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I stayed in one of the panorama view rooms and it was beautiful. Offered a great view of the beach although did not have a patio. You could probably get the same view from a seaside patio room which may be cheaper. The rooftop pool is very nice. I enjoyed the gym area and the showering accommodations which they allow you to use even after check out. There are ample staff in the entry area waiting to help. My main complaint was the lack of hot water in my room. I requested maintenance once, but it wasn't fixed. Requested a second time, and that shower was very hot. So in a 4 night stay I took 1 hot shower, the rest cold. They are also doing maintenance which at times (like reading by the pool or getting a massage) was inopportune. Prices of massages are reasonable. Overall a fair experience, though I expected a bit higher for the amount paid.

The staff was very accommodating. The reception desk will assist in booking tours. The location couldn’t be much better than where it was on Copacabana beach, just a few blocks from the famous Copocabana Palace. They also provide beach seating, umbrellas, and towels. They even allowed me to pay for a bottle of water on the beach two days later.

I genuinely enjoyed my stay at Porto Bay. The staff was extremely helpful and made us feel welcomed. I recommend taking one of the tours offered by the hotel. I’ll be returning.

I stayed at Portobay Rio with my teenage sons. The location was perfect, the room was comfortable. It was nice to have a small balcony with a view of the ocean. The rooftop offers a small pool with beautiful views and a great bar/restaurant. Wonderful breakfast and friendly staff as well.

The hotel is right across the street from the beach (there are no hotels on the beach side). The staff is incredibly helpful and speaks perfect English. We had an oceanfront suite, I highly recommend this room type, it was spacious, the bed was comfy, the bathroom spacious, the shower worked well and the view from the balcony was the best part! The rooftop pool and the bar restaurant at the pool are wonderful. I felt very safe in the hotel I'd definitely stay here again!

The hotel was in good condition and the staff was friendly and informative.

Stayed here for six days over spring break 2017. Made our decision largely due to customer ratings, and the reviews were not wrong. Right across from Copacabana Beach, with stunning views from the rooftop pool/bar of the city, the location is ideal. The hotel is very well maintained and the staff is exemplary in courtesy and service. And English is widely spoken here. We did not eat much in the hotel, expect for some snacks at the bar and breakfast; the latter was a buffet and it was super. The rooms are equipped as one would expect of a first-rate hotel, even with flip flops for the beach. There is a small gym (again, great views), sauna, and spa (did not use). A nice touch was the beach service - a designated area for hotel guests with courtesy chairs and umbrellas. And the staff there will ply you with all the adult beverages you can handle (for a price, of course).

The hotel was good. Stayed at Caesar park also, liked this place. Enter. Only room for improvement is bedding could be softer.

Best location! Great staff! When we come back we will stay here again :)

GREAT LOCATION, GOOD STAFF AND MOST IMPORTANTLY CLEAN ROOMS.

My brother and I stayed at Porto Bay Rio Internacional hotel for one week. We really like the hotel and the services were excellent. The hotel is in the heart of copacabana beach. I really enjoyed waking up in the morning and looking at the partial view of the beach from the balcony. Our room had two separate comfy beds and a nice bathroom. The breakfast room on the 5th floor has an amazing view of copacabana beach and there breakfast buffet is phenomenal with wonderful healthy food choices to pick. The staffs of the breakfast shift were extremely attentive and polite. The rooftop pool has a spectacular view of copcabana beach and also the view of Christ redeemer. The sunbed are very comfortable and the pool bar staffs are very attentive. The caipirinhas are phenomenal!! and they also serve food at the rooftop . My brother and I would daily go to the rooftop deck to enjoy the amazing night view of copacabana beach. The staffs at the reception are very polite and friendly. They all were very helpful with suggestion of sites place to visit and local restaurants to eat.The staff at the hotel would always greet us with a smile on there faces. The most memorable moment was celebrating my brother birthday at Rio de Janeiro. What made it special was arriving to the hotel from an excursion trip and to my brother surprise a small birthday cake with a candle was waiting at the room.This was a very nice gesture from the hotel that made it very memorable for my brother. The chocolate cake was delicious!This was our first time being at Rio Janeiro, Brazil.and staying at Porto bay Rio Internacional hotel. My brother and I defiantly will be coming back to this hotel.

This hotel was great. The staff was excellent from beginning to end. Always willing to answer questions and concern. Conveniently located across from Copacabana beach with direct access to the beach and chairs and towels. Great rooftop pool, not so big but excellent views. Complimentary breakfast was great with a huge fruit variety. I would highly recommend, Friendly staff.

Happy to have chosen this hotel. Beautiful and cleaned rooms with stunning views! The suite with balcony is over the top!

Great location, right on Copacabana Beach, the stuff is extremely helpful and friendly. Hotel is beautiful, and the rooftop pool is perfect to panorama pictures.

Higher floor side room had terrific views from balcony of ocean, mountains (including Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer) and a bit of city. Staff were all really helpful and I'm coming back for second part of my trip (where I'd been thinking I'd explore another area but finding this place very comfortable and convenient. Only negative was the little beach half chairs were pretty lame (there were apparently a few full loungers but were taken and just flimsy, uncomfortable half folding chairs). I was so surprised to then go to the rooftop pool and find such cushy/high end lounge chairs and regretted bothering with the beach at all (though obviously beach has its own appeal and would be nice to get a little closer to the rest of the hotel's quality. But other than that, all was great.

The female receptionists were all fantastic. They helped me navigate rio as a solo female traveler. The gym wasn't available for 2 days, unfortunately. The hot water wasn't working the 1st day but after I called, they sent maintenance right away and he fixed it. They were very accommodating to me when I arrived earlier than check-in as well.

We got 2 rooms for 4 guys and had plenty of room. We really liked the location and all of the locals said that it is one of the nicest hotels on Copacabana. Ask the staff question of where to go and how to do it to get your bearings, but after that ask locals what the best places and things are.

We got 2 rooms for 4 guys and had plenty of room. We really liked the location and all of the locals said that it is one of the nicest hotels on Copacabana. Ask the staff question of where to go and how to do it to get your bearings, but after that ask locals what the best places and things are.

The best feature was the rooftop pool, which had panoramic views over all of Rio. The breakfast was also tasty and it was in a good spot for exploring, although a little sleazy at night.

Avenida Atlântica, 1500 Rio de Janeiro RJ

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Avenida Atlantica
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Copacabana, PortoBay Rio de Janeiro is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Sugar Loaf Mountain and within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Museum of Modern Art. This 117-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's brasserie, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 117 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, free weekday newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests of PortoBay Rio de Janeiro enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for BRL 220 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Luxo Top Floor Vista Mar Panoramico

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite Top Floor Vista Mar

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite

1 Double Bed | 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for PortoBay Rio de Janeiro

Everyone (8) Couples (6) Business (1) Family (2) Friends (2) Other (3)
3
Everyone

I stayed in one of the panorama view rooms and it was beautiful. Offered a great view of the beach although did not have a patio. You could probably get the same view from a seaside patio room which may be cheaper. The rooftop pool is very nice. I enjoyed the gym area and the showering accommodations which they allow you to use even after check out. There are ample staff in the entry area waiting to help. My main complaint was the lack of hot water in my room. I requested maintenance once, but it wasn't fixed. Requested a second time, and that shower was very hot. So in a 4 night stay I took 1 hot shower, the rest cold. They are also doing maintenance which at times (like reading by the pool or getting a massage) was inopportune. Prices of massages are reasonable. Overall a fair experience, though I expected a bit higher for the amount paid.

By on Apr 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 21, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. Nothing makes us happier than meeting the expectations of our guests. We have taken note of your suggestions and we will do everything to make your stay even better next time. We hope to enjoy your company soon at a PortoBay hotel. Best regards, Isabela Guedes - Guest Relations

4
Family

The staff was very accommodating. The reception desk will assist in booking tours. The location couldn’t be much better than where it was on Copacabana beach, just a few blocks from the famous Copocabana Palace. They also provide beach seating, umbrellas, and towels. They even allowed me to pay for a bottle of water on the beach two days later.

By , from Columbus, OH on Apr 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2019

Dear Mr. Matthew, We were very grateful for your feedback and for choosing the PortoBay group. Your words confirm the dedication of the entire team and our desire to continue to satisfy our guests’ needs. We look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Isabela Guedes – Guest Relations

5
Everyone

By on Jan 31, 2019

5
Everyone

I genuinely enjoyed my stay at Porto Bay. The staff was extremely helpful and made us feel welcomed. I recommend taking one of the tours offered by the hotel. I’ll be returning.

By , from Seattle, WA on Sep 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 11, 2018

Dear LJ, First, thank you for choosing our hotel. Your opinion is very important to us - thank you for sharing it. We are very pleased to hear that our hotel and team were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Isabela Guedes – Guest Relations

5

great location

Everyone

I stayed at Portobay Rio with my teenage sons. The location was perfect, the room was comfortable. It was nice to have a small balcony with a view of the ocean. The rooftop offers a small pool with beautiful views and a great bar/restaurant. Wonderful breakfast and friendly staff as well.

By on Jun 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2018

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for the time you spent giving us your opinion of your experience at our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Isabela Guedes – Guest Relations

5

excellent hotel in copacabana!

Everyone

The hotel is right across the street from the beach (there are no hotels on the beach side). The staff is incredibly helpful and speaks perfect English. We had an oceanfront suite, I highly recommend this room type, it was spacious, the bed was comfy, the bathroom spacious, the shower worked well and the view from the balcony was the best part! The rooftop pool and the bar restaurant at the pool are wonderful. I felt very safe in the hotel I'd definitely stay here again!

By on May 4, 2018

Review comment responded on May 5, 2018

Dear Ms. Julie, First, thank you for choosing our hotel. Your opinion is very important to us - thank you for sharing it. We are very pleased to hear that our hotel and team were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Isabela Guedes – Guest Relations

4
Everyone

The hotel was in good condition and the staff was friendly and informative.

By on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Dear guest, thank you for your review, and we hope to see you back soon at PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel. Best Regards, Gustavo Zanotta PortoBay Rio Internacional Hotel

5

great location, great hotel

Everyone

Stayed here for six days over spring break 2017. Made our decision largely due to customer ratings, and the reviews were not wrong. Right across from Copacabana Beach, with stunning views from the rooftop pool/bar of the city, the location is ideal. The hotel is very well maintained and the staff is exemplary in courtesy and service. And English is widely spoken here. We did not eat much in the hotel, expect for some snacks at the bar and breakfast; the latter was a buffet and it was super. The rooms are equipped as one would expect of a first-rate hotel, even with flip flops for the beach. There is a small gym (again, great views), sauna, and spa (did not use). A nice touch was the beach service - a designated area for hotel guests with courtesy chairs and umbrellas. And the staff there will ply you with all the adult beverages you can handle (for a price, of course).

By , from White Plains, MD on Apr 20, 2017

5
Other

The hotel was good. Stayed at Caesar park also, liked this place. Enter. Only room for improvement is bedding could be softer.

By on Apr 30, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2016

Dear Guest, Many thanks for choosing Porto Bay in Rio. We are glad to receive your comments. Looking forward to welcome you in the near future.

4

best roof top view, close to beach

Everyone

Best location! Great staff! When we come back we will stay here again :)

By , from Las Vegas, NV on Apr 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2016

Dear Mrs Mary S, Many thanks for your post. Our staff work hard to provide a good service. It will be nice welcome you again.

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