Rio Othon Palace
Looking out over Copacabana Beach, the Rio Othon Palace offers more than just a prize view of one of the world’s most famous swathes of sand. The hotel is located near some of Rio's standout attractions, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, and so is convenient for exploring the city. Its rooftop pool also makes it a good place to relax.
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As with most Rio hotels, the décor is rather dated and lacks style and character. However, the rooms are spacious, have small balconies (although most are without furniture), and are clean and well-equipped. Rooms have air conditioning, cable TV, a digital safe, Wi-Fi, a telephone and a mini bar.
The Rio Othon Palace’s location in Rio de Janeiro is unbeatable, with an ideal central location on Copacabana Beach, and only minutes from central Rio and both airports. It's situated between postos four and five, which are the lifeguard stations that locals use to demarcate different sections of the beaches. At posto four you’ll find locals playing beach volleyball and walking slacklines, while the calm waters at post five attract standup paddleboarders.
Food and Drink
A meal at Skylab, located on the 30th floor overlooking all of Copacabana, is a highlight of a stay at the Rio Othon Palace. The restaurant’s menu is inspired by French and Brazilian cuisine and on weekends there are special dishes such as the Brazilian soul food staple, feijoada, which is cooked up on Saturdays. On Sunday, traditional grilled meats are served all day.
The Rio Othon Palace is popular with families as it offers connecting rooms, a rooftop pool and several dining options.
Facilities and Activities
The Rio Othon Palace has a litany of services and amenities; they include beach service, a rooftop pool, a gym, a sauna, and a well-regarded restaurant.
While the Rio Othon Palace lacks the five-star service of other beachfront hotels, it's a good choice due to its great location towards the Ipanema end of Copacabana.
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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.