The location on Copacabana is really great. It is as close to the beach as you can get and the hotel has deck chairs and service on the beach itself. The top roof has a small pool and a great view. Not too many places to sunbath, but that does not seems to be a problem.
The hotel has everything you need. The rooms are new, clean and comfortable. There is safe and a fridge. The cost of internet connection was expensive (Reas 35+tax per day). And the speed was not impressiv for that price. If you have several devices, you have to inform the reception. The staff at the hotel is efficient and professional, but not "friendly". You miss the feeling of beeing welcome, beeing recognized and appreciated as guest. The security in the lobby reminds you that you are in a criminal dangerzone, with many none smiling black dressed secturity people with earphones. I am sure they scare off many criminal elements too. The guys in the bar were nice and in here we even found a lady with a big smile.
The check out was quick. There was a few errors on my bill, but the fixed it without any trouble. They also gave me a late check out on a Sunday. Very nice of them. The hotel taxi is comfotable but from 40-100% more expensive than Yellow Cabs you get from the porters. Some of them try to convince you that the price is almost the same - but that is bad. I was quite dispointed in this fraud from the hotel staff. The cost of the hotel was a little on the high side, but I have not compared with other options.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Windsor Excelsior
- Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil