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Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel
Ranked #61 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Perfect stay!”
Reviewed 3 October 2010

We`ve read mixted reviews about this hotel and were a bit worried, but as soon as we check in we were immediately upgrated to a executive suite! The review is based solely on the experience we`ve had. Located very close to the beautiful beach of Copacabana, this hotel gave us excellent value for money, piece of mind, excellent service, friendliest staff and the best buffet breakfast we`ve ever had! Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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NeubeBrigagao, General Manager at Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
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Prezada Sra. Débora,
Gostaria de agradecer por dividir conosco suas impressões sobre o nosso hotel. Vejo que de uma maneira geral conseguimos lhe atender muito bem. Espero deixá-la ainda mais impressionada em sua próxima visita.
Atenciosamente,
Neube Brigagão
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Miami and Berkeley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2010

Walking distance to everything you'd want to see and do. (OK, Ipenema is a mile, but excellent walk for sightseeing.
Breakfast, of course, comes w. room and was excellent. The metro is especially useful for getting around. Clean and safe. Stop is only a couple blocks away.
Only complaint - no free wifi. (Like many better hotels in the U.S. - you can get wifi at a high price.)
Even if you face the busy street - windows are thick and block virtually all the noise.

They originally were going to put us in a tiny room. The helpful maid showed us every other room on the floor - at least one of which was available. Large, nice rooms with slight view of beach. (Tiny room had view of brick wall 40 feet away.) Called desk and they readily switched us.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2010

The Windsor Plaza is located on the edge of Copacabana beach (5 minutes walk from the beach), although situated by a very noisy road (you can hear buses and cars all night).
The rooftop pool is very small, the photo is misleading. The breakfast spread is pretty good and the hotel staff is very accommodating, plenty of friendly advice and maps on hand to help draw out the best route to get anywhere.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2010

What is it with Brazil? Great food, wonderful people, world class sites but awful accommodation at London prices.
We stayed at this hotel and found it a pleasant stay. Good location, fairly friendly staff, but then again everyone is friendly in Brazil, and good sized rooms with a good shower.
The food on the other hand was dreadful, 70´s British pub food at best. Plus the towels are around 5 years past their sell by date.

Very expensive for what you get but I guess for Rio it offers good value as everywhere is expensive.
Dont forget to take the free airport shuttle. The internet works out at 6 quid an hour so you are better off going to one of the many internet cafes around the area.

All in all a good stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2010

This is a hotel almost exclusively catering to business people. The breakfast buffet (included in our room rate) is among the best I have seen. The beach is a short 2 1/2 block walk - and if you want a hotel facing the beach, you will pay at least double what the Plaza charges. Rooms are OK, maybe smallish by US road warrior standards, but OK. There is a very nice pool on the roof with a bar and a decent view. The metered taxi fare downtown is about 18 Reales, or a little over 10 USD. The best part about this hotel is the staff. Everyone at the desk speaks English, and all are as friendly and helpful as they could be. They made all the difference in our trip.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2010

This hotel is starting to show its age. Rooms definitely need renovating and brightening up - the room I was in was very dark.

Buffet breakfast (included) is still great value, as is the evening buffet. The sister hotel (on Copacabana) is much better though - but pricier. Sadly Rio is no longer a cheap place!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2010

Nice hotel, good rooms, nice breakfast. Just be carefull outside, around the hotel. Room service should be more diversified.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel

Property: Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel
Address: Avenida Princesa Isabel 263 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-011, 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#32 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#32 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renewed in 1999, the Windsor Plaza Hotel has become the perfect choice for business travelers who also wants to enjoy the wonders of Rio de Janeiro. Its facilities were designed to attend the highest expectations of those who need a nice place to work and relax. Our location is simply perfect as we are located just as close to downtown as to the main touristic spots in Rio. The hotel offers 24 hours room service, free high speed internet, cable tv with English, German, French Spanish and Italian spoken channels, beach service, laundry, 2 digital telephone lines in the room, business center and fitness center. We also offer a free transfer to / from the International and local airports. ... more   less 
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