After spending a month in South America, Rio was out last stop. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel was well located, we enjoyed a magnificent view of the beach from our room. Staff were very friendly and helpful when booking taxis to the airport and a tour of the Favelas. The buffet breakfast was beautiful and we enjoyed the atmosphere of the roof top pool, terrace and bar. The suite was spacious and worth the extra cost.
The apartment was huge, and for what you pay is decent. Is about a 3 star hotel and the staff are wonderful just be mindful that they can't all speak but you're in Brazil so to be expected.
Three streets back from the beach and breakfast is quite good although the eggs are a little cold.
Arrived early Saturday for a weekend in Rio before business in Sao Paulo.
Hotel staff let me check in a little earlier, and then helped me book half day trip to Sugarloaf. Very easy and convenient with hotel pickup and drop-off after.
The staff also helped me book a city tour on Sunday morning to Christ Statue and other stops in city center.
With their help from the nice and knowledgeable staff I managed to get the most of my short time in Rio.
Traveller from Louisville, KY
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Sitting right at the border of Copacabana and Ipanema, the location is perfect. Our Seaview room had a gorgeous view. All the hotel staff are extremely helpful specially the concierge who are very knowledgeable. The hotel tried to make our stay very pleasant and met all our requests.
Efficient friendly staff, particularly the maids who cleaned our room so well each day. Enjoyed the chocolate left on our bed every night (great touch). Some of the younger male staff made my daughter feel uncomfortable with their amorous comments - rather inappropriate. The concierge Elisa was so helpful and always providing us with good advice about the area and restaurants to eat at.
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This famous beach is also the widest beach in Rio. Throngs of bikini- and Speedo-clad locals and tourists take in the sun, as well as a round of beach soccer and volleyball. Copacabana Beach is a popular venue for concerts and a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration where partiers wear white for good luck. The glitzy shops and cafés along Avenida Atlântica provide a welcome respite from the heat.