The Sofitel is an elegant and sophisticated hotel with probably the best location in Rio: it sits right on Copacabana Beach, across from the fort, and Ipanema Beach is just a 5-minute walk away. The area around the hotel boasts many shops, restaurants, and cafes suiting all tastes, styles, and budgets. The hotel is known for its outstanding and attentive service and offers its guests modern rooms furnished in wood and leather, with elegant subdued color schemes and luxurious fabrics. Every room has a balcony; it is worth upgrading to a room with an ocean view so you can see it and Sugarloaf as well. 

Guests are pampered with little extras such as free mineral water, turn-down service, a pillow menu, beach service, and two swimming pools, one for the morning sunshine and another to catch the afternoon rays. The award-winning restaurant specializes in gourmet French cuisine with a Brazilian twist. The very rich buffet-style breakfast on the terrace comes with a fresh basket of French pastries and fabulous views of the beach.