Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel
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We arrived into Rio on 1 June late in the evening passing the light up Christ the redeemer in the distance on our way to our hotel - we stayed in the Windsor Plaza Hotel on Avenue Princesa Isabel one block back from the famous Copacabana beach - the next morning we were brought on a city tour around the suburbs of Rio - the favela's are a sight to …
Happy birthday. Marion, 21 today! Yet another early morning for me, it will be nice to sleep in for a change!. We had a leisurely breakfast and then off loaded our bags into Marion and Linda's room for safe keeping until it was time to leave. Copacabana beach is huge and the sand was scorching by 10am. If you follow the hosed damp line of sand down …
... born artist named Jorge Selarón. We then planned to go shopping for some souveniers in that area.
After a pretty seedy walk to get to the steps, passing by a lot of people selling things picked out from the trash (I honestly barely looked because I didn't want to make any eye contact) we were happy to find the steps. Glad that walk was done in the day time!!!
The Selarón steps were *incredible*. Mark my words that these will ...
... and generally pulled off better than Tony Abbott.
Mim had been hanging out for some samba ever since the first night some of our hostel bunkmates had headed off to Democraticus. We tried to find our own way there to no avail, but we did find the Lapa street party again which seemed to be still going. After hailing a cab and were given the tourist shortcut to the club (it was just around the corner), we entered the samba dance hall Democraticus. There was a stiff ...
... t much there, just a couple of posh yachting clubs and a jockey club. We passed on dinner citing reasons of language barrier and tiredness - early night.
Up and at em the next day to visit concrete jesus. Had a big debate (read argument) on how to get there, the website was ****, and turns out it had wrong bus number. We managed to figure out from the guide book and the website that it was in Cosme Velho. We boarded the metro and got off at Lago do Machado and luckily ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWindsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Passei durante um ano e meio os dias de semana nesse hotel, não tenho nada a reclamar do atendimento e nem dos serviços prestados, os apartamentos são ótimos, a localização é muito boa.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Nous y avons passé 14 nuits et avons adoré. L'hôtel est propre et bien entretenu. Les employés sont efficaces et courtois. L'hôtel est bien situé car il permet de visiter d'autres quartiers de la ville. Il est proche du métro qui est propre et sûr. Nous avons aussi emprunté régulièrement les bus. A Leme, tout près, il y a plein de bons restaurants. Nous avons passé des vacances fabuleuses et si on retourne un jour à Rio on retournera certainement à cet hôtel.
You have to pay alot, but you get the service expected
You pay a lot of money to go to Rio so you need a good hotel to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This hotel was perfect if you don't want to pay the extortions at the Palace. It is definatly 5* as you get at feet service from the moment you walk in. They refil your glass after it drops below a certain level which was comical at times. Too many waiters hanging around I think! Food was impecable although the restaurants on the beach front are worth a look too. The rooms are fabulous and spacious with a very good open plan shower.
Only big downside is the hotel has a very small pool and you only have view of other high rise buildings. However, if you don't want this you have to pay prices for beach front hotels.
The Plaza Copacabana is a great hotel. The service was exceptional. From the front desk to the bell hoppers, everyone was really helpful. Whenever I had a question or concern, they went above and beyond the call of duty to address it for me. One night, at 3am, I wanted to get food. I went to the front desk and asked what was open, they not only gave me recommendations, but they called about 5 different places to make sure it was opened. Rooms weren't spectacular, but very clean. Bathrooms were quite large. The gym was nothing to write home about, and the rooftop bar closed pretty early. The patio was small, but nice. The hotel also provided towels for the beach.
The Plaza hotel is an absolute gem of a hotel and despite being on a busy road, the interior is extremely quiet. The hotel is only a 3 mintue walk from Copacabana beach and the main shopping mall is only a 10 mintue walk away. The staff were very friendly who spoke good english and went out of their way to help us with any queries.There were a limited number of maps and tour brochures on display in the reception area but just ask reception and they have lots more behind their desk. The breakfast was fantatic - a HUGE selection of food to suit everyone as was the dinner. The rooms although not massive are a comfortable size and the bathrooms are marble and extremely well stocked with complimentary bath supplies. The sun terrace is lovely, it overlooks the mountains and the beach and gets the sun all day. The pool is not very big but is fine for cooling off. I really reccomend this hotel, I cannot fault any part of it and will stay again if I return to Rio.
Not a particularly nice hotel. The apartments opposite can see in to your room so you have to keep the curtains closed. The food was dreadful although the restaurant staff were so helpful. I would not stay here again. They also charged me $200 dollars a night so I would be interested to know what the $109 rooms look like. On second thoughts maybe not.
Spent 14 nights here and loved it. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. The staff are very efficient and polite. The hotel is in a good location if you wish to visit other areas of the city.The metro is nearby and is clean and safe. We also used the buses regularly.
There are plenty of good restaurants nearby in Leme.
We had a fabulous holiday and would probably stay in this hotel if we returned to Rio.
A really nice hotel with very nice staff. Unfortunately the staff are paid peanuts. Be generous with tips. I tipped the maid $10 and she was nearly on her knees with thanks.
I stayed in this hotel shortly after it opened, and having read the other reviews I felt I just had to say how happy I am that standards have been maintained.
I got a good deal on this hotel for $101 a night including taxes, and I think the hotel was great for the price. The location was on the far side of Copacabana so it was a bit of a trek to Ipanema but not terrible. The hotel is safe as there are always guards keeping an eye out for their guests.
The hotel itself was very clean, and the rooftop pool, while a bit small, was nice and had plenty of chairs. The rooms were also clean and very nice bathrooms. And the staff was very helpful and kind with anything I needed. Buffet breakfast was great! When I return to Rio I would stay here again as I doubt you can get a better deal for $100.
For Rio in general, I agree that Ipanema is nicer than Copacapana, but I was a single female in Rio and had no problems whatsoever.
I stayed at the Plaza in Rio Copacabana in July 04 and it was excellent. everyone of the staff from doormen to barman was first class. Nothing was too much to ask, I don`t think they know the meaning of the word `no`. The buffet breakfast and dinner was like a feast, I couldnt decide which plate to fill first so make sure your not on a diet !
We stayed for 2 weeks and I would have stayed another month if i had the time. The Plaza is an ideal place to stay for all things happening in Rio.
Have fun................. we did.