas and loungers.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Great being right on Copacabana Beach, especially for breakfast. Roof terrace bar with its views was great! Might have been nicer to have had a room with a FULL sea view but that would have been more expensive. Hotel a bit standard & a bit outdated.CL High wycombe
Great location and reception staff very helpful. Great rooftop pool. Beach service was also good, although a cushion would have been nice on the sunbeds.CG, Bristol
very smart hotel on beach front. lovely.LM, Stowmarket
"A well situated situated city hotel providing a high level of service."RD, Hindhead
The rooftop bar and pool were amazing. It was wonderful to stand up there watching life go by on Copacabana. The rooms were a little tired but the fantastic location more than made up for that. The staff were very friendly and helpful.LL, Tonbridge
"Love the location on the beach. very nice rooms. Beautiful top floor pool area with amazing views. Excellent breakfast and service."Vm, Shoreham-by-Sea
The Windsor is idealy located for Copacabana. It is a typical city tourist hotel which fit our needs.JH Dorking
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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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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.
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.
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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.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.