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Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

4-star4 stars
Avenida Atlantica 1800Copacabana, Rio de JaneiroRJ22021-001Brazil

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Delicious food
Value for money
Best value for money
Great room
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Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

from $104
  • Quarto Casal Standard Sem Vista
  • Quarto Twin Standard Sem Vista
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room

What’s around Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro


  • In Copacabana
  • Copacabana Beach - 1 min walk
  • Avenida Atlantica - 1 min walk
  • Guanabara Bay - 11 min walk
  • Edmundo Bittencourt Square - 21 min walk
  • Dorival Caymmi Statue - 29 min walk
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - 32 min walk
  • Girl from Ipanema Park - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 16 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 18 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 20 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Maracana Station - 21 min drive
  • Cardeal Arcoverde Station - 8 min walk
  • Siqueira Campos Station - 16 min walk
  • Cantagalo Station - 26 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Free airport shuttle

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. 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, 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 on request from 8 AM to 7 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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 from 8 AM to 7 PM *


  • 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
  • Elevator/lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 559 reviews

Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Good location and breakfast Very helpful staff
mary, us4 night trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Very nice hotel clean breakfast good but same thing every day
Cristian, us7 night trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Very Good8.0
Everything was pleasant : the staff( very friendly ) , location just across the street from beach, The only thing I would suggest is changing up the buffet food every so often. We stayed for a total of 5 days and breakfast was the exact same each day. I noticed They saved food from previous days as the cheese and few fruits were dry and freezer burned and bread was hard, other than that. I have zero complaints.
Mario, us5 night trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Best Trip Ever
Don’t believe what you read on the internet about Rio. I had an amazing time. I was so afraid based on the YouTube videos and internet blogs I seen prior to the trip. It was nothing like that what so ever. The people are friendly and informative. This hotel was so awesome the staff was so amazing everyone!!! They help with everything from excursions to car service. I loved this hotel and everyone that works there. Best experience I’ve ever had vacationing. This hotel is the only hotel that offers free airport shuttle!!!! I loved it hands down best experience!! Off the chart satisfactory!!!
A Traveler, us5 night trip
Windsor Excelsior Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
I love this hotel because beach front. Good breakfast, good services and good restaurant. the room was small is ok, but toilet was very very very noisy. Some room upstairs or next door we can hear the water run very loud. Our room right in front of elevator we can hear most everything and very loud. We were unlucky our room next to a room have a young baby, baby cry early morning and late night, absolutely no sleep for two night to stay. The city tour hotel book for us not good at all. Tour guide not professional at all.
A Traveler, us2 night trip

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