Rio Design Hotel - Rio de Janeiro

ex. Portinari Hotel Rio De Janeiro

Rua Francisco Sa, 17, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22080-010show map
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FabulousBased on  496 reviews
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Overview

Portinari Design Hotel is a fine option to stay in Rio de Janeiro. The designer property features currency exchange, a garage and a cloakroom.

Guests can get to Copacabana Beach in 15 minutes on foot.

There are shops and boutiques in the proximity of the hotel.

The hotel is near Cantagalo subway station giving access to Ipanema Beach, which is located 1.7 km away.

Rooms

Portinari Design Hotel features individual rooms complete with a minibar, temperature control, flat-screen television, a safe and a sofa. Bathrooms come with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Manoel e Juaquim and Le Boy offer an assortment of dishes within 150 meters of the property.

Services

Business guests will appreciate conference equipment, a business corner and printers available on site.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a wellness center, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

The hotel staff speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Number of floors:   14.  Number of rooms:   66.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Private dining services

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Private dining services
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Galeria RiverGaleria River1400 ft
Devil's BeachDevil's Beach1700 ft
Ipanema/General Osório StationIpanema/General Osório Station2300 ft
Army Historic Museum and Fort of CopacabanaArmy Historic Museum and Fort of Copacabana1700 ft
Peter Pan ParkPeter Pan Park400 ft
Girl of Ipanema ParkGirl of Ipanema Park1700 ft
Catacumba ParkCatacumba Park2000 ft
Ipanema/General OsórioIpanema/General Osório2300 ft
CantagaloCantagalo2700 ft
Ipanema BeachIpanema Beach2900 ft Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Arpoador BeachArpoador Beach2700 ft
Copacabana BeachCopacabana Beach3600 ft Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
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Sindicato do ChoppSindicato do Chopp400 ft
Bar e Restaurante EclipseBar e Restaurante Eclipse400 ftAv. N. Sra Copacabana, 1309
Chon KouChon Kou300 ftAv. Atlantica 3880
Manoel e JuaquimManoel e Juaquim400 ftAv. Atlantica, 3806 - Posto 6
Sidicato do ChoppSidicato do Chopp400 ftAv. Atlantica, 3806
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Rio Sul Shopping CenterRio Sul Shopping Center2.1 mi
Flamengo Soccer ClubFlamengo Soccer Club1.9 mi
Indian MuseumIndian Museum2.1 mi
Lage ParkLage Park2.1 mi
Rio de Janeiro Botanical GardensRio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens2.4 mi
Siqueira CamposSiqueira Campos1.1 mi
Cardeal ArcoverdeCardeal Arcoverde1.4 mi
BotafogoBotafogo2.2 mi
LOB - Tenis AcademyLOB - Tenis Academy2.9 mi
Rodrigo de Freitas LakeRodrigo de Freitas Lake1.4 miAvenida Epitacio Pessoa
Leme BeachLeme Beach1.7 mi Leme Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Forte Duque de CaxiasForte Duque de Caxias2.3 miPraca Almirante Julio de Noronha
Leblon BeachLeblon Beach2.4 miAvenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro
Sugar Loaf Mountain Sugar Loaf Mountain 3.1 miAv. Pasteur, 520, Rio de Janeiro
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Getting around
Airports
Santos Dumont (SDU)5.3 mi
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)12.6 mi
Train
Estação D Pedro II Central Station5.5 mi
Underground
Ipanema/General Osório2700 ft
Cantagalo3000 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  496  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Good breakfast! Friendly staff excellent location, one block from the beach good showers/bathroom

    first room received horrible, needed to change it, not all rooms look good, make sure you ask There is a safe in the room but they make you pay extra for it:-( Hotel getting older, not much improvements made (for instance, bathrope with holes in them) Computer in room but nobody to repair it despite many requests

  • 6.6
    Good

    Very spacious rooms given the shoe box rooms everywhere else on Copacabana beach....

    Rooms can be better maintained and more clean.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Our air conditioner did not work the entire stay, we reported it to the front desk 4 times, and it was never fixed. Upon checkout, the manager said "too bad".

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The reception staff were helpful and nice The breckfast was great! The staying in generally worth the money :)

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location is OK Wifi and breakfast included in the fee.

    It smells really bad. It is definitely not a 4 star. It is a scarce 3 star. Water filtrated into my room as it rained. A lot. Bathroom is old and ugly.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Great location for the beaches and nightlife.

    Hotel looked tired and our first room was much smaller than advertised. We were moved into a bigger room - during our stay we saw a number of cockroaches, the gym was a joke and the whole place is in urgent need of a refurb.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Breakfast is quite good.

    Rooms in low flats are quite better than in higher flats. Internet signal quite low. Breakfast space was little

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The different designs on each floor are nice. On the site of the hotel you could have a look at the different styles. Our room on the 7th floor was very nice, especially the bathroom. The hotel staff was kind and helped us exploring the city.

    The windows on every floor have single glass. They are renovating at the moment (could give some noise, but only during the day {the average tourist doesn't stay at his hotel room at that time}), they told us they will replace all the windows to double glass.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location, location, location: one block from Copacabana beach and a short walk into Ipanema. The front desk staff were beyond excellent--friendly, caring and attentive!!! They: > accommodated our early check-in request without a problem; > gave great advise on what to do, see and eat; and > followed up daily to make sure we were enjoying our stay. Housekeeping staff were friendly and efficient. The highlights of our accommodations were a firm, very comfortable bed and double shower with plenty of hot water. The breakfast buffet (included in the room rate) was large and very tasty.

    Since written reviews on this site start with the cons, I want to preface my comments by saying that we would go back to this hotel ..post renovation, though. The great front desk staff more than made up for any deficiencies described below. The hotel was renovating the pool and permanent restaurant. As a result, the lobby bar had been changed into a temporary restaurant. This wasn't a problem--there are plenty of places to drink in Copacabana and Ipanema--but it would have been nice to know before we finalized our booking. Construction noise was a problem on a few of the mornings and construction debris was constantly a problem in one of the two elevators. WiFi was spotty. The signal wasn't always strong and some areas within our sleeping room had dead zones. Several lights (in the bathroom and in the hallway between the bathroom and bedroom) were blown and/or not functional. It took forever for the toilet tank to fill, which was annoying because it was very loud. This problem was more disturbing than the construction. The breakfast was self-serve from a buffet, but the coffee was served by restaurant staff--and service could be dicey depending on who was working. 90% of the time, you had to ask for the coffee instead of servers coming around regularly (or when diners arrived) to offer it. Over our 2-week stay, I noticed diners getting frustrated with the delay and trying to get it themselves since the service pots were visible on a side table. The restaurant staff would always run them off and then start going around. It reminded me of a game of cat-and-mouse.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location of the hotel was very convenient by Copacabana beach and staff was helpful and nice.

    The hotel is doing some refurbishment but the floor where I stayed didn't have any work done, so even if it was clean, it was quite old as well. The WiFi worked really bad, not even able to check e-mails.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very close to copacabana beach, 2 minutes walking distance The stuff is very helpful and always smiling

    The lift is a little bit slow but its ok

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    A more convenient spot you could not find just off the main drag of Copacabana beach and walking distance to Ipanema. Despite all the stories we'd heard, we felt safe though we were careful too. We did often come back late at night but kept to the main streets which were busy and well lit. We walked lots of places, took taxis and were even adventurous enough to do local buses all of which worked out fine. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. They did their best in English and we did our best in Portuguese and life was good. Comfortable bedroom, bathroom and a very nice breakfast with lots of choices of fresh fruit, baked goods, eggs, meats, yoghurt, cereals and of course coffee and tea.

    can't think of anything..

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff were super helpful and friendly to all our questions. Location is a stones throw from the beach, restaurants and shops all around and a close walk to Ipanema.

    Hotel should invest in double glazing! Loud at night from the street. I don't think they should pedal business for Rio Line Tours as they are horrible, possibly bringing a negative reflectoon back on the hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Nice hotel, one block from Copa.

    Renovating in progress - so smell, noise and some "inconveniences".

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The hotel is quite well situated 1 block from Copacabana beach. Walking to the crowded Ipanema beach and it's restaurant-area is only 10-15 min. The staff was quite helpful (most of them) - check-in and check-out was efficient. They've have some arrangements with restaurants where you could benefit from getting a welcome drink or some discount. We didn't use it though.

    Cleaningness of the room wasn't that great - we've stayed there during new year - the price was quite high and the qualify of what you get for the price was average. The hotel is under renovation - but in the floor I've stayed I couldn't see too much "Design" unfortunately. On the day of the checkout the elevator didn't work so we had to carry down our heavy luggage from the 6th floor.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  496 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Brazil

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Santos Dumont (SDU)5.3 mi
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)12.6 mi
Train
Estação D Pedro II Central Station5.5 mi
Underground
Ipanema/General Osório2700 ft
Cantagalo3000 ft
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