The Windsor Martinique offers a clean and comfortable place to stay in the heart of the city, and while it lacks a little character, the excellent location and high level of service from its friendly staff sets it apart from other entry-level Rio hotels.
The property's iconic setting is what many people picture when they think of Rio, and so it offers an ideal location from which to soak up the city's atmosphere. You could spend the day perusing the streets of Rio and soak up the sun on Copacabana or Ipanema beaches before retreating to the hotel to enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace, taking in the panoramic views over Copacabana Beach.
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All of the hotel's rooms have been designed to offer a comfortable, clean, and welcoming stay in Rio. While a little on the small side, they offer a good range of amenities, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TVs, minibars, electronic safes, and hairdryers. There are two room categories to choose from, which differ in terms of their views, with standard rooms overlooking the central courtyard and superior rooms facing out toward the city skyline.
The Martinique's location is one of its biggest draws. Just a block back from the world-famous Copacabana Beach, the hotel is ideal for exploring not just the beach but the lively Copacabana district, home to numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. A 20-minute walk in the opposite direction also takes you to Ipanema Beach, which rivals Copacabana in terms of its beauty. Home to numerous chic restaurants and bars, Ipanema is the buzzing heart of a more modern Rio. For those who want to go off exploring on their own, it's easy to get taxis from the hotel, and the city's metro is only a short walk away.
Food and Drink
Your stay at the Windsor Martinique includes buffet breakfast in the on-site restaurant. The hotel also offers an à la carte service for lunch and dinner, with a focus on Brazilian cuisine. For pre- or post-dinner drinks, head to the American Bar, where you can enjoy a variety of beverages on the rooftop terrace.
The Windsor chain of hotels pride themselves on their exceptional service, so families will be well looked after here.
Facilities and Activities
The hotel has a small rooftop pool from which you can enjoy views over the city, and a small gym. Wi-Fi can be accessed on the rooftop and in the lobby.
A reliable option with an excellent location. While it lacks a little character, a trip to Rio is all about exploring the city and being in the thick of the action, something this hotel certainly allows you to do.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The beaches are an excellent place to watch cariocas jogging, strutting and walking their poodles in the sunshine. You set the pace and if there is time you will also be able to circle the Lagoa before returning to your hotel.
The Maracanã football stadium was built in 1950 for the World Cup and is the biggest stadium of its kind, holding at one point, before terraces were converted to seating, more than 200,000 fans.
There is no other place in Rio that embodies the 'alegria' or happiness of the Brazilian people more than the nightlife scene in the neighbourhood of Lapa.
Stroll along a beautiful shoreline pedestrian path, popular with walkers and joggers. This is followed by a weaving hike up a trail with wonderful views of Rio's bay followed by a short (approximately 25m) but challenging section of rock climbing.