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PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel
Ranked #19 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

This hotel had some of the most helpful, friendliest awesome staff.
It is located across from Copacabana beach - great location.
It is a fantastic hotel. We loved our visit to Rio and we owe a large part to the hotel.
When we go back, will def stay here.
Highly recommended.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2014

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation choice during your recent stay Rio and for taking the time to complete your review.
Feedback such yours that enables us to reinforce the quality of our service and we really appreciate your compliments regarding our staff.

Best regards from Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel.
Amanda Vieira
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I have returned to Porto Bay Rio and found it as great as I remembered it from last year. Special mention to the smiley, friendly and helpful staff (in particular Rosana at reception, Brasiliano in the bar and Francesca as manager) and to the breakfast. Great spot to enjoy Rio. Keep up the standards!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2014

Dear Guest,

We are really proud that your overall impression was excellent, and we are very happy that you choose to stay with us.
Thank you for your choice to use our services, and in order to achieve this aim, it is always important to know your opinion on it.
We will be informing all the staff about your positive observations to motivate them even further.

Sincerely Grateful,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Rooms very spacious with everything you could require. Excellent bath room, with very powerful shower and unlimited hot water.
All rooms on the front of the hotel have full beach views, those on the side have a partial view, however those from the 16th floor upwards look over the neighboring buildings and have a far superior view.
Free wifi inside the hotel.
Pool on the roof (20th Floor) with amazing views of Copacabana beach, Sugarloaf mountain and Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer)
Excellent breakfast in the hotel, huge choice (Fruit, continental, cooked breakfast, juices, yogurt etc)
Loads of bars and restaurants locally if you prefer to get out and soak uo the atmosphere a bit.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments in relation to your stay at Porto Bay Rio International Hotel. 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!
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

If you're looking for a hotel on Copacabana beach, this is the one! It's got everything... great location, wonderful staff, awesome breakfast buffet, clean & modern rooms, daily happy hour, etc.

We stayed for three nights and I was impressed from the minute we walked in. We came off a cruise ship, so we arrived early, around 9:30 a.m. We were given our room an hour later. We had booked a panoramic room and the view from our corner room (703) was great. (One of the best hotel showers I've ever experienced as far as temperature and water pressure. There was an intermittent problem with the hot water, but it always seemed to be working in the morning when we needed it between 7 - 10 a.m.)

Breakfast was included in our room rate and it was one of the highlights of the day. The variety of fresh fruits and juices was amazing. Plus, there was a large assortment of meats, cheeses, pastries, bread, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. Take advantage of it, if it's included in your stay.

Happy hour drinks in the bar were delicious! The bartenders are very skilled and the caipirinhas are excellent.

The rooftop pool has amazing views from all sides.

The metro is a few blocks away, as well as, the city buses. There are supermarkets, an outdoor weekend market, souvenir shops, and restaurants just around the corner.

To get to the airport, we arranged a car through the hotel to GIG International and I think it was a good deal (around $40.)

I would stay at Porto Bay Rio again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better if you're facing the beach.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2014

Dear guest,

We greatly appreciate you for taking the time to qualify us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely pleased with your compliments regarding our staff. is really gratifying to know that you had a memorable stay at our hotel and that you will come back to stay with us. Thank you very much and see you next time!

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

If you are staying in Rio for a short time and would like a very nice hotel with a good location then do try this one. The staff are friendly, efficient and speak very good english. The room with balcony was pleasantly situated unfortunately not on the front but just on the corner and still with a good view of the beach. Toiletries are provided in the bathroom and you have use of a dressing gown and flip flops of which the latter can be taken but do please double check at the front desk first.
The buffet style breakfast was very nice and the restaurant is situated at the front so you can appreciate the beautiful scenery whilst eating. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along the front so you can eat out in the evening or just take a stroll. I am led to believe you can also use the bars of other hotels should you wish. This hotel does have a swimming pool on the roof but do check before you book to make sure the pool is not having any maintenance work done at the time of your stay. On the beach there are loungers and towels provided with a member of staff present at all times.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear guest,

We greatly appreciate you for taking the time to qualify us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely pleased with your compliments regarding our staff, rooms and all the facilities from the hotel. Please be sure that your preference is very important to us and we will be more than honoured to have the opportunity to welcome you again in our hotel, next time to enjoy our new and renewed pool area.

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Would recommend this hotel for for it's good location and excellent service.The rooms are spacious and very comfortable.Staff is very attentive and helpful.
Lots of restaurants,shops and cafes in the area.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel as your accomodation in Rio.
We are so delighted to read all your comments about our service and location. Thank you for your choice to use our services, and in order to achieve this aim, it is always important to know your opinion on it.

Warm Regards from Porto Bay!

Yours faithfully,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The hotel is right across from the Copacabana beach (FYI there are no hotels on the beach itself). The outside of the hotel appears to have been renovated and they are still renovating the roof bar, but the rooms need upgrading. The staff speak English and are friendly. Lots of restaurant near by. The included breakfast buffet was ok. You can hear noise from the street as well as the hotel. For the cost of the room I would probably look for a nicer place even if it costs more. If they upgrade their rooms it could be a great hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Dear Guest,

In the name of all our staff I would like to express our gratitude for your comments at Trip Advisor. We have reviewed your feedback in details. We do welcome all suggestions, so that we can focus more accurately on improving our standards.

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Porto Bay Rio International Hotel.

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Address: Avenida Atlantica 1500, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
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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:
#4 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#10 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#13 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#18 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £112 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — PortoBay 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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