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Rio Design Hotel

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Rua Francisco Sa 17 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010 Brazil
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#56 of 302 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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Rio Design Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Rio de Janeiro, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Rio Design Hotel, visitors can check out Leblon Beach (1.8 mi) and Parque Lage (2.1 mi), some of Rio de Janeiro's top attractions.

Rooms at Rio Design Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A rooftop pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Rio Design Hotel, parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Zaza Bistro Tropical, Oia Restaurante, and El Born, which are some Mediterranean restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Rio de Janeiro is also home to Marina Da Gloria, a popular marina that is not too far from Rio Design Hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Rio de Janeiro!

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Rooftop bar
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Value
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
134Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Neighborhood
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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$ 130 Overcharged on holidays and dumped after – Really Mr. Miranda (General Manager)?! What kind of review do would you expect, after your credit card would have been overcharged with $ 130? What else would you think if the management couldn’t care less about you and doesn’t reimburse you? It can happen to you too, well done and welcome to Rio Design Hotel in Brazil. We booked our holiday's right amount the peak of the great Brazilian Carnival. Our “Executive Suite” did not reflect the $ 1200 we paid for. The furnishing of our room looked and felt overaged, more like out of a movie from the '90s. Breakfast was ok but in a very small room. Impossible to host all the guest. We always came late to avoid the main crowd. The service was friendly while trying to deal with all the request. The breakfast selection was ok, but nothing special. We had better in other Brazilian hotels. Like I said the hotel service staff was friendly, but the supervisor and management couldn’t care less. The moment you were asking questions, you could already feeling their patience level decreasing. Lack of empathy and customer service skills including. They shouldn’t work in customer service if they make a guest feel they hate their jobs. Especially in Brazil, where people are usually relaxed and friendly towards tourist. Anyways, we left the hotel with mixed feelings. But the surprise came afterwards. As we received our next credit card statement the hotel overcharged an extra amount of $ 130. We contacted booking several times, also wrote several E-Mails and called on our own cost. Just to hear, we look into it - That’s it. The general manager Mr. Miranda did need to respond after submitting the claim to our travel portal. However, that’s it. After I never heard from the Rio Design Hotel again and our money is gone. All in all, I can't recommend this hotel at all, the price value is not in proportion at all. If you prefer customer service skip the Rio Design Hotel. If you don’t want to get overcharged like us or lose $ 130 Dollars extra you should stay away from this place. A funny side note, after leaving Brazil my credit card was used twice to pay for goods in Rio. Besides the hotel, we never used the credit card at all. So seems someone from the hotel shared our credit card details. Probably a last customer gift from the Rio Design Hotel! Thanks for nothing. We will not come back!
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Great Location 100 metres from Copacabana beach and not far to Ipanema beach. 10 mins from Gen Osorio subway station Our room was very large with big bed I think they called it an executive room. Staff at reception bell captain etc were lovely very helpful and friendly apart from one guy who was unnecessarily abrupt to the point of rudeness. Breakfast was adequate but not wonderful. All in all tho a good place to stay
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Response from ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Good Afternoon Dear John Many thanks for your comment, very important for us to continuously evaluate the guest satisfaction. I am very happy to know that you appreciated your stay with us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as guest in our hotel. With regard of your post, we apologize for any inconvenience during your stay . I take this opportunity to inform that Rio Design Hotel continues its process of modernization in order to provide a better quality of service. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager
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Overall satisfied. The good: The price. Hotel was really clean, the help at front desk very helpful, friendly and humble. The location was second row from the beach, 2 minutes of walk. We felt safe at anytime of the day or night. Good size safety box on the room. Plenty of places to eat right outside the door. The ok: There is no real view of the ocean from that hotel. There is no service at the pool. The pool is very small. The not so ok: Gym is not a gym. Sauna is not a sauna. Room are really small. No dresser, we left everything on the luggage the whole week. There are better choices there.
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Response from ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Good Afternoon Dear Andy Many thanks for your comment, very important for us to continuously evaluate the guest satisfaction. I am very happy to know that you appreciated your stay with us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as guest in our hotel. With regard of your post, we apologize for any inconvenience during your stay . I take this opportunity to inform that Rio Design Hotel continues its process of modernization in order to provide a better quality of service. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager
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I had read that some hotels in Rio were ok with their tap water and some were not. The guy who brought our bags to our room didn't say anything about it. Later, when I remembered to call the front desk to ask, the person said not to drink the tap water and to use the bottled water in the fridge. He didn't tell me there was a charge for that water! Other places I've stayed provided free bottled water if their tap water wasn't drinkable. I would have given them a higher score for their breakfast offerings; the room itself was only average.
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Response from ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Good Afternoon Dear Guest Many thanks for your comment, very important for us to continuously evaluate the guest satisfaction. I am very happy to know that you appreciated your stay with us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as guest in our hotel. With regard of your post, we apologize for any inconvenience during your stay . I take this opportunity to inform that Rio Design Hotel continues its process of modernization in order to provide a better quality of service. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager
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I stayed here many years ago, and really enjoyed my stay. This trip I emailed ahead, and requested 1405.. in fairness, the request was granted, and the room was beautiful and the shower great.. and it was very clean. Issue came in the morning, when the blackout curtains didn’t do their job.. 18 inches missing, so awake at 5.45am.! But in fairness, I mentioned the issue, and it was corrected.. still though the whole room is glass walls, and the AC can’t deal with the heat generated, so the room was hot daytime. Breakfast was decent, lots of fresh fruits, breads, bacon (but not crispy :() The front desk staff, especially night and evening had an aversion to smiling.. not once.. I work in 5 star hospitality in London.. smiling at people goes a looooonngggg waaaayyyy... so this was upsetting to me. The best thing about this hotel? Kelvin the bell boy... Kelvin is interested in you, talkative without being obtrusive, and genuine... and super helpful.. Rio Design.. be more Kelvin.. he’s a credit to your hotel.. and a great recruit.. a medal for who employed him.. if I came back it would be because I knew Kelvin is there.. be more Kelvin....
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Response from ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Good Afternoon Dear Dashba Many thanks for your comment, very important for us to continuously evaluate the guest satisfaction. I am very happy to know that you appreciated your stay with us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as guest in our hotel. With regard of your post, we apologize for any inconvenience during your stay . I take this opportunity to inform that Rio Design Hotel continues its process of modernization in order to provide a better quality of service. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$54 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
portinari hotel rio de janeiro
LOCATION
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Copacabana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape 60 - Copacabana (0.1 miles), Forte de Copacabana (0.3 miles), and Bip Bip (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Rio Design Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Design Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Victoria Bakery, Restaurante Emile, and Alloro al Miramar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Design Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rio Design Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Design Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rio Design Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (4.9 miles), Forte de Copacabana (0.3 miles), and Parque Lage (2.1 miles).
Is Rio Design Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.