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Sofitel Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Sofitel Rio is a deluxe city hotel offering the facilities and service one would expect of a Sofitel located between the world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches on Rio's iconic coastline and within easy reach of the city's top attractions.

The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro is currently closed for complete refurbishment and is expected to re-open in 2018. Please speak to our Brazil specialists for alternative options in Rio de Janeiro.

At a Glance

  • Well located at the southern end of Copacabana Beach and within walking distance of Ipanema

  • Two swimming pools ensuring guests can catch the sun both morning and afternoon

  • Within easy reach of great shopping and the endless entertainment that Rio has to offer

  • Enjoy a cocktail or aperitif at the pool bar with exclusive views over Copacabana beach and Sugar Loaf mountain

  • Well sized and contemporary, with all the facilities you would expect of a Sofitel

Insider's View

The Sofitel Rio's deluxe rooms and suites all have full ocean views to admire the iconic Copacabana Beach in all its glory...great to catch a glimpse too of the Cariocas practising the "beautiful game" and perfecting their skills.

Sarah Lowe

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The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro, boasting an enviable location at the end of Copacabana Beach at the Arpoador headland and within a stone's throw from exclusive Ipanema, is a deluxe city hotel which is considered to be one of the most prestigious in the city with 388 rooms and suites. In addition to its proximity to two of Rio's most famous beaches, the Sofitel features two swimming pools ensuring guests can catch the sun both morning and afternoon.

After taking in the sights of Rio, indulge with the latest in fusion dishes at the Atlantis Restaurant or the award-winning Le Pre Catelan. After dinner, retire to the stylish African bar and enjoy the wonderful views of Copacabana Beach. All rooms have a balcony and are beautifully furnished with a contemporary design.


388 guest rooms and suites with Sofitel's comfortable "My Beds" and private terraces. The hotel also offers Wi-Fi, broadband Internet, cable plasma TV, DVD players and minibars.


Children are very welcome, and some of the rooms inter-connect which works well for families. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.


Sofitel Rio de Janeiro has two fabulous restaurants, a bar, two swimming pools, a sauna and a massage and fitness center.

Restaurante Atlantis serves international on a terrace with beautiful views over Copacabana beach. Restaurante Le Pre Catelan is a french restaurant which has been named as one of the top ten hotel restaurants in the world. It has modern decor, views of the beach and a menu which changes every two weeks.


Rio is a fantastic city just waiting to be explored. Excursions can be arranged to visit some of the highlights including the famous Corcovado monument, Sugar Loaf, the Tijuca forest and the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa.

Location & Directions

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro is located on Avenida Atlantica on the famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

When to go

Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.

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