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Reviewed 24 October 2008

We had a seven week tour of South America in August and September 2008 and stayed at a number of hotels and hostals and this one was one of the best. We stayed here 3 nights and it was great, the hotel is in a good location close to Copacabana Beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2008

Nice place near the beach. Good breakfast and free WiFi, although it didn't work in the room, just the roof.

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Birmingham UK
Reviewed 6 October 2008

We spent six nights here and found it excellent. Well located for all the sights, quiet room with the most powerful shower,first class breakfast buffet, helpful staff. The area is fine and we used public transport to get everywhere day and night (Sugar Loaf, Christ The Redeemer, Lapa, Maracana etc) and felt safe. Well recomended

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hawaii
Reviewed 19 September 2008

My husband and I actually stayed at this hotel twice during a recent trip to Brazil. We booked the room using Expedia and got a wonderful rate (less than USD100 a night) for a standard room, which they unexpectedly upgraded to a superior room when we checked in. The staff was constantly kind and gracious like that throughout our stay,...

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2Thank she-muff
Illinois
Reviewed 2 September 2008

I loved the location of the hotel being only half a block off Copacabana beach but I can't believe it was rated #2 in Rio. All the other reviews are dead on in as far as: the rooftop pool is little more than a bathtub the bellman tried to rip me off catching a cab back to GIG airport it...

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3Thank robdac
London
Reviewed 15 August 2008

Good value hotel for Rio. Very good location for beach and tube. We were given a room without a window which I did not like, however the hotel was full. The staff did try to make us comfortable but I would not stay in that type of room again. Breakfast was very good. Its not really a rooftop pool but...

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1Thank DJJax
Jerusalem Israel
Reviewed 27 July 2008

We made the reservation through www.yeego.com and got the best price for the hotel. We ask for a Supirior room and get room number 703 which had the best view at this hotel. The rooms are small, but have all you need. Great breakfast, close to everywhere, Internet free conection at the rooms etc.

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 24 June 2008

We stayed at the Martinique Copa for 6 nights in May 2008 after reading rave reviews on this website. For the price we paid, $120/night including breakfast, the value is outstanding, and we would recommend the hotel to others. The hotel is less than one block from Copacabana Beach and within walking distance of Ipanema. Pros: great price, wonderful breakfast...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 24 June 2008

I stayed in the Martinique Copa for a long weekend and it was everything I wanted. Wonderful location almost right on Copacabana beach, a few minutes walk from a metro station and on the route of the bus from the airport, so convenient to get around. The room was comparatively small, but I understand most hotel rooms in Rio are...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 June 2008

Whatever you do don't book with Gtahotels.com/Turico Holidays. We paid in advance and were told that there would be no charges at the hotel. When we arrived, the hotel informed us that they were regularly not paid by the vendor and would require a credit card to secure the room and charge us a higher rate then we booked online....

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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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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Windsor Martinique Hotel

Address: Rua Sa Ferreira, 30, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-100, Brazil (Formerly Martinique Copa Hotel)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: $153 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windsor Martinique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Hotel Martinique Copa
Martinique Copa Hotel
Martinique Copa Rio De Janeiro
Windsor Martinique Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#32 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#33 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
6 months ago
Wokingham, United Kingdom

I've just recently booked up a holiday for Rio next March at the Windsor Martinique having wanted to visit for many years. Now I've been well aware of the problems with crime in the favellas and had no intention of visiting them. It is disturbing though that I've heard media reports of a sharp rise in tourist muggings and gangs of youths 'dragnetting' beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema. Buses from poor areas being stopped at roadblocks before entering the tourist zones and vigilante reprisals. This all sounds pretty awful now frankly

We are a couple in our 50s and 60s and are pasty skinned Scots hardly likely to pass for locals however hard we try to look like them. We will be staying at the Windsor Martinique hotel on the south end of Copacabana and I notice on google earth that there is a favella barely 400 yards away from us on a steep hill . I would very interested to hear of anyones recent experiences in this area? We would also like to go out at night for dinner but this is a definite no no according to the comments I've read elsewhere on the forum here.

The more I read here the more I'm dreading going and of telling my other half what I've discovered because this was my idea in the first place ! Brazil will be our 50th country and Rio one of the 200+ cities we have visited including in many third world countries too. I'm a seasoned traveller but I cannot honestly say I've been quite as apprehensive about going to anywhere before having read right through this long thread and the many attached reports.

This is the last thing you want to know before going on holiday is that you will be a target :(

over a year ago
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
over a year ago

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“Ask for a room away from the a/c units”
 of 5 bubbles 173candicea, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were on the sixth floor in a room with a partial water view. Did not see other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles TedHatch, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There is not much difference between the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles RachelKazel, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Look for another hotel at the same price tag”
 of 5 bubbles DemandingTraveller7, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“room 703 is top floor, directly under pool area, so you hear chairs moving around.”
 of 5 bubbles ColoradoTravelguy, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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