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62 out of 100

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Windsor Plaza Copacabana

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8.0

Good (3,792 ratings)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 

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280 m Avenida Atlantica

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350 m Copacabana Beach

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700 m Rio Sul Shopping Mall

Hotel Overview

Windsor Plaza Copacabana is a well-regarded hotel nestled in the vibrant heart of Rio de Janeiro, a stone's throw away from the iconic Copacabana Beach. Drawing visitors from around the world, it caters to those seeking a blend of comfort, convenience, and a touch of local culture. User reviews frequently highlight the hotel's efforts to provide a memorable stay, though like any popular destination, it also has areas where some guests believe improvements can be beneficial.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Breakfast

Nature

  1. Location: Exceptionally close to Copacabana Beach, ideal for beach lovers and those eager to explore Rio's seaside charm.
  2. Staff Friendliness: Many reviewers often commend the warm and welcoming staff, who go above and beyond to ensure guests feel at home.
  3. Breakfast Buffet: A comprehensive breakfast offering, noted for its variety and quality, starting the day off right.
  4. Room Comfort: Guests frequently mention the comfort of the rooms, appreciating the clean, well-maintained, and cozy environments.
  5. Facilities: With its outdoor pool, gym, and meeting rooms, it caters to both leisure and business travelers effectively.
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Area for improvement

  1. Outdated Decor: Some guests feel that the hotel's decor and furnishings could use a refresh to meet contemporary tastes.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its prime location, some rooms may be subject to street noise, impacting the quality of rest for light sleepers.
  3. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Occasional complaints about the Wi-Fi service being unreliable or slow, which can be a drawback for business travelers and social media enthusiasts.
  4. Room Size: A few reviewers have noted that certain rooms feel somewhat cramped, especially when comparing premium accommodations.
  5. Additional Costs: Some guests were surprised by extra charges for amenities and services that are often included in the room rate at other hotels.

Amenities

Pool

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Restaurant

Bar

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Total 3,792 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.9

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8.4

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booking

2,830 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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expedia

962 Reviews

8.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Breakfast

Nature

Cleanliness

Restaurant

Atmosphere

Fitness

Sleep

Amenities

Food

Pool

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Bar

Transit

Gym

Wi-Fi

Air Conditioning

Business

Beach

Accessibility

Wellness

Parking

Spa

Entertainment

Family

Kitchen

Nightlife

Location was mentioned 379 times

3% Negative91% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Giancarlo Pereira4 months ago
3/5Google icon

Here is my experience at Windsor Plaza Copacabana. I recently stayed at Windsor Plaza Copacabana and wanted to share my experience. Upon arrival, the reception staff seemed distracted and unhelpful, not providing clear information about early check-in. Despite booking through American Express, I faced unexpected charges for the breakfast - it needed to be clarified - I am not sure whose fault this was! The front desk insisted on seeing my Brazilian passport, disregarding my American documents. The room quality was below expectations for a 4-star hotel. It was dark, with an unpleasant smell and a constant noise from the bathroom. Contrary to what I was led to believe during booking, breakfast was not included, and the pricing information provided by the staff was inconsistent and confusing. However, it wasn't all negative. The restaurant staff and cleaning personnel were incredibly kind and helpful, truly the highlight of my stay. The location in Copacabana is beautiful, though the immediate area felt unsafe. In conclusion, while there were some positive aspects, mainly due to the wonderful staff, the overall experience was okay but overpriced. I had expected more from a reputed 4-star hotel and regret to say that I won't be returning to this unit.

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JayBBlogs5 months ago
1/5Google icon

Firstly the most rude and unhelpful female night manager encountered. As per the pictures the room was absolutely filthy and bathroom covered with black mould, as was the air conditioning system filter. After notifying the manager, she even come to the room and argued that it was clean and no problems- if every room in the hotel is this dirty it should be demolished and renovated. The morning staff and management team were more helpful and moved room, however the issue was not addressed by how rude she was. Breakfast was pretty sub standard, and certainly not what's expected- dinner at the hotel was a nightmare with 4 people who ordered steaks all coming out with the same order although being different types and side options chosen. The elevators buttons and descriptions of floors are extremely worn out and unable to be read. The rooftop pool was probably the best part of this hotel, great views and pool was very comfortable temperature. Great location close to Copacabana Beach, shops and shopping centre.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 237

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Number of floors 14

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

11

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208

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69

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Avenida Atlantica

280 m

Copacabana Beach

350 m

Rio Sul Shopping Mall

700 m

Sugar Loaf Mountain

1.5 km

Ipanema Beach

6 km

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Getting around

Rio de Janeiro Central Station

4 km

Cardeal Arcoverde Station

630 m

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Airports Nearby

Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG)

22.5 km

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Restaurants

Bar e Restaurante Cervantes Rio Ltda

210 m

Hortifruti

140 m

Galeto Sat's

210 m

Fornolleto Restaurante e Pizzaria

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Caju GastroBar

210 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

34 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

13 out of 100

Very Unsafe

Rio de Janeiro safety index

77

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

77 out of 100

Property crime severity

Extreme

81

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Mugging or robbery  87/100

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Car theft  77/100

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Car break-ins  76/100

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Home break-ins  58/100

Violent crime severity

Extreme

90

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Physical attacks  70/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  41/100

Other crime severity

Extreme

90

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Insult or harassment in public  56/100

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Corruption or bribery  92/100

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Drug problem  83/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $0.9

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Coffee

$0.9 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$0.7 - $1.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$3.7 - $9.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.8 - $1.3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.7 - $3

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$24.2 - $55.9

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$4.7 - $12.1

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McMeal at McDonalds

$6.3 - $7.5

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.9 - $1.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$38.5 - $59.6

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$9.3 - $28

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$16.8 - $37.3

Weather In Rio de Janeiro

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Precipitation In Rio de Janeiro

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.511

PM1042

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Good

Water quality is satisfactory. Slight deviations may be noticed.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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