Merlin Copacabana Hotel  4 stars

Avenida Princesa Isabel;N 392 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22010011  show mapSave
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Merlin Copacabana Hotel is a 4-star accommodation in the heart of Rio de Janeiro providing guests with a sun terrace, a cocktail lounge and a rooftop pool. This sophisticated hotel dates from 1992 and was refurbished in 2000.

This hotel is situated 1.6km away from Botafogo Beach, Botafogo Bay and Copacabana Beach. You can see Teatro Net Rio, Praca Serzedelo Correia and Praia Vermelha only 1250m from the property.

The hotel is situated near museums and monuments.

This hotel is just 100m away from the Avenida Prca Isabel próximo ao número 212 bus stop and within a 10-minute walk from Cardeal Arcoverde underground station. Just 10 minutes from Santos Dumont airport.


The hotel offers 105 comfortable rooms with such room amenities as a personal computer, a minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, Wi-Fi and a laptop. Some hotel rooms come with beautiful views over the city. All rooms have granite floor and modern furniture.


The dining options include a healthy varied buffet breakfast served daily. Dishes of Brazilian cuisine are served in the 24-hour restaurant. Coffee can be savored in the snack bar.


Guests will benefit from concierge service, car rental and dry cleaning and also appreciate a tour desk, a cloakroom and a lift available on-site.


A hot tub, Jacuzzi and a solarium are offered for relaxation. The on-site fitness center comes with a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   105.

City Center Rio de Janeiro - 4.6 mi
Airports Santos Dumont (SDU) - 3.6 mi, Galeгo–antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) - 11.6 mi
Train Stations Estação Central do Brasil - 4.2 mi, Estação Praça da Bandeira - 4.3 mi
Underground stations Cardeal Arcoverde - 2300 ft, Siqueira Campos - 4600 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Cervantes (cuisine: Brazilian, Sandwiches, Bar) - 400 ft, Galeto Sat S (cuisine: Barbecue) - 500 ft
Beaches Leme Beach - 2000 ft, Botafogo Bay - 1.1 mi
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach access
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
  • Parasols
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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        Merlin Copacabana Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar
          3700 ft
        • Morro da Urca
          3700 ft
        • Pista Claudio Coutinho
          4000 ft
        • Praia Vermelha
          4300 ft
        • Copacabana Beach
          5000 ft
        • Music City (City of Arts)
          1.1 mi
        • 1.4 mi
        Popular areas
        • Urca Beach
          4000 ft
        Places of interest
        • Botafogo Beach
          1.1 mi
        • Casa de España
          1.7 mi
        • Monumento aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial
          2.0 mi
        Convention centers
        • Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa
          1.1 mi
        • Espaço SESC
          1.1 mi
        • Praia Vermelha - Rio
          4000 ft
        • BotecoTaco
          1.5 mi
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • São João Fortress
          1.1 mi
        Historical sites
        • Avenida Atlantica
          2300 ft
        • Museu Villa-Lobos
          1.2 mi
        • Cia. de Teatro Contemporâneo
          1.4 mi
        Underground stations
        • Cardeal Arcoverde
          2000 ft
        • Siqueira Campos
          4300 ft
        • Botafogo
          5000 ft
        • Cantagalo
          1.5 mi
        • Flamengo
          1.6 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Botafogo Bay
          1.1 mi
          Praia de Botafogo, 400, Rio de Janeiro
        • Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)
          1.4 mi
          Av. Pasteur, 520, Rio de Janeiro
        • Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum
          1.1 mi
          Rua Sao Clemente, 134, Rio de Janeiro
        • Music City (City of Arts)
          1.2 mi
          Trevo das Palmeiras, Rio de Janeiro
        • Ipanema Beach
          1.3 mi
          Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil

        Near the hotel

        • Leme Beach
          2000 ft
          Leme Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
        • Praca Serzedelo Correia
          4100 ft
          Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Cervantes

          75% likes this, based on 251 reviews
          Cuisine: Brazilian, Sandwiches, Bar
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

          400 ft

          Phone: (21) 2275-6147

        • Galeto Sat S

          67% likes this, based on 31 reviews
          Cuisine: Barbecue

          500 ft
          Rua Barata Ribeiro 7
        • Windsor Plaza Hotel

          66% likes this, based on 23 reviews
          Cuisine: Brazilian
          Price Range: USD 27 - USD 52

          500 ft

          Phone: 21955500

        • Vezpa Pizza

          68% likes this, based on 44 reviews
          Cuisine: Pizza
          Price Range: USD 4 - USD 6

          1100 ft

          Phone: 2540 0800

        • Botequim Informal Copacabana 2

          64% likes this, based on 64 reviews

          1100 ft
          Nsa Sra de Copacabana y Peru

          Phone: 21 2547-2871

        Merlin Copacabana Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Merlin Copacabana Hotel

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 140 reviews

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        • Family with children

          The hotel was a last minute booking due to change of plans so hadnt had much time to research before hand. However it worked out fine. Close to both beachfront (couple of blocks) and the Rio sol shopping mall made it a perfect location for our needs. Small stores right outside, hsbc bank for cash machines and plenty of juice bars ect. Rio hotels are expensive but this one did at least live up to its prices! Breakfast was good different choices ect.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          great location, fabulous breakfast, amazing roof top with great pool and a view of the ocean!!

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The room was sparse but clean, no International satalite tv, so all in Portuguese!! Powerful extra hot shower, definatley the best part of the room - Resteraunt wasn't great as all it offered during my stay was evening buffet, but the breakfast buffet was excellent and definatley value for money. 10 minute walk down Princessa Isabella to the beach or a 10 minute walk to the Shopping mall under the tunnel. Would definately stay there again - Rooftop pool was excellent.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Hotel is in very good location.

          I didn't like my room, smallest room in the hotel on first floor. You can hear noise of flushing toilets, complained to the manager. Very ignorant, did nothing to change my room, hotel staff don't speak English.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          I liked the swimming pool on the top floor and the breakfast was ok.

          Climatization too cold, even after lots of requests none of them turned up the temperature. Room service was not efficient, hygiene itens were missing everyday, they have trouble to replace them. The wireless internet in my room wasn´t working properly, I was obligated to go down and use my laptop in the lobby of the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The staff were helpful. The desk staf were excellentMy son was ill and we had to return home to another part of Brazil, and the man on r.eception who spoke fantastic english spoke to my drs for me to make an appointment. the hotel did not charge us for our last night (although the did try). The pool was outstanding. It was easy to book a day trip whhich we would reccommend as being good value for money, although they would only accept cash and as I would not walk around Copacabana with R$630 they accepted a cheque. Car parking was available at the time we stayed. Plent yof hot towels were available next to the pool.

          The rugs in the rooms were really dirty. The electic light controller gave me an electric shock. i would not recommend the room service, which was barely edible. Someone reported on the website the the breakfast was really great - it was nothing more thank OK at the time we stayed. We thought there was no soap in the dispensers in the bath room shower and sink. We showed the cleaner who demonstrated to us that the dispensers were broken, nothing was done to fix them, this is the only time ever I have not packed soap. For the price we ended up paying for the hotel we could have booked an better quality hotel in Ipenima, which was our preferred option. There was no information in the rooms about using the safe so I had to ask at reception about it. There was little info in the hotel rooms about the hotel nd its facilities. Internet was free but \i had to ask for help to access the system.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The staff were friendly and helpful and the service was all we expected.

          The lack of tourist information about services available within Rio and the sights that we should see.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The staff was very nice and they gave us towels and umbrella for the beach, which was very useful for me and my wife. The hotel is good located and 4 or 5 steets from the metro station

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Breakfast with local fruits like kaki

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        • Group of friends

          The best thing about this hotel was the staff. They were all extremely friendly and helpful. The included buffet breakfast was excellent.

          The only real down fall to our stay here was the quality of the beds in the room. They were uncomfortable to say the least and would prevent me from staying here again. If they improve the quality of the beds I would recommend and stay at this hotel again.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We had a mini suite which was spacious. The bathroom was extremely large with a spa bath.

          There was a light in the bathroom over the spa bath which we could not switch off.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The hotel was well situated for the beach and the sights of Rio.Breakfast was good, and the swimming pool/ area was pleasant.Staff were friendly and helpful.

          The confusion concerning the car park, the high price paid should automatically include car parking. I thought the bedroom furniture v.poor quality/old fashioned.Expensive for what it was.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          incopetent personel, ugly rooms

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The staff were very good (thanks Silvana), the rooftop pool was great, our room was large and comfortable with a good view. Breakfast was included and was absolutely fabulous (lots and varied). The location was quite close to the beach (Copa). Boardwalk, and walking in Rio.

          The elevators acted odd from time-to-time; this is only an observation- it was only mildly annoying...overall the Merlin was everything we expected. Howe ver, as tourists we are very identifiable, therefore, men/women do not wear jewelry [ie:no neck chains, bracelets or earrings]...not even costume bling-bling. Some people will think to 'deprive' you of it...I Speak from an unfortunate experience !!!

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        • Single

          the rooftop pool and bar were wonderful. The view is fantastic.

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