This Rio landmark overlooks its namesake beach and is the most traditional and elegant hotel in the city.
The Windsor Palace
At the Windsor Palace you're in the heart of Rio where you'll have access to one of the world’s most famous beaches. The hotel is ideal for those wanting a comfortable stay, a warm reception, and an amiable atmosphere, while also being close by to some of the best bars, restaurants, and shops in the city.
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The rooms at the hotel are modestly adorned with all modern amenities. Those from the seventh floor upward have balconies, while those from the 14th floor upward have views of Copacabana Beach. The hotel is very flexible when it comes to room configuration, which is part of what makes the Windsor Palace ideal for both families and couples.
Located right in the middle of Copacabana, a stay at the Windsor Palace gives guests easy access to many of the city’s top attractions. While not right on the beach, the hotel is only one block back, so access is easy. Meanwhile, the rooftop pool offers a great alternative to the beach.
Food and drink
Your stay at the Windsor Palace 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. 24-hour room service is also available.
The Windsor Palace is one of our first choices for families visiting Rio. Not only does it provide great value for money, but connecting rooms are easy to come by and an extra bed can be added to most rooms.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has several recreational areas, 24-hour room service, a sauna, a gym, and a terrace with a pool which offers views of Copacabana Beach over the rooftops of adjacent streets.
A good-value option right in the heart of Copacabana. The hotel has been recently renovated to include soundproof floors and windows, keeping city noise to a minimum.
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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.
The Miramar Hotel by Windsor is an Audley favourite in the Copacabana area of Rio, home to iconic views, beautiful beaches and numerous cafes and restaurants.
This modern and comfortable hotel is a great base from which to explore the vibrant streets of Rio.
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.