Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel

Address: Avenida Princesa Isabel, 263, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22011010, Brazil | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro, is near Ipanema Beach, Claudio Coutinho Trail, Santa Teresa, and Rio Sul Shopping Center.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsWindsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro

          Reviewed by sergiovallejr

          Muito bom

          Reviewed May 8, 2012
          by (3 reviews) , Brazil Flag of Brazil

          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.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          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.

          Spectacular service


          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.

          Absolutely fantastic- a real gem!


          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 impressed


          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.

          There is a breakfast room manager and other staff who challenge you if you try to take food out from breakfast (fruit etc.). Just say, 'Oh that's very nice' and ignore them They can't exactly arrest you!

          We were troubled by vagrants after dark, but as long as there are other people about you are safe. We were also troubled by vagrants on Copocabana Beach streetwalk during the day.

          There is a very cheap eating place bit like Burger King - out of hotel turn left, left again and it across the road to the right. V. cheap. There is also a good chinese - right out of hotel to beach road, turn righ and on the right.

          The friendliest staff ever!


          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.

          This hotel has by far the friendliest staff I've encountered in my travels. And I've stayed in some posh, 5* hotels in Europe on business. I rate this hotel at the best I've stayed in. It's considered 'tourist class' but if it was in Europe, and the rooms were a bit bigger, I'd give it 6*! Not that the rooms are small - just average. The bathrooms are very nice though, with a shower area 1m X 1.5m.

          When I stayed I was with a group of about 12 people. When we met in the morning the first few times in the lobby, there wasn't enough seating. We left to go to Buzios, came back a couple of days later and the single seats had been replaced by huge white sofas! That's how attentive they are to customer needs. The breakfast is a sight to behold. Worth getting out of bed for, even if you have a huge hangover. One night we were going to go out for some food, as the kitchen seemed closed. When staff found out, they reopened the kitchen and cooked us a fabulous meal. They really look after you.

          On the downside, the pool isn't huge, but it and the surrounding bar area are a great place to unwind before heading out for yet another crazy evening. Also, its close to Copacabana, but a bit of a walk to Ipanema. But hey- taxis are relatively cheap.

          If I go back to Rio, and I hope I do, this is definitely where I'll stay.

          Good Deal


          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.

          Its brilliant


          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.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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          Traveler Photos Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro

          Copacabana beach from the hotel rooftop bar.
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          View from the pool bar at the top of the hotel.
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