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Rua Francisco Sa 17 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-010 Brazil
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#78 of 349 in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Design Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Rio de Janeiro, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at Rio Design Hotel, visitors can check out Leblon Beach (1.8 mi) and Parque Lage (2.1 mi), some of Rio de Janeiro's top attractions.

Rooms at Rio Design Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

24 hour front desk, room service, and a rooftop terrace are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A rooftop pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Rio Design Hotel, parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Cafe du Lage, Victoria Bakery, and Emporio Jardim, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Rio de Janeiro is also known for some great gardens, including Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico), Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and Parque e Instituto Sitiê, which are not too far from Rio Design Hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Rio de Janeiro!

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Rooftop pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


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chabu78 wrote a review Nov 2021
18 contributions25 helpful votes
Spend few days in the ideally located hotel in Rio. The breakfast is big and good, the facilities and rooftop are nice. We were a bit surprised as the sauna was no sauna (more hammam) and the gym equipment was out of order (most of it). Aside from that, great stay! I only wish check in would be earlier than 2pm - as it is quite hard to work with that timing
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Date of stay: October 2021
Dan Reyes wrote a review Sep 2021
San Francisco, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing 12 nights stay at Rio design hotel. Perfect location literally a block away from the beach, steps away from Zona Sul for all your grocery needs, police station and laundry service across the street and a good selection of restaurants within the area. What made this hotel amazing are the people that made my first visit to Brazil memorable. Special thanks to Favio (General Manager) and his amazing staff Alex, Pedro, Octavio, Reynaldo and the housekeeping crew. Their warm professionalism and impeccable service are truly world class. I highly recommend to anyone who is going to visit Rio de Janeiro to stay at this hotel, your home away from home. Obrigado!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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richj65 wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois1019 contributions220 helpful votes
Conveniently located and acceptably priced from my short stay was the reason I came. The room was spacious however the bed was uncomfortable. In the middle of the bed their was a lump. I believe it was because two twins had been put together but after inspection it was not. The free breakfast was bread, fruit or cereal.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Tan S wrote a review May 2020
Leipzig, Germany10 contributions12 helpful votes
$ 130 Overcharged on holidays and dumped after – Really Mr. Miranda (General Manager)?! What kind of review do would you expect, after your credit card would have been overcharged with $ 130? What else would you think if the management couldn’t care less about you and doesn’t reimburse you? It can happen to you too, well done and welcome to Rio Design Hotel in Brazil. We booked our holiday's right amount the peak of the great Brazilian Carnival. Our “Executive Suite” did not reflect the $ 1200 we paid for. The furnishing of our room looked and felt overaged, more like out of a movie from the '90s. Breakfast was ok but in a very small room. Impossible to host all the guest. We always came late to avoid the main crowd. The service was friendly while trying to deal with all the request. The breakfast selection was ok, but nothing special. We had better in other Brazilian hotels. Like I said the hotel service staff was friendly, but the supervisor and management couldn’t care less. The moment you were asking questions, you could already feeling their patience level decreasing. Lack of empathy and customer service skills including. They shouldn’t work in customer service if they make a guest feel they hate their jobs. Especially in Brazil, where people are usually relaxed and friendly towards tourist. Anyways, we left the hotel with mixed feelings. But the surprise came afterwards. As we received our next credit card statement the hotel overcharged an extra amount of $ 130. We contacted booking several times, also wrote several E-Mails and called on our own cost. Just to hear, we look into it - That’s it. The general manager Mr. Miranda did need to respond after submitting the claim to our travel portal. However, that’s it. After I never heard from the Rio Design Hotel again and our money is gone. All in all, I can't recommend this hotel at all, the price value is not in proportion at all. If you prefer customer service skip the Rio Design Hotel. If you don’t want to get overcharged like us or lose $ 130 Dollars extra you should stay away from this place. A funny side note, after leaving Brazil my credit card was used twice to pay for goods in Rio. Besides the hotel, we never used the credit card at all. So seems someone from the hotel shared our credit card details. Probably a last customer gift from the Rio Design Hotel! Thanks for nothing. We will not come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Rooms on the lower floors a renovated, main and top floors very old.
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John B wrote a review Mar 2020
Haslemere, United Kingdom131 contributions127 helpful votes
Great Location 100 metres from Copacabana beach and not far to Ipanema beach. 10 mins from Gen Osorio subway station Our room was very large with big bed I think they called it an executive room. Staff at reception bell captain etc were lovely very helpful and friendly apart from one guy who was unnecessarily abrupt to the point of rudeness. Breakfast was adequate but not wonderful. All in all tho a good place to stay
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from ricardo673, Gerente geral at Rio Design Hotel
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Good Afternoon Dear John Many thanks for your comment, very important for us to continuously evaluate the guest satisfaction. I am very happy to know that you appreciated your stay with us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as guest in our hotel. With regard of your post, we apologize for any inconvenience during your stay . I take this opportunity to inform that Rio Design Hotel continues its process of modernization in order to provide a better quality of service. Best Regards Ricardo Miranda General Manager
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BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Copacabana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape 60 - Copacabana (0.2 km), Forte de Copacabana (0.5 km), and Estátua Carlos Drummond de Andrade (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Rio Design Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Design Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marine Resto, Victoria Bakery, and Restaurante Emile.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Design Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rio Design Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Design Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rio Design Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (7.8 km), Forte de Copacabana (0.5 km), and Parque Lage (3.3 km).
Is Rio Design Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.