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Xiuzhang from China
Superior Room with Balcony and Side Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2009
Nice location, located just infront of the beach. Modern decor, bright and clean
Staff is not as helpfull
The hotel is new with modern decor in a Nice location, located just infront of the beach. The location is the new hip area of rio. Modern decor, bright and clean. Its quite convinient with supermarket just behind and a flea market nearby. However staff wasnt that helpfull, we bought a gift from flea market and relise we werent have enough cash and its midnight with raining cats and dog, hotel staff refuse to advance cash with credit card for us. And we have to run around in the town and marriot hotel staff help us thou we arent staying in thier hotel.
Reviewed November 22, 2009

Joseph from United States
Was charged 3k at checkin...
Breakfast was nice make sure to get it included.
11 year anniversary and I wanted amazing room for 7 night stay in Copacabana. I knew something was up when we checked-in and they wanted full price of room upfront. I had booked the expensive room to ...
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Anonymous from Switzerland
Families with young children
Not worth the price if...
Second time I stay at this hotel. The first time I had a modern room, the experience was excellent and rated it as such. The second time we got an old room, I guess not renovated. The quality was ...
- Old room not up to 4 stars standard. - Thin walls, incredibly noisy.
Reviewed July 08, 2015

Maritza from Canada
Stayed 4 nights in October 2009
Porto Bay - Rio De Janeiro
All rooms have ocean views. The rooms are very modern and comfortable. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
The area can be dangerous at night. After midnight it is not recommended to walk around the area. We were told the police will not enter the beach at night due to the danger. Regarding the hotel. Pool is not heated, which is cold at night. Many items are overpriced - $4 for a bucket of ice, charges for local calls, $40 a day for internet access. $40 a day to rent a dvd player. $75 for a taxi to the airport.
Porto Bay is a very nice hotel in the Copacabana area of Rio as it is modern, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are kept clean. The negatives of the hotel is that the area can be dangerous at night, and that many items that I am used to as being free, must be paid for, and the amount to pay for these items, I feel that the hotel is taking advantage of the customers.
Reviewed November 14, 2009

michael from Canada
Stayed 4 nights in October 2009
Great Hotel
The view and location that is right on Copacabana beach and 1 block from the famous Copacabana Palace. The location can only be topped by the great service from the hotel staff. The Porto Bay prides itself on its service and the staff are courteous, helpful, friendly and go out of their way for the guests, they also try their very hard to communicate in English which is a little tough for some, but the effort is well appreciated.
The price of internet $R40 per day (about $25 USD) this is the most i have ever paid and was surprised at the price. There is also a $R3.50/ day charge for the Safe in your room which i found is a little petty, but what are you going to do? The Pool has no filter so its a little dirty and does not seem to be cleaned very often.
We stayed at the Porto Bay Rio International hotel on 2 separate occasions on our trip to Brazil. The first time, when we arrived our room was not ready. The staff was very nice and courteous and offered the hotel facilities so that we could get changed. Our luggage did not make it with us and the hotel staff was keen at ensuring they follow up and kept us posted on its ETA. I suggest you stay in the balcony (deluxe/suite) rooms are amazing right on beautiful Copacabana Beach. The staff is very helpful in pointing out local hotspots and points of interest. If you want to go on tours in RIO, the hotel offers (hotel priced) tours and has private cars to take you anywhere throughout the city. The hotel is very secure with 2 guards at the front at all times. The second time we stayed, we stayed in another room that was little older than the first but still very nice. The cleaning service was not as good the second time, where the maid didnt really clean as much as she tidied up.
Reviewed November 06, 2009

Ricardo from Brazil
Anniversary celebration
My wife and I have stayed for one night to celebrate our 34th anniversary. The suite was very confortable with excellent linen. The balcony with sea view was perfect for a drink before dinner in a ...
It was just for one night.....
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Jesse from United States
Perfection in Copacabana!
The amenities really set this hotel a part from any other. It's on the beach, by the Copacabana strip where all the action happens, with amazing views from the rooftop pool. The daily breakfast ...
I couldn't stay longer.
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Charles from United States
Stayed 2 nights in October 2009
Spectacular View from the room
Breath taking view from deluxe corner room, very friendly and helpful staff, excellent breakfast buffet
not really any cons. our bath tub drained slow and the table in the room was shaky
We had a wonderful stay, starting with campaign greeting during checkin. We had the corner room deluxe with King size bed. It has a spectacular 90 degree sweeping view of Copacabana beach, floor to ceiling windows that curve around. Room and hotel very clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Elevators are small, but typical for South America. Breakfast buffet had large variety of breads, cheeses, meats, fruits and some hot foods. Would definitely stay again and recommend this hotel if you want to stay on the beach front.
Reviewed October 21, 2009

Sunil from United States
Stayed 5 nights in September 2009
Porto Bay Rio Paradise
We were upgraded to a beach view of the copacabana beach which was excellent! Hotel staff were very helpful, polite and courteous. Amenities were excellent and we felt very secured during our stay.
No complains about this hotel it was excellent!
Porto bay rio was one of the best hotels that i stayed. We were upgraded to a beach view once we checked in the hotel. Hotel staff were very helpful in giving recommendations about things to do in rio and gave us tips on what tos and not tos. Hotel is clean and security of the hotel was excellent. If i will come back to rio, i will definitely stay again at porto bay rio. And location of the hotel was excellent.
Reviewed October 04, 2009

Anonymous from Switzerland
Families with young children
great staff, convenient location
- excellent staff - great view from the camera - international tv channels (if you care about this)
- breakfast was not as good as the rest of the hotel
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Anonymous from United States
Families with older children
Great place to stay without...
We stayed in the ocean front suite, amazing view! Separate king size bed and room, living room, etc. Super nice! Breakfast was amazing and view was great. Awesome roof top pool patio and bar! ...
They charged about 40% more for the room for having 4 people in it. The 2 additional guests were our 15 year old daughter and her 16 year old friend. I understand a charge due to the extra breakfast...
Reviewed June 15, 2015

Greg from United States
Stayed 1 night in September 2009
well worth it!
Very well located. Very helpful staff, you can use for free their beach chairs and towels on Copacabana beach. The room was very modern and had a side view of the beach and a balcony. We really enjoyed the breakfast buffet. We do recommend it.
We have been awaken at 3 am by a phone call most likely from another room as suggested by the front desk.
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is a very good value for money with all the features it offers: beach chairs and towels, a nice roof top swimming pool and fitness, very good breakfast buffet and very comfortable KING size bed. A good address in Copacabana.
Reviewed September 27, 2009

Mitkumar from India
Stayed 4 nights in August 2009
Porto Bay Rio International
Clean, modern rooms with friendly staff Good view Excellent breakfast and roof top pool/restaurant
Bit expensive
Clean, modern rooms with friendly staff Good view Excellent breakfast and roof top pool/restaurant
Reviewed September 05, 2009

Lindsey from Qatar
Solo travelers
From the complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival, amazing spread for breakfast, helpful, friendly reception staff (all with very good English), good WiFi, beach, to the rooftop pool/bar ...
Can't believe anyone could have a negative review but there is some renovation going on, I was not affected.
Reviewed June 07, 2015

Caroline from Belgium
Perfect sunset view
Very good caipirinha We were given an upgrade with a very nice view on the beach Good fitness with best view ever and everything you need although not big Good shower Very large choice of ...
Elevators stay away quite some time WiFi Connection not always stable We asked through booking (as genius member) for a late checkout, they said it was depending upon availability. The day before we...
Reviewed May 26, 2015

FABIO from Brazil
Superior Room with Balcony and Side Sea View
Stayed 1 night in August 2009
Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel
Pool area, room. View from the room, champagne when entering the hotel.
Reviewed August 17, 2009

Justyna from Poland
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in May 2009
Great Hotel
location, location, location!!! Great breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff, view from the 20 floor pool and bar amazing
A bit pricy
Reviewed May 28, 2009

Louise from Austria
Solo travelers
Best room with a view...
Got a seaview although I'd only booked side sea view Pool area
Thought I'd booked breakfast but it wasn't included
Reviewed May 17, 2015

Maggie from United States
Wonderful stay!
The staff is amazing - from the reception, to food and bar staff to the guys outside helping with transport. All the rooms seem to have some view of the beach which is lovely. Easy service for beach...
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Blake from United States
Stayed 1 night in March 2009
Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel
Location. Friendly Staff
We stayed about 5 nights at the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel Rio De Janeiro. It was very nice, our tour company reserved a room with 2 twin beds and the hotel staff was very accommodating about getting us a room with a Queen bed in it. We gave up a balcony, but had a great window view overlooking the beach. Location was good, and the hotel morning buffet was excellent.
Reviewed March 22, 2009


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