Belmond Copacabana Palace

Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Overlooking the long, curving sweep of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the elegant white 1920s facade of the Belmond Copacabana Palace is a city landmark. Exuding old-school glamour with impeccable service, superb cuisine and opulent luxury, this is a glamorous icon in a dazzling city.
Perfect forA classic hotel suitable for every type of traveller.
In the knowPrevious guests include Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Belmond Copacabana Palace has a simply unbeatable location on the golden sands of Copacabana Beach.

Rooms at Belmond Copacabana Palace

Situated around the largest hotel pool in Rio, the classic rooms and suites are individually designed with fine period furniture and original works of art, alongside bathrooms of pink and white Brazilian marble, radiating an elegant yet relaxed ambience. The penthouse suites have terraces overlooking the beach. 

Food & Drink

The world-renowned Belmond Copacabana Palace is one of South America's finest hotels, and has some of the Rio de Janeiro's top restaurants offering Michelin-starred Italian and pan-Asian cuisine at Ristorante Hotel Cipriani and Mee. Have breakfast poolside at the Pergula restaurant, and in the evening, head to the elegant Piano Bar for signature cocktails accompanied by the smooth sounds of jazz.


As well as an impressive half-Olympic-sized pool, there is a rooftop tennis court, a fitness centre and a fantastic spa that's perfect for indulging yourself in, with massages and treatments featuring ingredients such as Amazonian clay and exotic fruits.

Activities at Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio is a hive of activity, and guests can enjoy exclusive tours to make the most of their stay, from cooking classes to guided tours of the beaches or architectural wonders of the city.

Stroll along the beach at the weekends, when the Brazilians come out to play, take a helicopter tour of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado and visit the fantastic bars in the Lapa, which belt out live music every night. The Belmond Copacabana Palace hosts some of the most glamorous Carnival and New Year's Eve parties in Rio, so stay here then to experience partying Brazilian style.

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Hotel location

The Belmond Copacabana Palace is approximately a 45-minute drive from Rio de Janeiro International Airport.

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