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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed here for two nights in late May 2016. The front desk staff was the friendliest we have ever experienced and that included many high end properties. They were welcoming, accommodating, and extremely friendly. The room we stayed in was clean, included all the necessary amenities and had been recently updated. The fast, free wifi was easy to use...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear Ladiver Thank you very much your comment , important for us to continually assess the satisfaction of our guests and customers. I'm very glad to know that in general you appreciated your stay with us. I would like to inform that, we are modernizing our facilities targeting the Olympic games and soon we will have many new...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Service at Rio Design hotel is professional, dedicated. Personnel are very friendly and helpful at all times. My wife and I were given a standard room, nice though a bit dimly lit. Our bathroom did not work so we requested to be moved to another room. We were given one of the modern rooms on the first floor( in spite...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear Guest Many thanks for your comments, which are very important for us to evaluate and continuously improve our services. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We like to inform that , we have investiments made at this point in the hotel that will make our products and services even...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 April 2016

My wife, my son, and I spent 10 days at the hotel. Arrived on the 11th of March and checked out on the 21th. Location is really good, very close to the beach with numerous shops close by. The staff were very attentive and friendly and really made my son feel welcome. Marcela, Carlos, Danielo, and a number of other...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear Vath Many thanks for your comments and also for choosing Rio Design Hotel. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again any time in the future. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager

Kharkov, Ukraine
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Rio Design hotel is located in 5 minutes walking distance to Copacabana and 10-15 minutes walking distance to Ipanema beaches and that is the best thing about the hotel. You can even see the ocean out of your window if the location of your room allows. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, they provided us with the detailed...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Dear Mikhail Thank you very much your comment , important for us to continually assess the satisfaction of our guests and customers. I'm glad to know that in general you appreciated your stay with us. Regarding some points of improvement in the hotel mentioned by you, I would like to inform that, we are modernizing our facilities targeting...

Urfeld
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

After spending 3 nights in this hotel we didn't understand what the "design" in the name was for... There was no designer involved when building this hotel. The building is pretty old, and however some renovation work has been started, there is still lot to do. We didn't have water and electricity the day we left the hotel, meaning we...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Evening Dear Mr. Urfeld We appreciate your comment , very important to allow us to continuously evaluate the satisfaction of our guests and customers. We apologize for any inconvenience during your stay . Regarding the situation mentioned by you , in fact we had a ocasional problem in our basement which forced us (for security reasons) to cut the...

Ernage, Belgium
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Equal distance of Ipanema and Copacabana : just select according to your mood. Well, nothing Design at all, very noisy (internal and external), no luxurious equipment, .. but when in Rio, it is not for an hotel room ! Hotel peoples are helpful.

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Mr. MIkelin Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. Your opinion is very important to us. We apologize for any inconvenience during your stay. With regard of your coments , we like to inform that, the hotel is undergoing renovations which will result in more confort and convenience for...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

I loved the Rio Design Hotel. It was only a block from Copacabana beach and had many places to eat close by. The staff was so friendly to us, especially the manager Pablo and the concierge Marcos. Every flood has a different design and the room was spacious enough for me and my two friends. There are renovations currently going...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Evening Dear Dominique Many thanks for your comments and also for choosing Rio Design Hotel. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again any time in the future. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager

Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I've stayed there with 2 friends during new year and booked a junior suite so a double bed with an additional bed put in. The staff was most of the time helpful (at least at check-in / check-out) and also very efficient in the (quite small) breakfast area. When asking for support in booking restaurants etc they called immediately to...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest Many thanks for your comments and also for choosing Rio Design Hotel. It was a great pleasure for us to have you here with us. With regard the points mentioned by you ,we had in fact at January 2º a operational situaton that we managed to solve in very few hours. As you observed, the hotel...

Phnom Penh
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The hotel is very good location just few meters to the beach. It is right at corner of Copacabana beach. Room is small but clean and comfort. Breakfast is good but no asian corner :) but better not to expect for Asian corner in this region. We enjoy our stay and happy for it too.

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest Many thanks for your comments and also for choosing Rio Design Hotel. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again any time in the future. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This was our first port of call on our Brazil trip. I do still find it odd that hotels want you to pay up front for your stay not at the end of your stay. That aside, I found the staff on the front desk so helpful, they called different companies that we requested, who were not the usual companies...

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ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Dear Guest Many thanks for your comments and also for choosing Rio Design Hotel. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again any time in the future. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Rio Design Hotel

Address: Rua Francisco Sa 17 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: RM469 - RM633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rio Design Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Portinari Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Rio Design Hotel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#51 Romantic Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
#52 Family Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We had a corner room with great views and quite a big room 1305”
 of 5 bubbles OntarioTravellers2, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the 12th Floor :-)”
 of 5 bubbles 073DenBosch, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor are newly renovated. Beds in most rooms are really comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles musitravel2016, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“peu importe : la plage est au bout de la rue”
 of 5 bubbles Mikelln, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is undergoing some refurbishment so you would probably be less disturbed on a higher floor, but it was never noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Innspector, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
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