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“Noisy, Outdated, Overpriced”
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Hotel Anaca
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Sao Carlos
Reviewed 8 February 2012

The problem is that this is the only hotel option in downtown, and they know it, and they use it. Let's start with the positives: Service staff is mostly friendly, and the lobby is modern. BUT ... the rooms! First they look like they haven't been re-decorated for decades! The furniture is broken in various places, the carpet is filthy, the mattress is cheap, and the switches and outlets are dirty and so pre-historic looking you have to worry to get a shock when you touch them. But perhaps the worst is the noise: it is located at a busy street where at night cars and scooters love to rev their engines, but the windows have next to no noise insulation power. To help it, tried to run AC all night. That is, after we got it working, which required three different staff people trying. But then, the AC makes a very annoying loud clicking sound at irregular intervals a few dozen times per hour. And it goes on and on - STAY AWAY IF YOU CAN!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

I absolutley can't agree with user "DeaStaedt". There are two lifts in the hotel, which is ok for 83 rooms. The stair is in between the two lifts and easy to find (the door has a sticker).
I have a big mirror in my room and a normal mirror in the bathroom. The bathroom has a normal size.
They have wireless LAN and also offer to give cables to the guests.
The breakfast has different freshly squeezed juices, fresh fruits, cake, bread, etc.
The service is very nice.

The only negative thing is that it is very loud from the roadside but in my experiance this is normal in Brazilian Hotels.

I can recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

There has been a makeover of the hotel restaurant since I last visited nearly a year ago and there is now a Japanese restaurant at night - and the food is quite good - really enjoyed the sushi and sashimi.

I love being on the first floor so I can walk the stairs - but remember to press the light switch, otherwise it is very dark if the lights are not on! (Although there are two elevators, they are quite small, so I prefer to take the stairs so I do not need to wait for the elevator.)

The service at the front desk was much better this time as well - available and helpful.

Also, the windows open in this hotel which I enjoy, and they have a separate shampoo and conditioner in the toiletries which is different from my last visit. However, the beds still have the ridge down the middle of them (two single beds together) and just slept at one edge of the bed. The WiFi in the hotel worked much better this trip.

All in all a much better experience - and have no hesitation recommending this hotel if you are in Sao Carlos. You can see my rating for the hotel went from a "2" to a "4". Still a 3* hotel - so no 4/5* star hotel experience, but then you are not paying for this level of service either.

Remember Sao Carlos is a small town so everything, and I mean everything (including the pub around the corner) is closed on Sunday afternoons. There are great restaurants in the town but this time I ate at the hotel each night as needed to work late each evening - and as I indicated above, the Japanese restaurant was fine.

Staff were very pleasant and courteous and the hotel is clean and safe - which are the important factors for me when I am travelling.

Room Tip: Request a room on the first floor - clean (as tile floors) and you do not need to wait for either of...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

I have stayed at both the Ibis and the Anaca. There are not many choices in Sao Carlos. The Ibis has better rooms but the location is poor. The beds in the Anaca have a ridge down the middle and I never got one good's night sleep for the few days I was there. And the internet access at the Anaca is very hit and miss. The breakfast is quite poor at the Anaca, better at the Ibis. The gym at the Anaca is in the basement (and does not smell good), and the pool is tiny.

BUT, for location, you cannot beat the Anaca - many, amny different and great variety of restaurants to walk to and convenient for getting out and doing a bit of shopping in the evening after work.

It is a toss up between the two hotels. If the business trip is one or two days - stay at the Ibis. If for a longer period of time, stay at the Anaca.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

This is the only decent hotel in town. The service is very friendly. The "ninja" bartender always pleases. Ask him for which nights to each sushi (he knows when the fish is fresh or frozen). Breakfast is delicious and well made. The gym leaves a bit to be desired, but there is a curves near to the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

I always stay at Anacã when I go to São Carlos and my father´s house is full with my brothers.

Anacã is said to be the best hotel in town. So, they relax and don´t improve the facilities.

My wife complains about the bed, too soft. Complains about the night lamps, too weak.

Breakfast is good. The locations is good. The staff is good.

But, overall, everything could be much better. The city deserve.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Anaca

Address: Avenida Sao Carlos 2690, Sao Carlos, State of Sao Paulo 13560-002, Brazil (Formerly Quality Hotel Sao Carlos)
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Carlos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Sao Carlos
Price Range: £30 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Anaca 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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