"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
"Blame it On Rio"
When I decided on the Mar Palace..it was a no brainer..it was the only 3star + hotel that was available for the 4 days I was in Rio in the Copacabana or Ipenema neightborhoods.Turns out the "Rock In Rio" festival was in town and the hotel filled up with 20 somethings People on Friday .The peoper behind the counter ranged fron gruf to quite nice. Lobby […] and restaurant comfortable and decent food. Internet(and lock for room safe) a little pricey but unlike many hotels in Brazil..it worked well. Room was spacioius and good view of the park across the street. What I found strange was that despite huge amounts of wallspace not a single piece of art or picture. Location is quite good..without paying the outragious prices of beachfront. All in all for the price and location a nice palce to stay. Oh..under no circumstances take the rooms that end in 9. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Better than Average in Copa"
I have stayed in quite a few hotels in Copacabana. This stay was with 2 friends in a triple room. It was very basic, but served us well. Don't expect anything fancy for the price, but you will get good utility out of the rooms. The people at the front desk were not too helpful, but not necessarily rude. In all, I would recommend the hotel if you can […] find it at a good rate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"2 blocks from the beach"
Excellent choice for the price. Our flight back to the US was at 1:30 AM and we had not booked a room for the last day but they made 1 room available to us,free of charge, so that we can take a shower and change our clothes before leaving for the airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good choice, overall"
Great location, good hotel But suffers from common Brazilian hotel faults: bad noise insulation -- room windows and room walls let all the outside noise in Also, the swimming pool on the terrace is tiny tiny; basically, a jaccuzi without the bubblesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
They charged $15 a minute to call the United States using the room phone. None of the rooms have irons. They charge $7 to iron just one shirt. Awful service and unfriendly staff. Save your money and find a better hotel. Highly disappointedGenuine Expedia 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
"Mar Palace Copacabana"
Nice people, great breakfast, great location, big room. Perfect place to stay in Copacabana!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, clean and nice hotel"
Spacious room, clean, good service, very good location, a tiny pool at the roof terrace. Was very pleased to stay in this hotel.Genuine 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
"Good hotel, great location"
Our stay at the Mar Palace Copacabana was very good. The service was great and the staff very helpful. The breakfast each morning was always well prepared and very good too. I would recommend asking for a room facing the front. The location was very convenient and 2 blocks from the beach. Avoid using the laundry service which was very expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel, with nice roof top"
This hotel was clean and tidy and it had a great roof top with a view of the Christ. It's close to Copacabana but it's quite a walk to Ipanema. The breakfast was nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fantastiskt bra hotell till de bra priset / natt, mycket trevlig personal, väldigt behjälpliga vid ett flertal tillfällen. Nära till restauranger, och mycket bra läge för Copacabana.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel muito bom, com excelente café da manhã, funcionários prestativos e perfeita localização, próximo da praia, bancos, restaurantes e comércio em geral. A iluminação dos quartos poderia ser melhor, inclusive dos banheiros. No mais, tudo ótimo.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"O hotel é excelente"
Muito bem limpo, com uma equipe de funcionários muito prestativa. O ponto negativo, fica pela falta de estacionamento, o que na verdade é uma falha de 90% dos hoteis em Copacabana e Ipanema.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"המלון ממוקם מצוין"
המקום נמצא במקום מרכזי ובעל גישה מצוינת לתחבורה ציבורית. המלון נקי ונעיםGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Todo lo mas bien"
Recomendable 100%Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Buen Hotel - Cómodas Habitaciones."
Muy buena, confortable, camas amplias, excelente desayuno, lo único malo es que cobran el Internet, solo es gratis en el Lobby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Gostei muito, o hotel é ótimo, E ATENDIMENTO TAMBEM...foi tudo muito bom...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Adoramos nossa estadia. Excelente equipe que nos auxiliava sempre com muita atenção e disponibilidade. Excelente também são os quartos e banheiros, confortáveis, bem amplos e limpos. A única coisa que deixou a desejar foi o ar condicionado no salão do café da manhã, com temperatura muito baixa. Um momento que me comoveu foi qdo abri a cortina e me deparei […] com a vista do Cristo redentor; foi maravilhoso!!! A localização do hotel é privilegiada. Tudo que precisamos encontramos bem próximo. Voltando ao Rio com certeza novamente me hospedarei neste HOTEL. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Apartamento mt bom, porém com pouquissima luminosidade. Excelente localização. No geral, fiquei satisfeito.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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