Belmond Copacabana Palace
Rio de Janeiro
This grand art deco time capsule of Rio de Janeiro’s golden age was built in 1923.
What we loved Enjoying what might be the most expansive complimentary breakfast buffet we’ve ever seen – tropical fruits, Brazilian cheese bread (pão de queijo) and a vast array of eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes – beside the courtyard swimming pool as a handful of guests swam their morning laps.
If you only have one night Book an oceanview room, then, after a night on the town, open those French doors and let the sea breeze lull you to sleep.
Bonus Make time to explore this historic hotel’s grandiose ballrooms and salons, like the Golden Room, where musical greats Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald once performed.