Streets surrounding the hotel felt safe, close to lots of great restaurants and subway. We had a warm welcome from the lovely staff, who were so friendly throughout our stay. Every member of staff was so pleasant and welcoming all the time. Always greeting you with a friendly smile and a genuine greeting. Service that aims to make one feel at home, which, as a solo traveller new to the country, helped make me feel secure and relaxed. It was luxury and right on Copacabana Beach. Big comfy bed, powerful walk-in shower, balcony, rooftop pool, sauna, steam room, room service.