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“Great hotel, one block from Copacabana beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Windsor Copa Hotel

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Windsor Copa Hotel
Ranked #43 of 281 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great hotel, one block from Copacabana beach”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I was here in June 2014, one week before the World Cup, and the Hotel staff treated me very well, they could not help enough with any question or problem that I had.
The breakfast was very good with plenty of variety. Anyone who has a special diet or needs, the staff would accommodate them.
It is very central to stores, supermarkets, internet cafes and more importantly the Copacabana beach. If you feel energetic, you can take a leisurely walk to Ipanema beach, which is about 2-3 miles from Copa. There are many taxi ranks close by.
It is very safe and secure, I was a little apprehensive on arriving, but my fears were totally unfounded. There are different groups of police monitoring people, vendors, cafes and bars all along the beach.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Mr rickg156,

We are really proud that your impression was excellent. We will be informing all the staff about your positive observations to motivate them even further.
Thank you so much for the compliments to our staff and for recommending our services to other travellers.

We all hope to welcome you back at Windsor Copa soon.

My kindest regards,

Mona Samir
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London, UK
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101 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is its location, one block from Copacabana Beach and immediately behind the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel. The other big plus is the staff, who were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

The rooms are fairly basic, although everything in them seemed to work. The street in front of the hotel is very busy, so those who are sensitive to traffic noise should ask for rooms on the side of the hotel.

We were there during the World Cup, so paying FIFA's scandalously high rates. At other times of the year I suspect that this hotel is far better value.

Stayed July 2014
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Mr. Charlie1001,

thank you for your wonderful review about your stay at Windsor Copa Hotel. It's a pleasure to hear that you are giving us a BIG PLUS! Our staff are always trying there best to assist all the guests with their doubts and their needs. We are happy that you enjoyed fantastic location in the very heart of Copacabana and we all look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Rio.

Warm Regards from Rio!

Mona Samir
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Pros: Stayed here during World Cup. The hotel is ideally located nea Copacabana Beach. Nearby shopping, food and points of interest. Great price for the location.

Cons: Horrible views. Rooms are extremely tiny. Needs more dining options inside the hotel.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Raul V
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Mr. Raul V,

I would like to thank you for the time dedicated to this evaluation. I'm glad that you have enjoyed our location in the very heart Copacabana, 1 block from the beach and from the great restaurants and stores of the area. Concerning your comments about our rooms, we have 3 rooms category and they have different sizes and views.
Once again we thank you for your time and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back at the Windsor Copa Hotel.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Newcastle
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I`m a travel agent/tour organiser and had 25 rooms held for 16 nights over the WC, so these comments represent both myself and clients.
Could not fault the spotlessly clean rooms, very efficient staff, excellent breakfasts (again with attentive staff), and slightly quieter location 1 block back from the beach.
However the disadvantages were the lack of a hotel bar, pool and beach views which are offered by Avenue Atlantica hotels.
Very disappointing however was the hotels reluctance (despite several pre-tour requests) to re-sell a number of our unsold rooms, at a cheaper rate, to give others the opportunity of staying on Copacabana at a more affordable price.
I`m still giving the hotel a good rating, but due mainly to the quality of rooms and super staff.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear guest tourorganiser99,

thank you very much for your comments in relation to your stay at Windsor Copa Hotel.
The most important for the staff and management is your satisfaction. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed or delicious breakfast, location and the services provided by our staff.
Concerning the rooms issue, we did absolutely everything in our possibility to give you all the assistance needed to solve that matter.
Thank you once more for choosing Windsor Copa Hotel and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Arlington, Virginia
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The facilities and staff in this hotel were great. The room was modern and clean (although the wifi was lacking a little bit). The breakfast was decent as well. But the staff went above and beyond. We lost our luggage and they spent a good amount of time on the phone with the airline tracking it down. They really treated us well and helped us out. Finally, the location is great. The area is safe (doormen also help out), and it is 1-2 blocks (5 minute) walk from Copacabana and a lot of great restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Ryan C
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Mr. Ryan C,

in the name of all our staff I would like to express our gratitude for your comments at Trip Advisor. We are really glad to hear that our front desk staff was helpful and assisted you during your stay. Thank you also for your compliments regarding our delicious breakfast and our very special location.

We hope to Welcome you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Mona Samir
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel during soccer world cup. The room was small and the view was bad...the next building four meters away. But the room was clean and all was working. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was really good. Beach was about 5 minutes walk away.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
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Dear Mr.François C,

first of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to help us with your comments. I'm glad that you have enjoyed our location and our varied breakfast. Unfortunately one of our rooms was not up to your expectations. The rooms have different sizes and views, and it's depends on the category reserved.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you back at the Windsor Copa Hotel.

Sincerely,

Mona Samir
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here during the world cup for 1 night on route to Salvador. The fan fest park is very close walking distance - 1 block away and safe to walk around. Dont walk around with alot of jewellery on or easy to steal backpacks/handbags. Keep money in your pockets and watch your surroundings..just be aware at all times. Front desk speak english. The room is small, but it is probably all you need when you stay in Copacabana. The breakfast was really nice, something different from the standard bacon and eggs breakfasts but well enjoyed by hubby and myself. Cannot fault this hotel, location is great, good breakfast and clean rooms.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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MonaSamir, Director General at Windsor Copa Hotel, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
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Dear guest JeshC03,

thank you very much for your great comments regarding your recent stay with us t Windsor Copa Hotel.
I'm glad that you have enjoyed the various aspects of our hotel, such as the varied breakfast with a large selection of fruits, juices and breads; our location and service.
We appreciate your comments and we hope to welcome you back in Rio soon!

Best regards,

Mona Samir
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Property: Windsor Copa Hotel
Address: Av. Nossa Senhora De Copacabana 335, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22020-002, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Windsor Copa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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