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Real Castilha Hotel
Ranked #195 of 326 Hotels in Sao Paulo
Reviewed 6 June 2014

In a nutshell:
Stayed here for a night, no major complaints. If you get it at a great price and aren't fussy, no problem. Most of the recent reviews seem correct.
Instead of a costly cab ride from the airport you can take the airport bus for R40 as I did and walk from Praca da Republica stop for a couple of blocks if you aren't daunted by the post-apocalyptic downtown core.

Pros:
-affordable
-decent breakfast with awesome fruit
-helpful front desk with caveat
-in-room wifi was excellent
-plenty of restos, bars and metro very nearby, you can buy whatever you need from the streets
-didn't hear guest noises
-clean

Cons:
-there's a construction site next door, looks like it will take several months, they start heavy equipment at 8am
-any phone that rings in any adjacent room sounds like it's ringing next to your bed
-musty smell in room and bed
-run-down area (applies to much of downtown to be fair)
-I could communicate with reception using Spanish but not English
-only two 'hot' items for breakfast and the eggs were stone cold
-those staying with someone else might be put off by the bathroom glass that is more a barrier than a true door.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

We spent 3 nights there. Check-In was not that easy because the receptionist didn't speak english. Unfortunately the cleaning service wasn't too thoroughly. The dental floss from the previous guest stayed with us all 3 nights... The room was very roomy and the hotel is located close to a metro station.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank kate184
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

The location is good, the room is really dated and old. However, it is clean and does the job. For the price I reckon can't expect much more. Good and efficient staff who speak English which is very handy.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

We booked this hotel with airmiles and it is situated apparently in downtown SP.
Extremely clean, helpful staff although as non portugese speakers did struggle a bit, and great buffet breakfast.
SP is a confusing, expensive, and at times a city you wouldn't want to walk round on your own.
Can't fault the hotel itself except could do with some English cable channels in the rooms- although this is a minor thing

  • Stayed: June 2011
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8  Thank yellowboxfish10
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Reviewed 13 April 2011

Very good quality for the price paid, even thought being Sao Paolo.
I paid twice in other points of Brazil and got something worse.

Very decent, good quality, roomy and clean indoors.
Extremely helpful staff.

Surprisingly good experience for being Sao Paolo.

Room Tip: Very decent, good quality, roomy and clean indoor.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank paloi
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Reviewed 24 January 2010

You're in Sao Paulo, and you're on a bit of a budget. You want a central location, in the thick of things, with lots of locals and their shops and restaurants around. In the surronding area, you don't mind a little filth, and a slight hint of potential danger (but just slight, and after all, danger is Sao Paulo's leitmotif). You've found your place! They're friendly enough, the room is clean, and it's a three minute walk from the airport bus and about the same from Republica subway station.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled solo
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3  Thank kevboy
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Reviewed 11 November 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009
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Additional Information about Real Castilha Hotel

Address: Rua dos Timbiras 472 | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01208-012, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Sao Paulo
Price Range: £32 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Real Castilha Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 87
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