Top 5 Hotels in Copacabana for your Trip to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Author:
Andrew Birch

The Top 5 Hotels in Copacabana for your Trip to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The events of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be held at 18 different venues in four different areas of the city: Copacabana, Barra, Deodoro, and Maracana. Of the four, Copacabana is likely to be very popular, with oceanfront sites like the Copacabana Stadium, Fort Copacabana, Flamengo Park, and Marina da Gloria, as well as the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

In addition to the beautiful beach and the lively atmosphere of Copacabana, this glamorous neighborhood will become a hub for water-based sports and other events during the games. Fans of sailing, rowing, kayaking, beach volleyball, and marathon swimming, as well as of race walking and cycling will flock to the area to see the top athletes in the world compete in each field, while followers of other disciplines will look to stay here thanks to the excellent hotels and infrastructure.

The following hotels are some of the top places to stay in the Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympics:

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Miramar Hotel by Windsor is located within walking distance of three of the four venues, and offers modern luxury just across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring breathtaking views of the ocean, spectacular sunrises, and comfortable guestrooms, this five star property is an ideal place to relax after watching your favorite event. Standout facilities at the hotel include a rooftop terrace with an infinity pool and a gourmet restaurant serving regional cuisine

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Belmond Copacabana Palace

This historic five star hotel is housed in a landmark Art Deco building and was first opened in 1923. Situated just a short walk from Copacabana Stadium, Belmond Copacabana Palace is within easy reach of the other venues in the area. It has excellent facilities that include a fantastic pool, a spa, and fine dining restaurants, along with an air-conditioned fitness center.

Windsor Atalntica Hotel

Windsor Atlantic Hotel

Situated at the northern end of the beach, between Copacabana and Leme, this sophisticated hotel allows guests easy access to Copacabana Stadium, and is just minutes away from Flamengo Park and Marina da Gloria. Featuring 40 floors of modern luxury, the Windsor Atlantica Hotel offers spectacular ocean views and impressive facilities, including swimming pools, a spa, and gourmet restaurants.

Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Featuring sweeping views of Copacabana Beach, this popular four star hotel helps you to mix business and pleasure, offering free wireless Internet access and a business center, complemented by a 20th story rooftop swimming pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Modern and sophisticated, Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel is just minutes from a metro station and Copacabana Stadium, making it the ideal place for your trip.

Windsor Copa Hotel

Windsor Copa Hotel

This value hotel is perfect for people looking to explore the city during their time in Copacabana. Offering affordable rates, free breakfast, and a great location near public transportation and only one block from the beach, the Windsor Copa Hotel has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Situated just minutes from the region's venues and a number of popular tourist attractions, it is ideal for tourists on a budget.

Written by Andrew Birch