Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    The star of the show, on Copacabana Beach

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    The star of the show, on Copacabana Beach

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    The star of the show, on Copacabana Beach

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    The star of the show, on Copacabana Beach

Why we choose Belmond Copacabana Palace

This glamorous landmark has welcomed the rich and famous since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923

  • The magnificent pool is the sparkling centerpiece of this hotel
  • Beach assistants pamper you and protect your belongings while you enjoy Copacabana Beach
  • The spa uses refined Brazilian ingredients like açaí and white Amazonian clay

Just like the song that made Copacabana a household name, there’s always a story going on at Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel—and it usually involves a celebrity. Inarguably one of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro, The Copa regularly welcomes royalty, international glitterati and Hollywood’s elite. It was Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers back in the day, but today you might find members of the Rolling Stones or Nelson Mandela by the pool.

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We suggest

For the very best views choose the Pool Ocean View Suite with Balcony.

What you need to know about the hotel

The Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel is a legendary address for sumptuous style, fine cuisine and impeccable service

  • Sunbathe and swim in one of Rio’s largest and best pools while staffers bring fresh towels, cool drinks and light dishes
  • The Chef’s Table at Cipriani allows you to follow Chef Finamore as he prepares your dishes, paired with artfully selected wines
  • Penthouse floor suites offer exclusive use of a private pool and wet bar with one of Rio’s finest views

The Copa is an elegant, tradition-filled icon. Its 243 rooms and suites, divided between the Main Building and the Tower Wing Building, are all uniquely decorated with period furniture and original art that aim to conjure the sophistication of Hollywood’s golden age. The rooms (and views) are all lovely, but grab one of the six Penthouse Suites if you’re in the mood for a worth-it splurge.

While The Copa is known for its glam swimming pool and great spa, it’s probably best known as a top dining destination in Rio. Its signature restaurant is the award-winning Cipriani Restaurant, which specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Overlooking the Copacabana’s pool, Pérgula Restaurant serves Brazilian and international cuisine in a more relaxed yet still refined atmosphere. When the urge for a cocktail hits, head to the lively Bar do Copa or jazzy Piano Bar.

Where is it and what's nearby

The Copa’s superb position overlooking Copacabana Beach provides a luxe setting to soak up Brazilian rays

  • Walk though Tijuca Forest, the largest urban rainforest in the world, then admire the Botanical Garden’s floral treasures
  • Browse the Hippie Fair in Ipanema, Brazil’s renowned arts and crafts fair, which has been held every Sunday since 1968
  • Tour the city’s royal, colonial and religious past with visits to Praça XV Square, the baroque Candelaria church and 17th-century São Bento Monastery

Situated on the promenade facing the magnificent Copacabana Beach, you’ll have a front row seat to Brazil’s famous beach scene—and the equally famous barely-there swimsuits. If you’re looking for something to do beyond the beach, Rio will keep you hopping with memorable sensory experiences: Attend a passionate samba performance, trek a verdant rainforest and take in colonial buildings perched between towering skyscrapers. Whatever you do, don’t miss the majestic Christ the Redeemer statue, which maintains a perpetual watch over the whole city.

How to enjoy Rio de Janeiro

No matter whether you have two left feet and a shy temperament, the infectious rhythms of Samba and Bossa Nova will soon have you shaking those hips in Brazil’s glorious beachside party town

  • You can see the outstretched arms of Christ the Redeemer from almost everywhere in Rio, although that means it can also see you
  • There are plenty of tall, tan and lovely girls on the beach at Ipanema, see if you can work out which one they’ve been singing about
  • The beachside bars of Leblon are ideal for enjoying Brazil’s refreshing favourite cocktail, Caipirinha  

According to Brazilian artist, Vik Muniz, where you choose to sit on Rio’s beach says a lot about you. At one end are the surfers and the beautiful people. Head further along and you reach the stretch favoured by gays. Next are the politicos and the communists. Next the artists, writers, intellectuals and so on. Everyone has a niche. This doesn’t necessarily fall out along socio-economic strata where favela dwellers can share the sand with millionaires from Leblon.

To see Rio in all its glory head to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. The cable car will whisk you to the top where you’ll be able to see the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the Tijuca Forest and the favelas of Babylonia. For an alternative birds-eye view, charter a helicopter and a personal tour guide to point out the main sights, including the key locations of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

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    When to visit Rio de Janeiro

    To enjoy everything that Rio has to offer in a hedonistic fiesta of delight, visit during carnival in February

  • A word from the hotel

    You won’t want to miss Chef Carli’s Saturday lunch which draws a lively local crowd for Brazil’s national dish, the feijoada, a hearty bean and meat stew.
    Andrea Natal, General Manager

  • We say

    Hit Bar do Copa to meet local scene setters.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Belmond Copacabana Palace, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet Breakfast for two daily for up to 2 in-room guests
  • US $100 equivalent spa services credit to be utilized during stay
  • 4pm late check-out, subject to availability

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