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“Excellent Hotel, super friendly and helpful staff, steep streets is only problem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of H3 Hotel Paulista

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H3 Hotel Paulista
Ranked #42 of 323 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel, super friendly and helpful staff, steep streets is only problem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights and absolutely loved it! The staff is super friendly and extremely helpful, and always receive you with a big smile on their face. Their staff alone made my stay worth the money I paid, which by the way is not much compared to other comparable hotels around the area. The Room was very spacious, comfortable, and clean. Bathroom was really clean and well-maintained. The Air Conditioner worked perfectly, especially with the hot January weather (This is a plus because I have heard that most hotels in Sao Paulo have crappy AC units). Their Wi-Fi worked perfectly (only not working one time and they fixed it within the hour), and they even have two computers available for use for free in the lobby. Their breakfast was delicious. There is a taxi stand about 20 feet from the entrance to the hotel. The area is quiet and safe (although there is a Samba school close by, but they barely made any noise, and I never heard them during the night time). The only problem I found were the steep hilly streets that you had to walk up to get to Paulista Avenue (The main strip). For me it was not such a big problem, but I'm sure it could be a problem for some people. Other than that, I will definitely be staying here again, and would definitely recommend it if you don't mind the steep streets.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

It wasn't my 1st time staying at this hotel, but this time I liked it better than the other time, because the room I got now was a lot better.! The rooms are so spacious, and this one was very well maintained. The hotel is very clean, the staff super helpful and courteous, and the included breakfast is great, lot of variety! I got a great deal at Booking.com, so the value for the money was awesome! I'll definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Good value for money hotel in a fairly OK location near everything.
New, clean and spacious rooms with minibar (which was a positive surprise). Good breakfast, included WiFi, restaurant available etc.

Some staff could, however, be a little bit more attentive and welcoming. I was also overcharged on the minibar, which I didn't realize until afterwards.

Overall a very positive experience and I would happily recommend this hotel. Especially if you already know São Paulo, how to get around and perhaps not intend to spend your entire time in the hotel as it has no amenities such as a gym, pool etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Ontario
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Booked a stay in hotel for 6 months' time. The conditions upon booking were that I would not be charged for the stay until I booked in. This hotel charged my credit card 6 months early and refuses to refund the charge. I ended up cancelling the reservation. Be very careful giving them your credit card information!!! I am over $800 out of pocket now.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Stayed at the H3 hotel for 2 weeks in May 2013 while studying abroad at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. H3 is a decent hotel for the price. There aren't many frills, the free breakfast is the same every day, the beds are fairly comfortable, and the decor is minimal. It is pretty close to the main business district in Sao Paulo, however, it must be noted that is is on the bottom of a very steep hill. Every day we had to climb this steep hill, about 0.3 miles, which is not paved very well, I might add. If you are in decent shape, it shouldn't be a problem, but the hill does get old after a while. The hotel was about a 10 minute walk from the school, and about 15 minutes away from the main strip. The staff is nice and willing to help. Overall not bad for the price, and I would recommend it for people doing business in the area or looking for a cheap place to stay on vacation.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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South Coast Brit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Husband and I stayed here recently as a base for visiting other places in Brazil.
We paid for a superior room which was exceptionally spacious with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Towels and bed linen very clean but furnishings a bit tired.
Very helpful and friendly reception staff who spoke good English. Pretty good breakfast , but don`t bother with the evening meals. Limited bar and lounge space.
Sao Paulo is not a tourist town and has quite a lot of poor and crime ridden areas. This area was OK and the hill up to Ave Paulista is perfectly OK for a moderately fit person.
For what we wanted from this hotel- it was good and reasonable priced.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Great location just a few blocks away from Av. Paulista, MASP, FIESP and Trianon Masp metro station. Spacious room, with confortable bed and clean bathroom. Delicious breakfast and free WIFI in all the building.

Staffs not so friendly except Rafael, a great lobby host. We didn't like that the maids always clean even if you don’t want them to come in the room. Paper thin walls.

You can’t ask for more with their low prices. 100% RECOMMENDED.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: H3 Hotel Paulista
Address: Rua Rocha, 217 | Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01330-000, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Bela Vista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#28 Best Value Hotel in Sao Paulo
#59 Romantic Hotel in Sao Paulo
#75 Business Hotel in Sao Paulo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — H3 Hotel Paulista 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lot beyond the basic!Great service and confortable rooms are just the beginning of what we offer.Priviledged location:Waking-up next to Paulista Ave., You will easily have access to the whole town and you will be able to enjoy all the city can offer you.Our staff is attentive, helpfull, multilingual and prepared to provide all necessary information. The team will leave you confortable to enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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