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PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel
Ranked #17 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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“Simply Outstanding”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Have just stayed 3 nights at this fabulous hotel. Outstanding in all respects. Great rooms, wonderful restaurant, the best staff I have encountered anywhere, a pool bar on the roof with million dollar views of Copacabana Beach and features like a Business Centre, free and super fast internet and a top notch free breakfast included in the tariff. They made our first stay in Rio an absolute pleasure. A special thank you to the exceptional reception staff - nothing was too much trouble.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Guest,

We greatly appreciate your words. It was an honor to welcome you at the Porto Bay Rio Internacional.
I will be delighted to share your comments with the entire team, and we were very happy to have our work recognized, because it is really important to us that our guests have a unique experience with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

Sincerely,
Amanda Vieira
Reception Manager
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We arrived and found we had been booked into a side view room. Disappointed we asked to be upgraded and ended up with a wonderful sea view. The breakfast is one of the best we had on our four weeks of travelling in South America with wonderful fruit, great choice and good service. The beach service works well with deck chairs and umbrellas just across the road. The view from the pool terrace is great. But ... small things but important - the cost of the upgrade was the full list price despite there being a clear offer on the internet that was less. I queried this twice but was met with adamant refusal. In the end I gave up as it wasn't worth the argument for £45. But as my husband said, why were they so adamant when a smile and an agreement would have cost so little? We had the same with our final day breakfast - we had to leave very early. Yes breakfast could be set out in the restaurant for us at 5am. No it was not possible for us to have a packed breakfast. So we had to go without.

Room Tip: Make sure you go for a sea view.
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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 review, 7 March 2014
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 great breakfast and beach service. 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 review your comments and suggestions with the management to better serve our guests.

Warm Regards from Porto Bay!

Yours faithfully,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 weeks travelling around south America last year. Our final destination was here.
The hotel was lovely and the room was perfect, clean and comfortable. Great power shower too.
The weather was awful bar 1 day which we decided to go to the beach as to our dissapointment the pool was still closed for renovations.
The beach was packed but luckily the hotel had an area with beds and towels allocated for guests.
Great stay, great location.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Porto Bay Rio Internacional. Your opinion is a very important reference to keep the standard of quality and for better serve our guests. We also want to thank you for your comments regarding the shower, beach service and room.

We really hope to welcome you again in the future!

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager
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Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I recomend this hotel to everybody.
Thanks to South America Travel we do excellent stay in Rio, tour with guide and stay in Hotel Porto Bay. Excellent location, service and food, and view from the swimming pool - amazing.

Room Tip: Rooms on the corner.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for choosing our as your accommodation choice during your recent stay Rio and for taking the time to complete your review, we are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to welcome you again!

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had a double and a suite and both rooms were very nice - had a problem with the AC the first night in the suite but it was fixed quickly. Rooms were quiet and OH, that view - hard to top that. We loved the international crowd in the hotel. Breakfast buffet amazing - my young adult kids were in heaven. I had to work one day and the wifi was fast and i was able to get things done fairly quickly. We had a lunch and a late dinner at the pool bar and found it to be quite pleasant. A respite from the craziness of Copacabana. Beach lovely - water so warm - went only 2 days since i had to work one - 2nd day, the attendant gave away my chair and umbrella even though it had my bag and pareo on it but problem was worked out quickly. We would definitely return - have to say i went over to the ***** hotel next door and had a drink and decided I was so glad we weren't staying there. Porto Bay much more charming for sure. Only problem in the hotel is that elevators are slow so have to plan a little extra time for this. We used the freight elevator a couple of times. Staff was very helpful

Room Tip: definitely get an ocean view - we were maybe on the 14th floor
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Guest,

In the name of all our staff I would like to express our gratitude for your comments at Trip Advisor. It is a pleasure to hear that you were satisfied with our services. We will be informing her of your positive observations to motivate her even further. We are really happy that your overall impression about the hotel was excellent, so we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.

Warm Regards from Porto Bay!
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Just returned from a fabulous trip to Argentina and Brazil. We stayed at the Porto Bay hotel right across the street from the famous Copacabana Beach! Although there is a lot of action going on across the street, the hotel is quiet and a peaceful respite from the crowds. The rooms are comfortable, but the hallways are dark and narrow and the elevator is very small. That's really not that such of a big deal, because the hotel makes up for that in bounteous fresh breakfasts every morning and a small, but luxurious top of hotel pool, bar and restaurant. It was so nice to sit out there during the day and in the evening to watch the sunset and drink cold drinks. The hamburgers and fries are fabulous! THe staff was very helpful, even telling us to go down the street to get better "change" than they could give us. All in all, a comfortable and not pretentious place to stay in Rio.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank marlinbarad
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Dear guest,

I would like to thank you for choosing our as your accommodation choice during your recent stay Rio and for taking the time to complete your review, there is no greater pleasure for the direction and whole team, than having met your expectations during your stay at Porto Bay Rio International. Thank you for your comments regarding our staff, we are always trying our best to make our guests satisfied. Hope to welcome you again.

Warm Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager
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LONDON
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

An excellent hotel overlooking Copacabana beach. Helpful staff, excellent breakfast but the best bit is the rooftop pool and bar with scenic views over Rio. The beach service of a lounger, towel and brolly makes you feel like a millionaire. Our room was long and narrow and, strangely had three beds but not a problem.

Room Tip: Ask fr a balconyoverlookinghe beach.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
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 beach service, breakfast and staff.

We hope to welcome you again very soon,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager
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Property: PortoBay 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
#9 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#13 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#16 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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