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“Not very good place to stay...ok room, near beach, good breakfast but in need of repairs/upgrades”
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Vilamar Copacabana
Ranked #129 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Scottsboro, Alabama
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39 reviews
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“Not very good place to stay...ok room, near beach, good breakfast but in need of repairs/upgrades”
Reviewed 9 April 2011

We traveled with another couple to Rio with a Tour arranged by GotMyFare.com. They switched our 4 star hotel to the Villamar at last minute. Bad deal for us!! Dont use this travel company. But as for the hotel. This hotel may rate a 2 star. Hotel was ok, in fairly good location to beach (about 2 blocks), but it was very old and run down. The breakfast each morning was pretty good. However, it was not at all what we booked. A huge disappointment. It is hard to say whether I'd recommend the hotel. If the value is good and you know what you are getting up front, its not that bad. The little swimming pool on the roof was quaint. Your view is of run down neighborhoods though.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2011

my group was staying at vilamar copacana hotel and one of the passnagers lost his room key, for our bad surprise when he tried to get a new key, hotel management told him that he must pay $ 250 for the lost key...and if he refuse to pay, they will avoid him to check out..
We can not understand so wild attitude of hotel management that instead to be little bit oocperative and to calm their guest, the only tihng they took dcaere of, to cherge paxd with that ridicule amount for a lost key.

vilamar copacabana is the worst option you can choose in copcabana, avoid it even if you get it free.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Israel
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

Spent four nights in the beginning of November. Enjoyed our stay for : the best location (100 metres from Copcabana seashore,the good brekfest and the large rooms and helping stuff. The price comparing to similar hotels in the near vicinity is good (around 120$ per room per night). Recomended !

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Alabama
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

My wife and I had problems with our flight and needed a place in Rio for a night. I checked several places that we had stayed previously, but they were too expensive or too crowded. One of the hotels recommended Vilamar, which is running a R$200 special for June (normally R$250). Even at 250 reals, Vilamar is worth it. The rooms are clean and bright with comfortable beds and a great (i.e. bacon and eggs, plus the typical Brazilian breakfast). We were allowed to check out and use the facilities in the afternoon, and found the rooftop pool to be charming. The location is two and a half blocks off of Copacabana. We will be back to Vilamar. Parking is in the hotel garage at R$25.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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helsinki
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

Great location near the beach and metro - and in walking distance from Ipanema, too. Good breakfast. Nice restaurants in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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2 Thank nuoska
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Finland
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Reviewed 9 December 2009

An average hotel in an excellent spot between metro station and Copacabana beach. It's near the western end of the beach, in a walking distance from Ipanema.

Helpful and nice staff. A nice pool on the top floor.

Stayed November 2009
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Israel
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

The staff is very nice, the rooms are clean and nice, no such a good view but it is one minute walk from the copacabana beach. The brekfast was usual. The walls in the room are very thin so sometimes at night you can hear the people in other rooms and corridor but not such a big deal also the swimming pool is very small but again who cares one minute and you at the beach. I felt safe in the street near the hotel and also I took a walk to the beach at night and it was OK. Many restaurants and bars nearby and also a supermarket. Bottom line- Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Vilamar Copacabana
Address: Rua Bolivar 75, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-021, 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 Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #129 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vilamar Copacabana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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