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Arena Copacabana Hotel
Ranked #21 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Panoramic view is hard to beat”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Firstly this hotel has amazing views of the Copacabana beach from a great rooftop pool area. The pool itself is small but adequate for a quick refreshing dip. However it is a great place to sit and have a caipirinha and you can see from one end of the bay to the other.
In comparison to the communal areas the rooms are basic and simply furnished.
We stayed on the eight floor and were lucky to be able to see Christ the Redeemer and part of the beach too.
The soundproofing was not great so we heard the room above us scrapping chairs, etc. which meant that our sleep quality was poor although the bed was comfortable.
Breakfast was on the whole good but no English breakfast tea or classic tea :( The coffee was also poor.
Overall amazing views and location but hotel could improve on some areas.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The room very comfortable and quiet. The staff is very friendly, all with a smile and ready to help.
5 Stars for the chef and the awesome breakfast. Try the English cake!!!! Great location and I felt safe in the hotel. Great view!!! Overall I will definitely stay there next trip to Rio.
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Room Tip: My room was ocean view, very quiet!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We loved staying here! Its a great location close to the beach in Copacabana. Our room had a beach view which was amazing! The rooms are clean, comfortable and modern. The rooftop bar and pool are nice with spectacular views! The breakfast was fantastic with a huge variety of good quality food and my favourite - its the only hotel breakfast that I had in Brazil that included Acai juice!!! :) The staff was also very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Great location, across from Copacabana Beach. The front desk staff speak fluent English and were very helpful calling cabs and answering questions. Room was nice and clean and ours had a great ocean view. Breakfast buffet was included; fresh fruits, breads, etc.
Free Wi-fi, in lobby was nice.
Very safe and beautiful area. Would stay here, again.

Room Tip: Higher floor, facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dulles, VA
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

awesome location.. exactly in the middle of copacabana. beach view rooms. compact and basic compared to US hotels. you have the room only to crash for the night so its okay :) ... nice spread for breakfast -- especially the tropical fresh fruits and pastries; good room service at reasonable prices as well...

very helpful staff at reception -- they speak good english and helped us with calling restaurants to check for vegetarian options, called up taxi for airport ride. they even hailed cabs every single time and gave the destination details to the drivers in portuguese.. that avoided us a lot of hassle since taxi drivers do not understand/speak english.. housekeeping staff were really courteous.. we called couple of times to get things like bandaid etc., and they sent it promptly to the room. they even stored our luggage for few hours before check in (arrived at 10 am) and more hours after checkout since we had a late night flight... this was in addition to the early check-in and late check-out they gave us.

if I were to pick on something, it would be the extra charge for accessing wifi in the room.. since we were on a vacation and wanted to be disconnected it worked well... we could connect for free at the lobby and the pool though.

overall, a nice place to stay on copacabana.

Room Tip: go for the full beach view (deluxe room).. it is wonderful to see the beach through the full glass p...
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed at Arena Copacabana for two days. The best of the hotel are the location and the kind people from reception. Rooms well cleaned and confortable. The coffee in the morning is very well served with fruits and natural juices.

Room Tip: rooms with a view to the sea!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel and across the street from the beach. Staff was awesome and English speaking. They even will give you beach towels if you ask. Pool up top was perfect. We spent a lot of time during the day and at night relaxing up there. The only annoying thing was there was no (free) wifi in the rooms...common now it's 2014. A spa would have been sweet too but that's just being spoiled.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#5 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#17 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 
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