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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2839 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Quiet
  • Trendy/Boutique
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2839 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Quiet
  • Trendy/Boutique

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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Overview

Stylish accommodation in a superb waterfront setting. Magnificent ocean views and direct access to a world-famous beach. Rooftop leisure facilities, private beach service and sophisticated wining and dining options. Beautifully appointed guest rooms with balconies and sea views. Personalised service, multi-lingual staff and high levels of security and comfort. State of the art conference and business facilities. Sophisticated communication technology including high-speed internet connection in every room and WI-FI in all public areas. Central location close to Rio business centre, domestic airport, shopping areas and tourist attractions. 20 km from the International airport. To make our female guests feel particularly at home, we provide a feminine touch including fresh flowers, chocolates, special toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The bustling district of Copacabana is nestled in a gorgeous bay surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and the spectacular Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotels waterfront setting provides magnificent views and direct access to the world-famous beach and the hotels own private beach service. The waterfront is 4 km long and bordered by a bicycle and jogging path. On Sundays and public holidays the beach road is closed to traffic and becomes one big leisure area. There is a wide variety of kiosks, cafes and restaurants all along the front and adjoining streets house a rich and diverse nightlife and shopping area.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet Corner
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Massage
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Bar / Lounge

Services & Shops

  • Sunbeds
  • Cell phone/mobile rental
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Express check-out
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Business services
  • Medical assistance available
  • Event catering
  • Tour assistance
  • Concierge desk
  • Translation services
  • Express check-in
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)

General Info

  • Security guard
  • Multilingual staff
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Minimum check-in age 18
  • Caters to couples
  • Number of floors 20
  • Photocopy machines
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Check-out by noon
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Total number of rooms 117
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Elevator/lift attendant
  • Number of buildings/towers 1

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Clock radio
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer

Internet, TV & Phone

  • iPhone Charging Dock/Clock Radio
  • Voice mail
  • Direct-dial phone
  • CD player
  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • High-speed Internet access

Rooms & Comfort

  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoking permitted
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Wake-up calls
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • In-room massage available
  • Premium bedding
  • Window opens
  • Balcony
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Extra towels/bedding

Bath & Shower

  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Bathtub only
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Shower only
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK - 3 Hour
  • Currency $ BRAZILIAN REAL
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Chacrinha State Park 0.33 miles
  • Avenida Atlantica 0.35 miles
  • Copacabana Beach 0.46 miles
  • Praia do Leme 0.55 miles
  • Rio Sul Shopping Mall 0.71 miles
  • Edmundo Bittencourt Square 0.84 miles
  • Pasmado Viewpoint 1.04 miles
  • Vermelha Beach 1.13 miles
  • Indian Museum 1.33 miles
  • Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa 1.36 miles
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Resort Info

Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Holidays & Hotels

Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Whether you want to be close to the golden beaches or in the thick of the city action, hotels in Rio de Janeiro encompass every possibility. The majority of the accommodation lines the beaches, where there’s a handful of 5-star luxe lodging thrown in amongst more budget options. However, there’s also a number of hotels a few streets further inland, offering easy access to the main, Brazilian tourist sights as well as the beaches.

With warm weather throughout the year, Rio de Janeiro is an ideal destination for holidaymakers looking for sun, sea and sand - with more than a sprinkling of charm and world-famous views. Whether you’re ringing in the New Year on Copacabana Beach, partying in the streets during February’s Carnival, or just soaking up the city during the summer, you’re bound to have a trip to remember.

Where to stay

Ipanema

Found to the south of Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema encompasses dozens of hotels making the most of the neighbourhood’s prime location sandwiched between the beach and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Staying around this area will leave you no more than just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s golden shores, although expect to pay a premium for hotels right next to the beach. Ipanema is also home to many of the city’s best restaurants and bars, making it an ideal spot to visit in the evenings on your holiday.

Copacabana

The accommodation options around Copacabana beach are plentiful, with everything from homely, cheap inns to luxury hotels with all the trimmings. Of course, staying in this area during your holiday will leave you close by to the world-famous beach, although be prepared for large crowds of tourists and souvenir shops! This neighbourhood also offers great transport links to the surrounding areas.

Urca

Located at the foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca is a quieter area of Rio that offers up sweeping views of Guanabara Bay. It’s not quite as beach-orientated as other neighbourhoods, although it does have a few smaller beaches dotted around alongside some vibrant waterfront bars.

What to see

From big tourist attractions to perfect beaches, Rio de Janeiro has got it all. The iconic Christ the Redeemer sits atop Mount Corcovado, and looms over the city. Hike, catch a train or jump in a van up to the top of mountain, and marvel at beautiful views across city roofs, beaches and distant islands. Another one for those with a head for heights on holiday is the 396-metre Sugarloaf Mountain, accessible via a cable car or hiking trail. Located on a peninsula that juts out into the ocean, Sugarloaf Mountain provides an alternative view of the city - and, of course, Christ the Redeemer.

Copacabana beach is busy all year round, but especially at key events throughout the year, including the famous carnival and New Year white beach parties. Once you’ve walked on the beach’s famous sands, try out some of the other spectacular beaches in the region, including Ipanema and Praia Vermelha. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, consider a day trip to the picture-perfect beaches in the nearby village of Buzios. If beaches aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to see and do - say hello to the local wildlife at the Tijuca Forest National Park, swing by the city’s science museum aptly named The Museum of Tomorrow, and admire the colonial architecture of the Carioca Aqueduct.

Nightlife

Found a half-hour drive from Copacabana beach, the neighbourhood of Lapa has a burgeoning nightlife scene that’s suitably bohemian. As well as its traditional bars, it has a number of other options up its sleeve, including dance halls, nightclubs and open-air samba parties held underneath the Arcos da Lapa aqueduct. Unsurprisingly, Copacabana has plenty of partying opportunities too. There’s everything from quirky nightclubs to casual beachside bars and pubs serving a variety of craft beers.

What to eat

Take a wander off the beaches for a minute on holiday and you’ll find that Rio de Janeiro has a thrilling culinary scene. Fresh juice bars are found on almost every street corner, with a juice made from acai berry being a must-try. Street food is another big speciality, with light snacks including pipoca, popcorn flavoured with either bacon or caramel, and pastel, a deep-fried pastry that’s stuffed with your choice of chicken, beef or cheese. Carnivores should be sure to swing by a traditional barbecue restaurant, known as a churrascaria, for scrumptious grilled meat.

Shopping

From unique crafts to must-have clothing and handmade jewelry, the Hippie Fair Crafts Market in Ipanema is the place to head to for gifts. Held every Sunday, the street fair comes alive with vendors selling all sorts of arts and crafts. If it’s multiple shops under one roof you’re after, Rio has plenty of shopping centres too - around the city centre the key ones are Shopping Rio Sul and Shopping Leblon.

Fast facts about Rio de Janeiro

Direct flight time: 11 hours 45 minutes from London

Transfer time: From 24 minutes

Time zone: GMT-3

Currency: Real (BRL)

Language: Portuguese

Average price of a domestic beer: R$ 4.74

Average price of a bottle of wine: R$ 44

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Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
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4.5

Recommended for

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  • Great service
  • Luxury
  • Quiet
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8/10 Great

21 November 2011

Beautiful view

Good location. Spacious rooms with view of beach. Excellent breakfast. Helpful friendly staff. Stayed at beginning and end of holiday in Brazil. Already recommended to friend who has now booked the hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

Spacious comfortable rooms
8/10 Great

13 November 2010

ideal location for the beach, good staff & safe

We had two rooms across our group, of which one was slightly more modernised than the other. This was only in terms of the tv and the flooring. Other than that, both rooms were kitted out with all that you'd expect, although I did find the sinks a little small - this could just be Brazil in general. Staff were nice and spoke good english which seems to be little spoken elsewhere.

The best thing about my stay was...

Proximity to the beach