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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say upfront that I hate being 'nickel and dimed' in an upscale hotel. Check-in and out was painless, reception friendly. We stayed in one of three premium beachfront rooms on the seventh floor. Beautiful. But no complementary bottled water in the room? Water only for purchase at the rooftop bar? A minibox of five tissues? Really? Room was...

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments about your experience at Windsor ExcelsiorHotel. We offer the amenities and services within our hotel category and we always try to surprise our guests with regard to our service. I look forwards to see you back in Rio. Kind regards,

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Windsor Excelsior because it was on Copacabana beach. We had booked a room with a view of the beach - glad we did because we met other guests whose rooms had no view except a wall. The room was adequate but they seemed reluctant to keep it stocked with sufficient toiletries and towels for two people....

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Whitford, Thank you for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior Hotel. We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel, services and staff. We would like to inform, however, all the contacts with the hotel regarding the lost item were immediately answered by us. All arrangements were made but your wife's ring wasn't found at...

St. Thomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Windsor Excelsior from November 4 - 6, 2016. I had such a wondeful experience the first time that when I was planning my husband's birthday celebration trip, this was the only hotel in Rio I considered. I couldn't wait to see Aline (front desk) again and the other staff. I wanted my husband to...

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EmilianoLusoli, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing the Windsor Excelsior Hotel to stay in Rio! I am very happy that our services have pleased. Especially happy for your compliment to our staff (and Miss Aline). We work with pleasure in serving and I'm sure she will be so happy. I hope you kept good memories of my city. Hope to see...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights on 12th floor and upgraded to beach front room. OK the rooms don't have balconies and aren't huge but are a reasonable size and the view is excellent. Pool on the roof with a bar was not huge but There isn't a lot of space in Rio so we're lucky to have a pool at...

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Emiliano L, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior. I am glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. Regards,

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in September. The room was lovely. We had a room with a view of both Copacabana and Christ the Redeemer. The beach is right across the road. It is ideal for an early morning or late night stroll. The area is safe. No problems just take sensible precautions. The breakfast choice is very good...

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Emiliano L, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel, services and staff. I particularly remember the episode involving the credit card machine and I apologize for the inconvenience. In fact, there was a problem with the machine and our rooftop bar and our staff only knew at the moment. We hope you have kept good memories of your days...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Windsor Excelsior is right on Copacabana beach within easy walking distance to Ipanema beach. The staff were friendly, efficient and speak English. There's always a lovely doorman to help with luggage and call up a taxi which are numerous and cheap.Our beachfront room was excellent, plenty of space, sparkling clean with comfortable Kingsize bed which we had requested.

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Emiliano L, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Claire, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior. I am glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. Kindly,

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Location is fantastic. Staff very helpful Food is good. Economical hotel. Provides beach service also. Roof top bar has fantastic view and ambience. I would love to stay again. City tours organised by the hotel were pretty well priced and comprehensive.

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Emiliano L, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Pradeep, We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel, services and staff. We hope you have kept good memories of your days with us. We hope to see you again. Kindly,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed at Excelsior for over a week and enjoyed every day of the stay. The beach service was a real delight with attentive staff and access to fresh coconut, beach towels and deck chairs. The staff at the reception spoke english and provided good local guidance about attractions and restaurents. The breakfast was absolute heavenly with fresh quality fruits which...

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Emiliano L, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior. I am glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. Best regards,

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a good hotel in a great location. Service is attentive and although we only had breakfast in the hotel, the choice and quality was as good as any breakfast we had on a month long trip through South America. It's in a great location and it was fantastic having breakfast looking straight out onto Copacabana Beach and all...

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Emiliano L, Gerente geral at Windsor Excelsior Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nigeldaus, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior. I am glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. Best regards,

Biot, France
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights and loved it, nice room with view of the beach, perfect rooftop terrace with pool and drinks and sight of the whole Copacabana and Cristo Redentor, very good breakfast, good value

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment about Windsor Excelsior. I am glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. Regards,

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Windsor Excelsior Hotel

Address: Avenida Atlantica 1800 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: RM610 - RM1,754 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Windsor Excelsior Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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Hotel Windsor Excelsior
Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#20 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#22 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#23 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#30 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Get full beach view so you aren't facing other buildings as well as for the view itself.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonDunedin, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront is more expensive but worth it! Noise of traffic, surf and cafe music if you open the window”
  • Looking towards Ipanema which is at right angles to Copacabana
 of 5 bubbles N3347RLclaire, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing sea”
 of 5 bubbles PradeepSriv, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a beach view”
  • View of a cold wet beach from hotel room, looking north
  • View of a cold wet beach from hotel room, looking south
 of 5 bubbles Nigeldaus, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you have any preferences, be sure to ask - the staff are more than accommodating to help whenever they can.”
 of 5 bubbles hannah82015, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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