Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil (show on map)

Expert reviews

New York Times review:

“A piece of Old World elegance amid the allure — and menace — of Copacabana Beach, the Palace, with 232 rooms, completed an extensive renovation late 2012. It promotes itself as a modern property that still conjures the glamour of the days when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were guests.”

CNN review:

“Like a glistening casino in Monte Carlo, the massive white edifice of the Copacabana Palace looms above the beach strip of Avenida Atlantica. The most storied hotel in Rio, the Copacabana opened its doors in 1923 as a roost for dignitaries and diplomats. This best of Rio hotel still brings in the royals and their modern counterparts — rock stars.”

Lonely Planet review:

“Rio’s most famous hotel has hosted heads of state, rock stars and other prominent personalities – Queen Elizabeth once stayed here, as did the Rolling Stones. The dazzling white facade dates from the 1920s, when it became a symbol of the city.”

Forbes review:

“While a long list of A-list celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich, Princess Diana and Robert De Niro have graced the white marble interiors of the glamorous Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, the hotel itself is also a star. It appeared in the film Flying Down to Rio, in which Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire danced across the ballroom floor.”

Fodors review:

“Built in 1923 for the visiting king of Belgium and inspired by Nice’s Negresco and Cannes’s Carlton, Copacabana Palace was the first luxury hotel in South America, and it’s still one of the top hotels on the continent.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Rio De Janeiro.

Telegraph review:

“The Palace may have been lording it over Copacabana for nearly a century, but it is a rare example of how to grow old gracefully in this anything-goes beach neighbourhood. From its stunning pool and excellent restaurants to the rooftop tennis court, everything about the hotel has been designed with the guest in mind.”

Guest rating

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4.7 out of 5.0

Ranked 4th in Rio de Janeiro


What guests liked

All you need to know

Rio de Janeiro is truly an exotic and exciting paradise, touristic heaven on Earth. The Belmond Copacabana Palace is a reflection of that lavish vision and it is centrally located for guests to enjoy panoramic ocean views and beachfront play. The hotel is only one minutes’ walk away from the beach.

The elegant and luxurious five-star hotel is decorated with English antique furniture and original artworks. This hotel has such a reputation of excellence, it has seen many rich and famous visitors since it was first opened in 1923. It has gained landmark status and has continued to attract visitors from all over the globe. The rooms are an extension of all that glamour.

They are very spacious and house king-sized beds, covered with crisp linen. The bathrooms are just as huge and luxurious. Other room amenities include free WiFi and a free pair of Havaianas flip-flops. Guests can breathe in the sea breeze right from the comfort of these gorgeous guestrooms.

Catering to guests’ taste buds, the hotel has a restaurant that has earned the Michelin star in April 2015. It is the Ken Hom-directed pan-Asian Mee. Other world-renowned restaurants include Cipriani and poolside Pérgula.

Hotel Details
— 147 rooms
— Opened in 1923
— Classical style

Hotel Features
— Facilities for disabled guests
— Beachfront
— Swimming pool
— Airport shuttle
— 24-hour front desk
— Concierge service
— Fitness and spa center
— Terrace
— Pets allowed
— Room service
— Business facilities
— Free WiFi
— Laundry and dry cleaning services
— Luggage storage
— Non-smoking rooms
— Private parking available
— Family friendly
— Child care services available

Additional Info
— Check in begins at 4:00 PM
— Check out ends at 12:00 PM

Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22021-001, Brazil.


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Recent guest reviews


5 October 2023

My Fall vacation

The hotel was great. The breakfast was the best. Did the hotel tour, and it was outstanding.

I didn't like the fact that you had to cross a major street to get to the beach, but that wasn't a problem.


2 October 2023

Best place in the world

Tudo perfeito!


20 September 2023


Wonderful hotel . Excellent service . History. delicious food ,great variety of Brazilian dishes and pastries .


18 September 2023


excellent breakfast, pool and service.

rooms might get some upgrade and tv have just a few channels


18 September 2023

Music and passion are the fashion…lol!

Everything about this Belmond hotel speaks of comfort and service.

Nothing of any real importance, although there are a few niggling issues such as not being able to access your bath towels easily from the shower etc… but really they are such first world problems.


15 September 2023

The best hotel ever !!!!!!

Our experience at Copacabana Palace Hotel was nothing short of fantastic. From the minute we arrived, we were welcomed with open arms. Our suite was exceptional, stylishly decorated and offering a breathtaking view of Copacabana Beach from our balcony. The hotel even surprised us with complimentary prosecco and chocolates, adding a special touch to our engagement celebration. Amenity-wise, the pool was the perfect oasis, inviting and beautifully designed. The breakfast buffet was another highlight, boasting a range of quality options and even featuring champagne—what a way to start the day! The staff made us feel truly special throughout our stay. Eduardo, in particular, was a gem. Not only did he come to our rescue with water during our city tour, but he was also a delightful conversationalist who added a personal touch to our experience. To sum it up, Copacabana Palace was more than just a hotel; it was an experience that left us feeling cared for and cherished. We can't recommend it highly enough and WILL be coming back!!!! (For our honeymoon!)



9 September 2023


very good food and accomodation


1 September 2023

Probably the best hotel we’ve ever stayed at.

Attention to detail was excellent. Service was incredible. Lots of very thoughtful small touches. Cipriani one of the best meals we ever had and the Michelin star is very well deserved. Massage was one of the best I’ve had and other services like haircuts/gym were very good indeed. Pool was gorgeous (although weather sadly meant we didn’t use it).

We did have some problems with meals at the Pérgula restaurant. Slow / mistakes with orders etc. Not clear what was happening there as everything else was excellent.


28 August 2023




27 August 2023

Beach is not its strong side - the rest is spotless!

- spotless customer service. I believe it is the best I have ever experienced - big spacious rooms, closets, bathrooms - convenient location in the heart of the Copacabana beach - very delicious breakfast with many options. Staff suggests a lot of new things to try. Very pleasant experience - 2 Michelin restaurants right on the hotel area

- it was stated that the hotel has their own piece on the beach but it turned out to be a really small area with the beach lounges pretty far from the water, so you have a view on the garbage cans and other people umbrellas. The staff member refused to open the umbrella explaining that the wind is strong. It was partially true but at the same time all the other people on the beach (outside Copacabana Palace area) had their umbrellas open and they were fine. So beach experience is really far from the magnificent service inside the hotel


19 August 2023

The only true five star hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Welcoming from the second you arrive. Accommodated a very early check in and at short notice. The hotel does a great job at being very elegant and sophisticated but doesn’t feel stuffy and has a great atmosphere. If you’re coming to Rio, I wouldn’t have any second thoughts about staying here. I’ve been to Emiliano, Sheraton and Hyatt in Rio and they don’t even come close!


15 August 2023

The Staff were so attentive to their guests

The attention to guests was excellent

The well maintained property


13 August 2023


Simply everything was at the highest levels of excellence, in a warm and personal way. Truly special experience!


9 July 2023

Perfect stay, exceptional, amazing

Home from home, faultless - best hotel I’ve ever stayed in.

Everything exceptional. Attention to detail, everything. It’s expensive but actually good value for what you get. Definitely a destination hotel if you get the opportunity


4 July 2023


The building is a classic . The stuff of dreams . The room was enormous with a view of the beach . Everything was thought of and the housekeeping was exceptional . The bed was super comfy . The pool area is elegant and a wonderful place to watch the world go by . I dined in Pergola and Ciprianis. Both were excellent . The breakfast is world class and every possible item is available . But what makes this hotel truly exceptional is the PEOPLE. The personal touches , the attentive but not overbearing service . Quiet efficiency everywhere and nothing is too much trouble . I have stage in two six star hotels and have NEVER felt so well looked after . As a woman travelling alone that says everything

nothing xxx


2 July 2023

Dream place

This place is amazing . Old fashion great way to do things! Service is impeccable. Breakfast is a dream. The bed is super comfortable, the rooms are spacious. we stayed at the from suite with views of the beach. Amazing! We stayed in many hotels but this is definitely one to return. Thanks for all the good memories guys.

Nothing to fault


1 July 2023

Wonderful hotel

Old building nicely maintained, high ceiling, very nice staff

City safety


29 June 2023

Very good


It was great


19 June 2023

A gift for ourselves.

We felt like in a mother"s house, because despite glamour and luxury, all employes were very simpathetic and kind.

To be advertised about the risk of bed persons in front of hotel or at the beach, make us afraid. Security question must be improved.


12 June 2023

Breakfast was good and hotel premises were clean .

Beautiful location

There was no 220 V connectors for a prestige hotel That was disappointing.


11 June 2023

absolutley unparalleled!

We were upgraded to a magnificent suite on the 6th floor. it was outstandingly, superb and enhanced our stay at the Palace and in Rio! shout out to Eugenio and the whole 6th floor team.

Elegant, gorgeous property with fabulous amenities and breakfast. great location and joyous staff.


10 June 2023


just perfect.


30 May 2023

We had a marvelous stay!

Location is excellent. It’s a historical building with beautiful architecture and excellent service.

Price is high. But worth if you are celebrating something special.


24 May 2023


amazing in all ways. staff could not do enough for you. beautiful rooms. lovely food and drinks.


16 May 2023

The Copacabana Palace is even better than the other Belmont hotels I have stayed in. everything was absolutely no perfec



Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Kid meals
  • - Kid-friendly buffet
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Barber/beauty shop
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Soundproof rooms
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • - Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Lockers


  • - Tennis court
  • - Sauna
  • - Fitness centre
  • - Spa and wellness centre (additional charge)
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Hammam
  • - Beachfront
  • - Tennis equipment (additional charge)
  • - Beauty Services
  • - Facial treatments
  • - Waxing services
  • - Make up services
  • - Hair treatments
  • - Manicure
  • - Pedicure
  • - Hair cut
  • - Hair colouring
  • - Hair styling
  • - Body treatments
  • - Body scrub
  • - Spa facilities
  • - Steam room
  • - Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • - Spa/wellness packages
  • - Fitness
  • - Personal trainer
  • - Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • - Beach
  • - Walking tours (additional charge)
  • - Bicycle rental (additional charge)


  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor pool
  • - Outdoor pool (all year)

Entertainment and family services

  • - Babysitting/child services (additional charge)

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping

Pool and wellness

  • - Pool bar
  • - Shallow end
  • - Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • - Sun umbrellas
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Swimming Pool


  • - Airport pick up (additional charge)
  • - Airport drop off (additional charge)


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key access
  • - Key card access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • - Face masks for guests available
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