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.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Large 12th floor room had excellent views but was very noisy with traffic. Housekeeping was haphazard and we kept having to ask for things for room.Excellent breakfast buffet and roof…

    MR, St Albans
  • 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…

    AER, Edinburgh
  • "We asked to change our room as the one we were given was small cramped and noisy ( I think they were refurbishing the room above us ) They were…

    CD, Corbridge
  • Centrally situated with stunning views which can be seen from front and side rooms. Staff very helpful . The currency exchange in the hotel is very good value.

  • Good hotel in an excellent position on Copacabana. Comfortable room, very good breakfast, super view from the rooftop pool and bar.

    JR, Grimsby
  • 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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Our Expert's Opinion

I loved the fact that you can survey Copacabana beach from your bed in one of the large corner guest rooms. The rooftop bar and pool area is one of the best in Rio, as is the fruit-laden buffet breakfast. Reception can be busy, but this is altogether a sound choice for guests with a wide range of budgets.

Millie Davies Travel Expert Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.


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