Rio Othon Palace

4 stars
View map of Av. Atlantica 3264, Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro, RJ 22070-001

Hotel Overview

3.4/5

Overall score

75%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.3
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.

Rio Othon Palace Rooms

Deluxe Premium Room
Deluxe Premium Rooms offers many amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine and tea, Trussardi bathrobes and towels, dock station for iPod and iPhone. Privileged and breathtaking views of Copacabana beach, ideal for both business and leisure guests . Featuring a King bed or two double beds.
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

Hotel Map

-22.9777 -43.1889
Area served
Rio de Janeiro
Nearby airports
GIG - Galeao International Airport and SDU - Santos Dumont Airport
Area description
Located three miles from Santos Dumont Airport and fifteen miles from Galeao International Airport.

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 P├║blico: 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (52)

Ratings and reviews for Rio Othon Palace

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.3

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
apostolos
Business
san fransisco
Dec 16, 2009

"Unbeatable location for the price

very good you must book it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kenny Wayne
Business
Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 23, 2009

Executive Sweet w/Balcony w/Ocean View

Our first trip to Rio and the views from our room were simply fabulous. Large enclosed terrace with expansive views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brazil Visitor
Business
Cocoa, FL
Oct 8, 2009

Great location and service

We used this hotel for a place to sleep. A little expensive if you don't plan on sitting at the pool and relaxing. The hotel is right in front of the beach!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alexander the Gay Washingtonian
Business
Washington, DC
Aug 31, 2009

Nice and Comfortable, But Costly

The Hotel is beautiful with comfortable rooms, in a great location, and the Staff are indeed friendly. However, I did feel as though the hotel was squeezing every dollar they could from me. For example, I enjoy dining out at nice restaurants requiring nice dress codes. Of course, I need an iron! The hotel offers laundry service and pressing, but I can certainly iron my own shirts and pants. The hotel does not provide an iron/board and requires you to use their services for which they charge. I went out and bought my own iron. Also, while vacationing I like to continue my workouts. The hotel charges for the fitness center and sauna which I believe to be rediculous. I ran along the beach instead. Other services that will cost you extra are local calls and use of their wireless internet. All of the above should be included with the price of this hotel stay. Like I said, "nice and comfortable, but costly." I would recommend this to a friend but only after making them aware of these things.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

For a great dining experience, take a short taxi ride to Rua(Street) Dias Ferreira in the Leblon area about the 200 block. There are several great restaurants there including: Quadrucci and Sushi Leblon. I ate at both of these and absolutely loved it. Another great place is Satyricon in Ipanema. Just keep in mind these are higher end restaurants in Rio, but worth it! Have the Brazilian Chandon sparkling Rose to toast the evening =)

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sarig
Business
ithaca, ny
Aug 16, 2009

Ok but need to pay attention

I was in Rio attending a large international conference; a number of the international organizers (including me) stayed here as did many other attendees. My experience was better than most because I was lucky enough to be assigned a room high up (above Floor 20) where renovations have taken place; others staying lower found rooms less clean, hallways dark, etc - so be sure to insist on being high up. I needed to work, but the wifi (which I paid for) was often unstable or unreachable. Often there seemed to be only 2-3 elevators in service so a 3-5 minute wait for one was not uncommon. The tv in my room lost its cable connection and it took 3 days to get it fixed. Also, the staff did not provide the best information and seemed confused about some things (prepaid cards for riding Metro for example; location of nearby ATMs, how to rent a tourist bike). On the other hand, the hotel is right across the street from the beach so beach-side views are spectacular, the food in the top floor restaurant was quite good, and the hotel is very convenient to the metro station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Sometimes the lines to buy metro tickets are quite long. If you are going to be riding the metro regularly, buy a pre-paid (pre-pago) metro card for a fixed amount (20 real; 50 real); you can "recharge" the card too. It doesn't save money, but it does save time. Note also that we found the metro clean and safe and the people running it very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
phoenix, az, USA
Aug 15, 2009

Great, with business plan and high floor

When I first checked in, I experienced what I had expected.. I was told that the items I had pre-paid for on Orbitz were not in fact a part of the plan I had paid for (i.e. free internet).. after talking for 20 min, a manager agreed at least to allow me an early check in at 830 am, and suggested I go to the business lounge on the 27th floor when it opened at 9. When I got to my room I discovered Ocean view was 'side view'..and was disappointed. However, once I went to the business lounge, everything changed! The delightful concierge there upgraded me to business plan, which I thought I had, with free internet and free laundry (shirts) each day.. and upgraded me to a beautiful oceanfront room. I found the room comfortable and clean, and the view over the ocean unsurpassed.. I was not hassled upon entering the hotel, even when I brought friends up to the bar on the 30th floor.. and breakfast on the roof was sublime, and the pool on the roof delightful as well. I would definitely recommend, but get the business plan and an upper floor!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

meals on Ave. Atlantica are actually good.. a great italian restaurant.. 2 blocks away toward Copacabana palace.. Don Camisso (or something like that) was worth going to.. cheap meals in copacabana a block from the beach were also great, and ipanema restaurants are worth the walk.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
startraveler
Business
Amherst, MA
Aug 11, 2009

good time at Rio Othon

hotel staffs are very helpful. The view is stunning. The location close to both the beach and the metro is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carlos tkrl
Business
New York, NY
Jul 15, 2009

Fabulous environment, nice Hotel

My experience was wonderful, the location of the hotel and theor personel were excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pa, the traveller
Business
Bloomfield, MI
Jun 19, 2009

A relaxing experience

We went to a convention. During the free time we enjoyed a magnificent view from the room, and also walked on the beach. Breakfast is excellent, as well as the bar where you can grab something to eat, but they are missing an everyday restaurant. But I general it was a satisfying experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

An excellent and affordable restaurant. Personnel are very polite and helpful. Its name "Kilograma" .

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pkr
Business
New York, NY
Jun 18, 2009

Beachfront luxury at a discount price

We got upgraded to a better room than we paid for --the higher floor are renovated. The staff is super-professional and friendly. Most speak good Spanish and English. Breakfast bar is fantastic. The restaurant on the 30th floor is top class. The only down side was that there didn't seem to be an air-condition --or else we just couldn't find it. It didn't matter as the winter (our summer) was pretty cool and breezy

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is right across the street from the beach and supply beach towels and umbrellas. The Umbrella guy will also key an eye on your stuff.

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