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Dublin, Ireland
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The Merlin is in a great location and the staff are very accommodating and can't do enough to help you. Close to Copacabana and short enough taxi journeys to the major tourist spots. Breakfast had everything you could need but the restaurant is a bit pricey so it is recommended to go into Rio if you are planning on dining!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 October 2016

To start the lady at the front desk allowed my wife and I check in a little earlier. Flights and check in do not sync many times. We got to Rio de Janeiro in a very early flight from Sao Paulo, the front desk attendant allowed us to check in earlier than 2pm. That provided our extra hours needed to...

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Boria, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A friend and I stayed here for a few nights at the start of October. The staff were incredible. Always willing to help. Helped us book a day tour to Buzios. The breakfast staff would coming hurrying over if I needed anything or couldn't find something I wanted. It was my friends birthday whilst we were there and the staff...

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs Jess P, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and have good memories from the hotel. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Would love kettle in room to make a hot drink, Washing line in bathroom would be helpful. Otherwise the hotel was terrific, staff were lovely and very helpful. Ideal location and safe. Shopping centre close by.

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs Joyj650, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Overall average , rooms are good space got a desk to work on and Internet in the room was good as well While the Aircondition was very noisy , they offered me to change the room but it was too late for me Friendly staff and service is good Location is great between the beach & the shopping

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs. Maged M, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The experience of staying here was lovely,staff were very helpful and friendly,nothing was too much trouble...The room had air conditioning and was pleasant...rooftop views were awesome surrounded by greenery

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs 242carolej, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have never been in Brazil before so I don't have anything to compare this hotel to but it's seems far from a 4 Star Hotel at least in the United States. The service in the restaurant, the bell staff and the hotel cleaning staff were outstanding. There was one younger lady at the front desk that was ALWAYS positive...

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs. Zepinky, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent and friendly customer service. Pool and bar are a nice, safe and relaxing experience. Breakfast was always solid with plenty of options. Minestrone soup and Caesar salad recommended. The hotel is perfectly located between the beach and the mall (both under a 10 minute walk). Bus station very close walk as well. Grocery and restaurants all very, very close....

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MERLIN COPACABA... H, recepcionista at Merlin Copacabana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs. Ccarter029, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the inconvenience occurred during your stay. We would like to thank you for mentioning it as this is the best way to evaluate and improve our service....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Merlin Hotel was an overall good experience. Very nice Guest Services Agents, extremely clean (yet slightly dated) rooms and in a good location. It's two blocks from the beach volleyball courts at Copacabana Beach and a $50 Real (or ($18USD) cab ride to the airport (GIG). If you're a walker, it's about 40 min to Ipanema Beach (or a...

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Dear Mr. Joshua, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spent 8 nights at The Merlin during the Olympics, and we were very happy with the hotel. The staff was more than helpful, the breakfasts were delicious with many choices, the beds were very comfortable, and everything was clean. The roof deck and pool were a nice place to relax after hectic days. A short walk to Copacabana Beach,...

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Dear Mr/Mrs Gin D, The staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel would like to thank you for your comments and preference. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Staff of Merlin Copacabana Hotel

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Merlin Copacabana Hotel! In the heart of Rio de Janeiro at the world-famous Copacabana Beach, the Merlin Copacabana Hotel is ideally placed just minutes away from Rio's business district, tourist attractions, leisure and shopping areas. On business or holiday, guests will enjoy all the amenities needed to make their trip a success. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merlin Copacabana Hotel

Address: Avenida Princesa Isabel N0 392 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-010, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana , Leme
Price Range: $118 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Merlin Copacabana Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Hotel Merlin Copacabana
Merlin Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#16 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#18 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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“Kettle and washing line would be nice in each room. No facility for a hot drink or washing of small items.”
 of 5 bubbles joyj650, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel, not facing the busy street below”
 of 5 bubbles robinsU4081OY, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“My room was large, spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles joshuao512, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It is a city hotel so the higher floor the less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 208gind, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Small but clean. Good shower.”
 of 5 bubbles martinpW5056DR, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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