We stayed here for one night upon arrival in Sao Paulo, before driving to Paraty and onto Rio. We arrived mid-evening, stressed after the 30-odd km drive from Guarulhos airport (Sao Paulo is huge and nebulous...), and were greeted by a very helpful and kind young man whose name I cannot quite recall. He spoke excellent English and insisted on taking our bags up to our rooms for us. There is also valet parking, which I think was 10 Reals/about £3, a bargain.
We had two double rooms, one with a pull out single bed - perfect for the kids. Both were en suite, and pretty much identical to any Ibis room anywhere in the world, but decorated in an interesting but slightly bilious palette of lemon, cantaloupe and mint green. But the rooms were very clean, the showers powerful, and the beds comfortable.
The hotel is very near a huge shopping mall, hopping at 9pm on a very wet Sunday evening, where we got some hot take-away food rather than eat in the over-priced buffet restaurant. After a good night's sleep, we did partake of the buffet breakfast (which I think was something like 12 Reals for the adults and half price for the children) - quite a buffet of hot and cold options, the usual spread of pastries, hams, cheeses, cereals, juices, fruit, coffee... All tasty and more than adequate.
There is complimentary wifi in the lobby, but not in the rooms. This suited us fine, as did the simplicity and familiarity of an Ibis on this occasion. getting out of Sao Paulo was another thing altogether, but that was not the hotel's fault! Overall, a good place to stay for a night to get over a flight before moving on. We'd stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Santo Andre hotel is located 3 km from the centre of Santo Andre and 24 km from Congonhas airport and 35 Km from Grulhos interncional airport. It is close to Celso Daniel Park and the ABC PLAZZA shopping centre. The Anhembi Convention Centre and the Ibirapuera Exhibition Centre are 20 km away. The hotel has 180 air-conditioned rooms including 2 accessible to disabled persons. A restaurant, snacks bar 24 hours and covered pay parking are at your disposal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Santo Andre Brazil - Sao Paulo