Luxor Regente is in a great location. It's at the western end of Copacabana Beach, within about half a mile of Ipanema Beach, so you can get the best of both worlds. We had asked for an ocean-view room, but when we got there, there were none. I think that has to do with the class of room. I believe we had booked a "standard" room. They offered an ocean-view room for a small additional daily supplement (under $10) which we felt was reasonable, but they ultimately did not have any of those either. So they were very kind to offer a "Superior" room on the side street (that still actually had a peek-a-boo ocean view) for the same price. While they made up the room, they offered us a free caipirinha on the roof terrace! Well, when we got the room, we were a bit surprised because what they classed as a "Superior" Room was really no more than what anyone would consider a "Standard" room in this country. It was totally acceptable, clean and fully functioning. No complaints really, but just made us understand that we would need to book at least a "Superior" from here on out. It also took a little while to figure out how to raise the rather oppressive sunshades outside the window, which when down left the room very dark and closed feeling. Make sure to lock ALL valuables in the room safe. I'd definitely recommend staying here.