BEST WESTERN Plus Copacabana Design Hotel,  Rio de Janeiro

4.5/5  - based on 81 guest reviews.
Rua Barata Ribeiro, 173 - Copacabana, 22011-001, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - See map
+55 21 3609 3500 + 55 21 3609 3501

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
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    Coffee shop / restaurant
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The Best Western Plus® Copacabana Design Hotel shows the balance between comfort and design, whilst being cost-effective. It was inspired by the Bossa Nova Movement, so the whole hotel atmosphere is in line with this important Brazilian music style. The bedroom ceilings have song parts from famous composers. The menus, created and prepared by our Executive chef Esteban Mateu with an international background in upscale restaurants around the globe, follow the contemporary Brazilian line with local flavors. The Best Western Plus® Copacabana Design Hotel offers a unique service in Rio de Janeiro, such as the mini-bar composed of organic fruits, natural juices from selected fruits, pillow menu with four choices of different heights and materials and, for your health we invite you to work out with a professional team by the sea side. The hotel also presents our guests with the world's best coffee by Nespresso®.

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BEST WESTERN Plus Copacabana Design Hotel,Rio de Janeiro
  • 5
    « Excellent place at an excellent rate! »

    Brand new hotel openned recently for the Olympic Games. Located at the heart of Copacabana, at a walking distance to the beach. Close to all the best of Rio including the Sugar Loaf and a lot of good restaurants. Excellent service. Nothing to complain.

    5
    « Great location, nice people, good value »

    We stayed here two nights and felt that the service by the concierge and people in the breakfast area was outstanding. Very friendly indeed. Breakfast was good, the room simple but functional. Location is very good close to the copacabana palace. All in all a great hotel in Rio for those seeking midrange accommodation that is clean and simple.

    5
    « Good location »

    Good location, comfortable and great staff. It includes everything you need for a short break in Rio de Janeiro. Breakfast was good. Wifi worked well once they'd corrected the password for me. Look after bags if you need to store them there with no hassle.

    5
    « Best Best Western? »

    Booking a late overnight stay in Rio there were few well rated hotels to choose from on my budget, but the write up on this one was good, location appeared to be OK and I took a punt. Best Western's have a certain ring to them down my way, this one blew that image well away. The lobby was smart, staff welcoming, polite and knowledgeable. I chose a city view room that was a limited view, but only due to the high terrain surrounding this locality (a trip to the rooftop terrace next morning - was that allowed? - gave me a great view of the hotel's surroundings). My room was clean, smart, functional and comfortable. I was grateful for the complimentary fridge full of water (there were other offerings) and small snack choice upon my late arrival. Breakfast was quite adequate in the comfortable restaurant area and lunch (before my onward flight) was very good, but a little small on portion size! Location was easy to find, it was an interesting street and area to walk round, being close to Copacabana beach and the ticket centre / coaches for the Christo Redento tour - it meant I had enough time to fit in the two places I most wanted to see before I had to leave for Southern Brazil that day. Very pleased with my stay at this hotel and would certainly consider returning :-)

    5
    « Great service »

    I stayed at the hotel for three days. The service was excellent, the staff speaks English very well. They were great in giving advice with regard to day trips, handled the booking, advice on safety, and booking a Uber for the return trip to the airport. In my experience, this is first hotel where the mini-bar is stocked with practical items, such as water and fresh fruit, which is free! It's location is excellent, the rooms clean and modern. The breakfast delicious!

    5
    « Great hotel! »

    This is a lovely hotel well located in copacabana. The staff are polite, friendly and speak great English. The whole hotel is very modern and the rooms are great. The breakfast is amazing! Would highly recommend this hotel

    5
    « Clean and Great Service »

    We stayed at this hotel for five days, absolutely loved it! The location is great, two blocks from the beach and its right across the metro station, thus if you need to use public transportation its super convenient. The hotel staffs are very friendly and adorable people. The neighborhood its in felt safe to me, and its also super easy to call an uber at the hotel. *** The hotel offers free bicycles so use it if you want to bike along the beach! Was not told that information, got lucky finding out about it because we were about to rent bikes elsewhere

    5
    « Great location and value for money »

    Chose this hotel as I've used this chain before and was very satisfied. The hotel is located in a bustling busy street just 2 blocks from Copacabana beach. Various restaurants and bars are on your doorstep. The Rio Sul shopping mall is 15 min walk. The hotel is virtually brand new and the rooms although small are well appointed with all mod cons. The price includes breakfast and wi-fi so very good value. The reception staff were friendly and very helpful in giving tourist information and you can book tours through them. The rooms were a little on the small side, shower only bathroom and the minibar is free (no alcohol, only water and health drink) and coffee maker. The room comes with flat screen tv on wall, safe and effective air con. Very clean and good sound insulation. Breakfast has good choice of cooked and continental with various fruit juices and cereals. Although it is the same choice everyday. No newspapers to read although there is 'Globo' Brazilian daily in the hotel foyer. There is a communal laptop for internet in the foyer which is free unlimited access. Check out is 12 noon, however if that is too early, the concierge can store your baggage until you are ready to leave and you can book a day room for a reasonable fee if required. I would thoroughly recommend this modern hotel to anyone travelling either for business or pleasure. Convenient and good value for money.

    4
    « Value for Money »

    The Best Western Plus is an elegant and simple hotel. The hotel gives a fresh feeling and I believe its been constructed recently before the Rio Olympics. The newness is everywhere in the hotel. Once you step into the hotel you are welcomed by very friendly reception and the check-in process is fairly quick and simple. The hotel rooms are well maintained and very clean. The room does have all the basic requirement and for things you would require the staff at reception is very happy to support if requested (like Iron table, Dental/Shaving set etc). The room I stayed did not have any view at all and the rooms have individual air conditioners with remote support. The quality of bed was good and I managed to get peaceful sleep on all the days during the stay. The hotel itself is located in a very good location which is centre to many of the nearby attractions and metro and bus stops. The copacabana beach was walkable distance and few streets behind the hotel. I did not remember seeing any Swimming pool or health club in the hotel and considering the fact this is a simple hotel and not any luxury type of hotel this is fine. One thing which was a big let down is the restaurant at the hotel. They have a standard menu for the breakfast and it is very very limited. They do not even provide the default corn flakes but did have some home made museli. And it was the same every day. I would have preferred some changes every day and some variety in the international expectations. You would have to starve with breads everyday if you are an asian vegetarian like me. Surprisingly the room service options from restaurant is also very limited and they have a set of 5-10 items that you can order. Though you can easily walk out and find so many places to eat based on budget and expectations it is always good to have choices within hotel. Someone in other review mentioned that the bathroom is small. That is true and it is small for a hotel but not any complaints on that since this is something we can manage for sure. The mini fridge is equipped with lots of water bottles and it is really good so that we do not risk drinking any other liquid. Overall this hotel is really good and clean with friendly staffs and should fit fine in case you are in the town and would want a decent place to stay and get your things done. Do not expect any luxury but surely worth for the money.

    5
    « Brilliant! »

    I was in Brazil for business and stayed here this week for a night before returning back to the UK. The hotel is absolutely spotless and the staff are so friendly that can't do enough for you! Location is great too! ????

  • 5
    « Excellent Breakfast buffet, the best »

    The property is completely new, every detail has been taken care of, the breakfast is really exceptional, not only for the quality of products, but also by the attention. Thank Cleo & Co. The reception was very good too, thanks Carolina & Co.

    5
    « Clean, comfortable and friendly staff. Great location too! »

    We were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel two blocks away from Copacabana beach. It's brand new, extremely clean and has very comfortable rooms with enormous beds, comfy pillows and dark and quiet enough to ensure a good night's sleep. Staff were incredibly friendly and a nice touch is that they offer guests bicycles to explore the area. There is also a gym around the corner available to hotel guests. The breakfasts were delicious with many different kinds of freshly squeezed juices, pastries, crispy bacon and perfectly prepared eggs. A wonderful hotel which is very central and a great location for exploring Rio on foot.

    4
    « Cozy and Comfortable »

    We were in Rio for the Olympic Games and stayed at the hotel from 14 to 20 August... The room was a tad small but was well furnished and cozy.... The morning breakfast may not be lavish but was substantial... The staff were wonderful, helpful and caring.... The location of the hotel is superb ... central and just off the COPACABANA beach ....the Cardeal Arcoverde Metro is just opposite which was a big plus...Lot of nearby eating joints and shopping too...Would recommend it highly..

    4
    « Good deal »

    Just across the metro estation Cardeal Arco Verde. This new option in Copacabana is very pratical for those who want to use the Metro and the Rio Sul Mall, free bus, because they are just in front the hotel

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Rio de Janeiro?Galeao International Airport. Follow the express road Linha Vermelha until you get to Tunel Reboucas, keep to your right and take Rua Humaita, keep right to rua Visc. de Silva, follow the road until you get to Avenida Lauro Sodre. Turn left, continue to Tunel do Leme, follow this road and turn right on Rua Barata Ribeiro. The Best Western Plus® Copacabana Design Hotel will be on your left. ·From: Leme Beach. Follow Avenida Atlantica until you get to Rua Duvivier. Turn right and then turn left on Rua Barata Ribeiro. The Best Western Plus® Copacabana Design Hotel will be on your left.