Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Copacabana.
Miramar Hotel by Windsor is an upscale option in Copcabana's charming and vibrant Posto 6 area, a short walk from Ipanema. The hotel's top feature is its rooftop infinity pool with poolside bar and sweeping views of the ocean and mountains, though the famous beach across the street probably also merits a mention. There's a restaurant on site that serves an excellent free breakfast buffet, and the hotel's 200 sophisticated rooms have high-end touches like Nespresso machines and premium bath products -- some rooms come with ocean views. The hotel has more style than the nearby Orla Copacabana, though rates there can be significantly lower.
The palatial 243-room Belmond Copacabana Palace is an historic Art Deco hotel just off the beach in Rio De Janeiro. The luxury property, now part of the Belmond hotel group, is classic and classy, with spacious, high-ceilinged common spaces and service staff that attend to guests throughout the hotel, the pool, and on the beach. Rooms are plush and elegant, and many have city or ocean views, well-stocked minibars, and beautifully tiled Juliet balconies. Features include a luxe spa, heated outdoor pool, and three highly regarded restaurants, as well as a lounge with a live DJ. This is one of the best hotels in town, and among the most expensive. Guests seeking something less formal, though still luxurious, could try Hotel Santa Teresa MGallery by Sofitel, which sits upon a tropically landscaped former coffee plantation.
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is a four-pearl hotel just across the road from quiet Leme Beach at the northern end of Copacabana. The Cardeal Arcoverde Metro station is less than 15 minutes from the hotel on foot, and the property offers a spa, hot tubs, fitness room, and two pools including one on the roof with great ocean views. The hotel also serves a busy free breakfast buffet with an excellent range of options. The 545 modern rooms are plush and inviting, and many have views of the ocean. Guests looking for a true luxury option in the area should consider the Belmond Copacabana Palace, though rates will be much higher.
The Windsor Palace is an upper-mid-range hotel that has a central Copacabana location. This 18-floor hotel -- just a block from the beach -- underwent a renovation in 2014 and has 85 clean and spacious rooms with some balconies. A rooftop swimming pool, adjacent fitness center, free ride to the airport, and free Wi-Fi throughout are nice bonuses, but there's a charge for breakfast. Overall, this hotel is a good pick with cleaner and fresher rooms than what's usually found at this price point.
The Windsor Martinique offers a convenient beach location just a short walk from the Posto 5 area at Copacabana Beach. This mid-range hotel gets high marks for its location, cleanliness of rooms, and helpful front desk staff. Standard and Superior rooms are comfortable (though Standard rooms are small) and include 21-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, and safes. Free breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi keep overall costs low, while a tiny rooftop swimming pool, bar, full restaurant, and small fitness center are nice extras.
The Windsor Excelsior is a three-pearl hotel with one of the best views in Copacabana, especially from its sea-facing Executive Suites and Deluxe Rooms. Most of the 233 rooms were updated in 2012, though the bathrooms look dated and decor is generic. The rooftop has a fantastic swimming pool area, with picture-perfect views over the Copacabana beach and a larger-than-average pool for Rio. Other perks include 24-hour room-service, a hot buffet breakfast, a fitness center, and two saunas. Note that there's a fee for Wi-Fi and no parking on-site.
Augusto's Copacabana is a lower-middle-range hotel with a convenient and central location near the beach and Cantagalo metro station. 102 rooms are clean and comfortable, though maintenance issues have been noted. Each comes with a 28-inch flat-screen TV and minibar; some rooms offer tiny French balconies. A hot breakfast buffet is served for free at the lobby level restaurant and bar. The rooftop swimming pool area, sun deck, and steam room are nice bonuses, but the equipment in the fitness center is dated and dirty. Expect to pay extra for Wi-Fi.
Golden Tulip Rio Copacabana -- an upper-mid-range hotel -- offers a picture-perfect beachfront location at Posto 5 area in Copacabana. Following a three-year renovation, the hotel now offers a fresh and contemporary look in the public areas, and a modern look in the rooms. Oceanfront rooms come with spectacular sea views and the Club Lounge offers a stylish living room type facility serving continental gourmet breakfast and free drinks in the late afternoons to those who book a Club Level room. The stylish rooftop pool has phenomenal views over Copacabana beach and Sugarloaf Mountain. Freebies include Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet with hot and cold items. Overall, this is an excellent spot for families and couples looking for a beach vacation, although room decor is bland.
The mid-range Augusto´s Rio Copa Hotel was renovated in 2010 and offers 109 comfortable Standard Rooms and three Suites. It's located at the end of Avenida Princesa Isabela, just before the tunnel that connects Botafogo and Copacabana, three blocks from the beach. The hotel provides decorated, though worn, public areas, free Wi-Fi and breakfast, and a rooftop swimming pool with an adjacent bar, fitness center, and sauna. Overall, it's a typical property for the neighborhood: nothing fancy and a little tired looking, but comfortable and low key.
The four-pearl Pestana Rio Atlantica is located on lively Copacabana Beach. The 217 rooms are clean and verge on chic with modern features like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Some rooms overlook the beach, but they look a bit tired. The hotel’s amenities include a pretty rooftop pool, beach facility, buffet restaurant, free breakfast, spa, and plenty of meeting facilities. Service is overall good, but with a generally booked hotel, it can feel overcrowded at breakfast, in the pool area, or in front of the elevators. As an alternative, it may be worth pricing the beachfront Golden Tulip Regente which underwent renovations in 2015.
The 116-room Hotel Astoria Palace is a simple, mid-range property across the street from Copacabana Beach. It has little in the way of aesthetic character, though does offer great views from the rooftop pool area. The property also offers a fitness center and sauna, which are small but adequate. Guest rooms have dated bedspreads and wood paneling, and come with minibars and flat-screen TVs. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving three meals daily, including a basic, free breakfast. Wi-Fi is free, though the connection is not consistent.
The Copacabana Mar Hotel is a budget option two blocks from the party scene on Copacabana Beach. It's a good spot for those who care more about location and low rates than frills. Highlights include a free hot breakfast buffet, tiny rooftop pool with mountain and city views, and a lobby bar and restaurant renovated in 2013. Some rooms are on the small side and bathrooms definitely need maintenance work, but are clean overall. A fitness center and sauna sound like nice perks, but both are extremely out of date. Past guests have complained about everything from noise to weak (but free) Wi-Fi.
The 110-room Hotel Premier Copacabana is an upper-middle-range property in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio De Janeiro, about a 10-minute walk from the beach. Renovated in 2014, the hotel feels modern and fresh, with a purple and black color scheme in the lobby, bouquets of fresh flowers, and a petite rooftop pool and patio with great views. The rooms are moderately sized and simply decorated, with minibars and flat-screen TVs. However, air-conditioners can be loud, and noise can carry from the street onto lower floors. It may be worth checking out the Casa Mosquito, a smaller property that's a bit further from the beach, though more peaceful.
The 100-room Majestic Rio Palace Hotel is a mid-range hotel in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio De Janeiro about 10 minutes' walk from the beach. While the decor is no-frills, the hotel does offer free breakfast and Wi-Fi, and has a fitness center, sauna, and rooftop pool with sun-deck. Rooms are compact and could use updates, but are generally functional and clean, with minibars. The hotel is near several bus lines and less than 10 minutes on foot from Siqueira Campos metro station, an overall convenient location that's removed from the madness but within close reach of activity.