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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