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lancashire, england
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Not much to add to previous reviews but the key positive features of this hotel are: location (hard to improve on); breakfasts; roof garden with pool and great views; helpful and plentiful staff. The restaurant looks very formal and appeared to have very few diners; most residents seem to eat out and there are plenty of places within a short...

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

The hotel is giving on Copacabana beach and is well located not far from the main mall in Rio, Rio sul. Also the restaurant is quite nice for its buffet in the morning with fresh pastries and croissants. Service is good but a smile would be nice sometime. Also the rooms are small so are the beds. A hotel I...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 20 March 2012

small but cozy rooms. nicely decorated. bed a little soft for me but comfortable. right across the street from the beach. plenty of food places, local shopping, bars nearby. metro isn't too far either.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2012

For our final days on our South America trip we stayed here on Copacabana beach. Great location just across road from centre of beach and some great beach bars where you can sit and watch some wonderful beach football. We saw a team called Leverpool win 3-1 so I was well happy! Hotel is big and busy but well run...

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Perth
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We came to Rio for 'Carnaval' not really knowing what to expect but were very happy with our choice of accommodation (thanks Tammy at Flight Centre, Perth!). Ok - so hotels are outrageously expensive during Carnaval, about four times the price they are for the rest of the year if you want to stay on Copacabana or Ipanema. But this...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is a well situated hotel on the beachfront on the famous Copacobana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. It is a 3 to 4star property and has some good features. The rooftop pool and bar is very good with a good snack and beverage menu and great views over the beach. The rooms are on the small side but...

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Toronto
Reviewed 20 February 2012

If the Windsor Excelsior was not in such a great location, it would only rate a poor. But its across the street from Copacabana beach, and as others have said, it's reasonably clean and comfortable. They provide umbrellas, chairs & towels at the beach, which is nice. Three concerns - first, we were warned to always let hotel doormen call...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The one downside? They charge so much per day for wireless internet access it is shocking. You can buy it by the minute and I suppose the rates keep one offline and therefore out on Copacabana beach. Good clean rooms. Wonderful view from outdoor rooftop pool and glass-enclosed snackbar/bar. Great buffet breakfast (and buffet lunch and dinner, though not included)....

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 15 January 2012

I think the hotel is nice, and considering it's location and other hotels in the area, I found it reasonably prised. The room that we had had no view at all but Rio is so beautiful that u do not stay much time in the room anyway! The breakfast is very nice, much better than I expected and the hotel...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 2 January 2012

I initially chose this hotel based on my Trip Advisor research of hotels in the area. I was celebrating my birthday and wanted to splurge. I initially booked the reservation via Expedia for 1 person but decided to bring my brother. The rate change for an extra person was $173USD (66 Reals/day) for my 4 night stay. We stayed in...

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: RM665 - RM1,503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Windsor Excelsior Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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Also Known As:
Hotel Windsor Excelsior
Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#17 On the Beach 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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Get a room with a beach view or at least on a higher floor.”
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“Full ocean view rooms are worthwhile.”
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“Spend the money for one of the Luxury rooms on the corners facing the beach. Large roomy, and the views are great”
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“Best deal is to book for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights, go for sea view rooms!!!”
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“Get full beach view so you aren't facing other buildings as well as for the view itself.”
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