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Copacabana Beachfront Hotels

The Select Few

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Updated on Dec. 10, 2013

Copacabana beachfront hotels offer guests, among other perks, a front seat to the most spectacular New Year's Eve celebration in Brazil. This list follows the lineup of Copacabana beachfront hotels along Avenida Atlântica from Copacabana's border with Leme Beach to the Copacabana Fort and Arpoador, which divide Copacabana and Ipanema.

1. Windsor Atlântica

Photo courtesy of Windsor Hotels.

The five-star hotel with 39 floors and 545 guest rooms has the highest swimming pool among Copacabana beachfront hotels and luxury details such as Persian rugs, Italian chandeliers and marble from India, Italy, Turkey, Portugal and Greece in its lobby floor mandala.

The Windsor Atlantica has two restaurants: View, on the 4th floor, with a panorama of Copacabana and Leme, and award-winning Alloro, serving culinary by Italian chef Luciano Boseggia.

The VIP Club service includes perks such as a private breakfast and complimentary drinks.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1020
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22010-000
Brazil
Phone: 55-21-2195-7800
www.windsorhoteis.com.br
reservas.atlantica@windsorhoteis.com.br

2. Hotel Atlântico Praia

Formerly the Dayrell Ouro Verde, the Hotel Atlântico opened in July 2010 as part of a chain with hotels in Búzios and in Copacabana itself - the also beachfront Astoria Palace (see below), the Astoria Palace, two blocks from the beach, and the Atlântico Copacabana, three blocks from the beach.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1456
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-000
Brazil
Phone: 55-21-2543-4123
www.redeatlantico.com.br
Reservations in Brazil: 0300-3130130
www.atlanticopraiahotel.com.br/
reservas@atlanticopraia.com.br

3. Lancaster Othon Travel

In the lower price range for Copacabana beachfront hotels, the Lancaster Othon Travel has 13 floors and 70 apartaments. Sharing one of the spacious rooms can help make your Copacabana stay more affordable, but the hotel could use some renovating.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1470
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Phone: 55-21-2169-8300
Reservations in Brazil: 0-800-725-0505
International Reservations: 00-800-737-68466 (00-800-RESOTHON)
www.othon.com.br
central.reservas@othon.com.br

4. Porto Bay Rio International

Porto Bay
Patricia Ribeiro

The rooftop pool is one of the best features of the Porto Bay International, which has 117 apartments, La Finestra, a restaurant with a panoramic view of Copacabana, and two bars.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1500
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-000
Brazil
Phone: 55-212546-8000
www.portobay.com
hotel@portobay.com.br

5. Copacabana Palace

Copacabana Palace
Photo courtesy of Orient-Express

The name is fit for this classic with a royal atmosphere. A favorite with dignitaries and celebrities, the Copacabana Palace, an Orient-Express hotel, has some of the best amenities in Brazil, including the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.

Renovations concluded in late 2012 have updated the main building dramatically. The lobby is 80% larger than before; elevators contributed to 100% accessibility. Guest rooms gained a more contemporary look, but sumptuous details such as the marble staircase remain.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1702
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-001
Brazil
Phone: 55-21-2548-7070
www.copacabanapalace.com.br
reservas@copacabanapalace.com.br

6. Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Patricia Ribeiro

With 233 rooms, the Windsor Excelsior is located halfway between Leme and Ipanema.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1800
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-001
Phone: 55-21-2195-5800
www.windsorhoteis.com.br
reservas.excelsior@windsorhoteis.com.br

7. Astoria Palace Copacabana

The Astoria Palace has 116 apartments. Some of its best features are a pool with a waterfall and a restaurant serving regional food.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 1866
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-001
Brazil
Phone: 55-21-2545-9550
www.redeatlantico.com.br
reservas@astoriapalace.com.br

8. Arena Copacabana Hotel

Photo courtesy of Arena Copacabana Hotel.

Opened in late 2009, the Arena Copacabana has 135 guest rooms with LCD screen TVs, A/C and desks. Some of the rooms face the ocean; others offer lateral views of the sea. Amenities include a terrace swimming pool overlooking the beach, a fitness center, a sauna and the Fennel restaurant with cuisine by chef Eduardo Sousa (formerly from Copacabana Palace) and sweets by chef pâtissier Simone Domingos.

Among the hotel's sustainable practices are the use of recyclable materials, energy-conserving and earth-friendly water treatment technologies.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 2064
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-001
Brazil
Phone: 55-21-3034-1500
arenahotel.com.br

9. Olinda Rio Hotel

Patricia Ribeiro

Extensive remodeling added new flair to the 1940s building occupied by the Olinda Rio Hotel (formerly the Olinda Othon Classic), which has 12 floors and 101 apartments.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 2230
Phone: 55-21-2159-9000
www.olindariohotel.com.br
www.facebook.com/OlindaRioHotel

10. Tulip Inn Copacabana

Tulip Inn Copacabana
Patricia Ribeiro

With 112 rooms, several of which overlook Copacabana Beach, the Tulip Inn (formerly the Luxor Copacabana Hotel) has a restaurant, a bar, a sauna and a fitness center. Beach service is available.

Address: Avenida Atlântica 2554
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22021-001
Brazil
Phone: 55-21-2545-1070
Reservations in Brazil: 0-800-2822070
www.tulipinncopacabana.com
copacabana@goldentulip.com.br

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