$148 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 27, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

Rio Othon Palace

4 stars
Av. Atlantica 3264, Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro, RJ 22070-001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
51 reviews
Very Nice Views

The hotel views are very nice! The staff is ok but not rude either. It was a good experience! See full review

  • Eli the traveling chick
  • Nov 26, 2014
location location location

great time.....great location.. the hotel is right by the beach and has a area on the beach for all... See full review

  • leo perry
  • Nov 15, 2011
Luxe hotel with great views, amenities on famed Copacabana Beach in Rio
The Rio Othon Palace overlooks Copacabana Beach and offers both privileged views and easy access to the most famous beaches in the city. From here guests can go shopping and sunbathing along Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, catch a taxi into downtown Rio, as well as take excursions to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain or to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Peak. The Rio Othon Palace offers a heated rooftop pool, business center with computers and Wi-Fi access, and for groups of all sizes, has 11 flexible meeting rooms.
Highlights
  • Waterfront location overlooking Copacabana Beach
  • Rooftop terrace has pool
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Wi-Fi access (fees apply) in public areas and some guest rooms
Rooms
The Rio Othon Palace features 572 guest rooms and suites on Copacabana Beach. Guest rooms come furnished with double beds or pairs of twin beds, while suites have king-size beds and dining areas. All rooms have balconies -- some with full or partial ocean views. In-room amenities includes telephones with two lines and answering machines, color televisions with international channels, safes, minibars, radios, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, hair-dryers, and some rooms have high-speed Internet access (fees apply).
Features
For spectacular views of Copacabana Beach, guests at Rio Othon Palace can head to the rooftop terrace where a heated pool is also found. The hotel provides beach access with sun chairs, towels and security. The Rio Othon Palace has a fitness center and a hydrotherapy pool (fees apply). For drinks and meals, guests can find one international restaurant -- Skylab Restaurant -- with a incredible view of the city. The hotel also features a pool bar and lobby bar. Business travelers can find a full-service business center with computers, Wi-Fi access (fees apply) and printers while event groups can reserve a flexible 600-person convention center or any of the 10 smaller meeting rooms.
Transportation
  • Santos Dumont Airport (6.7 mi/10.7 km)
  • Galeao International Airport (16 mi/25.6 km)
Attractions
  • Copacabana Fort (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Ipanema Beach (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Christ the Redeemer statue (8.3 mi/13.3 km)
Business
  • Convention room for large events
  • Ten flexible meeting rooms
  • Full-service business center with computers
  • Wi-Fi access (fees apply)
Policies and fees

Children under 18 years old are required to present identification at check-in and must be accompanied by both parents, guardians, or have permission of the Juvenile Court when traveling with others. In case one of the parents is not traveling with them, they must show his/her parent permission to travel with the person accompanying them.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Rio Othon Palace Rooms

Studio
Rooms include one double bed, equipped with air conditioning, Cable TV, minibar and safe. Private bathroom includes amenities. Wi-Fi available with aditional cost.
Superior Premium Ocean Front
Ocean Front modern and renovated room. One double bed or two twin beds. Balcony. 35 square meters. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Cable TV. Minibar. Air conditioning. In-room safe. Working desk
Deluxe Partial Ocean View
Rooms include one double or twin beds and are projected to satisfy you. All rooms are equipped with telephone with two lines and answering machine, remote control color TV with international channels, safe, mini bar, AM FM radio, air conditioning, 24 hour room service, hair dryer, laundry and dry cleaning.
Superior Premium Partial Ocean View
Modern and renovated room. One double bed or two twin beds. Balcony. Partial ocean view. 25 square meters (625 square feet). Multi line phone with voice mail. Cable TV. Minibar. Air conditioning. In room safe. Working desk

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Rio de janeiro Copacabana: 0.8 mi
  • Copacabana fort: 0.9 mi
  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas: 1.4 mi
  • Leme: 1.7 mi
  • Museo do Indio: 1.8 mi
  • Parque Lage: 1.8 mi
  • Christ the Redeemer: 2.2 mi
  • Corcovado: 2.3 mi
  • Rio de janeiro Cristo Redentor: 2.3 mi
  • Cosme Velho: 2.5 mi
  • Sugarloaf Mountain: 2.7 mi
  • Urca: 2.8 mi
  • Laranjeiras: 3 mi
  • Flamengo: 3.1 mi
  • Teatro miguel falabella: 3.5 mi
  • Rio de janeiro Copacabana: 0.8 mi
  • Copacabana fort: 0.9 mi
  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas: 1.4 mi
  • Leme: 1.7 mi
  • Museo do Indio: 1.8 mi
  • Parque Lage: 1.8 mi
  • Christ the Redeemer: 2.2 mi
  • Corcovado: 2.3 mi
  • Rio de janeiro Cristo Redentor: 2.3 mi
  • Cosme Velho: 2.5 mi
  • Sugarloaf Mountain: 2.7 mi
  • Urca: 2.8 mi
  • Laranjeiras: 3 mi
  • Flamengo: 3.1 mi
  • Teatro miguel falabella: 3.5 mi
  • Gavea: 3.6 mi
  • Rio de Janeiro Zoo: 3.7 mi
  • Lona Cultural: 4.2 mi
  • Floresta da Tijuca: 4.4 mi
  • Passeio Público: 4.7 mi
  • Academia Brasileira de Letras: 4.8 mi
  • Quinta da Boa Vista: 5.1 mi
  • Maracana Soccer Stadium: 5.2 mi
  • Santa Teresa Tram: 5.3 mi
  • Maracana stadium: 5.4 mi
  • Central do Brasil: 5.4 mi
  • Avenida Rio Branco: 5.4 mi
  • Teatro carlos gomes: 7.7 mi
  • Botafogo praia shopping: 8 mi
  • Norte shopping: 8.4 mi
  • Shopping tijuca: 8.7 mi
  • Marina da gloria: 10.4 mi
  • Barra Shopping: 11 mi
  • Carioca shopping: 11.7 mi
  • Rio de Janeiro Beaches: 13.4 mi
  • Riocentro: 14.1 mi
  • Shopping grande rio: 16.9 mi
  • Shopping bangu: 18.5 mi
  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes: 18.7 mi

Dining

Skylab Restaurant
On the 30th floor, hotel offers a real Gourmet Center, where you can try the international cuisine and a delicious feijoada, the typical Brazilian dish every Saturday.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Rio Othon Palace

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.3

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eli the traveling chick
Business
Denver, CO
Nov 26, 2014

Very Nice Views

The hotel views are very nice! The staff is ok but not rude either. It was a good experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Super Trav
Business
Chihuahua, Mexico
Mar 28, 2014

Good Hotel, Poor staff

The night we got there, there was a mayor construction noice, we asked for a change and it was almost the same, the staff were rude almost all the time, the location of the hotel is really good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hotel0813
Business
Washington
Aug 18, 2013

Internet Nightmare

The internet in this hotel barely worked. Internet connections were difficult to establish and frequently disappeared. The internet was unbearably slow when it was working. There was an enormous wait to check out of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hotel0813
Business
Washington
Aug 16, 2013

Hotel

We waited in line for nearly one hour to check out from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
hawkey
Business
Boston, MA
Apr 19, 2013

Scary and Uncomfortable Stay

Checking in and out took at least an hour due to hotel staff not properly organized. Also, for rooms with balconies, the slider doors had no latches at all. Very unsafe!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chestwin
Business
Rio de janeiro
Apr 19, 2013

Ocean view better than ocean front

We were placed in a ocean front room with a spectacular view but the most horrible furnishings. We asked for a room change and though the room was partial view the furnishing and bathroom was up dated .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rian restaurant short walk great food 40% discount dinner. Great sangria.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Barrfly
Business
California
Jan 15, 2013

3 day visit

No one except the desk personnel speaks English. Buffet breakfast was the same food everyday although the coffee was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dmawhinn
Business
Rohnert Park, CA
Dec 31, 2012

Great Location. Needs a friendlier staff.

Most of our experience at the Othon was really quite wonderful. The location was amazing, the view from our room was amazing, the bar staff at the roof top pool were amazing, but the staff at the concierge, front desk and bell service left a lot to be desired. The concierge could not be bothered with helping us plan our day trips, no info, no maps and we would be put aside if a tour group leader came to him. We tried to get taxis and were led to their private black car transportation. It was great to see the Christo. It really did turn out to be a bargain, but to charge us R$150 to go to Sugar loaf was outrageous. We took a regular cab and it was R$30 round trip. Its really close and transportation is easy. We used them again to go the airport. We agreed on a price with the hotel staff and driver to make one stop and go to the airport. We know what was discussed because a member of our party speaks fluent Portuguese and was part of the discussion with both the hotel staff and the driver. When we arrived at the airport the driver tried to charge us an additional R$50. That is an additional $25USD. Outrageous. We felt as if this service was just trying to extort money from tourists, above what was fare prices. A regular taxi to the airport is R$60 and we were already paying R$ 100 for the extra stop and ease of their highly recommended (pushed) cars. Just be wary, and negotiate all payments with all parties before agreeing to anything. Know your area, because their service isn't really set up to help you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach is a great experience. A chop of Brahma, Mate or a Caiperinia (sp) on the beach is an amazing experience.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
I travel a lot
Business
Boston
Dec 7, 2012

local call for 30 min costs me over $300

Even after I complained that nowhere in the room or hotel do they speak of the extortion local phone rates. This is a call from my room to a local number in Rio. After complaining to the Manager who agreed it was not posted anywhere they gave me 20% off. I will never go back to this hotel again. BP

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ArialNV
Business
Reno, NV
Oct 27, 2012

would stay here again!

Overall, really enjoyed the hotel. The staff was excellent and dealt with my very grumpy travelling companion quite well. The front desk area is a little confusing with regards as to which line you check-in at & which you check-out at, so try not to get frustrated. We had a standard room with 2 twin beds with an ocean view on the 19th floor. Room was small but nicely refurnished, bathroom was nice with good water pressure in the shower and the view was unbelievable! Breakfast was good, lots of fruit, breads and the standard eggs & potatoes. WIFI is available but it costs $30 Real per day ($15 US) for each gadget you use it on- so if you want to use the WIFI on your phone & laptop its $60 Real/day. Lots of security throughout the hotel and the police are outside pretty much all day long- feels very safe. Beach chairs & umbrellas are free through the hotel across the street. They have a limited number so if you get there and they're out just wait and when some open up the attendants will find you. I saw quite a few bad reviews for this hotel, I'm not sure what they expected but I thought this hotel was great. Clean, nicely redone, great location, wonderful staff. After checking out a couple of the other hotels along Ave. Atlantica, I don't think I'd want to stay somewhere else if I came back to Copacabana.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

You get your towel on the sub floor- 1S; and only 1 side of the elevators get to all of the floors including 1S and 30.

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