Acapulco Copacabana Hotel
Situated across a narrow street from the Meridien -- and a short block from the beach -- the Acapulco Copacabana is on the border between Leme and Copacabana. The hotel has recently been refurbished. Rooms and large and well appointed; room air conditioners are quiet and efficient; bathrooms are as good as any I've had in Brazil (nearly 20 hotels), though with showers only. Four of the 12 rooms on each floor have good-sized balconies (larger than those in the old wing of the Copacabana Palace). The restaurant serves lunch and a complimentary breakfast. Two computers with high-speed connections are available, in the lobby, free of charge (with guest asked to limit each session to 15 minutes). The lobby also has a small bar. At a mere US$50 a night (during Carnaval 2004), the Acapulco Copacabana is an outstanding find.
I travel at least three times a year and recently traveled to the copacabana....it was the worst experience of my life, things were constantly being stolen from our room(cd walkman, cd player, camera, jewlery, clothes,sunglasses) i later found my cd player hiding behind the front desk and the staff was trying to convince me that it was not mine(when i have my name on it)....beyond the theves lurking around the hotel....the food was disgusting....the staff were rude....the drinks are horrible..... i would definately travel to mexico again....but NEVER stay at the copacabana you will be treated as a meal ticket for the locals....the hotel never regulated who comes into the hotel, i think there were more locals then tourists in the pool. It was the worst experience of my life....if you want to be degrated, sexually harrassed, stolen from, starving and taken advantage of, this is the hotel for you.
Hotels like this give Mexico a bad name, but rest assured everymoment spent OUTSIDE of the copacabana was enjoyable. i would travel to mexico again....but NEVER to that dreadful excuse of a hotel......
Caught between Spring Break and the Convention
We caught the tail end of Spring Break-the pool was filthy and the grounds were in need of attention! The elevators were so slow it was almost quicker to walk up 13 flights from the lobby--the food was pretty bad-no variey-no taste--and NO GUACAMOLE! I couldn't believe it--but there were hot dogs--for breakfast and lunch-not what we expected. Many of the people working in the hotel could not speak English-which suprised me-perhaps thats why they seemd unfriendly. There was only 1 bar for A/I and 1 restaurant-no pool bar...No brand name liquor (the bar closed at 10pm)-all liquor after that was cash basis. The room was clean but again old and run-down. Hey-"worse than Spring breakers" was the convention that filled the Hotel --for which the pool was cleaned -outdoor light bulbs and broken chairs were replaced--lots of smoking and beer drinking. There also was "plumbing repair" going on while we stayed (March 26-April2) right outside our room-tar, glue and banging on the pipes all day long. It was a nasty place to stay--Acapulco offers so much more-we won't come back to this Hotel. Its a has-been--and had nothing to offer us. We did meet some great kids from Indiana and Wisconsin--they had fun Bungee Jumpng in town-but they were also disappointed in the Hotel.
This was the worst hotel I have stayed in.
The four star rating is a joke, the place is a shoddy mess, the food was terrible, one restaurant with no choice and the staff very unfriendly.
One drinks bar with long queues took forever to get served.
The pool was only small and you could not get into it for the Mexican people who just took it over.
The rooms were shabby and smelt damp and musty.
All in all a terrible hotel, I would not reccomend this hotel to anyone.
The Copa is a beautiful, airy hotel with a great tropical feel. The staff went more than out of their way to keep the grounds/rooms clean and the tourists happy. I would go back here ANY TIME...and I was even there during college Spring Break!
My partner & I have previously stayed at this hotel and found it to be one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in, our first holiday together was to Acapulco and have used the experience as a basis for where ever we have travelled to since, very few compare. The staff were extremely friendly and the bar staff were great, we didn't even have to get up if we wanted a drink, while we were sunbathing. The only word of warning i would give to anyone going to stay at the Copacabana is avoid the american students spring break, towards the end of our stay they started to trickle in and some of them particulary loud & obnoxious.
All in all a great place to stay.
Good Times at the Copa!
Recently visit the Copacabana for Spring Break in March 2004. I had an amazing time, met & partied with lots of cool people. The hotel is party central, so if you don't enjoy lots of noise better choose somewhere else to stay. Let me break it down for you. 1. The food is horrible except for the breakfast. Only 1 bar for all inclusive. Drinks are horrible except for the beer and it closes by 10:30pm. Kind of sucks when you don't leave to go to the clubs until 12!!! My suggestion is to not get the all inclusive and buy your your food & drinks, booze @ the super gigante which is the grocery store next door to the hotel. Super cheap and you 'll eat good food and drink premium drinks (red bull & vodka) oh ya!!! 2. Rooms are a basic rooms with a balcony, no frills, cleaned daily but you don't really spend that much time in there anyways. I also heard stories of people breaking into rooms, stealing radios, money etc. That didn't happen to us but heres a tip. Lock your suitcase, don't leave valuables out, and put all your money, digital camera in the hotels lock box at the front desk...ITS FREE people & theres someone there 24hrs. 3. Despite what people may say, I enjoyed the beach. The sand is golden brown not powdery white but its still sand. The ocean is dark blue, clean but pretty rough. Be careful if your not a strong swimmer. The pool is small and gets quite busy and dirty as the day roles on. Cups, straws, tanning oil and the occasional cigarette floating around but tons of girls and good entertainment!!! 4. Staff are ok, but didn't really speak to anyone except for the entertainment & lock box workers, very nice & polite. 5. The elevators are so slow, try getting a room on the lower levels so you can take the stairs. We had level 4 and never used the elevators. 6. Nightclubs are out of this world, lots of people, lots of drinks, lots of crazy-ness, lots of good times. Beach & hotel parties during the day were awesome. I rated the hotel a 3 because its not more than that, but the fun you'll have there is a 5 +. Overall, hotel is nothing speacial but its the place to be for spring break. You'll meet lots of people & have good times. Cheers!!!
Bring some money, But Have a FABULOUS time
Copacabana is GREAT. The hotel is fine~clean all that. The food does leave a bit to be desired, but there are TONS of fabulous places to eat nearby. Grab snacks at the hotel during the day and then eat your dinner out at night~ thats what MANY people did~although it also why I say bring money. Get a lounge chair by 8:30 am or 9:00am by the latest or go without~ or put your towel out the night before like the Brits. The party atmosphere is what makes this hotel~ it can't be beat. People from ALL OVER ACAPULCO come to this hotel to join the fun. That says A LOT. If you are a stick in the mud~ go elsewhere~ if you want to have a blast~this is the place!
Worse hotel in the universe
Total Dump......one crappy restuarant--cuz you could starve to death waiting for food at the grill by the pool......very cheap with the drinks......very rude staff.......we were pickpocketed and wanted to phone VISA and the front desk would not let us!!! We had to get some peso's from another guest first.........the food is awful and so is the entertainment.......don't know how it ever got a good review, everyone on my trip was complaining and saying they stayed at nicer 2 star hotels
I had some vacation plans and they were canceled so now i have decided to head off to acapulco solo. i was wanting some suggestions on some nice hotels. i really dont need anything extravagant but i want something were i am going to feel safe and within walking distance to the beach and a swimming pool is a must. i will be going from oct 28 through nov 1st any clue what the weather will be like? any suggestions on best place to book hotel rooms for the best price. thanks lori
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Forget Acapulco ...
I'm sure you would enjoy Singapore alot more, theres lots to do & see, the people are very friendly, the food is fab, every where is really clean & it's got some great hotels that don't cost the earth.
Good luck ... Andy B ...
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thanks for the advice but hopefully on antother vacation. i only have 5 days of vacation and would rather go somewhere closer.
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Beaches in Mexico and Acapulco don't mix. The nicest beaches are in Puerto Vallarta and the Punta Mita area is building up as a great hotel area and has the nicest beaches,about 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta , also by the ocean in Puerto Vallarta are hotels in the Marina/Port area (Crown Paradise is nice) and down in the jungle at Boca de Mismaloya( La Jolla De Mismaloya). See my pages on Puerto Vallarta for hotels. Adios
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thanks again but my heart is really set on acapulco.
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hey everyone! thanks for your advice since everyone insisted that i not go acapulco and there were no airline tickets available the days i wanted to go i booked tickets to cancun instead i chose the mystery hotel option so all i know it is a 5 star hotel and on the beach. check out my site later to find how it goes. thanks again
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You decided right.................Cancun is the best! I just got back also solo and I was totaly safe and had the best time ever.
I am also a guy that is like 2ft taller then anyone in mexico, SO be carefull (a young women on vacation alone)
Have A GREAT TIME!!!!!!!!
Check my page for some tips on Cancun
love acapulco,been there 3 times we go back every year to visit our family ,you will love it very friendly people try max tacos visit barbarroja enjoy enjoy
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ACAPULCO IS FUN AND SAFE!! WE WILL BE THERE OCT 28TH - NOV 5TH COPACABANA HOTEL
IS A COOL PLACE I BEEN TO ACAPULCO 6 TIMES ITS ALL GOOD AS FOR THE GUY WHO TOLD U TO GO SOMEWHERE OTHERE THAN ACAPULCO HES FULL OF SH_T.. HE DOSENT KNOW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME MUST OF STAYED LOCKED IN HIS BATHROOM THE TIME HE WAS THERE
LOOK US UP JOE & JULIE
WE WILL BE AT THE MAR AZUL CONDOS
SEE YA HAVE FUN