Good Value - Excellent Staff A review of Orla Copacabana Hotel
Rooms probably a little on the small side for American tourists - we had a superior room which was still fairly small. The view was terrible, a wall a few feet opposite with slum building to the side. However, this meant it was very quiet (apart from the air con).
Good shower, no hairdryer - but one supplied for the duration by asking at reception.
Location is good, at one end of Copacabana beach with a very short walk through to Ipanema beach. Although it was a fair walk if you wanted the night spots of Leblon.
We used taxis very late at night, but didn't find walking at night a problem (just be sensible).
The breakfast buffet had a fairly large good selection everyday (it was the same everyday) and was attended to by very friendly waiters. (Try the little cheesy rolls!).
A very nice (and very small) rooftop pool, sauna, sun terrace and exercise room give good views over the beach and to the mountains.
Fast internet in rooms, (cabled and hotspots), two pc's available for those without there own.
Biggest plus were the staff - especially on reception. They couldn't have been more helpful on giving advice, suggestions, organising taxis, trips etc and just generally be very helpful and friendly!
A good value base for exploring Rio