I booked this hotel based on recent reviews and I was not disappointed at all! The staff were super friendly and were fluent in English and Spanish, which helped a lot since I only knew basic Portuguese.
The room was much bigger than I expected, and location was super convenient: Couple blocks away from the subway station (to go to Maracana on match day) and Copacabana beach.
"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
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