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“Good for sleeping and showering”
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H3 Hotel Paulista
Ranked #39 of 321 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good for sleeping and showering”
Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Nice try to turn an old building into a Hip Hotel wannabe. Many unfortunate events happened during my stay but to be honest I think that should everything have gone well, I'd have a different impression. On the objective side of the review I must say that the rooms are smart, and they have the amenities that other higher priced hotels in Brazil lack, like an in-room safe, decently priced minibar, and a great shower. From the hotelier point of view, the room I stayed in needs detailing: bathroom lockset rusted without even removing the protective film from the chrome plated faceplate and roses. TV screen is too small, and the plastic toilet seat is too cheap, wobbles and seems it will collapse when seated. The linens are ok but the towels are very bad. I would pay a few dollars more for decent soap and shampoo, some body lotion wouldn't hurt either. The window has a ok view but lacks a curtain, it only has the blackout. Internet is too slow, and the first night of my stay just didn't work. I reported it but the guys at the reception did nothing. Second night without Internet, I literally camped in front of the front desk until one of the receptionists went up to reset the router. Anyway, breakfast was very good, nothing fancy but the scrambled eggs are awesome. I would stay here again for the value, but will ask for a room NOT in the 11th floor, the lift goes only to the 10th and I had to climb a flight of stairs every night after work with my 25lbs computer and gadgets bag.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night before heading to Rio. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was average, the air conditioning made the room smell pretty bad when it turned on. Great shower, good breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a good and clean hotel - good value for money. Many Brazilians stay here - the rooms are big, clean with nice beds and wardrobes, air conditioning, free internet, breakfast and cable TV. The only problem is it is in Bela Vista down the hill - so even though it looks close to Paulista you have to walk up a steep hill for about 20 minutes. So what you save in the per night rate you spend in taxis. So if you are doing a lot of business on Av Paulista, best to book one closer so you can just walk. It is too far to walk up in summer if you are here for business. But overall it was decent. They make you wait until 2 pm to check in so try to arrive later!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed at the H3 Hotel Paulista in Feb 2013. The hotel is acceptable enough, the porter helped us with our bags and the reception staff spoke English and were friendly. WIFI is free and with fast connection in the room. Breakfast is continental, samey after day two. It’s the kind of hotel where you have all that you need. I think it’s recently been renovated as it’s quite old but has areas which have clearly been modernised. Our room was ok, not properly cleaned, when we moved the curtains it left a lot of dust and I’m sure had we of inspected the beds or beneath them we wouldn’t have been pleased but coming in/out, sleeping, washing all fine. The bathroom was modern which was nice but there was an additional door in our room which when opened revealed a large unused room. This looked like it used to be a bathroom but was now used to store mattresses in. Neither the room or mattresses we found in there were advertising and we felt this should have been locked shut, it’s not the kind of thing guests would like to see, looked like a scene out of a horror movie, SAW. Strange off cream coloured, dirty walls and mattresses….gory.
The hotel helped us to arrange our next accommodation in Rio and also helped us arrange dinner (since we didn’t speak Portuguese).If visiting SP again we’d seek alternate accommodation but if I had to stay there again I could live with it, it’s not that bad.

Totally secure with cameras all over and an easy to use, working safe. Good location, close to metro station Train-Wasp, near to Avenue Paulista It’s like a business hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Queens, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I stayed at this hotel and enjoyed my 2 day experience before traveling inward to Rio. The location is ideal since it is near Avenida Paulista. Many great dining options nearby. The staff was professional and courteous. They even upgraded my room and placed me way towards the top. Had some great views of the city from above. The cost was around $80.00USD at the time, but given the economy in Brazil, it may be higher. But if your considering staying at Hotel Paulista, it is a safe bet.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

I stayed one night transiting from São Paulo to Rio. The room is good with functional bathroom and aircon. It's a bit noisy but I have noise cancelling earphones so it was okay.

The staff spoke perfect English and was incredibly helpful.

Not sure about the location. As I stayed one night and wasn't able to explore sufficiently. However, the vicinity seems rundown and scary. Ended up staying in the hotel and not exploring.

I booked a taxi through the hotel and it came on time!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very modern interior with everything you expect, it was clean and comfortable - the wardrobes were rather large but included no hangers! The breakfast wasn't too interesting and was promptly cleared away, sometimes before you'd finished. However the staff were very friendly and spoke a good level of english. Location was good but neighbourhood felt a little dodgy for females travelling together.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: H3 Hotel Paulista
Address: Rua Rocha, 217 | Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01330-000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Bela Vista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Sao Paulo
#59 Romantic Hotel in Sao Paulo
#75 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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