Having been a little underwhelmed by the Porto Bay's sister hotel in Buzios, our faith in the chain was restored by a short two night stay in Rio.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful (this seems to be a Porto Bay hallmark) and the room was nicely sized and very comfortable, with wrap around windows with spectacular views down the Copacabana that entranced us by day and night (although late afternoon can be a little greenhouse-like). The air conditioning has a an annoying setting that only goes down to 18 degrees, and a strange ventilation grille that restricts the flow of air unnecessarily. A quick tinkering with this enabled full flow to be restored and this made all the difference at night to a good sleep.
Breakfast was very pleasant, with a good selection of food and drink (though no egg station, perhaps because of space constraints) and there was a nice deck on the 20th floor with great views again, although the pool was not really much more than a paddling pool as too small to swim in.
We would stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rio Internacional Hotel
- Hotel Porto Bay Rio Internacional
- PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil