I'm afraid that this was the one dissapointment in our recent visit to Rio. We were only made aware after we booked the hotel that the pool, roof terrrace bar and spa were all out of action due to planned refurbishment. Unfortunately we couldn't get a refund otherwise we would have stayed elsewhere. The rooms were like a 'Premier Inn' in the U.K., okay but nothing special. The shower had a mind of its own. We were woken at around 7am each morning by the sound of drilling and construction work on the 20th floor, yet we were staying on floor 15. On the plus side the location is top notch and the staff were all without exception extremely friendly and helpful - it isn't their fault that the facilities are a let down. I'm sure that this hotel will climb back up the charts once the refurbishment work is completed, until then I would avoid it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rio Internacional Hotel
- Hotel Porto Bay Rio Internacional
- PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil