This Rio landmark overlooks its namesake beach and is the most traditional and elegant hotel in the city.
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Occupying a prime spot on the world famous Copacabana beachfront, The Miramar's rooms are light and spacious and have been fully updated with modern decor along with all the amenities you'd expect of a five star hotel. Wonderful views out to the beach and the sea beyond can be enjoyed from many of the rooms and suites.
In a city where service can be a little hit and miss, the Miramar is a welcome exception - staff are very attentive and friendly, and everything is designed for you to have an exceptionally comfortable stay.
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The hotel has six different room categories. We don't usually recommend the Standard rooms, which are particularly small and inward facing, but the rest are all spacious and modern, offering stylish decoration and and a host of amenities such as Wi-Fi access and TVs. The Superior rooms are a great entry level room, offering a view over the city but with glimpses of the beach. If you would prefer to enjoy full views of Copacabana, room categories above Superior (Superior Executive, Deluxe, Executive Suite and Master Suite) have wonderful ocean views, along with more living space.
Located at one end of Copacabana beach, you are right in the heart of Rio, surrounded by the bustle of the numerous restaurants and cafes. Walking along Copacabana is one of the highlights of a stay in the city, and a short walk in the other direction takes you to the chic beach neighbourhoods of Ipanema and Leblon.
Food and drink
The hotel's Sa Restaurant receives consistently positive reviews from returning guests. Breakfast is included, and is an extensive buffet option. Evening meals are a mixture of European and Brazilian cuisine, all served in the stylish setting of the restaurant. Up on the roof terrace you'll find a poolside bar serving a variety of beverages that can be enjoyed alongside stunning views, offering a real retreat at the end of the day.
Interconnecting family rooms are available in some categories, and some rooms offer the option to add a bed. Please ask your specialist if you need more information on these options
Facilities and activities
Boasting perhaps one of the best views in the city, the hotel's infinity pool situated on the roof terrace is a great place to relax. The hotel also has a fitness room and a butler service for each floor.
The Miramar is one of the most attractive looking hotels along the Copacabana beachfront. Inside, it has set itself high service standards and a friendly atmosphere. Combined with its excellent location, the hotel is one of the best options in this category.
Style of property
- Modern Designer
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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.
Looking out over arguably the most photogenic stretch of beach in Rio sits the Fasano. The hotel’s sleek outward character and understated interior design combine to make this Rio’s best choice for top-end sophistication.
More than just a hotel, the Emiliano has an identity synonymous with being fresh and elegant.
Tucked away in the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, Mama Ruisa is one of the most unique boutique hotels in the city and is replete with Brazilian hospitality and French embellishments.
This modern and comfortable hotel is a great base from which to explore the vibrant streets of Rio.
The Windsor Palace Hotel is located one block from Copacabana Beach and is one of our preferred value options for couples or families.
Just a short walk from the renowned Copacabana Beach, the Windsor Martinique offers guests an exceptionally warm welcome.
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.