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The Belmond Copacabana Palace

The Belmond Copacabana Palace is a luxurious palatial art deco hotel set on Avenida Atlântica, overlooking the world-famous Copacabana Beach. An alluring blend of classic style and contemporary luxury, the hotel has been synonymous with glitz and glamour ever since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced together at the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Flying Down to Rio in 1933. The hotel also recently made the 2018 Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List. The history of the most luxurious hotel in Rio began when President Epitácio Pessoa asked the hotelier Otavio Guinle to construct it in 1923. The French architect Joseph Gire modelled the hotel on the Mediterranean style of the Hotels Negresco in Nice and the Carlton in Cannes – and so the Belmond Copacabana Palace became a symbol of Rio. Besides depicting tradition and luxury, the Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel has added historic value to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Since its inauguration, this glorious hotel has been the stage of important political, cultural and social events, transforming Copacabana into one of the most famous districts of the world.

The hotel has 241 rooms and suites, of which 147 are in the main building. Included in this number are 7 luxurious penthouse suites as well as 94 suites in the Tower Wing. Each room is unique featuring fine period furniture and original works of art. The furniture is made out of the Brazilian freijó or mahogany wood encrusted in the main suites with beige, green and red pieces of agate. The walls and floors are of white, itaóca pink, aurora and jú-paraná pink Brazilian marble.

As one of the most luxurious hotels in Brazil, the Belmond Copacabana Palace also boasts some of the most sophisticated restaurants in Rio. The hotel’s fine-dining Hotel Cipriani Restaurant overlooks the beautiful pool and serves award-winning Italian cuisine. Michelin-starred Pan-Asian restaurant MEE offers a scintillating menu created with dishes from Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Vietnam, China and Japan, as your taste buds journey across Asia one morsel at a time. Lastly, the recently renovated Pérgula specialising in Mediterranean cuisine is undoubtedly one of Rio’s most vibrant Carioca restaurants reflecting the colourful spirit of the city. Head to the chic Piano Bar for after-dinner cocktails before venturing out to explore the city’s lively samba clubs.

In addition to it’s illustrious history, exceptional design and exquisite cuisine, the leisure facilities at the hotel, further ensure that the Belmond Copacabana Palace is the perfect luxury retreat. The Belmond Copacabana Palace boasts a magnificent, Half-Olympic-sized swimming pool and the only rooftop tennis court in the city. Whilst the golden sands of Rio’s most famous beach are tantalisingly close and with the hotel providing exclusive beach service, sink into a sun-lounger under the shade of a parasol with your new novella. Beach attendants are on hand should you require any assistance.

Those lucky enough to travel to Rio for the famous carnival should be sure not miss the hotel’s grand Carnival Ball, the â€œBaile do Copa”, one of the most glamorous parties in the city.

  • 241 rooms and suites including 7 luxurious penthouse suites
  • South America’s Leading Heritage Hotel – World Travel Awards, 2017
  • Brazil’s Leading Hotel  – World Travel Awards, 2016
  • MEE, a Michelin-starred contemporary pan-Asian restaurant
  • Located beside Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world
  • Half-Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and rooftop tennis
General Information Facilities Perfect For Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 14:00 278 Rooms, Villas and Suites Honeymoons Breakfast
Check-out Time: 12:00 7 Restaurants and 6 Bars Anniversaries Half Board
Complimentary Parking Serene U Spa Couples Full Board & All Inclusive

Contact us today to book your luxury holiday to The Belmond Copacabana Palace. Visit our contact us page to submit an enquiry form, or live chat with our team online.

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