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Pestana Rio Atlantica
Ranked #67 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Nothing will beat the beauty of Rio De Janeiro, and a hotel located just steps off of Copacabana Beach…what more in life could you want!?! This hotel is great. I’ve lived in and traveled to many beach towns – and the hotel is holding up extremely well. The rooms and amenities were quite basic – but there was a spa and a rooftop pool with UNBELIEVEABLE views. The service in at the front desk was very slow. They were accurate – but extremely slow in EVER since of the word (A typical check in was nearly 10 minutes). The breakfast served in the morning was exceptional with a lot of selection and many seats, as the hotel is quite large.
In case you were wondering about the area – Copacabana is quite clean and safe – as it Ipanema. There were shops and restaurants just a few blocks from the hotel that you could access throughout the day and evening and feel comfortable walking to an from.
Overall it was a great stay for the price. When you consider the fact that Carnival is going on and it’s a beach property…it was a very clean and well kept hotel.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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pestana, Gerente at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Dear Guest,

On behalf of Pestana Rio Atlântica Hotel thank you very much for sharing your review after your recent stay.
I´m glad that our/ yours hotel was up to your expecations, it´s true our rooftop swimming pool and bar area is one of the best spots in the hotel and very appreciated by our guests.
Thank you for your valued feedback concerning our services, mantaining and achieving higher standards is our daily goal.

Looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Rio,

Kind Regards,

Álvaro Aragão
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

we spent 5 days in the carnival period : first of all even in all these events rio and especially the copacabana area proved to be very safe and nice to stay.
secondly : yes this hotel is very expensive especially during carnival but worth every penny : the rooms are great with nice views , the beds are very comfortable , a/c is fine ,bathroom is excellent with a good rainshower and breakfast is excellent and the iceing on the cake is the fantastic pool area annex bar on the top floor with one of the nicest views you will ever see in your life !
I Hope absolutely to return.

Room Tip: get on a high floor for a nice view
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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pestana, Gerente at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting your review after your recent stay with us.
Knowing that we achive your expectations is without a doubt our biggest award, I´m glad that our rooms, facilities and services suits you the best way.
It´s correct our swimming pool area on the top of the hotel is one of the hotel spots preferred by our valued guests.

Looking forward to Welcome you on your next visit,

Sunny Regards from Rio,

Álvaro Aragão
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

Despite booking a deluxe lateral sea view double room, no way did our accommodation live up to its description. The bed was a queen sized with about 2' to the side and bottom of the bed to walk round. Our view was of the building of next door - to the right was a rendered wall: the sea was to the left, visible by standing on a 10 inch deep balcony. The wardrobes and cupboards were pitifully small and were 6" deep. Bathroom okay with a hairdryer that puffed gentle air rather than blew. It had a sliding door with no sound proofing. Breakfast was good though service lacklustre. This isn't a holiday hotel as there were lots of business men and we were not made to feel welcome. We complained several times but, the manager never made an appearance. We had paid for 6 nights. We moved out after one and are now happily ensconced at the Porto Bay.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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pestana, Gerente at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting your review after your recent stay at Pestana Rio Atlântica Hotel.
I regret to know that we didn´t meet your expectations , you can be sure that our guests satisfaction is our main priorirty and that your remarks were already discussed in an operational meeting with all our key department responsables.
With our unique location in Copacabana we welcome many guests during all year with different motives to stay with us. Corporate guests know that they can find in our hotel all the business and meeting facilities that they look for , as well as resorts guests know that they will relax for sure and enjoy one of the most famouse beaches and tourist areas in the World.

I hope you give us the chance to welcome you again in our/your´s hotel,

Kind Regards,
Álvaro Aragão
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

I recently came to Rio for work and we were unsure about where to stay. I choose this hotel based upon pictures and reviews and was a little leery about what we were actually going to get. We were pleasantly surprised! When we arrived we were greeted with very friendly people, however when we approached the registration desk it was a little awkward. The gentleman behind the desk was not the friendliest but helped us with what we needed. They then helped us to the room and that man was more than helpful. The room was great! I had a little view of the beach!!! The bed was super comfortable and that was a great addition. Breakfast was included in our stay and that was also a plus. The rooftop bar and pool is amazing!!! I could have stayed up there all day, it was absolutely gorgeous.

The only thing that I had a real issue with was this wifi in the room, it didn't always work. And the hotel stuff couldn't get it to work.

One thing to note, if you are from the U.S. you will need adapters here for your electronics such as chargers, hair dryers, etc.

Great overall stay! Definitely will come back.

Stayed: January 2013
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pestana, Manager at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting your review after your recent stay with us.
It is a joy for me and all our dedicated team to learn that your experience with us was up to your expectations, we daily strive to mantain and achieve higher standards and higher guest satisfaction ratios. It´s true our rooftop is one of the best spots not just in the hotel but also in Rio de Janeiro.
Your remark concerning our wifi service is already being analysed by our IT team.
Knowing that you are planning to come back is without a doubt our biggest award.

Sunny Regards from Rio,

Álvaro Aragão
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

This hotel is in the perfect location for the New Year's Eve celebration since it is centrally located on Copacabana beach right in front of the fireworks and the main show stage. The rooftop pool/bar area has the best view of Copacabana beach, Sugarloaf and other favellas far out in the distance. You could sit there for hours staring out in the distance, and despite being there during the New Years Eve time, it was never really crowded or even full. Rooms are newly renovated and side facing rooms have partial ocean views and a small balcony (good for hanging dry swimsuits). Beds are super comfortable with fluffy comforters and pillows, but instead of a full size bed they gave us a room with two single beds that were pushed together. We used the laundry service which was expensive (about US$5 per item) but same day service. The downside was their rather sad looking fitness center (no free weights, one treadmill, and 2-3 other weight machines) and a lackluster restaurant. The included breakfast buffet was actually very good with good variety (including omelette made to order), but at other times the restaurant barely had any customers and wait staff not very attentive and half the menu was not available. That's not a problem though, because right next door is this great Mondego restaurant that was good at all hours of the day. Right behind the hotel is a series of popular bars and some great juice bars. With all the tourists there for New Years we felt very safe, but can't comment on how it would be with fewer foot traffic.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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pestana, Manager at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review with us and other travellers.
It´s correct the Pestana Rio Atlântica, aswell as our Deck lounge bar, has a fantastic location and great views, and it is without a doubt one of the bests spots in Rio for the New Year´s Eve celebration.
I´m glad that overall our standards and services were up to your expectations.
It will be my pleasure to share your comments with our dedicated team.
Concerning our fitness room , we are already planning to upgrade our facilities.

Kind Regards,

Álvaro Aragão
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Totally refurbished in 2012, nice decor.
Very stylish rooftop (white marble bar that accomodate nice parties during week-ends)
Ok sized rooms and very nicely designed (white marble bathroom, it's a theme...).
Very comfy beds.
Service on the other hand is very slow and not responsive.

Room Tip: Above 9th floor for the lateral view (below no view at all)
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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pestana, Manager at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Guest,

On behalf of Pestana Rio Atlântica, thank you very much for posting your review after your recent stay.
I´m glad that overall you enjoyed your time with us.
It´s correct the Deck Bar is one of the bests spots in the hotel.

Sunny Regards from Rio de Janeiro,

Álvaro Aragão
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We really hesitated to book this hotel. They are no cheap hotel with a view on Copacabana. We booked a room with a lateral view and had a great time there. However, you need to get a room with the front or lateral view (you need to ask to see the sea from your bed, that's very important). Otherwise, find a cheapest Hotel.

Good: The breakfast was really good! The hotel is modern and clean. The terrasse on the 13 floors is one of the best of Copacabana. It's amazing to spend an afternoon there. People were nice. Towel in the swimming pool and in the beach at disposal. Great beds.

Bad: Just one phone/computer works with the wifi (this is not very practical as you can imagine) The fitness need news machines. The wifi is not free. There is noice from outside in the room but I imagine is the same in every Hotel in front of the beach. Room a bit small.

Room Tip: Lateral view (ask to see the view from your bed). The "other" lateral view is not good.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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pestana, Manager at Pestana Rio Atlantica, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for staying with us at the Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel, and for taking the time to send us your valuable comments. It´s always gratifying to receive positive feedback, and your kind comments will be shared with all the staff members, whom I am certain will be encouraged with your remarks. We do hope to have the opportunity in the near future to welcome you, your friends and family back at our hotel, as we look forward to being of service. Thank you again for having shared your experience with us.

Yours Sincerely,
Erico Guedes
Operation Manager

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Address: Avenida Atlantica 2964 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#12 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#13 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#17 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#18 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#38 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £62 - £289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Rio Atlantica 4*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pestana Rio Atlântica is a hotel located on Avenida Atlântica, on the famous Copacabana beach, with quick access to Galeão International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport. Perfect for both business and leisure travellers, the hotel sits only minutes from tourist attractions such as the Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer), Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Lagoa, the Botanical Gardens and the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. In addition, it is only 8 km from the city centre and 600 m from an underground station. With a lively atmosphere, the Deck Bar is the known as the place to start your night, having welcomed some of the best international and Brazilian DJs. The hotel’s rooftop swimming pool offers fantastic views of the beach. To make sure nothing is missing, the restaurant and the gym will compliment your stay in the marvellous city. With views of the sea or the city, all rooms are comfortable and have balconies, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs. ... more   less 
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