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PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel
Ranked #20 of 286 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This hotel was a very pleasant surprise. Located right on Copacabana beach, all rooms have a view of the beach. We had a corner room, with excellent views from floor to ceiling windows. The restaurant was good, but the buffet breakfast one of the best I have experienced. Loads of fresh fruit, cold meat, cheese, pastries, with eggs and bacon as well. Fruit juice was also exotic and plentiful. The pool on the 20th floor...a great place for a relaxing snack. A beach service ensures you get chairs, towels and an umberella, on Copacabana beach ! Truly a surprising and delightful hotel

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Honesty49
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments in relation to your stay at Porto Bay Rio International Hotel.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our services, it is pleasing to receive such comments as yours and to know we are caring for our guest properly. We also note your satisfaction regarding our Restaurant and breakfast buffet which we will pass on to our Chef.

Warm Regards,

Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We loved the location, and the staff was helpful at the main desk. The breakfast area was clean and the variety was pretty good compared to other continental breakfasts we had in South America.

The negatives would be the lunch staff was not friendly and the lunch was good but not great. When you are paying for your meal you expect the same service you would get at any restaurant. The pool area was nice with perfect views of the beach, but also could use some updating and cleaning. The room was very small and too could have used some updates in the shower area.

There is nothing wrong with this hotel so I would still recommend, but if you want five star and plush, this is not it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kim S
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments in relation to your stay at Porto Bay Rio International Hotel. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our frontdesk service and our breakfast buffet. In regards to your comments about the restaurant your remarks have been carefully noted and we can assure you that the necessary steps have been taken to consider improvement in those aspects in the future.

Thanks again for your comments and we hope to host you again in a near future.

With best regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I had already stayed a the Porto Bay hotels in Madeira. I was very satisfied. I dared trying their hotel in Rio. It was a delight. . It is a nice and fine quality hotel . All is in the details , The service is impeccable, The room are cosy buy could be slightly more inviting THe price is reasonable for the spot , Even if the view on the side is partial , it is great .The food at the breakfast is perfect and served in a dining room with a splendid view. .
The pool on the top is a must after a hot day . And the surroundings are quite secure.

Room Tip: for a superior room ask for the highest and the closest to the front of the hotel .: the view...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Aristote51
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

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, is very satisfying to know that was not your first time at a Porto Bay Hotel, and that you had a pleasant stay with us. We all look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Rio. Do not hesitate to contact us for any request,

Sincerely,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Fantastic location on Copacabana Beach. From the roof you can see the whole way down Copacabana beach to the right, Sugarloaf Mountain to the left and the statue of Christ at the back-fabulous! The roof pool is an absolute bonus.
We had a lovely spacious, clean and comfortable room with partial sea view and balcony on 10th floor (I think you would need 13th and above for a view of Christ the Redeemer as well).
All the staff we very helpful and spoke good English.
Great breakfast with an amazing selection of fruit!.
If ever I am lucky enough to come back to Rio-this is where I would stay

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank jacquai
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your motivating and helpful feedback.
It is a pleasure to hear that you were satisfied with our service. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our breakfast and selection of fruits. Also, I would like to thank you for your lovely comment about the all staff. We will be informing all of them of your positive observations to motivate them even further.
We all look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Rio.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any request.

Best Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Good location- right opposite copacabana beach. Deluxe corner room has amazing view- right down copa AND Christ the Redeemer! may be a little noisy for some but we loved the sounds of rio! You can also open the windows which was nice!
Rooms are a little tired so don't expect super flashy. I know it seems expensive but that's Rio! Can't beat the location of this hotel and the staff are really friendly.
We went on a few of the hotel tours -
Hang gliding= Amazing! And a day trip to the islands including Ilha Grande- worth it!
Breakfast is great, a lot to choose from! Towels and beach chairs complimentary. Pool area small but great views and comfy!
Also copacabana beach has free wifi and we have found you can use it from the room!! Look for and register with Oi wifi!
Walk to Ipanema beach is about an hour. But I'd hire a bike for about R15!
If u want to the Christ by yourself get there early! We had to wait 2 hours for the train but found a nice restaurant near by called Mama Rosa to pass the time.
Enjoy your stay at Porto Bay- we did!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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5  Thank MazzAdventure13
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments in relation to your stay at Porto Bay Rio International Hotel.
The most important for the staff and management is your satisfaction. We are really glad to hear that our front desk helped you with tours, providing you with an unforgettable experience.
Our Chef will be very pleased to hear such lovely comments about our breakfast service.
Thank you once more for choosing Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again very soon!

Best regards!
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Normal check in hours are around 2:00pm in Rio so there were a little wait (20 mins) until they had a room ready for us. The room had a partial view over the beach and was nice and clean. We were a bit worried about noise from the traffic but this was no problem.
The security at the hotel was good, seemed like no one would get passed the reception unless they stayed at the hotel. The service was very good, room service food tasty and quick, never more than 25 minutes wait. We can recommend the Seafood Pasta, excellent.
The top-roof bar is a gem, nice pool and away from the beach when you need that.
Highly recommended hotel for business.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank GeoTravel49
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing Porto Bay Rio Internacional as your accommodation during your recent stay in Rio and for taking the time to complete your review.
It is a pleasure to hear that you were satisfied with our services and we are glad to know they made you feel safe. And also thank you for the lovely comment about our breakfast and restaurant service. We are going to inform our Chef that´s going to be really proud about your feedback.

Warmest Regards,
Amanda Vieira
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Other reviewers are being rather half-hearted about this hotel. Im not. It was fabulous. Their strrong point is their staff. Really nice people behind the desk, all speaking excellent english. Lovely, friendly, blonde woman in charge of the resaurant but Im saving the best till last ... Bernardo in the beach cafe should get an award for helpful, go-the-extra-mile service, but also, in a city full of people with great hair, an award for best hairdo. Our 14th floor room was huge and sprawling the (bed could be be described in the same way) with a proper, big balcony that you could sit out on, not a little token balcony. Extra nice touches like a weather report on your door every morning and a daily personal print out of your country's news, were a nice surprise too. Im going back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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PortobayRI, Gerente de recepção at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

All your information are very important for the improvement of our services, focusing on making each stay the best experience to our guests. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our front desk service and our host at the restaurant. We are always improving our services such as our new café at the beach, It´s a pleasure to hear you enjoyed. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon!

Warm Regards from Rio de Janeiro!

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Address: Avenida Atlantica 1500, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#11 Spa Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#13 Business Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#19 Luxury Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $127 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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