Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel, staff, location

Posted Oct 26, 2013
Nice hotel, just to stay a few days, good breakfast, great staff, excellent location.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Mark from USA

Lowest Cost in Prime Location

Posted May 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very small room is okay if you are not spending a lot of time in it. With Copacabana outside and the beach nearby, no reason to spend time in the room.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nena from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Great for a short stary

Posted May 2, 2013
Pros: Location and caring staff.
Cons: Claustrophobic elevator and dark stairs; poor breakfast
Location: Magnificent!
This is a nice hotel for a short stay in Rio. It's location is perfect! It's staff is caring and helpful, though communication in English is a challenge. The hotel is outdated, but has all necessities. The rates are very reasonable and include air-conditioning, breakfast and free wi-fi. I am not a picky eater, but the breakfast was plain.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Geri from England

Was enough for a couple of days

Posted Apr 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice stay, friendly staff, really good breakfast buffet. Fridge with drinks in the bedroom, i got one bottle of water out of it and they wanted to charge me for three, so i had to complain and they were agreeable. Bathroom a bit dated. Great location 2 blocks from Copacabana beach, and close to bus stop that will take you to and bring you from Cosme Velho for the tram to Corcovado. A few convenience stores in the area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by D&RB from Alaska

Excellent Copacabana Value

Posted Mar 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
We spent a week at the Apa Hotel and can think of nothing negative to say about it. The location is perfect--in a very safe area only two blocks from Copacabana Beach, maybe three blocks from a Metro Station (Cardeal Arcoverde), city bus stops right around the corner, lots of restaurants in all price ranges, shopping, parks, etc., etc. All of the staff are very professional, pleasant and helpful. Our room was kept spotlessly clean, as were the common areas. The satellite TV included several English language channels (e.g., CNN and ESPN) and we never had a problem accessing the free wi-fi. The free breakfast was excellent--fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, breads, ham, cheese, eggs, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice--and the staff kept the buffet table constantly full. We look forward to our next trip to Rio and will definitely return to the Apa Hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Apa Hotel is wonderful

Posted Dec 1, 2012
The hotel is simple but clean the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The location is excellent, 2 blocks from the beach. I had a wondeful experiende and would recommend this to everyone.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tezza from Brisbane Australia

Affordable and handy for a few days

Posted Oct 7, 2012
Pros: location
Cons: Bathroom while new, needed a few things fixed
Location: Centrally located in Copacabana its an easy 2-10 minutes walks to beach, metro, restaurant. and very easy and quick to go to main attractions in Rio
A good value hotel with easy working distance to the beach 2 minutes and metro station 5 minutes. Our room had recently been refurbished so was nice and clean. Fourth floor was quiet from traffic. Safe to walk around at night going to restaurant.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Safe neighborhood, good price, close to beach

Posted Sep 24, 2012
Pros: safe street, close to beach, good breakfast
Cons: cleanliness
Location: perfect - two blocks from the beach, good food, Copacabana!
The Apa Hotel is a mere two blocks from Copacabana beach, is in a safe neighborhood to travel or go out to dinner at night, and was perfect for me as a single woman traveling alone. I would tour in the day and have the prefect pit stop there before hitting the beach. The staff was friendly, curteous, and cared about my wellbeing, my trip and spoke to me in English. The morning breakfast was very nice, there is a safe in your room and a mini fridge, airconditioner, and small balconies in some rooms. The paint on the wall is chipping and there were ants in the bathroom, but if you can go for a no-frills room in a safe area with nice staff, this is the place and the price was right.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Nelson

Posted Aug 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
Old Hotell. Location is great. Walking distance to Beach and Metro.Breakfast was OK.Free Internet was available. Maids clean with a dirty mop and the hallways smell badly.No problem bringing guests but room is small.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Weston, FL

Outdated, horrible room!

Posted Nov 2, 2011 on Hotels.com
I stayed at the hotel and, although the location is not bas, the room (room 422) was horrible. Located on a double entrance, single door (ASK NOT TO STAY ON THAT ONE) this room was absolutely impossible to sleep on. It faces the street and it is very noisy, the beds were too small, the bathroom very old. Will never stay there again.