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Estanplaza Funchal - Faria Lima
Ranked #20 of 328 Hotels in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2011

I stayed at the Estanplaza Funchal for 10 days this past June 2011 for business. The check in was efficient although the lobby area is fairly small. The staff was always friendly and helpful throughout my visit. They had a breakfast buffet which was very good. I also visited the restaurant for lunch and dinner one time each during my stay and the meals were adequate. The room was larger than expected more like a mini-suite with a separate desk and couch from the sleeping area with a medium sized TV that swiveled between the two areas. The room was a bit dated but the closet space was adequate. The bed was comfortable and outside noise was minimal considering that there was a construction project across the street. The bathroom was badly in need of an update although it was clean and everything functioned. I used Internet connectivity which worked fine but you needed to buy by the hour (not sure if that is standard for the city or unusual).

The reason I lowered my rating was because one of my colleagues discover bites on her that were determined to be bed bugs which infested her luggage creating a major problem for her. We had a large group and she was the only one with an issue but still that needs to be stated.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

The hotel looks modern from the exterior photo and the interior photos make the rooms look adequate but find another hotel if you can. My colleague and I stayed 2 days and left for another hotel. The hotel main area and rooms are clean; the staff is nice; however the hotel interior is tired; the rooms tiny and the beds awful. I heard some rooms were updated however I did not see these. In my room the a/c did not work, some lights were out, there is no interior chain on the door (cleaning staff walked in on me while changing). The doors and walls are thin; also the windows let in all the sound. I heard traffic, other guests partying, people arguing on the street, people in the hall and I was on the 8th floor; my colleague was on the 13th floor - they heard the same noises.....not to mention the rooster residing someone near by who starts crowing around 5AM...continuously. Also, my colleague said the restaurant food was so so. The hotel was crowded with business people and people attending conferences; however the hotel makes a Super 8 look good. Also, the TVs are old, no movie options and I had to toss the remote and turn things on manually. The showers provide hot water with a good strong flow rate; but that is about it. Also, the window was always left open in the room and when it was closed my colleague and I noted a smell in the room. Stay if you must, but there are better options.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Thank NotATourist2010
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Reviewed 23 July 2008

The Hotel has nice rooms, and got a fair price (90 USD via www.hrs.com) for a five star hotel. German DW-TV is available. Free Internet.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled on business
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Thank bavarian1
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Reviewed 1 April 2007

I stayed at the Estanplaza Funchal hotel for about a week in March 2007 on a business trip. This included a stay over the weekend. It's clear that the hotel caters to business travelers since there are many fewer guests on the weekends.

The hotel is clean and modern. Nicely decorated rooms. The front desk staff has been very helpful in suggesting places to visit and getting taxis. Their level of English varies (unfortunately, I don't know Portuguese).

The breakfast is excellent - huge spread of fruit, yogurt, freshly prepared omelettes, pastries, and other assorted treats. It's in a spacious, airy, glass-enclosed dining room with nice flowers and a waterfall.

Room service has been good and inexpensive. Especially inexpensive is the mini-bar in the room.

My one complaint is that taxi drivers seem to have a hard time finding the hotel! If you don't speak Portuguese, it's a good idea to write down the address and carry it with you.

The hotel is located in a business area and is a cab ride from other parts of the city. My cab to Centro was quite expensive (US$ 20). There is internet, but you need a cable which the hotel will provide. The hotel is situated next door to a Citibank which is convenient. There is no pool, just a roof level jacuzzi with some outdoor seating.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Estanplaza Funchal - Faria Lima

Address: Rua Funchal 281 | Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Sao Paulo
#20 Business Hotel in Sao Paulo
#28 Romantic Hotel in Sao Paulo
Price Range: £53 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Estanplaza Funchal - Faria Lima 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Estanplaza Funchal is a Premium Hotel located in the noble area of Vila Olimpia, opposite Shopping JK Iguatemi and within walking distance of the main corporative complexes, bars and restaurants of the region. You can also enjoy well-being moments in our spa. ... more   less 
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