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Rockland, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

The hotel has marble floors, gold platings and lots of mirrors. It is like walking into a hotel from the 50s. Our room was clean and spacious. However, the bathroom smelled like urine and our shower leaked onto the floor so there was a huge puddle of water when you got out. Valeria, a receptionist, spoke excellent English and was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I stayed at this hotel with my wife whilst she was on a business trip in July 2013. The hotel lobby is very posh and one gets the impression of a 4+ star hotel. Yet the room is quite ordinary, with somewhat shabby furniture and not particularly good views (as compared to another stay at another hotel further south in... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

This was a rather shabby hotel in a part of town that's seen better days. Rooms were dark with worn out fixtures and fittings. While only a few blocks walk to the beach, it's along a busy road and not an area that very welcoming, especially at night. Checked out early & moved to a hotel in Ipenema beach. For... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This hotel was indicated to me by a friend of mine. The hotel is beaut, location is good (near to Copacabana Beach and Tunel Rebouças), two blocks from the beach. Good breakfast (since there were everything that I like), however, there was no variety of food (ex: there was only one kind of cake, two kinds of juice, etc). There... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

The hotel is very close to the four stars displayed in the lobby. It is very near to the Copacabana beach and to a big shopping mall where you can eat a decent and not expensive meal in a different restaurant every day. It’s clean: they clean the room and change the towels (good quality) daily’ The breakfast is diverse... More 

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Copenhagen
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

First thing is first there is no free wi-fi no matter what it says on booking.com or trip advisor. The price at the time of our stay was 5R for 30min. The place was cold all the time as was the atmosphere, after coming in from 40 degree Celsius heat you are welcomed to a thermal shock inside the hotel... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Hotel was much better than it looked like in the pictures. It's close to the beach, large rooms, good service, and a solide breakfast buffet. The pool is very small, but with a nice terrace on the 11th floor on the top of the hotel. The exchange office and supermarkets are close by, so is the beach, some 5min of... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

This hotel was an amazing value for my trip to Copacabana Beach for the big New Years Eve celebrations 2013. The staff was very professional. The room was beyond expectation. Very large room with a very large comfortable bed. Rooms were quiet even thought you are on a busy street. The hotel is just a short 2 block walk to... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

This hotel was chosen for me by my Brazilian distributor. Our rep in Rio lives in Copacabana so it was partly driven by his convenience. We arrived at the local Rio airport and took a taxi to this hotel (about 15 minutes). The location was superb. It was clear that this was Rio and that it was Copa as it... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

The hotel is in a busy street next to the tunnel to Botafogo, the walk to the beach is relatively short but I would not recommend anyone to do that at night, some dodgy dark corners do not feel too safe. The hotel must have been very majestic in the 40's, too bad that no one took the time to... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Merlin Copacabana Hotel! In the heart of Rio de Janeiro at the world-famous Copacabana Beach, the Merlin Copacabana Hotel is ideally placed just minutes away from Rio's business district, tourist attractions, leisure and shopping areas. On business or holiday, guests will enjoy all the amenities needed to make their trip a success. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Address: Avenida Princesa Isabel N0 392 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-010, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana , Leme
Price Range: $112 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Merlin Copacabana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Hotel Merlin Copacabana
Merlin Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#16 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#18 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Kettle and washing line would be nice in each room. No facility for a hot drink or washing of small items.”
 of 5 bubbles joyj650, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel, not facing the busy street below”
 of 5 bubbles robinsU4081OY, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“My room was large, spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles joshuao512, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It is a city hotel so the higher floor the less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 208gind, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Small but clean. Good shower.”
 of 5 bubbles martinpW5056DR, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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