This glamorous landmark is pre-eminent among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous.

Superbly positioned overlooking Copacabana Beach, this is the best place to stay in Rio. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil's style setters at the Piano Bar. And don?t miss the hotel's top restaurants, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.



Belmond Copacabana Palace faces the world-famous Copacabana Beach, yet is only minutes away from the business centre, and the Ipanema and Leblon districts of Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is located eight miles from the domestic airport, Santos Dumont, and 20 miles (about a 40-minute drive, depending on traffic conditions) from Rio?s international airport, Tom Jobim.


Each of our rooms is unique, featuring fine period furniture and original works of art. Belmond Copacabana Palace offers two different room categories. Choose between charming city views or magnificent beach vistas.

Superior City View Rooms
These inviting rooms face the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. 

Rich with architectural character and charm, the rooms in the main building feature trademark high ceilings, while those located in the Tower Wing provide a wonderful sense of space. 

All have en-suite bathrooms, some with shower only. 

Deluxe Beach View Rooms
Start your day gazing at the magnificent views of Copacabana Beach and the beautiful mosaics of the famous Portuguese pavement. 

Each room, and especially those boasting Juliet-style balconies, complements the scenery with light, airy decor. 

These spacious rooms offer a bath with shower or separate bath and shower.

  • King-sized or twin beds
  • Spacious bathrooms
  • Writing desk
  • Size: from 30 m2 / 323 ft2


Swimming Pool 
Sunbathe, swim and socialize in one of Rio?s largest and most attractive swimming pools. 

A team of pool assistants is on hand to cater to your every request, from fresh towels to cool drinks and light dishes from the pool menu.

Beach Service 
Our exclusive service provides sun loungers, umbrellas and water to hotel guests. 

Beach assistants will also look after your belongings as you enjoy Copacabana Beach.

Tennis Court 
Keep fit or de-stress with a game of tennis. The concierge can arrange for free use of racquets and balls, as well as professional coaching (price on request). 

Run in partnership with Seaside Luxe, you?ll find two boutiques at Belmond Copacabana Palace?Villa Copa and 1923.

In both you'll find clothing, accessories, jewellery and homeware to remind you of your time in Rio. You?ll also discover a number of mementos that are entirely unique to these two stores.

Fitness Centre 
Located in the Copacabana Palace Spa, the fully air-conditioned Fitness Centre boasts the latest fitness equipment with a variety of cardiovascular and resistance-exercise options. Stretching classes, personal trainer and power plate sessions are also available.


Offering elegant surroundings, exemplary service and gourmet cuisine, Belmond Copacabana Palace guarantees a memorable dining experience.

Known as one of the best restaurants in Rio, and named after the finest hotel in Venice, this award-winning restaurant offers exceptional Northern Italian cuisine. 

Chef Luca Orini's vibrant menu combines the best in Brazilian and Italian ingredients. Innovative dishes sit alongside classic recipes that have been in Orini?s family for generations.

Chef's Table
Located in the heart of the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant's kitchen, the Chef's Table is one of the most exclusive fine-dining adventures in Rio. Guests to follow Chef Orini as he prepares an array of dishes inspired by the day's freshest ingredients. This special menu is paired with carefully selected wines. A 48-hour notice is required to reserve the Chef's Table.