The iconic Copacabana Palace, a part of Belmond Hotels, is a staple in the city that continues to innovate with their constant renovations and improvements of the rooms and public spaces. On a recent trip to one of my favorite cities on Earth, I was given the opportunity to experience one of their incredible luxury suites, a newly renovated room that offered panoramic ocean views, a bedroom, living room, massive bathroom and dressing area. I toured some of the other suites on offer as well and, after, realized that the hotel really is the only choice for luxury suites in the city.
The Copacabana Palace is, indeed, a palace – fitting for any luxury travel aficionado who loves the idea of staying in a historic yet modern and relevant property that caters to your every needs. Walking-in, the particular scent of the lobby is a welcome home of sorts, a familiar fragrance that permeates the space. Warm smiles always greet you here, and that is part of why I love it so much. as a guest, you can stay in the palace part of the hotel, or the tower – both equally stunning. I’ve stayed in both, and don’t have a preference. The suites on offer in both parts of the hotel are fabulous, yet the tower does offer views from higher floors.
The suites at the Copacabana Palace are all grand, roomy and decorated to within an inch of their lives. Perfection. The beds are always my favorite, as they are large, sumptuous and wrap themselves around you at bed time. The sheets are always placed perfectly pressed, and the housekeeping staff take the initiative to organize your clothing and bathroom products – as to keep the place tidy at all times.
Bathrooms are marble, sinks are deep, rain showers forceful and bath linens overflowing every corner. The bathrooms make you want to linger in the suites a bit, taking your time to get ready in the morning or before dinner in the evening. The Copacabana Palace provides Etro branded bath amenities, which are some of my favorites of any hotel I’ve stayed in, and are constantly replenishing them to keep them fresh.
The reasons I love this hotel include the beautiful pool, the stunning gym and spa and, of course, the amazing dining options. But, on this trip in particular, I fell in love with the suite experience, creating yet another bond and attachment between myself and the iconic Copacabana Palace.