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Windsor California Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica 2616, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-001 Brazil
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#34 of 306 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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The Windsor California Hotel is the big news in the heart of Copacabana. With the most famous beach in Rio de Janeiro at your feet and with a sophisticated decoration, the hotel offers a differentiated service, hospitality, warmth and convenience to guests. In addition, it has a privileged location: just steps away from the main bars, nightclubs and restaurants, as well as easy access to the subway and the main attractions of the city, such as Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Solarium
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Avenida Atlantica 2616, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-001 Brazil
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Windsor California Copacabana
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djdavid1 wrote a review Mar 2024
Sanderstead, United Kingdom29 contributions49 helpful votes
Probably the best shower in the world. Super location smack in the middle of Copacabana beach. It could not be a better location. Easy to get around and we would recommend Uber So inexpensive I could not believe it. Local trips only costing £2 and only £10 to get to the international airport this morning a journey that can take anything from 45mins to 1hr 30 depending on traffic Check in and check out seamless at hotel with loads of attentive assistance if needed. Room was perfect. Clean tidy and great air conditioning. Bathroom was large with the best shower ever… so powerful. Free drinking water provided and though we didn’t have breakfast from what we could see it was good standard and value. So good in fact we are returning in 2 days time after. Short visit to Foz de Iguazu
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use Uber to get around. Don’t withdraw cash from airport ATM wait until in the city. Airports...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Prezado Sr. David, Agradecemos a sua preferência pelo Hotel Windsor Califórnia. No nosso dia a dia toda a equipe trabalha com o máximo empenho e comprometimento para superar as expectativas dos nossos clientes. Infelizmente nem sempre conseguimos apesar de toda a nossa dedicação. Agradecemos também os seus elogios que deixaram toda a equipe muito motivada. Esperamos por uma nova visita em breve num dos Hotéis Windsor no Rio de Janeiro ou Brasília. Atenciosamente, João Matos Gerente Geral
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kr142015 wrote a review Feb 2024
Leicester, United Kingdom46 contributions5 helpful votes
Great hotel! Amazing view and decent breakfast. Safe location. Particular call out for Jonathan at breakfast who was lovely and the man who speaks English with an American accent on reception who helped me arrange a doctor when my husband was sick! Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr KR, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Knitter8 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom111 contributions38 helpful votes
The breakfast and room were very good. There was no hot water so showering was unpleasant. We complained but nothing was done! Also we were told it was a complementary taxi but they charged a huge amount at the end. We got a normal taxi back and it under half the price Even though it was rush hour! Take care not to get caught by this! It is NOT complementary!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not ask for a taxi they will tell you the hotel offers a complementary taxi! There is a proper...
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Responded Feb 23, 2024
Dear Mr Knitter, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. I inform you that we did not have any problems with our water heating system. Please note too that we do not have a taxi service under the responsibility of the hotel. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Jordan wrote a review Jan 2024
Columbus, Ohio149 contributions58 helpful votes
My hisband and I stayed here while visiting Rio around New Year's. It was a good home base for us but, of course, pricey around the holidays. It is right across the street from the beach and where the fireworks are set off. The room itself was a bit small for what we paid but clean and comfortable. The shower was perfect for blasting away sand. We never had issues with water temp. The windows must be bulletproof or something because they blocked out tons of noise. International travelers are able to plug into USB outlets but I'd bring a Brazillian plug convertor just in case. NONE of the food/drink amenities are included, not even coffee cups. So be aware. We ate at the breakfast buffet most days. Tons of stuff for all ages and diets. Usually scrambled eggs, bacon, and 2 other hot items, fruit, cereal, yogurt, loads of baked goods, and lots of options for juice and milk. Hot tea, coffee, and someade to order options are also available. They also have 2 restaurants and 24 room service which seem to serve the same menu. The food was good if slightly expensive for the area. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Most spoke Portuguese and English. Several also spoke Spanish. We did not have trouble communicating while there. The check in system was weird for us but maybe normal for Brazil? A staff member directed us to sit at a small table and served us ice water. Then we were later directed to sit across a single-person desk to actually check in. We moved again to a couch to wait for our room to be ready. We did not have any safety concerns while there. There is a safe in the room. There was also always at least one staff member at the door to the building. For NYE, they used a armband to ensure only guests entered the hotel aftera certain time. We booked a couple day tours and the guides met us in the lobby. Same for our (VERY early) airport transfer which we booked through the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Jan 24, 2024
Dear Mr Delliss, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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PittReisender wrote a review Jan 2024
Allison Park, Pennsylvania156 contributions144 helpful votes
I've stayed at numerous hotels in Copacabana over the years and decided to give the Windsor California a try based on good reviews. I thought the hotel was great: friendly and helpful staff, very nice room with fabulous ocean view, and very nice restaurant, which I tried for both breakfast and one dinner (which was very reasonably priced). Also has a decent fitness center on the fifteen floor which is a major plus. Only downside is that not that many good restaurants within walking distance. That aside, would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 15, 2024
Dear Mr PittReisender, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Bryony B wrote a review Dec 2023
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Very good hotel and excellent staff. Mayra on reception was very friendly and helpful. The facilities were very very good and I have had a wonderful time in this hotel. I would love to come back here next time.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec 29, 2023
Dear Mr BryonyB, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Kakoli C wrote a review Nov 2023
Bengaluru, India91 contributions23 helpful votes
1. The check-in time - the check-in was fast and simple. This was the best amongst last 10 hotels I have stayed. 2. The location - is best. Right on the beach. Just cross the road and you are on the beach. Also it's almost at the middle of the long stretch of Copacabana beach. 3. The property is clean and well maintained. The room was nice and spacious. Bed was comfortable. 4. Breakfast was better than we expected. Lots of options - good spread. 5. Staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. All speak English. If I have to pick one item we missed - there was no tea/ coffee maker at the room unlike most of the similar hotels in other parts of the world. We missed our morning tea!! However, the room service was kind enough to provide hot water in flask whenever we asked for it. So not a big deal.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Nov 13, 2023
Dear Mr KakOlic,, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Ajaya wrote a review Nov 2023
Istanbul, Türkiye14 contributions22 helpful votes
Great location, it seems to be in the middle of the Copacabana beach. Nice luxuries rooms, great breakfast (the green juice is just the right medicine for the usual hangovers) and wonderful helpful people.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Only 1 bottle of drinking water is provided per stay (not day) so be prepared accordingly.
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Dear Mr. 11shahaj, thanks you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Dogac S wrote a review Sep 2023
Chorna Tysa, Ukraine2 contributions2 helpful votes
My stay at this hotel was nothing short of a disappointment. Upon check-in, I was given false information by the receptionist, who promised that my friend could join me for an extra fee. However, when my friend arrived, we were informed that this was not possible, forcing us to scramble for alternative accommodation at the last minute. To make matters worse, not all of my money was refunded upon cancellation. This experience left me feeling deceived and frustrated with the hotel's lack of integrity and customer service. I would strongly caution anyone considering staying here. Receptionists must be improve themselves about their job especially name of RENAN
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Oct 5, 2023
Dear Mr Dogac, Thanks for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services.We hope that you understand the hotel rules abd we hope to see you soon at Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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Laura Spencer-Higgins wrote a review Sep 2023
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions12 helpful votes
Really great 3 night stay here. Very safe feeling and right on Copacabana beach. All hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is great and the rooftop bar by the pool do great food and cocktails. Hun had good treadmills with great views of the city behind. Laundry service was efficient. And airport pickup was very good. Would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Sep 23, 2023
Dear Mrs. Laura, We would like to thank you for choosing Windsor California Hotel and for sharing some comments about your stay. Only a few guests give us their feedback so that we can improve, even more, the quality of our services. Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of the Windsor Hotels in Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. Sincerely, João Matos General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
C$171 - C$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Windsor California Hotel
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Copacabana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
157
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windsor California Copacabana
Which popular attractions are close to Windsor California Copacabana?
Nearby attractions include Copacabana Beach (0.2 km), SESC Copacabana (0.2 km), and Igreja Nossa Senhora de Copacabana e Santa Rosa de Lima (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windsor California Copacabana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Windsor California Copacabana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Windsor California Copacabana?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Windsor California Copacabana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braseiro, Duckbill Cookies & Coffee Copacabana, and Haru Sushi Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Windsor California Copacabana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Windsor California Copacabana have airport transportation?
Yes, Windsor California Copacabana offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Windsor California Copacabana offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windsor California Copacabana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Windsor California Copacabana?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (6.7 km), Museu Historico Nacional (7.6 km), and Forte de Copacabana (1.6 km).
Does Windsor California Copacabana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.