Handsome hotel, great location. A lot is right with this hotel - for a big, high rise aimed at business travelers. Good location. World class fitness center with a great place for something light to eat right next to it. Nice lobby. Good service. Large, modern, comfortable rooms with great views (and amazing black-out shades). Pool (if you have the time).
Elevators are an issue. There is a bank of 6, but only 2 seem to be working at any given time. Signals that alert you the elevator has arrived stop showing if the car is going up or down as soon as they ring - so you constantly get into an elevator going the wrong way. Plus, elevators require your magnetic stripe room key to access your floor. But built-in reader is really bad. Every ride you see some poor soul (including myself) putting his/her card in and out over and over, then missing their floor. You have to build extra time into your day to make sure you can actually go where you want to on the elevator.
Great Caprinhas at the lobby bar. But had lunch there with questionable results. We ordered a Brazilian roast chicken dish for around $22. Waiter insisted that we had to let him know how we wanted our chicken cooked. Rare, medium rare or well done?!!?! I questioned him 3 times about whether this was really the case. Finally ordered it however the chef thinks it should be done. Chicken piece was the drumette portion of a wing. That's it. Over rice.
Bottom line. Better than most hotels in Sao Paulo, but some ups and downs.
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- At Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel, we commit ourselves to delivery a luxury experience of a lifetime. Our 5-star hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil is situated downtown, within walking distance of top-quality shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel Brazil
- Sao Paulo Renaissance