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Arena Copacabana Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel location is great.... the personnel are very nice, good services and great experiences at hotel.

Very good location! Ay the middle of copacabana Great view. Good breakfast. Great wifi. Would come back!

This hotel is absolutely wonderful. It has a great location near the middle of Copacabana Beach. The view from the rooms is gorgeous. Also the view from the rooftop bar and pool is great. The breakfast is delightful and quite the spread. The staff is very welcoming and willing to help you do whatever you need.

Great modern, all glass, quiet hotel overlooking Copacabana. Great A/C, Security, Wifi & Buffet Bkfst. Has a small roof top pool/sun deck & no Chair/Umbrella Svc Area at the Beach- this was disappointing for a 4 star property. Overall a good pick-would stay here again. Lastly, very clean property.

I've stayed here 3 or 4 times now, so it must be pretty good. Across the street from Copacabana beach. Rooftop pool and bar. Within walking distance of shops and restaurants. All positives for this hotel. I'm here a week after the 2016 Olympics, and the place is still 'decorated" in Nissan logos. The whole hotel was reserved by Nissan during the Olympics. The staff is very helpful and conversant in English. The rooms are simple, but clean and functional. I think they upgraded the beds and pillows with the Olympics coming to town, as they seem better then on my previous visits. The only negatives are the restaurant and Wi-Fi. The restaurant is below average, but it's not a big problem since there are many places close by to eat. The Wi-Fi is inconsistent. Better than on my last visit, but service is spotty at times. Overall, it's a positive experience. I will stay here again.

The best thing about the hotel is the location. You can cross the street and you are on the beach. However the hotel does not live up to the expectations of a 250$/day hotel. Beds are hard, not one bit comfortable. The elevator is so small and cramped up. You need to insert your card before you press the floor you want to go to, the funny thing it never recognizes your card and 9/10 times you miss your floor because it does not register your card on time. Breakfast is good, but room service isnt the greatest.

Good beach front hotel, long check in/check out times

very basic hotel. There was always a line at reception. Took almost an hr to check in despite arriving at 4pm. When we got to the room the toilet was block. We had to wait 30 mins in the room for a member of staff to come and unblock the toilet. Selection at Breakfast was limited.

Fantastic experience. Room was great. Staff were very helpful. Views were superb (got a beach front view). Location was perfect. The hidden gem - try the restaurant especially the shrimps!!

Beachfront, lots of dining and entertainment options nearby

Pros: The location was perfect and there was a beautiful pool/snack bar on the 13th floor overlooking the beach. The staff were extremely friendly and spoke English very well. Cons: beds were very hard, and the poolside bar only stayed open until 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday night...would be great if that bar stayed open later for guests to enjoy the evening outside.

The location is great, but once you get there you realize there is no need to stay right on Av. Atlantica since the city is pleasant to walk around and it has easy access to the beach anyway. Highly overpriced, considering it was low season... The front desk staff was nice and accommodating, forget about communicating in English with anyone else - very frustrating. The room was ok... just ok... dated. Linens were a little questionable, same as towels, they're old and so is the furniture. Breakfast had plently of options. Internet is expensive in the rooms but free in lobby. I mentioned the trip was on a special occasion, they couldn't have cared less. On the days prior to the trip I emailed them to ask about transporation to the hotel and did not hear back.

This was our first visit to Rio and we found the hotel using reviews on line. The hotel was in a great location for the beach, restaurants and shopping. The room was very nice and we had a side view of both the beach and the Cristo Redentor. Breakfast was great. Lots of choices and well prepared. Staff was helpful and spoke English.

The location is perfect, right in the heart of Copacabana. Safe neighborhood. Helpful staff. A bit pricey though.

Wonderful room, free breakfast, service, etc. Pool closed too early (10:30 PM). No empty refrigerator available tio cool personal items. No free use of computer for guests. 0.40 per minute use of computer time too expensive.

This hotel is very conveniently placed right in the center of the beach and tons of restaurants. The staff is friendly but for English speaking guests, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to communicate or get full responses. Also, the one other downfall, the entire week we were there - there was only one working elevator, they never fixed the other one the entire week we were there! Aside from that we had a great view and clean rooms. I would definately recommend the hotel to others.

Perfectly okay hotel, nothing special. But maybe it is for Rio. Good location with great views from rooftop bar and pool. No irons or boards available in South America and the charge for a flimsy dress to be ironed was $12. Plus $15 a day for internet, which is not too reliable. Breakfast not bad with plenty of variety. Better to use travel agent on corner for any tours, as they are much more knowledgeable than the hotel.

My experience at Arena very good..The staff downstairs was execellent. The older gentleman behind the desk spoke very good english and helped me in finding my wallet which I had lost upon arriving at the hotel..He was so kind in calling the taxi-cab company which I thought was where I had lost it however he called the airlines also and was able to locate it. I had lost it on the plane. If it wasn't for him my vacation would have been ruined.. I would definately go back to the Arena. If I had to complain about anything it would be that the a/c in the hallways could have been better. The pool up on the roof top was small but very nice...We really enjoyed our stay there...

After a long flight from Sydney it was a pleasure to walk into nice modern hotel with helpful staff and clean rooms overlooking the famous Copacabana Beach. The roof top bar was a great place to have sundowners and a snack. Our few days at the Arena were very enjoyable.

The staff is really friendly, and very well located

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Copacabana within a short walk of Chacrinha State Park, Arena Copacabana Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Edmundo Bittencourt Square. This 4-star hotel has 135 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and is served from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's brasserie, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

All 135 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, safes, and phones.


Property features

At Arena Copacabana Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room, Partial Ocean View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds, Partial Ocean View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Arena Copacabana Hotel

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Everyone

Hotel location is great.... the personnel are very nice, good services and great experiences at hotel.

By on Jul 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for choosing the Arena Copacabana Hotel as your destination, and for having taken your valuable time to comment your stay with us. We are delighted to know that we were able to exceed your expectations, and that you enjoyed your time spent in our Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Erico Guedes General Manager

4

recommended

Everyone

Very good location! Ay the middle of copacabana Great view. Good breakfast. Great wifi. Would come back!

By on May 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit, and for your helpful review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciated your compliments regarding our property. Thank you again for your preference, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Arena Hotel in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Erico Guedes General Manger

5

wonderful hotel with great beach access and views

Everyone

This hotel is absolutely wonderful. It has a great location near the middle of Copacabana Beach. The view from the rooms is gorgeous. Also the view from the rooftop bar and pool is great. The breakfast is delightful and quite the spread. The staff is very welcoming and willing to help you do whatever you need.

By , from Greensboro, NC on Feb 9, 2017

4

great views of copacabana from arena hotel

Everyone
Arena view from my 10th fl room Busy, Hot, crowded wkend Copacabana sand sculpture Another sand sculpture

Great modern, all glass, quiet hotel overlooking Copacabana. Great A/C, Security, Wifi & Buffet Bkfst. Has a small roof top pool/sun deck & no Chair/Umbrella Svc Area at the Beach- this was disappointing for a 4 star property. Overall a good pick-would stay here again. Lastly, very clean property.

By , from Yonkers, NY on Jan 10, 2017

4

nice hotel with many positives

Everyone

I've stayed here 3 or 4 times now, so it must be pretty good. Across the street from Copacabana beach. Rooftop pool and bar. Within walking distance of shops and restaurants. All positives for this hotel. I'm here a week after the 2016 Olympics, and the place is still 'decorated" in Nissan logos. The whole hotel was reserved by Nissan during the Olympics. The staff is very helpful and conversant in English. The rooms are simple, but clean and functional. I think they upgraded the beds and pillows with the Olympics coming to town, as they seem better then on my previous visits. The only negatives are the restaurant and Wi-Fi. The restaurant is below average, but it's not a big problem since there are many places close by to eat. The Wi-Fi is inconsistent. Better than on my last visit, but service is spotty at times. Overall, it's a positive experience. I will stay here again.

By , from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sep 3, 2016

3

just okay

Couples

The best thing about the hotel is the location. You can cross the street and you are on the beach. However the hotel does not live up to the expectations of a 250$/day hotel. Beds are hard, not one bit comfortable. The elevator is so small and cramped up. You need to insert your card before you press the floor you want to go to, the funny thing it never recognizes your card and 9/10 times you miss your floor because it does not register your card on time. Breakfast is good, but room service isnt the greatest.

By on Feb 3, 2015

4

nice location!

Couples

Good beach front hotel, long check in/check out times

By on Dec 8, 2014

2

not a 4 star

GetawayWithFriends

very basic hotel. There was always a line at reception. Took almost an hr to check in despite arriving at 4pm. When we got to the room the toilet was block. We had to wait 30 mins in the room for a member of staff to come and unblock the toilet. Selection at Breakfast was limited.

By on Nov 24, 2014

5

one of the best views of copacabana

Couples

Fantastic experience. Room was great. Staff were very helpful. Views were superb (got a beach front view). Location was perfect. The hidden gem - try the restaurant especially the shrimps!!

By on Nov 19, 2014

4

nice location!

Couples

Beachfront, lots of dining and entertainment options nearby

By on Nov 18, 2014