Rio Othon Palace

Ave Atlantica 3264, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22070-001, Brazil
#23 of 278 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 3, 2011

The Rio Othon has some of the best views in Rio but that's where the value tends to end. For $300 a night you get an aged room, aged television, no tea and coffee making facilities and a room service menu that delievers food that looks like its been in a traffic accident. Hotel staff are helpful and security is tighter than expected which is reassuring. If I pay the same money for a hotel in Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur and even Jakarta I get much much better in every single way. I wondered why the beaches of Copacabana were so often deserted compared to those in the Asia Pacific region. Please take this as constructive advice - Rio Othon senior management you need send a delegation to Asia to learn how to do tourist hotels properly. Hope this helps.

Unique Quality: views

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Easy access to the beach, directly across the road

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 11, 2006

It is directly across from the beach and the immediate area around the hotel is safe. Good hotel with accommodating staff and the door personnel watch closely who is coming into the hotel. I was told that if you bring a guest back with you that she would have her identification papers with. The rooms had a safe to store your valuables. Check out the other reviews, they are good and with more info.

I ate at the outside restaurant, next to the hotel and it was fine.

Unique Quality: While I wasn't totally comfortable, regarding personal safety in Rio, this hotel is in a good location. It is the location and the view that really add to this hotel. The beach was frequented by families, young and old. The view was nice the beaches had a few topless women sunning themselves and playing volleyball. There were also beach vendors selling soda & beer and renting beach chairs, sun umbrella or whatever you might need. I sat in a rented beech chair at the one that was between the hotel and the water.

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Well located

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 19, 2006

Facing Copacabana Beach, the Rio Othon Palace offers its guests far more than a privileged view of one of the world’s loveliest and most famous shorelines. It is not just the dazzling beauty of Copacabana that attracts visitors of all nationalities, but also its cosmopolitan culture, smart shops, handcraft fairs, restaurants ranging from elegant to budget-friendly, night clubs and bars, theatres and cinemas, enchanting visitors with a broad range of free-time options at any time o the day or night. Close to famous symbols of the marvellous city, such as the Sugar Loaf and the Statute of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado peak, the Rio Othon Palace hotel is close to another famous beach: Ipanema, with its golden girls and eye-catching fashions.

Comfortable Standard rooms are located at the lateral of the building with a balcony and partial ocean view – double or twin beds equipped with: telephone with two lines and answering machine, remote control colour TV with international channels, safe, mini bar , AM/FM radio, air conditioning, 24 hour room service, hair dryer, laundry and dry cleaning
All Deluxe Rooms are very spacious with a balcony and ocean front - double or twin beds. equipped with: telephone with two lines and answering machine, remote control colour TV with international channels, safe, minibar , AM/FM radio, air conditioning, 24 hour room service, hair dryer, laundry and internet access (broadband )

Unique Quality: Lobby Bar, located at ground floor, Estancia and Patio Tropical located at third floor. Every Saturday, offering delicious Feijoada, a typical Brazilian speciality. For a great night out without leaving the hotel, the rooftop Skylab Bar and Restaurant offer light meal with the best view of Copacabana Beach.
Over all view is a great location in the heart of coco cabana beach. The down fall is that is also next to “Help” night club which is known for its prostitutes.

Directions: A nice hotel and well worth the money. I would stay here again if should return to Rio.

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Great View of Copacabana Beach

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 31, 2005

I stayed at the Othon Palace Hotel in Copacabana because I won a raffle back in Arizona. I grew up in Rio in the '60s and this hotel did not exist then. I found it very modern and comfortable, but nothing to really set it apart from less expensive hotels other than its physical presence at mid-beach in Copacabana. As the tallest hotel around, you have great views in either direction. I only ate breakfast at the hotel, which was nothing special.

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The beach directly in front of the hotel has some of the roughest surf in Rio when the tide comes in. I would recommend walking a few hundred yards to the south to avoid getting caught in the undertow and rough surf. If you get caught, swim out beyond the waves and then parallel to the beach. You'll find you can return to the shore without problems. After about five days, I switched hotels to stay at the Miramar Palace Hotel, where the U.S. Embassy housed all diplomatic visitors in the 1960's.

Unique Quality: The Othon Palace looks like the tallest hotel on Copacabana Beach, with the possible exception of the Meridian down the same beach in Leme. There is a swimming pool located on the roof for those too timid to cross the street to the beach. My room had a varnished red brick wall. Beds were nothing special, but the place was very modern.

Directions: Right in the middle of Copacabana Beach. Hard to miss, because it it the tallest building right in the middle of this world famous location.

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Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 5, 2005

The height of this hotel at 28 floors makes it the highest on Copacabana and the large swimming pool and terrace area are great to relax and enjoy the wonderful views. I only spent 2 nights here but found it a very nice place to stay. Rooms are OK, although not that large for a 5* hotel plus I didn't really like the exposed brick wall decor behind the beds.

The other best thing apart from the high terrace is the large restaurant which served a great breakfast. The sound of the running water feature is a nice touch.

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Address: Ave Atlantica 3264, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22070-001, Brazil

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
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  • Bar / Lounge

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