If you “have” to stay in Copacabana beach during your first trip to Rio de Janeiro, and cannot afford the rates of the marvellous, but expensive, 5 star hotel Copacabana Palace , stay at the Porto Bay Rio Internacional. The property is not large; however, 4 star hotel provides great service such as: massages (extra charge), sauna, beach access and service, gym, room service 24 hrs, and the rooms are spacious.
They have 117 guestrooms and suites. I got the chance to stay in a deluxe room in one of the last floors, so views were really amazing!
Positive feedback: The hotel provides an Special Feminine Touch Service with fresh flowers, chocolates, special “amenities”, bathrobe and Hawaiian sandals or slippers. I loved that!