Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

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  • Known as the most luxurious hotel in Brazil
  • Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Overlooking Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio De Janeiro


Step inside one of the most iconic hotels in all of South America.

A luxurious local landmark, with a glorious past of glamorous guests, this palatial art deco hotel has been welcoming the rich and famous since 1923 and it embodies the allure of Rio itself. Set on Avenida Atlântica, it boasts a spectacular location overlooking famous Copacabana Beach and an alluring blend of classic style and contemporary luxury. Ever since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced together at the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Flying Down to Rio in 1933, the hotel has been synonymous with glitz and glamour and it recently made the 2018 Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List. The hotel’s corridors are lined with black and white photos of famous guests from over the years and the pages of its golden book are a veritable who’s who in the world of showbiz. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson have all graced the guest book, not to mention members of royalty, politicians and athletes. The original Copacabana hang-out for the world's elite remains a prestigious place to stay and every guest receives VIP treatment.

If you relish the chance to dress up for dinner then you’ll be in your element at the hotel's fine-dining Hotel Cipriani Restaurant which overlooks the beautiful pool and serves award-winning Italian cuisine. If you’re looking to tick off Michelin-starred restaurants from around the world then don’t miss the chance to dine at Mee which serves pan-Asian cuisine and takes you a gastronomic journey across Asia. The recently renovated Pérgula specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and is famous for its traditional Sunday brunch. Head to the chic Piano Bar for after-dinner cocktails before venturing out to explore the city’s lively samba clubs.

The golden sands of Rio’s most famous beach are tantalisingly close and the hotel offers exclusive beach service. Sink into a sunlounger and indulge in a spot of people-watching from under the shade of a parasol. Beach attendants offer water and they’ll even keep an eye on your valuables if you fancy a dip or a stroll along the beach. If you’d rather relax in the chic surrounds of the hotel then you can lounge in style by the semi-Olympic swimming pool and sip caipirinhas.

The unique rooms and suites are set in the original building or the newer Tower Wing and offer a peaceful oasis in the buzzing city. They have the feel of an elegant home with period furniture, fresh-cut flowers and original art work. There is a choice between city views or the highly sought-after ocean views. Executive Floor guests have the added luxury of butler service.


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Key information

On Avenida Atlântica overlooking Copacabana Beach, with easy access to the city's major attractions

Airport transfer time: Approx. 40 minutes from Rio de Janeiro airport
Rooms: 243

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Belmond Copacabana Palace is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 15th in the Top 25 Hotels in Brazil.

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Accommodation information

243 elegant rooms and suites


• Don't miss The Chef’s Table, an interactive Brazilian fusion dining experience at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant* • Soothe your post-flight muscles with a restorative jet-lag massage at the spa* • Discover Rio's most famous landmarks and stunning natural beauty during a full-day tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain*


3 restaurants, piano bar

*Denotes local charge