Apa Hotel Copacabana2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed here for 3 nights. Very good hotel for this price. Rather big rooms, friendly staff, close to the beach. Monotonous but nice breakfast. So we've got only positive emotions if not only overpriced laundry.
close to Copacabana beach, decent rooms but you might feel a bit a need of renovation lift is a bit clumsy breakfast buffet is ok Pros: Gentlemen at the reception guide u the best for travelling around Rio and are extremely helpful
The room was very small, not much space to move and just about adequate. Thank goodness air conditioning was reasonable given it was very hot and sticky. The sensor lights delay for about a second so when you're in the complete dark, as you are on the landings, you can have a bad accident if you're not careful. Service OK - not great, not terrible. Staff polite and responsive. Breakfast adequate. If you are on a limited budget and need to be central this is fine. Otherwise treat yourself to something a bit more luxurious. Wifi slowish but worked reasonably well most of the time.
My single bed room is very small, dirty, noisy due to road traffic. Furniture is prehistorical, toilet with shower functional. Air condition is full manualy. It smelts bad. I only have a luck to stay here only for two nights, because atmosphere in this hotel is like nightmare. Definitely NOT RECOMENDED !!!
The best about this 3*** hotel is how close it is to Copacabana beach. Like very, very close. It is not very expensive for what it has to offer, a nice and clean room with shower and breakfast included (although it will not be a very rich one). I went to Rio 3 years ago, in October but this websit will only allow me to add this year a travel choice. It was a good option back then and I am pretty sure it still is if you don't want to spend that much on a hotel. However, I need to mention that like any big city in the world...life begins there very early in the morning so be prepared to hear the traffic from 5 am. :)
I stayed at the APA Hotel December 2015 and really enjoyed my stay. The reception staff and the porters were really pleasant and always helpful. It's pretty close to Copacabana beach and a clean well kept hotel. Breakfast area is small but clean and the coffee was the best I tasted anywhere in Brazil. If you want a nice hotel without the nice room rates I'd recommend APA Hotel.
This hotel was perfect for us, we have been travelling for four months and wanted somewhere a bit nicer to stay for our last destination without breaking the bank and this place was perfect, our room was clean, big and comfortable with a good AC unit and lovely powerful and hot shower! The hotel let us bring our own food and alcohol and gave us plates etc to eat what we brought in. The breakfast was good with fruits, juices, pastries, toast and cereals and was 7-11 which meant we could sleep in. The location was brilliant a couple of blocks from Copacabana beach and near lots of restaurants.
Simple ans small hotel with really good rooms. All with balcony. The breakfast is ok and complete. The positive: The attention from the staff. They are always (always!!!) smiling and prompt to help. The location could not be better.... Also the prices are really ok for copacapana. It is my choice here!
I stayed at Apa Hotel during my 3 cities Brazil tour. They have great customer service. The hotel is close to Copacabana Beach and it is really accessible to buses and train. However, the elevator was tiny, the room had a smell and water not working for over half an hour after my arrival. They purposely make sure that only 2 power outlets work in the room. They blocked all the other ones.
My friend and I found Apa after booking budget accommodations at a hostel called Copinha, which was so awful (and i've stayed in some bad places) that we had to leave. Apa was such a nice change. Clean, big rooms with balconies. Very helpful staff, especially Joaquim (spelling? sorry!) who was just as nice and helpful and accommodating as you can be in the hospitality industry. he speaks multiple languages and goes out of his way to help you. and he also has the nicest disposition. We were huge fans! For the price and location, you won't find a better option than Apa Hotel. Oh, and the free breakfast is great too!
Reviews from Trip Advisor
67% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 466 reviews