Located across the boulevard from the internationally famous Copacabana Beach, the Windsor Excelsior Hotel offers accommodations within five kilometers of the Ipanema Beach. This hotel lies within a five-kilometer radius of Sugar Loaf and the natural exhibits at Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. Seven kilometers away, guests can board the funicular that ascends Corcovado, the site of the Christ the Redeemer statue.
The hotel's Excelsior restaurant is noted for its opulent buffets and complimentary guest breakfast buffet. International fare with Brazilian flourishes accent the restaurant's views of Avenida Atlantica, while the Rooftop Bar serves poolside snacks and drinks until early evening. A softly lit lobby leads to the hotel's staffed business center where four workstations with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge) await business needs, along with a printer, copier and fax machine. The hotel houses a barraca (beach shack) that contains complimentary towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs for use on Copacabana Beach. The fitness center has cardiovascular machines, free weights, a sauna and steam room. Complimentary shuttle service is provided from the hotel to downtown and to both airports. Valet parking is available (surcharge).
The 12-story Windsor Excelsior Hotel has 233 guestrooms. All offer plasma televisions with premium cable channels, minibars, desks, laptop-compatible safes and voltage converters. Rooms also include wired Internet access (surcharge) and voice mail. Private bathrooms feature telephones and lighted magnifying mirrors. Windows open to views of the beach, mountains or surrounding architectures.