Great stay at the Orla A review of Orla Copacabana Hotel
Ideal position - on Copacabana and 10 minutes from Ipanema. Pay the extra for a sea view and the rooms at the front are bigger too! Staff on Reception were incredibly friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a big plus as it was varied, fresh and well prepared and presented. Staff at breakfast were also very friendly.
Incredibly narrow frontage to the hotel but impressive design features in reception and elsewhere add to the ambience.
Views from the roof are just unbeatable, although the "pool" is a bit of a joke.
Ignore sharks masquerading as taxi drivers immediately outside the hotel - take a yellow cab or the bus (about 45p to go anywhere).
I would definitely recommend this hotel - we stayed for 14 nights! If you are staying this long you might want to negotiate a discounted rate as we did on arrival.