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Arena Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Arena Copacabana is the Arena brand’s flagship hotel and as a relative newcomer to Rio, it has been a welcome addition to the city's hotel scene. Guests can expect first-rate service, exceptional comfort, and excellent value during a stay here, but what really separates the Arena Copacabana from similar standard hotels is its fresh design and innovative, environmentally friendly approach.

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This hotel offers a variety of room options, including some rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto Copacabana Beach. All rooms are warmly furnished and have flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, digital safes, soundproof windows which can be opened, and central air conditioning. In addition to these features, each room has been designed in a sustainable way with the use of green technology and a focus on conservation. Through the use of eco-friendly initiatives, the hotel is doing its part in energy and water conservation, recycling, reducing waste, and increasing biodiversity.


The Arena Copacabana enjoys a central location on the beach in the lively heart of Rio, which is full of bars and restaurants should you wish to eat out. Should you wish to venture further afield, the hotel is located close to metro stations, allowing you to head into the downtown area easily or to travel in the opposite direction to the chic districts of Ipanema and Leblon, which are home to even more restaurants and bars. Here, you'll find the atmosphere a bit more low-key than Copacabana.

Food and Drink

Every morning you can watch the city come to life over breakfast from the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, Fennel. It’s worth returning for lunch and dinner as well to try the international cuisine. Before or after dinner, we recommend heading up the pool bar for the uninterrupted views and cold refreshing drinks.


We think that the rooftop pool is a great place to spend downtime with the family.

Facilities and Activities

The Arena Copacabana has several leisure facilities including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a gym. 

Our opinion

A modern hotel with excellent facilities. The large sundeck area is particularly appealing after tramping the city, when you may just want to relax and enjoy the views. 

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    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.

    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.