Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Av. Atlântica 1500, Rio de Janeiro, 22021–000, Brazil

All rooms at this Copacabana landmark hotel have balconies with sea views, a rarity on Avenida Atlântica. The distinctive black- and red-fronted hotel is Swiss-owned, and the tidy and modern Scandinavian design is one of its best assets. Crisp white decor is a trademark here, and the rooftop pool with its wood-paneled sundeck is first-rate, with excellent views across the bay, and of the Corcovado and the Christ statue. The hotel attracts a mix of business travelers and vacationers, who appreciate the proximity to the beach. There's a small gym, but it's more fun to join the locals and take a run along the beachfront.

PROS

  • excellent service
  • good views
  • beachfront location

CONS

  • some rooms quite small
  • Copacabana not as safe as Ipanema after dark
  • hotel beginning to look dated

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-2546–8000

HOTEL DETAILS

117 rooms, 11 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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