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Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Ranked #75 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 14 June 2014

My second time to stay here, and was even better than the first. The executive club floor rooms are well worth the extra expense, as they provide a lounge that serves breakfast, snacks during the day, and wine and light snacks in the evening. Rooms are spacious and well designed. There is some strong smell of anti-mildew spray, a citrus like odor, that is very strong in the hallways in the morning hours, but this dissipates by evening, and is the only negative about the hotel interior. Location is great - on Copacabana, but a short walk from Ipanema.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Dear guest, it is a great pleasure to receive you once again at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. We are very glad that our Club Millesime floor overcame your expectations. It means that our main purpose was reached, which is to provide a memorable stay to our guests. Regarding the smell, we will check what may have happened, and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.
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Frédéric Ribault
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The staff are excellent ,the rooms spacious and airy. We stayed here twice in a 3 week period as bookends to a South American trip. First 3 day stay was in a standard room,second 4 day stay in a one bedroom suite . Both had ocean views, the suite's was incredible with a wrap around balcony all facing the ocean .The location was second to none. They are upgrading the building ,I suspect just to keep the 5 star rating. The restaurants were good but more expensive than they needed to be. There are lots of places to eat outside the hotel. This is more of a business oriented hotel.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear guest, bonjour. Thank you for taking time and sending us your feedback. We apologize for not meeting all your expectations.
We are glad to know that you had a good impression about our staff and rooms. We hope you give us another chance to provide you a better experience next time.
Sincerely,
Frédéric Ribault
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Not your typical beach hotel - in a good way! The Sofitel Rio is a fantastic property with first class service. From the moment you enter, the marble lobby tells you that you're not going to encounter the musty, dank rooms that so many beach hotels can have. The wood paneled elevators confirm that impression. Our room was a very nice two room small suite (as Platinum members, we received a complimentary upgrade) overlooking Copacobana beach. While a little crowded with furniture, the room was well appointed and clean. The bed was super comfortable, a Sofitel trait. Services were excellent throughout the hotel. Paulo, however, deserves special mention as a top-notch concierge. Pleasant and helpful, he steered us to two great restaurants for meals, and helped us on our way to Christ the Redeemer (not as easy to arrange as one would think!). Overall, a great visit, and we would gladly return!

Room Tip: A large structure has been built on Copacobana for the World Cup. If you ask for a room with an oce...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear guest, we appreciate your compliments and feedback. Be sure that we will let our Concierge Paulo know about your pleasant experience.
Your satisfaction is our satisfaction. It will be a pleasure to have you at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana in a near future.
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Frédéric Ribault
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Clean hotel, friendly staff & great location location. Booked a club room but didn't really make the most of it as other colleagues were on another floor, still I think it's good value for what you can get. We also used the business suite for a meeting which was very convenient and the facilities were very comfortable.

I'm returning to Rio in a week or so and will definitely be booking again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear guest, thank you very much for your comments. We are truly happy that your stay met your expectations. Indeed our Club Millésime brings good value to your experience at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. We are looking forward to receive you again.
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Frédéric Ribault
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed here for three nights at the end of a long tour of South America. We have stayed at Sofitels before and have always found them excellent despite the staff being trained to say "bonjour" all over the world....somewhat pretentious.
What makes this hotel is it's location at the end of Cococabana Beach with a view across the whole bay. Also it's only a 15-20 minute walk from Ipanema beach in the opposite direction.
Our room was on the fifth floor above the pool. Sitting on the balcony we could see the whole spectacular beach. They were building a gantry construction not far away as part of the World Cup where a giant tv screen would show football matches during the competition but that was hardly the fault of the hotel.
Our room was clean with all mod cons one would expect from a hotel of this calibre and the staff (despite the bonjours) we're friendly and helpful. The breakfast was ok but not the best we have had on our travels....eg the bacon was fatty and undercooked....although we soon got used to having champagne for breakfast!
Be careful in Rio....crime is rife...I had a gold chain ripped from my neck on the beach promenade by a kid on a bike who rode past me fro behind among thousands of tourists...very common apparently. But despite this an enjoyable stay at the Sofitel!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sofitel-Rio, General Manager at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear guest, we are very pleased to know that you had a great time at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and that you chose to stay with us. I am sorry to see that our breakfast did not reach all your expectations and we will forward your comments to our team. These details are very important to us and we will work on that.
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The hotel is perfectly located at the junction of Copacabana and Ipanema. The view is quite good even from rooms without a sea view. One can most of the time see the sea anyway from the balcony. When using the executive club offer, it comes with a terrace that must have one of the best view over Copabacana and makes breakfast experience really enjoyable.

The biggest issue and thus the negative review was the damp and humidity smell in the room, this made the stay terrible, requiring me to wash my clothes several times when back. I don't know what causes it but this was a very negative point. Air conditioning from the room next door was also making an helicopter noise in mind. The bed was also very soft, which I am not used to.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Sofitel-Rio, Gerente geral at Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you for your compliments regarding our location and our breakfast. Our main goal is to offer the best experience as possible to our guests.
Regarding your overall experience, please accept our sincere apologies if the expectations weren´t met this time. Your feedback is really important to us and we will work on it, taking the appropriate measures. We hope to have another opportunity to have you with us and provide a better impression.
Sincerely,
Frédéric Ribault
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Additional Information about Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Address: Av. Atlantica, 4240 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-002, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#19 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#22 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#38 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana 5*
Number of rooms: 388
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The location of Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is a splendid one. It leaves the guest practically leaning over Copacabana beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is beside Ipanema, a charming neighborhood full of attractions, immortalized in a song by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, “Garota de Ipanema”.Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is considered one of the most prestigious Brazilian luxury hotels, combining French savoir-faire with Carioca charm.Enjoy our comfortable apartments with balconies and the MyBed bed, the executive floor with Club Millésime services – a new concept in personalized service, beach service, two pools and many other facilities, in addition to the award winning cuisine here at Sofitel.Situated near the main business centers in the city, the hotel offers an ample and versatile Convention Center, and also a modern Board Meeting Room, a fully equipped room with a view of Copacabana beach, uniting comfort and personalized services. ... more   less 
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