Avenida Atlantica 1702
22021-001 Rio de Janeiro, BR
+55 21 2548 7070 / +55 21 2545 8705
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The carnival ball held at Copacabana Palace is one of the most glamorous events on the Rio social calendar. If you can cover the high price of tickets and costume hire, this is the ultimate way to enjoy the magic of Carnival.
A veritable Rio landmark, Copacabana Palace continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the most glamorous hotels in Brazil. The immaculate white façade, beachfront location, immaculately-attired staff and fabulous pool combine to make this an enduring favourite with celebrities visiting the city. The hotel's two restaurants, Cipriani and the less-formal Pergula, offer some of the best food in the city, and non-guests are welcome (provided the budget will stretch!). Try to book a room with sea views, as the magic is somewhat shattered in the rooms at the rear, which look out onto the crowded Copacabana backstreets. Advance booking is essential, and be warned that prices sky rocket over Carnival and New Year.