Porto Bay Rio de Janeiro

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Smart and attractive modern hotel with glorious views, a fabulous pool and an ideal location on the Copacabana beachfront: great value for Rio.

This smart and attractive modern Porto Bay Rio International is justifiably popular with our staff and clients. For a start, it's ideally located on Copacabana's beachfront with super views right across the coastline from the striking rooftop pool and from many of the guest rooms.

Moreover, we think its guestrooms offer exceptional value in comparison to similar hotels in the city, being relatively spacious and almost all with sought-after ocean views and balconies (unusual in Rio). If you don't have a balcony, you'll be rewarded with floor-to-ceiling windows and a magnificent, dual-aspect view. Rooms also have air-con, minibar, cable TV, wireless internet, DVD/CD player, and en suite bathroom.

There is a 5th-floor restaurant with more great beach views, plus a sauna, small gym and a ground-floor cafe and bar.

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What our clients say

  • Great location, staff were helpful and let us check out later. The rooftop bar and pool had amazing views and were a great place to rewind. The breakfast was the best of our trip, the restaurant/room service food is nothing to write home about but equally there are lots of great options very local so wasn't a problem.

    CAA, London
  • Excellent location. Very good dining area overlooking the beach. Breakfast excellent.It is very narrow and hence limited lift availability which meant delays at busy times.Scores excellent because of the high standard of service and quality of dining facilities.

    JM, Wantage
  • The hotel is in an ideal location right on Copacabana beach and close to shops, restaurants and bars.  The rooftop terrace is particularly nice.  Our room which faced the side street was fairly small and dark but we could still see the beach from the balcony.  I assume that the front facing rooms will be brighter.

    AER, Edinburgh
  • Great location and friendly staff.

    CB, Kendall
  • "Very nice, fantastic breakfasts with an outstanding view, and well-appointed rooms with the quietest air-conditioning I have ever encountered! Only flaw is 2 tiny lifts, so very long waits when the hotel is full, but we did not care - we were on holiday!”

    CL, Worthing
  • Hotel right on Copacabana Beach with easy access. Hotel was comfrotable and offered complimentary use of spa and rooftop pool with stunning views. Breakfast was exceptional and the staff helpful.

    AC, Saffron walden
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