Rating: 4 star
Location: Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Address: Avenida Atlântica, 1800, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Situated in front of, Windsor Excelsior Hotel offers panoramic views of the ocean and the Sugarloaf. The neighborhood offers bars, restaurants, and plenty of shopping options within fast walking distance.
The Windsor Excelsior Hotel has one of Copacabana’s best rooftop swimming pools of any hotel in its category. The medium-sized pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and plants and has gorgeous sea and mountain views as well as an adjacent bar. Next to the pool is a well-equipped, modern fitness center with multiple cardio and weight-training machines, as well a sauna and a steam room. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant at the lobby level that serves a free hot buffet breakfast, and both a la carte and buffet options at lunch and dinner, as well as 24-hour room service.
Windsor Excelsiorfeatures tasteful rooms with contemporary décor. Spacious and bright, they all have air conditioning, cable TV, WiFi and minibar, while some also offer sea views and a hot tub. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
At the restaurant, guests enjoy tropical breakfast with various items, while admiring stunning sea views. Lunch and dinner options are provided as well, featuring Brazilian and international specialities.
Amenities include dry and steam sauna units next to the fitness centre, plus beach service with chairs, towels and umbrellas.
Key attractions, including Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue, can be reached in around 20- to-30 minutes by car or taxi. Ipanema is a 15-minute walk away and the nearest metro station, Siqueira Campos, takes five-minutes to reach on foot. Buses run along the Avenida Atlantica and the Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana. The Galeao International Airport can normally be reached in half an hour or so, whereas the domestic airport Santos Dumont is just a 15- to 20-minute taxi drive away.
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