With an enviable setting overlooking the golden sands of Copacabana Beach and close to bustling shops and nightlife, this modern and comfortable Rio Internacional offers warm service and fabulous panoramic views from its rooftop pool terrace.
Dine at La Finestra restaurant whilst taking in stunning panoramic sea views before enjoying drinks at chic Bar Limone. The perfect spot for a delicious caipirinha cocktail whilst watching the sun go down. The rooftop pool is set on the 20th floor and offers unsurpassed views over Copacabana beach and Corcovado. There is a sauna and relaxation room as well as a fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy free use of sunshades and chairs on the beach.
The hotel's 117 rooms and suites are modern and tastefully decorated whilst the English speaking staff are helpful and friendly. The guest rooms offer great value for money, being relatively spacious with side or direct ocean views. Large white quilts, light hardwoods, stylish furnishings and simple artwork all complement each other nicely. Large windows give lots of natural light - whether you opt for the front-facing ocean views or lateral ocean views, and most of the rooms have balconies.
The Rio Internacional has 117 room and suites, furnished in a fresh, modern style. The Superior Rooms have a private veranda with a side view to the sea, whilst the Deluxe Rooms have either a spectacular wrap-around picture window or veranda with views over the sea and Copacabana beach. The Suites have a separate living room and a veranda with sea views. All rooms have cable television and the Deluxe Rooms and Suites also have a DVD/CD player.
Children are welcome at the Rio Internacional although there are no formal children's facilities or activities, other than babysitting, which can be arranged on request.
The Rio Internacional has a restaurant with spectacular panoramic views, a bar, sauna and fitness centre. There is also a fantastic rooftop pool with sweeping views of the ocean, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado.
There is so much to see and do in Rio. From the Rio Internacional one can visit the city's iconic sights including Sugar Loaf Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado and the historical and arty quarter of Santa Teresa to name but a few.
When to travel
Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.
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Location and directions
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Set on Avenida Atlântica on the shores of Copacabana Beach, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional hotel sits between the city and the sea, offering the best of both worlds. This stunning Rio de Janeiro hotel enjoys views over some of the best Rio attractions - Copacabana Beach and the Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountains - and there are several local shopping and leisure centres nearby.
How to get there
11-hour 55-minute international flight to Rio de Janeiro. Porto Bay Rio Internacional is 20 miles away from Galeão International Airport and just 8-minutes from Santos Dumont Domestic Airport.