REVIEW

Hotel Bandeirantes

This narrow, modern high-rise is four blocks from the northern tip of the famed Copacabana Beach.

By Regis St. Louis, Monday, Feb 1, 2010, 5:05 PM

Hotel Bandeirantes

About this Hotel

Price From $117

'Hood Copacabana, a vibrant neighborhood wedged between towering hills and a beach shaped like a crescent moon. This hotel is four blocks from the northern tip of the famed Copacabana Beach, a crowded 2.4-mile stretch of sand and palm trees.

The Vibe This narrow high-rise is clean and modern without a lot of fussiness, and Copacabana's renowned nightlife is just outside the front door. Unlike most properties in its price category, at Hotel Bandeirantes, all rooms include a mini-bar, a ceiling-mounted satellite TV, and an in-wall air-conditioning unit.

Rooms Pastel paint and tasteful artwork brighten the 96 well-maintained rooms, which come in two varieties: standard and suite. The bathrooms sparkle.

Plus Rooms on the upper floors have views of the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain.

Minus The hotel is situated along busy Rua Barata Ribeira, which creates a din beneath street-facing rooms.

Free Wi-Fi? No.

Credit Cards Accepted MC, Visa.

Details Singles, from $106. Doubles: standards, from $117; suites, from $159.