"Close to the beach in Copacabana, low class style."
Friendly staff but really a lower class hotel, providing the bare minimum. In Rio where security is a concern, there is no guard on duty and only one hotel staff, 24 hours per day. Risky.
The rooms are very simple, overpriced.
I was not very impressed with the hotel. At 4 star rating my expectation were much more higher.
There were ants in food, around food on breakfast table.
Hotel was not as clean and as 'DESIGN -ER' as expected.
Service and people were ok and that was fine.
Anurag from Fremont,
The Portinari Design is a 3 star hotel located between Copacabana and Ipanema and close to the main tourist attractions of …More
Excellent hotel in a great location with small, but nice, rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant. Best value on Copacabana beach. Friendly, helpful staff, willing to go the extra mile--e.g., suggest and book a table for dinner, arrange a car for a night out, or extend check out time by several hours.
I have stayed in many places on the beach (Riviera, etc.) in Europe, and Brazilian hospitality at this hotel rivals or exceeds those.
This place is great. Average room rates are around $350 for a normal room which is ridiculous, but I've never been disappointed here. If you're elite with Marriott the lounge is outstanding and room upgrades are good. La Maison next door has amazing shrimp and there's plenty to walk to. If it were a first trip to Rio I would tell a friend to stay here for sure. They take good care of you and are used to dealing with high expectations of Americans that aren't afraid to complain. Of all the other USA chain hotels here, the JW Marriott is by far the winner.
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