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“Good, basic hotel”
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Grand Hotel Royal
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Sorocaba
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Memphis, Tennessee
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490 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Good, basic hotel”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

I usually stay in Sao Paulo and commute to Sorocaba, but thought I would try staying here for the convenience. There are some pros and cons to staying here vs other places. PROS...It is clean and pretty modern. Rooms have 120v outlets and good size showers. Floor was laminate instead of carpet, which I prefer. Plenty of room to unpack and work. The people at the front desk are nice and speak English. I ate and drank at the bar and the bartenders were always courteous and prompt. They have a buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner which were better than I have experienced at other hotels. Fresh fruit was really nice. I ordered some food off the menu at the bar and it was really good. They have everything from sea bass to burgers. I tried the sea bass and the Americana Especiale sandwich on different occasions and both were very good. I saw others order pizza and chicken parm which also looked very good. CONS...the area is not great for dining. You will need to take a taxi to the park area where all the restaurants are. Once you get there, you will have a very nice variety of good places to eat, but would be nice to walk to dinner. The restaurant is not open for dinner on Sunday, so you have no choice but to take a taxi. The rooms do not have ironing boards and irons, and the laundry service is very slow. Plan on taking 2-3 days to get it back. The hotel is located on the corner of a 4-way intersection. This is a very loud location and I woke up a couple times every night due to the noise. I highly recommend getting a room that does not face the street and is as far away from the intersection as possible.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

Honest.
That's the way to define Royal.
It is not a luxury hotel, but it has all the things a business traveler needs: excelent bed, fantastic shower, trustable wifi connection and no noise (in upper floors).
If you cannot go to São Paulo (just 90km far) Royal isd a good - but simple - option. And not expensive.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Grand Hotel Royal
Address: Rua Doutor Alvaro Soares 451 | Centro, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18010-191, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sorocaba > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Sorocaba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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