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Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel
Ranked #15 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Luton, United Kingdom
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“50th in rio”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

What a fabulous place. Booked as surprise for husbands 50th birthday. Porto bay was recommended by travel agent who had been there. It really stood up to expectations. Our room was clean and tidy, we didn't have a room at front f hotel, but still had a balcony. The breakfast was great, plenty of choice, and ideal views from window seats, watching locals run on the beach.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful, and most spoke several languages. The location of the hotel was excellent, right on copacobana beach, with great views from the roof top bar and pool, which was incidentally a greet place to be for coffee, or early evening drinks. The beach facilities were also excellent, with the hotels own area on the beach, with beds and towels, well staffed, and drinks available too. The car services and concierge were also very helpful and beyond expectations.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone. Felt very safe, ideal location, on the most stunning of beaches I have ever seen. Thanks to all staff for making the holiday so enjoyable, and to Jorge who took us on a memorable tour of sugar loaf and Christ the redeemer statue.
Make the most of the local area for eating and drinking, both copacobana and ipanema have great choices for food and drinks, don't be persuaded to go to leblon, quite pricey and less choice. Do go to lapa, for the real brazil!!

Room Tip: If you want the sea front room, it will be more xpensive, but standard room was more than acceptable...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Luciana M, Gerente de recepção at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Ms. Denise,
There is no greater pleasure for the direction and whole team, than having surpassed your expectations during your stay at Porto Bay Rio International.
I am really glad to hear that our service is always being appreciated for our guests. For the front desk staff and whole team the most important is your satisfaction.
Our Housekeeping Manager will be very pleased to read your comments about the cleanliness of the rooms and our Chef will be so proud as well, to hear such lovely comments about our breakfast service.
We all hope to have the opportunity to host you again very soon! If you require any special assistance during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Luciana Meda
Front Office Manager.
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

I was glad to 3 days for vacation but there were a number of unpleasantness.
in one night at 0130, there was sound of drilling from near room and after I call the lobby is stop but half hour later there was a strange noise power cabinet.
I spoke with the hotel manager that really was trying to help and wanted to change my room, but it was the last day, I must say that she even cancel the charge for Internet access.
The hotel is on Copacabana Hotel and excellent for all the day attractions but at night far from the main local attractions.
The hotel staff was very nice and helpful but for 300$ per night I expect for more.
Additionally room was next to the elevators which is old and make a lot of noise.
The most important recommendation is not to take a room near the elevators
Conclusions: If you are going to the hotel please take only a corner room or a suite, otherwise I would recommend another hotel.

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Luciana M, Gerente de recepção at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 4 September 2012
Dear Mr. Mazaltarim,
All your comments are very important for the improvement of our services. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may had have at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel.
We also would be very pleased to have the opportunity to welcome you in your next visit to Rio, and hopefully change the impression you had about your last stay.

Sincerely,
Luciana Meda
Front Office Manager.
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Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

Not a bad hotel, certainly acceptable however lacks a punch for a property that is rated second best on tripadvisor. Maybe my expectation is a litte too high and isn't in line with the standard of hotels in brazil? Room we had was very long and narrow and a little dark. The cleaning wasn't quite up to the standard with occasional long hairs on bathroom floor. Breakfast was nice - good variety of stuff and al la carte options available. All in all this was a good base for rio but we found spending more time closer to the more up market leblon beach which is a 10 min walk along the coast. If I was to return to rio I would consider staying here again if the price was right. No major complaints but for the price we paid and given its second rated, I had a higher expectation.

Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Luciana M, Gerente de recepção at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Dear Guest,
I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice during your recent stay in Rio and for taking the time to complete your review.
All your information are very important for the improvement of our services, focusing on making each stay the best experience to our guests.
Your remarks have been carefully noted and we can assure you that the necessary steps have been taken to consider improvement in those aspects.
We were delighted to have you as guest.

Sincerely,
Luciana Meda
Front Office Manager
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Beautiful hotel and friendly staff. Had a panorama room where I could see the ocean, all the way down the beach, the mountains, and the Redeemer. Visited the first 2 weeks of May. Be sure to hit the market that pops up from Sunday-Monday.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Luciana M, Gerente de recepção at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Dear Mr. Mathews,
Thank you for your preference in staying at Porto Bay Rio Internacional and for sharing your experience here at Trip Advisor.
We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel. It is encouraging as our guest’s satisfaction is our primary concern.
We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon!
Warm Regards from Rio de Janeiro!

Sincerely,
Luciana Meda
Front office Manager.
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

we stayed 2 nights at the Porto Bay Rio and were extremely pleased, rooms was good, the 20th floor pool/bar was great, breakfast was good and the service was extremely attentive. Would stay there again when in Rio.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank NJtraveller66
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Luciana M, Gerente de recepção at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments in relation to your stay at Porto Bay Rio International Hotel.
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our services; it is pleasing to receive such comments as yours and to know we are caring for our guest properly.
We all look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Rio. Do not hesitate to contact me for any request.

Sincerely,
Luciana Meda
Front office Manager.
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

It's pricey, but Rio hotels all are. Our stay there was fantastic. We had a room on the 19th floor, with side sea view. It was amazing. We could see much of the beach and Christ the Redeemer from the balcony. Service was good, breakfast quite lovely as well.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank BlackSeaPrincess
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Luciana M, Gerente de recepção at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Dear Guest,
I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice during your recent stay in Rio and for taking the time to complete your review.
We are glad to read that you enjoyed our services specially the room with an amazing view for the Copacabana beach and our exceptional breakfast.
We all hope to welcome you again very soon.

Sincerely,
Luciana Meda
Front office Manager.
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

I stayed in the Porto Bay Hotel for two nights in July. The hotel is very clean and the size of the room I had was very large. The room rates include a very large breakfast buffet that made the price more tolerable.
Outstanding access to Copacabana Beach and a beautiful rooftop pool and fitness center.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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4 Thank troyks
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Property: Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel
Address: Avenida Atlantica 1500, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#8 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#13 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right on Copacabana beach in the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, PortoBay Rio Internacional offers you the best of two worlds - the sensational city and a breathtaking view over the beach right on the doorstep... Step into Rio Internacional and feel at home - make the most of your stay! Look out over Copacabana beach and revitalise yourself with the sea breeze. The ideal location for an unforgettable holiday or to counter the stress of a day's work in Rio ... 117 apartments/rooms decorated in the best taste... a range of flavours at La Finestra and a roof-top pool with stunning views over Copacabana beach and Corcovado... The hotel PortoBay Rio Internacional offers free Wi-Fi throughout the whole hotel. ... more   less 
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Hotel Porto Bay Rio Internacional
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