Hotels near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro


Copacabana is a borough in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro , known for its Promenade, beach, shops and restaurants.

Copacabana Beach is 4 km long and stretches from Posto 2 (lifeguard watchtower 2) to Posto 6 , along the coastline in Rio de Janeiro. At each end there are historic forts , one built in 1914 (Posto 6 end) and one in 1779 (Posto 2 end). It is, without a doubt, one of the most famous stretches of beach in the world.

Copacabana Beach is the hot spot for the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro and , in most years, it has been the official venue for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

The best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is between December and March, but that also means it’s very crowded and expensive. So, the off season — May to October — is a good option , especially since the hotel prices go down. Even during the off season, the temperatures stay around 20C.

Staying in a hotel close to Copacabana Beach means you’ll be paying a premium for the location, so expect high prices even if you don’t travel during the high season. However, if you plan to save some money and still stay in this area, either stay a little further from the beach or choose a hostel.

Here are some hotels near Copacabana Beach to consider for your holiday:

Windsor Excelsior Hotel

This is a hotel suitable for business travelers, located near Copacabana Beach and close to Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado. Ipanema Beach is also close by. Guests are served a complimentary buffet breakfast. Both the rooftop terrace and the restaurant offer lovely views of the area. Guests can use the fitness center and the pool. All rooms have minibars, laptop-compatible safes and wired internet access.

In May 2012, expect to pay from US$336 per night for a standard double room , breakfast included.


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Lancaster Othon Travel

The hotel is across from Copacabana Beach. All rooms have a tub, high speed internet, minibars and safe-deposit box. Buffet breakfast is included in the room price.

In May 2012, expect to pay from US$225 per night for a standard double room, breakfast included.


Tulip Inn Copacabana

This is another hotel suitable for business travelers and is located close to Copacabana Beach. Guests can use the sauna and fitness center. Breakfast is included in the room price. There’s wi-fi in public areas (but it’s not free). All rooms have minibars, high speed internet and safes.

In May 2012, expect to pay from US$216 per night for a standard double room, breakfast included.


Arena Copacabana Hotel

This is a romantic hotel, located close to Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach. It offers a health club, a restaurant, a pool side bar and a pool. There’s wi-fi in public areas (but it’s not free). All rooms have laptop-compatible safes , LCD TVs and desks.

In May 2012, expect to pay from US$276 per night for a superior double room, breakfast included. Pay attention that this is one of the hotels which books up really fast, so get your room in advance.


Mar Palace Copacabana

This hotel is located near the beach and offers a pool, a fitness center and sauna. Internet is available (for a fee). There are a restaurant and a bar on site. Breakfast is included in the room price. All rooms have laptop-compatible safes , minibars and LCD TVs.

In May 2012, expect to pay from US$221 per night in a deluxe double room, breakfast included.


Hotel Atlantico Copacabana

This hotel is located across the street from a subway station and three blocks from Copacabana Beach. It features a rooftop pool , a fitness center and sauna. Breakfast is included in the room price. All rooms have safes and minibars.

In May 2012, expect to pay from US$235 per night in a standard room (European plan), breakfast included.


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