I stayed at this hotel for business purposes in March 2012 for 4 nights.
The hotel itself is located in the financial district of Sao Paulo very near where the Uber rich reside (proved by car showrooms selling anything from a Smart to a Lamborghini.
The hotel itself has a well lit lobby as the photos suggest. I was served by Francisco who during check-in offered me a drink. The process was seamless and I was checked in and and I went up to my room on the 10th floor.
The room was very nice, quite large with a work desk and boutique like lounging chair. Unfortunately I was given two single beds (even though my reservation stated King size). The beds are quite hard. I usually sleep on orthopedic beds but the firmness of this bed was even too much for me.
The bathroom was interesting. It had all you required but it was very small.
To get perspective the toilet was knee length away from the wash basin and to get to the shower you had to use the knee length gap in front of the toilet to access it.
One bad thing about the room is that the windows were not soundproofed and thus you could hear road noise from your room and also plane noise as you are located directly in a flight path for the airport.
Whilst at the hotel I tried room service which was a bit of a "mission" unfortunately. I used room service on two occasions, Both times I ordered a chicken dish, which on its own was quite difficult to do as the room service staff did not understand my request. When we did get to the stage where they read the order back to me and was correct, I would still for some reason receive a completely different beef dish (I say completely different because even the sides were different to what was confirmed back to me during the ordering process).
I used the gym at the hotel located at the top of the hotel, which provided a magnificent view of Sao Paulo. The gym was nice, equipment was maintained and in working order. The pool was a decent length albeit a bit narrow (only two people could swim lengths at one time unless all swimmers were of the same ability and synchronised). I have to say the water in the pool was FREEZING. It took me at least 10 minutes for my body to acclimatise to the temperature before I was able to actually take a swim :(
Overall a lovely hotel with some teething problems which when sorted could be a good business hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Faria Lima Hotel Sao Paulo
- Radisson Sao Paulo
- Sao Paulo Radisson
- Radisson Blu Sao Paulo Brazil