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Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

4-star4 stars
Avenida Atlantica 1800Copacabana, Rio de JaneiroRJ22021-001Brazil
Contemporary hotel facing Copacabana Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great location
Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

from $139
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About Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Located across the boulevard from the internationally famous Copacabana Beach, the Windsor Excelsior Hotel is conventionally located near Ipanema Beach. This hotel lies within 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) of Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, an ecological sanctuary where can still be found some remnants of the Atlantic Forest.

Hotel Features.
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 6 workstations 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, and a sauna. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from both airports (during limited hours). Complimentary self parking is available on-site.

The 12-story Windsor Excelsior Hotel has 233 guestrooms. All offer plasma televisions with premium cable channels, free WiFi, minibars, desks, laptop-compatible safes and voltage converters. Private bathrooms feature telephones and lighted magnifying mirrors.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 233 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (10 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle at scheduled times *


  • Free self parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4295
  • Conference space size (meters) - 399
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2000
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 26-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro’s small print

Also known as

  • Excelsior Windsor
  • Hotel Windsor Excelsior
  • Windsor Excelsior
  • Windsor Excelsior Hotel
  • Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Excelsior Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Tourism fee: BRL 3 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro


  • In Copacabana
  • Chacrinha State Park (12-minute walk)
  • Edmundo Bittencourt Square (20-minute walk)
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (29-minute walk)
  • Peter Pan Park (30-minute walk)
  • Dorival Caymmi Statue (30-minute walk)
  • Rio Sul Shopping Center (31-minute walk)
  • Copacabana Fort (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) 13-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) 28-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station 16-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station 18-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station 18-min drive
  • Cardeal Arcoverde Station 6-min walk
  • Siqueira Campos Station 15-min walk
  • Cantagalo Station 25-min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 511 reviews

Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Great location. Awesome staff
ALBERTO, us4 night trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
They didn’t make the bed in one day They sold me a tour to Sugar Loaf while it was closed for 5 days maintenance.
Francisco, us2 night family trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Excellent service by all employees. Breakfast was exceptional. Room was large with nice beds.
Betty, us2 night family trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Windsor Excelsior
Not good for business since WIFi was really bad. I did ask them many times about the issues but they seems not to care about it.
A Traveler, us2 night business trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Very Good8.0
Brazil 2017
A Traveler, us6 night business trip

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