We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Hotel, Even Greater Location”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Arena Copacabana Hotel
Ranked #21 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Even Greater Location”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Great location right in the center of Copacabana Beach. Our room was overlooking the beach, and Jesus was overlooking us :) The Front Desk staff were great - very helpful with local knowledge and arranging tours etc. Breakfast was good - buffet with lots of choice, quality and quantity of food was good. The pool is small, but as there aren't that many tables and chairs around it, it feels like a private pool. Nice quiet place to catch some rays, with a great view of the beach, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado.

Our room was nice, it was clean and it had everything we needed. The only negative is that the in-room internet was lousy. Very unstable. Very hard to even get a connection and even harder to stay connected. But despite that, we would definitely stay here again and would have no hesitation to recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Pink_Passport
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,870 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    941
    711
    152
    41
    25
See reviews for
268
917
102
234
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (236)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I really recommend this hotel, for the location right in front of Copacabana beach, breakfast are very good, lot's of fruits and they change them often, many kinds of breads, cakes, one or two type of eggs, and different stuff !
Hotel is very clean, modern, they change the sheets every day and the towels, great service, the reception is very helpfull ect...
Good restaurants very close to the hotel, and shopping all around on the back streets !
We had a room with the view on the ocean, we would of had a suite for the extra room with a sofa,but it was full !
We stayed for a whole week, on nov. 17th , 2013

Room Tip: We had the view on the ocean, very nice, we would of choose a suite since it's a bit bigger with...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lise P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We spent an excellent time in this very nice hotel, located in the north half of copacapana. This location is perfect for a first visit of Rio, permetting to go quickly to the most famous sites of Rio (Pao de açucar, Christo, ipanema...). The room was perfectly clean, with an amazing view on copacabana beach. Excellent breakfast with tropical fruits. The staff was always ready for any demand. We really enjoyed our whole week in this hotel, with efficient bookings for our dinners outside. Wonderfull view at the top with swimming pool. Don't hesitate and ask a room with a view on the beach... so amazing.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
Helpful?
1 Thank Michel R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Located in the middle of Copacabana beach, this hotel is a very nice place to be in Copacabana. The room look quite new and the view of the beach is awesome. The staff is kind and friendly. The breakfast is generous, with a vast variety of food. Liked it. Would come back.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Stoll77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Houston
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed November 01 and 02 weekend for pleasure vacation. Check-in was smooth and prompt, and room was ready and clean.

Cons:
- Found the breakfast buffet not as great as other hotels, but acceptable. The coffee offered was middle to weak strength. There is NO omelet station and the eggs were served cold on the platter needing to be microwaved upon request.
- The elevators require your room card insert a couple of times to allow you to go to your floor, and observed most all having repeated attempts to finally allow the GREEN to your floor. Was humor game to beat the elevator as it was rising.
- Bed comfort wise, found the king bed rather too firm, very hard. Not the normal comforts of most hotels.

Pros:
- Rooms were cleaned each day, no issues with hotel management.
- Security wise we felt safe. Used the in-room safe - no issues.
- Wifi is free in the lobby floor and top pool area. Room wifi there is a charge.
- Pool service at top is great, bartender takes care of you and thoughtful to bring drinks ordered prior.
- A/C was fine, and extra blankets are provided.
- Location is great, in the middle of many activities for Coca.

Summary:
I would consider staying here again for Copacabana. For those wanting to blend in more local scene, recommend to stay at down the beach to Ipanema and Leblond Beach. This is more of a location recommendation that quality issues at the hotel, with fantastic experiences in Ipanema.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank TravelTexas1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

We have just stayed for one week. As other reviewers have said, there is not a lot wrong with this hotel. Great location and roof terrace / bar. Staff all very helpful and sorted any issues immediately. Breakfast varied and plentiful. We had a few light meals at the roof bar and to be honest they were very average. Lots of restaurants within walking distance or a short taxi ride. Make sure you get a room overlooking the beach. Great views and to see all the people exercising from early morning makes you feel guilty for having that extra beer!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
5 Thank kingbolt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Aroldo S, Gerente de recepção at Arena Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your comments at Trip Advisor.
The Arena Hotel apreciate very much the guest comments once they help us to improve the service.
Our staff is very proud of your good words about the service.
We hope to have the opportunity to have your visit back to Rio in the future.
Sincerely
Aroldo Salles
FO Mgr.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I would echo the comments already made about this hotel-the location is ideal and views are a particular highlight.
All the main attractions in Rio are either a walking distance or a short cab ride away.
In the vicinity of the hotel there are numerous restaurants with various different cuisines.

The room itself was very nice-cleaned daily, with a bigger than normal bed and a comfy matress. The room also had a mini bar which we used to store some drinks and snacks in.
Everyday the breakfast was different with ample amounts of choice to suit anybodies needs.

The swimming pool is indeed very small which is the only slight grumble one can have, although there is a big ocean on your doorstep if you prefer!

Overall this hotel is very highly reccommended and was a pleasure to visit.

Room Tip: We opted for a "superior room" which had the best views.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Adam G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rio de Janeiro hotels
Copacabana
PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel
PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel
#18 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
2,323 reviews
Copacabana
Windsor Palace Hotel
Windsor Palace Hotel
#30 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
729 reviews
Copacabana
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
#2 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
2,378 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Copacabana
Windsor Excelsior Hotel
Windsor Excelsior Hotel
#32 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
1,379 reviews
Copacabana
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
#14 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
2,641 reviews
Arena Leme Hotel
#11 of 281 in Rio de Janeiro
506 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Arena Copacabana Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arena Copacabana Hotel

Property: Arena Copacabana Hotel
Address: Av. Atlantica 2064, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#5 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#19 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Copacabana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2009, the Arena is the newest hotel in Copacabana Beach. Contemporary design with WiFi, King Size Beds, Accoustic Windows, Central Air Cond, among other features place this property as a top choice in Rio de Janeiro. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Ebookers, Southall Travel, Odigeo, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Arena Copacabana Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Arena Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing