Augusto's Copacabana Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Augusto's Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro
This is a good hotel, is like 2 blocks from the beach, so you have to walk a little, in the first corner in the way to the beach there's an awful bar and next to it there's a very sad restaurant. So stay away from them, in front of the Hotel crossing the street Copacabana you will find a good place to eat with some nice traditional dishes, the best of all is that the price go for kilos so you can have and idea of the total and eat what you want, the price the last week was 2 reales for kilo, there you will find the frejoada and farofa between others.
Good value with friedly staff
Simple but good sized rooms close to the beach and relatively quiet for Copacabana. Staff went out of their way to be helpful and after discovering that my travelling companion had a birthday delivered champagne and cake to the room. Excellent breakfast with wonderful fresh juices so all in all very good value for the price
This hotel was part of our "budget" tour package. We were pleased with the hotel. Great location just a few blocks from Copacabana Beach. Rooms were spacious and clean. Bell staff very helpful in getting us settled in our room. Inside rooms have less noise than those facing the street. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet in the morning. Great service and plenty of food. Would stay here again. -- Was frequented by international tourists of all ages.
I stayed at Augusto's for two weeks in July. the rooms are clean and safe. The staff is very freindly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was much better than I expected. I would recommend this hotel.
The walk to the beach is not that bad, less than a five minute walk.
Nice Value for Budget Travelers
Hotel was clean and staff was very friendly. Breakfast was included and there was a pretty good spread. For price it was a great deal and included small pool (very small) and jacuzzi on the roof as well as a fitness center. Somewhat odd decoration scheme (Greco-Roman), but it was not a problem. Front desk was helpful with making reservations, calling taxis etc. Located 2 blocks from Copacabana beach in very convenient location with plenty of cabs running by. Copacabana is a bit seedy compared to Ipanema, but I felt very safe at Augusto's and as a student, appreciated the budget I was able to keep.
Very good value. Friendly staff, clean rooms. Recommended.
The hotel staff were very nice and helpful, from the reception staff, kitchen staff and the room service staff. They made us feel at home even though were were thousands of miles away. Even though the room was not big, it was really clean. The hotel is within easy access of Copacabana Beach. The food was good and well prepared. They assisted us choose the tours and ensured that the tour bus and cab to the airport never left us. They tried as much as they could to accomodate the language difference, as much as we tried too. It was a good stay and we will always have fond memories of the hotel.
I would have to say the best feature of this hotel was the staff. Fernando that comes to greet you in the morning for breakfast made me feel right at home and he really tried to communicate with me - I speak very poor Portuguese. By th end of my week long stay, he had helped me to speak a little better and even remembered my name and room number without having to ask. Giovanni and Melo usually were at the door to greet me in the morning and many (very) late nights. They were both very kind and helpful. I think the walk was three blocks to the beach but it is like a three minute walk -- if that. They cleaned the room every day though I did notice small insects in the room. The only thing I did not like was that they did not have any drawers that could really hold clothes. So if you can get over that and the fact that it is not right on the beach, I think you will be ok. They have a mini gym upstairs, a room with internet access on the second floor and a small swimming pool on the roof. Overall I liked my stay because it was in my price range and the people were friendly.
It's an ok place...between 2.5-3*'s...Advertised as 2 blocks from beach but more like 3.5 blocks. Rooms were comfortable but if you share a double you cannot bring a garota back to your room. Rather get a single and pay the 47 realis (at 9/15/05) supplement. They have a website but they put a positive spin on the pictures...the breakfast was great and the staff helpful but the pics of the rooms on the website must be the suites. I paint $47.60 for a double standard room in early September, 05.