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H3 Hotel Paulista
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Rocha, 217 | Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01330-000, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #72 of 306 Hotels in Sao Paulo
Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Unauthorized credit card charges! Beware!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Booked a stay in hotel for 6 months' time. The conditions upon booking were that I would not be charged for the stay until I booked in. This hotel charged my credit card 6 months early and refuses to refund the charge. I ended up cancelling the reservation. Be very careful giving them your credit card information!!! I am over $800 out of pocket now.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed at the H3 hotel for 2 weeks in May 2013 while studying abroad at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. H3 is a decent hotel for the price. There aren't many frills, the free breakfast is the same every day, the beds are fairly comfortable, and the decor is minimal. It is pretty close to the main business district in Sao Paulo, however, it must be noted that is is on the bottom of a very steep hill. Every day we had to climb this steep hill, about 0.3 miles, which is not paved very well, I might add. If you are in decent shape, it shouldn't be a problem, but the hill does get old after a while. The hotel was about a 10 minute walk from the school, and about 15 minutes away from the main strip. The staff is nice and willing to help. Overall not bad for the price, and I would recommend it for people doing business in the area or looking for a cheap place to stay on vacation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Coast Brit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Husband and I stayed here recently as a base for visiting other places in Brazil.
We paid for a superior room which was exceptionally spacious with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Towels and bed linen very clean but furnishings a bit tired.
Very helpful and friendly reception staff who spoke good English. Pretty good breakfast , but don`t bother with the evening meals. Limited bar and lounge space.
Sao Paulo is not a tourist town and has quite a lot of poor and crime ridden areas. This area was OK and the hill up to Ave Paulista is perfectly OK for a moderately fit person.
For what we wanted from this hotel- it was good and reasonable priced.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great location just a few blocks away from Av. Paulista, MASP, FIESP and Trianon Masp metro station. Spacious room, with confortable bed and clean bathroom. Delicious breakfast and free WIFI in all the building.

Staffs not so friendly except Rafael, a great lobby host. We didn't like that the maids always clean even if you don’t want them to come in the room. Paper thin walls.

You can’t ask for more with their low prices. 100% RECOMMENDED.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Even though I could have spent a bit more for a fancier hotel, I always try to stay in places like this, where you get value for your money.

Rooms are huge, but toilet is small. Breakfast is OK, but could be better. It's proximity to av. Paulista is handy, but you will end up taking a cab, as it is rather steep.

Altogether I was there for a week and everything was fine. There are some adjustments needed like the internet, but I am sure they will get there.

I was very well assisted by Rafael, who would treat me like a king! Perfect English spoken, and a deep knowledge of the city. As I was alone, I needed many hints, and he was always available and helpful. He told me after that he used to work in 5 star hotels in England... that's why!

I would recommend this hotel for the value and the spacious rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I stayed at H3 Hotel Paulista for almost a week during my first stop of many during my trip around Brazil. The first few days I was a bit off put by the location but once i got use to the surroundings it was not so bad. As most people have said the Hotel is located at the bottom of a rather steep climb to Av. Paulista but taxies are constantly on hand.
Reception typically had one person that could speak basic-mid english, enough to make it easier.
The breakfast is ok rather basic but cant expect much when it is included in the price.
The first night I arrived around 1am from a 26 hour flight, check in was easy and quick but once arriving to the room the internet was not working and the hotel was unable to offer an alliterative, the following day it worked on and off but mostly off so had me in the mind set that this is just the way it is in Brazil.... well untill i reached my next hotel where the wifi was perfect.

Over all the hotel has a decent location and price. It is clean, comfortable and I would consider staying again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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20 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A recently refurbished hotel in a very convenient position just 600 meters (and 200 meters down) from Avenida Paulista. Good value for money.
The room are very basic but nice and clean. A fair (fake) wood floor and a comfortable queen bad are the main assets. A tiny bathroom with a very narrow entrance and a small sink but a spacious new shower with a large rain shower head and a window.
Unfortunately almost all the rooms have a quite depressing view over the very popular (and dangerous) city center but the hotel, itself, is located in a very safe and convenient position just few blocks (and a demanding climb) from Avenida paulista. The neighborhood is lively and nice with restaurants and bars just few steps away from the hotel. The staff is very good and ready to solve every small problem may arise.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Rocha, 217 | Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01330-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Sao Paulo
#53 Romantic Hotel in Sao Paulo
#70 Business Hotel in Sao Paulo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — H3 Hotel Paulista 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lot beyond the basic!Great service and confortable rooms are just the beginning of what we offer.Priviledged location:Waking-up next to Paulista Ave., you will easily have access to the whole town and you will be able to enjoy all the city can offer you.Our staff is attentive, helpfull, multilingual and prepared to provide all necessary information. The team will leave you confortable to enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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