"A Good Value Hotel"
A very solid hotel that's well located, clean, and offers a decent breakfast. Not luxurious but a very nice and a good value. And the front desk staff has a couple English speakers, which is rare and wonderful in Rio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 blocks from beach and 3 blocks from subway. Comfortable and clean but not elegant. Good value for the price. Hotel staff mostly helpful in navigating around Rio. Good breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great rooms for the price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Located in nice part of Copacabana beach"
Only two blocks from the beach, the Hotel fronts a nice city park where the locals gather for conversation and games of chess and checkers. There are lots of nice sidewalk cafés in the area. The breakfast was very good. As is the case with most "fancy" hotels, they charged for internet access; however, I was somehow able to access wi-fi for free on […] my smart phone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location, close to all must-see sights"
Very good, it was a nice experience, hotel clean, safety, good breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
i enjoyed the close proximity to the beach/strip but did not like the neighborhood directly behind the hotel. dirty, smelly and overcrowded.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"COMFORT AND SERVICE AT COPACABANA"
The service was excellent especially as we were able to access the room before check-in time after a long overnight flight, and to use the top (pool) floor after checkout while waiting for our transport. The room was large, clean and quiet and the food was excellent, especially the breakfast. Highly recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Old hotel , Internet Sucks"
Hotel Very Old , NO VIEW AT ALL which was disappointing to be in RIO and no View, Internet only in the reception , even if you pay to use room internet its very very bad. hotel reception friendly . breakfast acceptable but not great. location is good near the beach, but the hotel do not provide anything except old towels. my flight was at 11 night […] , i have a new born baby so i request for a late check out but was rejected , no way to extend more than 11am i asked for a late check out. Old window AC in the room , there was a kind of renovation without informing us either while doing the booking or while staying , all the day TOK TOK TOK TOk over our heads. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location poor service"
Location of the hotel is great but the front desk service was poor. They were of no help with trying to book a samba dance. Gave us brochure and said call to book it. Also no help when we had a flight glitch.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK location, tired facilty"
The hotel is one block from the beach, but there is no beach view. The rooms are large, but the floor is some type of linoleum rather than carpeting, and the bed was terrible. The mattress was not at all comfortable, was of poor quality and should have been replaced a long time ago. There are window air-conditioning units which are very noisy. Bathroom […] was granite surfaces and very nice. Staff was competent and helpful, but not particularly friendly. The included breakfast was fine. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"convenient location in a family neighborhood"
The front desk were very helpful. The breakfast was very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, but room not so good!"
This hotel is one block away from Copacabana beach, with great access to Bus and Subway (Metro) public transportation. The hotel lobby area and breakfast are really good. But the room condition is not good, (2 star). The bathroom door was rotten, the bed is really hard, needs more pillows and better sheets. The staff needs to smile more and a "Good […] morning" would help. The Staff is helpful if you approach them, but they can do better. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Kind of expensive for what it is but everything else was full, didn't make me regreret it. Employes are exellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient and accomodating"
had a very good time, the staff was very responsive and pleasant. the only ammenity that did not work was the wifi...most of us had to sit in the lobby to use it, and the best time was late at nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service, clean rooms, close to the beach!"
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Mar Palace. Our rooms were extremely clean, the staff were awesome, and the hotel was cheap and 2 blocks away from the beach. There is always at least 1-2 people at the front desk that know English, and they are more than happy to help with booking tours, translating, and giving recommendations on sights […] around the city. The breakfast buffet was excellent-- always stocked with fresh fruit and a variety of different breads/pastries. For the price, I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, comfortable, well maintained"
Staff was a bit stiff for Brazilians. Cafe de manha was very good with great hours 6am - 10 am.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for everyone"
Great location for shopping,dinning and the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ok place to stay for a day"
I had to stay a day in this hotel waiting for my flight back home. The hotel was comfortable; however, the service was not all that great. The person at the desk was pretty friendly and polite. However, I could hardly understand what he was saying. I thought that someone was taking my bags to my room, but after I located them sitting by the elevator, […] I ended up taking it up myself and found my own room. The free breakfast was great, but the staff ignore foreign speaking guests. Puts no effort to try to understand what you want or what you are asking. As a matter of fact the waiter never looked up. I helped myself at all times. No help by staff for foreign guests that speak no Portugese. Otherwise pretty convenient area with park right accross the street full of people and transportation at the door. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to beach"
It is very nice hotel, clean and comfort. front desk service also are good quality and professional. walk only few min to beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I expected."
The room was clean but sparse. The bed spread was very thin and the floor was a wood panel. The bathroom didn't have have Kleenex or a glass of any kind.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I'd stay again."
The room was big with a large flat screen TV (premium chnls in English) stocked mini-fridge and very nice bathroom/shower. The free breakfast was also very good but a little repetitive. It was a 2min walk to the beach, in a nice part of Copa surrounded by bars and restaurants. There is also a 24hr grocery across the street . The Wi-Fi was not very good […] but the hotel is in a 3G zone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, good value for the money."
Hotel internet service was not working. Did not get wakeup call even after stressing its importance so do not rely on them. Overall impression was favorable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Hotel Mar Palace Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro"
The Hotel is super close to the Copacabana Beach, great view, nice place and great hotel service. The breakfast was amazing, just perfect to start the day in the wonderful city!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charged for extra occupant"
Hotel is is a good location in Copacaba, but service was below average, and they charged for an extra occupant to stay the night. Overall there are better hotels for this price...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Value and Location, Clean and Spacious"
Hotel is well-located a couple blocks from the beach and close to many restaurants and the metro. The rooms are very spacious, well-maintained and clean. Service was good. Nice breakfast included. Quiet. Nothing fancy but very comfortable. Only two small elevators though so sometimes need to wait for the elevator.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed at the Mar Palace Hotel 29th March-8th April. Cleaniness of room excellent. Very friendly staff. Hotel amenities very good- just two things that we weren't happy about.This was the only Hotel we have ever stayed in that didn't have a coffee making machine or an iron. The buffet breakfast wasn't upto much; we stayed 10 nights and had the same […] menu everyday- scrambled egg with chorizo or scrambled egg with oily, fried chicken. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good & central hotel"
i would recommend this hotel: it is close to the beach & the rooms are refurbished.Genuine Expedia guest review
awesome!! lovely service and great quiet locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Position is the only positive"
Kept loosing Internet connection in the lobby. Had to pay extra for wifi in rooms Unfortunately builders next door were using their drilling machines until 9.30 at night. Breakfast good. Was ripped off by the taxi they organised to the airportGenuine Expedia guest review
A good hotel with excellent location, just one block from the ocean. Comfortable stay and helpful reception. They even allowed us to check in early and would make an effort to sort out a problem. We did not have hot water when we checked in but this was sorted. The pool is the size of a big jacuzzi and gym equipment did not work. Breakfast is satis […] factory. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent Location just 1 minute walk to the beach. Overall a very good hotel rooms comfortable note I had free internet given to me in my room this was very useful though other guests had to pay! Not sure why I got the internet free though. Definitely would stay their again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet is excellent. We were offered about 10 different kinds of bread, ample choice of fresh cut fruit, eggs, a meat dish, cold cuts, cheese, and dessert.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well close to teh beach and shopping centres"
I enjoy every moment of it. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Food macnifisient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very well located"
I enjoy my stay here, very well located, close to the beach in Copacabana, safe area, and very polite staff. The breakfast a big plus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
liked everything except location of television in the room, VERY awkward. Breakfast very good except chicken/beef in sauce not appropriate, bacon would have been nice sometimes. Rooftop pool lovely if a bit tiny,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and staff"
The room was adequate. It's what you'd expect in Rio. Don't go there expecting a 5 Star North American hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful, and made some great recommendations for food. It's is very well located, close to the beach and subway. The wifi is not free in the rooms, however it is free in the lobby. The breakfast buffet every morning […] was decent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"good value for rate paid"
the hotel can be rated as three-star-property and has a good/safe location at Copacabana. Unfortunately the service at the pool/bar on the top floor is not working at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great holiday in Rio"
The hotel is well placed close to the beach, staff were very friendly... Clean, comfortable rooms but I wish we had a room overlooking the park at the front of the hotel insteadGenuine Expedia guest review
"Overall decent hotel"
Front desk service was excellent, breakfast mediocre, daily room service left some to be desired. No drinking water, no kleenex, no spare rolls. Gym was terrible, tiny room on the roof surrounded by glass without AC with just a couple of minimal cardio machines, the pic in the ad was taken so the mirrors make the gym look huge. There's a good gym two […] blocks away but drop-ins are 50 reals. Grocery store across the street. Still decent value for the location, only 1.5 blocks from Copa beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok hotel for business traveller"
This hotel is clean and safe but pretty basic. From a business traveller point of view it does the job with free wireless internet and a decent self serve breakfast. If you are staying a weekend you may find it nicer to find a hotel on the beach as you will have no view from your window. It is reasonably well positioned with a couple of decent restaurants […] nearby and a few supermarkets to stock up the fridge in the room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
OK - very friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for the price!"
We loved the location, only 2 blocks (a little less than this) from Copacabana beach. There is a bus stop across the street and the train is very close. The room was large and the breakfast was great. There's a park across the street where you can watch little old men play cards and checkers! We really loved the hotel and the location. Only thing, the […] internet service only works if you go to the lobby. It doesn't really work in the rooms. Other than this, I highly recommend this hotel!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mar Palace Copacabana"
My family stayed in the Mar Palace for Carnival in February 2012. It is situated in the centre of Copacabana and we were very happy with our stay. The beach is only two blocks away, about 5 minutes walk max. The nearest metro station is 3 blocks away, about 10 minutes walk max. The staff were helpful and friendly and spoke pretty good English - unlike […] many of the restaurants we tried in the area. The rooms were fine, if a little basic, and could do with a sofa or similar seating. The design of the headboard makes sitting up in bed a little uncomfortable. The rooftop terrace and pool were good, we used them several times. The pool is pretty small, and was fine for the kids to play in, but not really one for serious swimming. More of a plunge pool to cool off in for adults. You do get a great view of the Christ the Redeemer statue from the roof :) The breakfast buffet was great, with plenty of options. The quality of the lunches we had on the terrace was also very good. In general the hotel was fine as a base for our visit to Rio. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only If On A Tight Budget."
Arrived late in the evening. Hotel dark and front door locked. Not welcoming. Very noisy air conditioning. After two days, toilet leaked. When we complained we were told that it was Sunday and no one was available to fix it! Went to reception and complained again. Offered alternative, inferior, room which we rejected. Then offered superior room at higher […] price. Again rejected and eventully allowed to go there at original price. Main problem was with hot water which was frequently unavailable (not what you want when you return from the beach covered in sand and sun tan lotion). Reception told us that because the hotel was full it took a long time to cope and reach all rooms, i.e. the sytem isn't up to the job. Not recommended unless you are on a tight budget. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel just stop trying to sell extras"
This hotel is great. We got a room on the top floor which was very modern and the bathroom looking brand new. Also very functional room and the location was great for tourists just a block from the beach and on the road where the buses stop. Definitely recommend. The only complaint we had about the hotel was that one of the receptionists constantly […] tried to sell tours rather then listening to what we actually wanted. I think he was on commission from the company given how insistent he was! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mar Palace Copacabana two blocks away from beach"
Hostile front desk staff, body language says it all. Kept waiting whilst they ignored us. Food poor quality.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel muito confortável, pessoal da recepção muito preparado, todas as orientações passadas sobre a cidade foram válidas e me ajudaram muito nos passeios. Recomendo e pretendo voltar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
El hotel está a dos cuadras de la playa. Justo en la esquina pasan todos los colectivos que van a todas partes de Rio (pan de azúcar, cristo, etc). Por la avenida del hotel hay de todo: Bares, restaurantes, comercios, supermercados, bancos, todo. La habitación es hermosa, cómoda y muy limpia. El desayuno muy completo. El personal del hotel fue muy amable. […] Nos guardaron las valijas después de que hicimos el checkout al mediodía (nuestro vuelo salía a la tarde) e incluso podíamos usar las instalaciones. Altamente recomendable Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Vale a pena!, só não espere nada surreal."
Quarto Confortável Banheiro espaçoso! Café da Manhã bom (não excepcional) O atendimento foi bom (nada excepcional tambem)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Smoke smell all the time."
The room had a permanent smoke smell, despite we had the windows opened all the time. Good breakfast, great location, nice staff. It's a 3 star hotel, no more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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