Good, clean and not expensive. It is well situated, but for what you will pay it is clean, though some rooms can be a bit noisy at times (it is after all the city center). They have an elevator, serve a standard breakfast and offer clean rooms, always with clean sheets and towels. The rooms are not large and they offer normal open channel TV with local stations (no CNN for instance). My experience has been very positive in a city where hotels are often hard to come by. This being the city center, the neighborhood isn't the greatest but appears to be safe. There are plenty of restaurants nearby leaving you with ample choices for lunch or dinner. . More
Part of the historical center of São Paulo, República was once a fancy residential area. República Square holds a craft and food fair every weekend, right by the subway entrance. Nearby, one of the neighborhood’s main attractions is the Italian Building, where you can see the city from the 42nd floor. The Copan Building also deserves a close look, with 1,160 apartments and a huge floor area that inspired filmmakers and other artists. To get the feeling of São Paulo in the beginning of the 1900s, visit the Municipal Theatre – you will be amazed by its architecture. The area also features several galleries. República is a great area to explore during daytime, but use caution if visiting alone at night.