Merlin Copacabana Hotel
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
TripAdvisor Reviews Merlin Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro
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... the bus system. We saw the closest stop, walked down and waited for bus to come by to Lapa. We waited a while and my patience had worn thin, so we jumped on the next bus that came by, asked for Lapa and he said Si. Nailed it.
As the bus burned along through the narrow streets, the driver pointed out a large bridge to the right, slammed his brakes on and looked at us shouting in Portugese about something. I looked over and noticed he ...
... He was singing that song 'fairground', which is an all time classic, and as we stood there watching him jump around the stage I couldn't help but be reminded of Jack Danaher who many say could be Mick Hucknall's twin. There is an argument of course that Jack's hair is significantly worse but that's a debate for another day. We got back to the hostel and decided we'd had enough of Rio Backpackers and were moving to a place near Lapa called Santa ...
I arrived in Rio on Friday the 13th. Maybe this should have been an omen. I'm just going to fill you in on a background story first. When I planned my trip away I timed it carefully so that I could be in Rio especially for the carnival, I was planning on this being the main event of the trip. When I had booked my flights with STA travel they had told me I needed to get accommodation and my carnival tickets well in advance and they could help me to do that. So thinking that these guys ...
... the spectacular views over Rio and out to sea. We got there early, but not early enough to beat the cruise ship groups, so it was a bit of a circus of selfie takers (guilty) and tour groups. We admired the views for a while then bailed for something a bit more chilled, the botanical gardens. Feeling really eager and uncool when we arrived before they even opened we decided instead to take a walk to Lagoa, the lagoon in the centre of the ...
... no issue - not even the type of people that I'd be suspecting were on the prowl. So I think we're OK here.
I wish I could do something about the weather, but that's a little out of my control. Today has been overcast with spitting rain - not enough to stop you from walking, but wet enough to know it's there. We've hooked up an all-day tour tomorrow - 540BR$ or about $250US for the two of us but it should allow us to take in ...