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Hotel Bandeirantes

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was included in a package we booked, so unfortunately I cannot tell you if it is expensive or not, but I believe it is reasonable. Location: It is perfectly located only 2 blocks from Copacabana beach. Busses (there is a lot of them in Rio) stop only a block away and from there you can find any connections to main sights. It is located more the end of the beach, closer to Ipanema beach. The staff They are very helpful, friendly and can speak English well. Even the waiters and butlers, who cannot speak English, were always friendly. The butlers also provide towels and umbrellas for the beach. The hotel The foyer, lounge area, breakfast and pool areas are great. Breakfast is included and they serve a proper basic continental breakfast. Unfortunately we had a couple of things that bothered us in the room… We however don’t travel to sit in hotel rooms and therefore we accepted it for what is was because it was still overall clean, neat and spacious. Nice bathroom. We had a room facing to the back courtyard and a view onto Christ the Redeemer, which was awesome. Facing the courtyard also helped to keep out any outside noise. Rooms have free Wifi. The few things that bothered us were: When we arrived, even though the bed had a clean quilt and sheets on and was properly made up, the quilt was old, wrinkled and had 2 holes in it… The overall feel in the room is that it is old and therefore could appear dirty, although ours wasn’t. Yes, the air conditioner dates out of the year 1900 and thus makes quite a bit of noise. Well, more of a white noise and therefore it might help some people like me sleep better. The walls are quite thin (drywalls) and you might hear a lot of noises from other rooms if you have very inconsiderate neighbours… Which we ended up with… Then the white noise from the air con actually helps to some degree. Unfortunately we had to phone down to reception almost every night to ask them to ask the neighbours to be quiet at around 2 and 3am… (For the girls) Even though there is a hair dryer it wasn’t great. It took ages to dry my hair. Rather take your own. None the less we still enjoyed our overall stay.

We checked in on 7th May, and went up to our room. (Room 1005) The staff at the front desk were very good. Polite and helpful. The first thing that struck me about the room is how everything is not only old, but not maintained either. Not even cleaned properly. The aircon in the room made a terrible noise, the TV speaker is damaged and the TV sound is scratchy. There was something splashed on the bathroom door and the bedside unit. Don't know what it was, but it wasn't clean. The ceiling in the bathroom was mouldy. There were holes in the bed linen. There are exposed, untidy electrical wires coming out of the wall next to the bed. There was also a dead bug squashed on the shower wall. Disgusting. Also, no coffee/tea making facilities in the room. I had a look through the hotels flip file "portfolio" in the room. It basically consists of a list of things that you will be penalised for if you don't abide by the rules. Do not stay here. Pay a little bit more and get a decent hotel.

We were not expecting much when arriving at this hotel having read reviews and seen pictures before arriving, Our expectations were founded. The hotel is old - one of the lifts didn't work while we were there and the aircons look ancient. The rooms are old fashioned and in need of updating - looks like the place was decorated in the 80s, thin bedding, drab looking paint and furniture. This is a budget stay. On the plus side, the buffet breakfasts are excellent, many options and variety.The staff are friendly always serve with a smile and are well informed and helpful. Wifi was fast and a plus. Many options on TV. The pool area although small, was relaxing and has a great view of the Christ. The Hotel is well located, within walking distance to Copacabana beach, restaurants and shops. If the hotel updated itself, it would be a very attractive option when in Rio. I'm sure it was a great place back in its day.

This hotel was filthy and nothing near to what STA travel promised. It is disappointing when your travel agent sets you up like this and now passes the buck to the hotel!!! Take responsibility for your dishonesty, STA!!!

We had an 8night stay in a room with no window, However the room was clean and got cleaned everyday. The aircon worked well. Huge shower with excellent water pressure made our stay that more pleasurable especially after a hot day on the beach. The reception was very welcoming and friendly. Andre and Maxilla where awesome. They have assisted us in all our needs including our follow ups with our transfers. The restaurant food and breakfast buffet was very good. It has been difficult to communicate when ordering room service or in the restaurant as they couldn't speak English. The Wifi was fast and excellent to chat to family back home. One of the 2 elevators did not work during our stay and for me that was a huge disappointment as we had to wait a long time. The elevator that did work was also faulty and would sometimes stop on every floor. Overall a good hotel.

The staff was very friendly and always willing to help. The room was not great, but it was okay and got cleaned everyday. The breakfast was good, with a lot of different options and always lot of fresh fruit. There was also a pool at the top floor, but the water was very cold, but you had a nice view the Crist statue from up there.

Used as a start point for a G-Adventures tour. Fairly basic but clean, a small roof top pool with views of Christ the Redeemer. Good Breakfast, although it was very bbusy when I was there. Great central location a couple of blocks back from beach.

Great location, good breakfast, good service, clean rooms, but NO AIR CONDITIONING (actually A/C blows hot air). This was not just in my room, but in my daughters as well. No fans either. Recommend you avoid this hotel if you are visiting Rio in the hot months (Dec-Apr).

This hotel is well located in Rio, close to the Copacabana beach and those who enjoy walking can easily get to Ipanema as well. The staff were really friendly helpful and the breakfast was good. The room was good but mine faced the street and I found it very noisy and the air conditioning didn't work one night. The rooftop pool is good but very tiny - I don't think more than three people could be in it at a time!

I stayed here for just under three weeks while working at the Olympics. It's a slightly faded hotel, the decor could do with updating, but the rooms were big and comfortable and clean. Wifi solid. Location-wise the hotel is great, about 10 minutes from Siqueira Campos metro and about 10 minutes from the beach with a whole bunch of bars, shops and restaurants nearby. Breakfast was good with excellent scrambled eggs! While we were there there was a small fire in the kitchen but they got it back up and running with only a day's cancelled breakfast (when we got snacks in the reception lobby instead). There's a small rooftop pool which I didn't use and a small gym (two treadmills and a bike!) which I did - a bit hot but adequate. Staff were helpful.

Rua Barata Ribeiro 548 Copacabana Rio de Janeiro RJ

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Copacabana, Hotel Bandeirantes is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Parque Henrique Lage and Leblon Beach. This 96-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast served from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 96 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

At Hotel Bandeirantes, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace. Self parking is offered for BRL 47.25 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 973 reviews