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Windsor California Hotel

Avenida Atlantica 2616, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-001 Brazil
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  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 21/04/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/04/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 328 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Travellers' Choice
O Windsor California Hotel é a grande novidade no coração de Copacabana. Com a mais famosa praia do Rio de Janeiro aos seus pés e com uma decoração sofisticada, o hotel oferece um atendimento diferenciado, hospitalidade, aconchego e praticidade aos hóspedes. Além disso, conta com uma localização é privilegiada: a poucos passos dos principais bares, boates e restaurantes, além de fácil acesso ao metrô e as principais atrações da cidade, como Pão de Açúcar e Cristo Redentor.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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Dan F wrote a review Jan 2021
Paris, France60 contributions59 helpful votes
My boyfriend has stayed in plenty of properties in Copacabana and Ipanema and suggested Fasano, Pestana, Copacabana Palace: the big places with big rates. I got distracted by the savings in this little property with great Google ratings and a competitive price. Boy did I strike gold! The F&B offering is sensational: Rogerio the restaurant manager has fantastic breakfast service, great wine list and superb offerings poolside on the rooftop or room service as you prefer. You're going to have a hard time deciding who is your favourite employee after Dionata and José have served your breakfast, Joelma has cleaned your huge, fantastically appointed room, Leandro has brought you your drinks by the pool and the outstanding reception and bellboy team have catered to your every wish in Rio de Janeiro: Alberto, Riccardo, Augusto et al never stop. On my second stay at this property there was however a shining star: Jacqueline, the supervisor, withstood my ardent entreaties to infringe her own regulations regarding rooftop guests at the restaurant during COVID and then when I requested a reservation at an external restaurant with a view came up with a magnificent surprise location which became the highlight not only of my trip but also of my lunch guest's trip. We will remember that lunch forever at a locale we only found thanks to Jacqueline's courage in reserving it (we had no idea where we were headed: in RIO! That's scary) and knowledge. I even happened upon the General Manager in the lobby one afternoon and could not have been received more personally, warmly and graciously. I thanked her effusely for a magnificent stay as I fear her property will soon become far too expensive for me to stay. I feel so fortunate to have been among the lucky few who discovered this gem while it was still affordable. It won't last long: Book ASAP.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Deluxe rooms on the front of the building have views of the beach but the standard rooms have...
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Response from , Proprietário at Windsor California Hotel
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Dear Mr. Dan F, I am deeply touched for your kind comments regarding the hotel and its services. A talented staff is a valuable asset for Windsor hotels and it is a great pleasure to have guests that can truly recognize all the efforts to keep outstanding services. Looking forward to meeting you again. Kind regards, Verônica Soares General Manager
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Sara Garcia wrote a review Dec 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 contributions2 helpful votes
Very very good food, super clean rooms & excellent nice service!! Perfect infront of copacabana :) The fitnessroom is also nice! And t one of the best things: the view in the 15th floor😃 Jonathan and Rita are amazing service staff😃 Thankful to be here!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from , Proprietário at Windsor California Hotel
Responded 24 Dec 2020
Dear Mrs. Garcia, Thank you so much for your comments. We are very happy we had the chance to meet your expectations regarding our services. Jonathan and Rita are pleased to be mentioned and we all wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Kind regards, Verônica Soares General Manager
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monika nicole wrote a review Sep 2020
16 contributions12 helpful votes
I stayed here for three nights and loved every second of it. The staff are extremely kind and helpful. If they make a mistake they are very apologetic. (we’re humans) It’s good to know at least spanish when you’re here as languages vary. Some know english, some also know spanish and some just speak portuguese. But, I encountered no real problems. I called for breakfast to my room two times with no problem. You get a huge breakfast for only $12usd. It comes with all different types of bread (one day they had chocolate donuts too), ham, cheese, jam, coffee or milk, fruits, eggs, juice and yogurt. And the food was really good. You have to check out the rooftop, you can either eat outside or inside. The view is incredible. If you eat inside you get a view of Christ the Redeemer. I would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from , Proprietário at Windsor California Hotel
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Dear customer, Thank you for all your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you at Windsor California and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Verônica Soares General Manager
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Elisa wrote a review Jun 2020
Paris, France3 contributions3 helpful votes
I only stayed for 3 nights and didn't really enjoy my stay in Rio as I was extremely ill, the hotel staff helped me with insurance, hospital and taxis every day. They also speak English which was very helpful. The bed is super comfortable, the bathroom is spacious and accessible for wheelchairs and the view on Copacabana beach from the rooftop pool is simply gorgeous. Restaurant and room service food is amazing and affordable, wifi works well, the rooms have AC and a mini fridge.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Gmoutside wrote a review Apr 2020
Perth, Australia207 contributions101 helpful votes
This hotel was fantastic in which to stay. The service, staff, accommodation, location, breakfast and setting was excellent. There was nothing which could be faullted. We had an ocean facing room which was the final superb touch. I would stay there again and recommend it highl.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
US$81 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Copacabana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windsor California Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Windsor California Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Copacabana Beach (0.4 km), SESC Copacabana (0.2 km), and Igreja Nossa Senhora de Copacabana e Santa Rosa de Lima (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windsor California Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Windsor California Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Windsor California Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Windsor California Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Windsor California Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haru Sushi Bar, Braseiro, and The Bakers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Windsor California Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Windsor California Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Windsor California Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windsor California Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Windsor California Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (6.7 km), Forte de Copacabana (1.6 km), and Parque Lage (3.1 km).
Does Windsor California Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.