The legendary « Carnival in Rio”, the samba, the Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Copacabana and Ipanema are allimages that have made Rio de Janeiro famous throughout the world. In addition to its festive atmosphere, its dream like beaches and magnificent landscapes, Rio is a multi-faceted and pluralist city. Colonial architecture, ultra modern skyscrapers and poverty stricken favelas all exist together in the immense and fabulous Guanabara Bay, in the midst of exuberant nature.
Around the 710 meter high Corcovado, with its famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, we find the immense forest of Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world, with an incredibly varied flora and fauna.
Facing the Corcovado, on the peninsula, at the entrance to the bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, from its height of 395 meters, offers visitors a spectacular view over the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, bordered by mountains, above the quarters of Botafogo and Flamengo. The immense Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca city beaches are as symbolic of Rio as the inhabitants themselves.
Characterized by their lust for life and their enthusiasm, the Cariocas, as natives of Rio are known, live to therhythm of the samba, the beach, soccer and its famous Carnival, in this magnificent city whose beauty is totally unique.
A carioca myth
A veritable unshakeable myth since 1923, the elegant silhouette of the Copacabana Palace, facing the celebrated beach of the same name served as the inspiration for the French Riviera’s legendary Negresco and Carlton hotels. Designed by French architect, Joseph Gire, the hotel has a similar VIP clientele as its palace cousins on the Mediterranean coast. Classified as an historical monument, this prestigious hotel is among the most glamorous addresses in Rio.
Restored in 2013, it consists of two buildings: the main building, and the tower, built in 1948 where the suites are located. The totally marble entrance hall has a monumental Carrare marble staircase. The refined and sophisticated interior décor matches the myth perfectly with its crystal chandeliers, period furniture and elegant paintings recalling the “Roaring Twenties” atmosphere of the building.
The spacious rooms and suites have high ceilings and are decorated in an elegant and classical style. The dark wood period furniture blends in with the beige fabrics, the pale yellow walls, the works of art and the sumptuous material, in a 1920s, Orient Express type ambiance. All the accommodations have a view of Copacabana Beach or the avenue of the same name.
The luxurious marble bathrooms have a large enamelled porcelain bathtub and a separate shower. The 7 Penthouse suites on the 6th floor have a huge terrace and access to a private swimming pool. And for the more athletically minded, this palace hotel has a magnificent semi-Olympic swimming pool and a stunning rooftop tennis court. If however you prefer the sea, the beach is just a few steps away.
The spa is more than worthy of the hotel’s reputation. Its immense size takes up three floors and has 7 treatment rooms, a fitness center and a relaxation salon. After a day of surfing, jet skiing, diving or just doing nothing under the hot Brazilian sun, a relaxation session in this unique spa is highly recommended.
In this historic and glamorous setting, guests can have their breakfast and lunch at the Pergola, on the veranda, at poolside, or in the Cipriani, where once comfortably settled into a damask armchair, they can enjoy refined Italian cuisine in the company of Rio’s jet set, under the watchful eye of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado.
5 stars / Palace hotel / Member Orient-Express Hotels / Member - The Leading Hotels of the World / Facing Copacabana beach/ Classified a historic monument / Mythical / Ultra luxurious / Glamour / Restaurant avec refined Italian in the company of the Rio jet set / Meals served in the rooms / Piano-Bar / Semi-Olympic/ swimming pool/ Spa on 3 floors with 7 treatment rooms/ Fitness center / Business center /13 private conference rooms / Babysitting service / Rooftop tennis court / Water sports / Shuttle service
All year round
241 rooms and suites
Double room from 350 €
Galéao International Airport (GIG) - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Atlântica 1702
Rio de Janeiro CEP 22021 001
Approximately 24 hours with 1 stop
Approximately 12 hours non stop
Approximately 3 hours
Tropical climate with mean annual temperatures around 24°C
More humid in summer from December to March
No visa required
Portuguese- official language
Spanish understood everywhere, more than English
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).