I stayed at Portinari in August 2004 and had a good impression, that's why I'd like to visit it again. Unfortunately, the hotel is more and more decadent. From the reservation procedures to the little details (towels really old!), everything reveals that the once "first design hotel in Rio" is just an overpriced 3 stars accomodation. I had reserved a room in the 11th floor but in my arrival, was informed that that room was not available and they are giving us a "better" room... that was nothing more that the same level room (it was NOT an upgrade to compensate their mistake in reservation), but a smoker one (I had reserved a non smokers one, in a non smokers floor, any doubt about that I Don't like cigar?? ) in the 4th floor, that was really noisy.
The "spa" is poor, with no attendant at all and open to the "fitness area". It was a cool day (22 degrees Celcius) and water in the little jacuzzi was cold. Sauna is with no scents, so the smell is aufull. No place to put towels or cltohes. No intimacy at all.
It is expensive for the services they are offering.
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- Also Known As:
- Portinari Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Rio Design Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil