Stayed three weeks at this hotel, and all in all it was a nice experience - but not enough to get me back, but I'll come back to that.
The positives first:
The room (1103) was not too big, but big enough for me, and nice and clean. The small french balcony didn't allow for much but to open it to get som fresh air, but the view over Copacabana is just amazing!
The roof top pool area is another really nice thing about this hotel. Again clean and tidy, and with a friendly staff. A bit slow to hand out towels, but that's details....
On the slightly negative side; the groundfloor hotel restaurant is not what you would excpect from an otherwise very good hotel. Stay away from it for dinner at least, and go to one of the many good restaurant nearby instead. Breakfast however is of course practical to take in the hotel, and - even though it was difficult to point out too many negative things, there was absolutely no changes for the 3 weeks I stayed there, and it bacame rather boring after a few days. But hey - most people don't stay in hotels for weeks and weeks. The coffee service is also slow, and I had to ask for this every morning... But again, this is details.
The really negative thing about this hotel is the neighborhood. Copacabana is probably the most famous beach in the world, but also attracts crooks which you don't want to run into on your vacation or business trip. There are druggies, hookers - and probably worst - muggers. During my stay there I heard of several guys ending up robbed at Copacabana....
So all in all, I will probably not stay here again due to the neighborhood, even though the hotel itself was actually very good. Next time I will go to Ipanema or Leblon instead. The only problem here is that the selection of hotels are less...
So Rio hotel owners; can you please set up more hotels at Ipanema and Leblon, and close the Copacabana ones?
1103 was a really good room for one, or maybe two persons. This is situated on the east side of the...
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May 15, 2013
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Thank you for sharing your review after your recent stay with us.
I´m glad that you considered a nice experience your three weeks at Pestana Rio Atlântica, our dedicated team is honored with your mention. You are correct our Deck Bar on the top of the hotel is one of the best spots in the hotel, with fantastic views to one of the most famouse beaches in the World, Copacabana. I´m very pleased to let you know that we are changing our Cais da Ribeira restaurant menu , I´m sure we will meet our guest´s and visitors expectations.
Concerning our coffee service at breakfast time , we are also upgrading our service.
I sincerely hope that you reconsider and visit us again, I know that we will find out our improvements.
Sunny Regards from Rio,
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