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Park Inn Ibirapuera by Radisson
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Ibirapuera 2534 | Moema, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04028-002, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #117 of 306 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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2 reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

The Sonesta is a wonderful place to stay. When we checked in with our reservation, they were out of the premium room, so they gave us the Deluxe Suite for the same price. We booked this hotel through the sight we booked our tickets through (www.cheap air.com) and got the room 84.00 a night (not including tax) instead of $120. It was a great deal! The hotel is really clean and in great condition. It is in a really good and safe neighborhood. The hotel workers were friendly and very helpful. One man even helped up take up our luggage for free. The room was spacious and nice; the carpets were clean and in great condition. The TV was awesome. (It was a flat screen). The hotel is in a nice neighborhood as well. Breakfast was very good, although after 8 days we did kind of get sick of having the same thing. The only thing that would have made breakfast better is if they would have had more fruit. They didn’t have many choices of fruits. The pool was more like a wading pool, but those are really our only complaints. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2009

Needing just a night in Sau Paulo on the way back to the UK the Sonesta appeared good value and had reasonable reviews. We got a taxi from the domestic airport which took no more than 15 minutes.

The hotel is in a good part of town. Our room was obviously recently renovated and a good size with a full seating area plus the usual desk etc.

We only had time to venture out for an hour or so, and there's a large shopping centre just down the road. Felt like a very safe area during the daytime at least.

The hotel provided a driver at a good price for the journey to the international airport (about 45mins).

Overall, if you need a quick stay for a good price - excellent value hotel. The room service food was very ropey though - I would advise going outside the hotel for food if you can.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sonestasp, Public Relations at Park Inn Ibirapuera by Radisson, responded to this review, October 1, 2009
Dear Guy Brindle,

We would like to thank you for your comments, because your information is very helpful and important for us.
Our neighborhood is one of the noblest areas of Sao Paulo, with easy access to every place you want.
Our front desk staff can help you, giving some information about Sao Paulo (where you go and what to do).
We are assured that we worked hard to improve our room service food.
We would like you return to our hotel, giving us the opportunity to show you our improvements.
Thank you for the information received.
The Sonesta São Paulo Ibirapuera is available for any further request.
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

A newer hotel in downtown Sao Paulo. The staff at reception all speak good English and are most friendly. Not much of interest in the immediate vicinity but taxis are reasonable. Best to be on your guard if venturing out after dark. If using a cash point/ATM there is a Citibank just a block away which will accept Visa and Mastercard, unlike the bank across the street from the Hotel which only accepts local cards. My friendly cab driver told me to only use the ATM during daylight hours. My suite was massive and immaculate, but although a coffee percolator was provided you need to supply your own coffee, tea, milk and sugar. No big deal but a little annoying on your first morning. The bar was okay but not much character. I only used the restauarant once : tried their lunch, which was an overpriced, disappointing and very bland vegetarian buffet. However room service was excellent and the food well prepared (the Rump Steak is delicious) but not a great selection.

  • Liked — Clean rooms. Friendly staff.
  • Disliked — No in room tea/coffe making facility in room-unless you provide it yourself.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

This hotel looks very good from the outside (and the inside of the lobby). The rooms don'rt quite live up to the external image. Then you notice a nice basket on the bed with some bathroom products and a dressing gown and some slipppers.but in truth these are what you normally get inside the wardrobe and bathroom. Could not get the wireless internet connection which always annoys me but the staff were good and spoke english well. The breakfast was good and not disguised or faked in any way (looked good and was good). I hear from my collegues who live in sao paulo that his is the place to be for restaurants and safety ( i also here this from other visitors who i know). price was good. overall OK but not quite what it appears

  • Liked — location and breakfast (and in hindsight value)
  • Disliked — fooled by the appearance from the lobby
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

In what is an understatement, Sao Paulo is a huge city. There are so many restaurants to dine at and museums to see. However, Sao Paulo is primarily a business hub in South America and the Sonesta fits for business users.

I stayed at this hotel for two nights. I was in Sao Paulo for pleasure and I just wanted to see the city. The hotel was in a great area - there were plenty of restuarnts, boutiques, a large shopping mall, and was about 25 minutes by foot to Ibirapuera Park. We stayed in an executive suite, which was nice. It had a lot of area, an open desk, a large closet, bathroom, and bed. The room was clean and we had a safe. The bed was not as comfortable as I hoped, but we managed. There was rooftop observatory at the Sonesta and you could get a glimpse of the hundres of buildings in Sao Paulo. Everybody at the hotel was friendly and most spoke English. There was a grocery store close by and about 10 banks / ATMs within a 5 minute radius walk of the hotel. The food is okay, but there are a lot of restaurants to enjoy in the surrounding area. Without traffic, it is about 50 minutes from the GRU airport. We spent over two hours in traffic getting to the hotel, but if you have ever been to Sao Paulo, you will understand.

It is hard to recommend this hotel if you are looking for a certain attraction to be near. Traffic makes everything in the city hard to do. I will say I was near some of the sites you see in tour guide books. My favorite restaurant of the whole trip, the Sky at Hotel Unique, was about 10 minutes by cab, which in Sao Paulo, is nothing.

  • Liked — The location was good for what we were doing. The service is great and everybody was friendly.
  • Disliked — The bed was the only real downfall, however, it was still relatively comfortable.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

I first located Sonesta hotel through trip advisor. I booked it through my agent and im currently here.
I just wanted to say that for the money I paid, this hotel gave me 110% back.
Its in a very nice location close ( as in right the corner close) to more than 20 restaurants and bars. It is also close to Ibuirapuera Mall which is huge 3 level mall.
The rooms are large and comfortable, the service is very good and there is always someone on the front desk who speaks english which makes things better and easier.
The staff is very friendly and eager to help. The rate they offer includes a delicious breakfast buffet that is really good and satisfies all tastes.
The hotel is never out of taxies since they seem to be contracting with many cabs as the cab drivers have thier business cards on the back of the hotel card.
It is in a very nice nabourhood and close to the park, even though the park is not really great but worth a visit.
There are independant stores close to the hotel within 10 min. walking distance which makes the stay really nice.
I really enjoyed this trip and would come to the same hotel if I pass this way again.

  • Liked — The rooms are large and always clean. the location is in a safe and interisting naibourhood
  • Disliked — Sao Paulo is not very interisting.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Avenida Ibirapuera 2534 | Moema, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04028-002, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#46 Family Hotel in Sao Paulo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Park Inn Ibirapuera by Radisson 3.5*
Number of rooms: 350
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