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Nobile Hotel Downtown
Ranked #62 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Location in Downtown”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

What's to like:
1. Close to Metro Station - Republica Station - that takes you straight to Arena Corinthians if you're planning to watch football while in SP
2. Close to Airport Shuttle Bus Station - Take the shuttle bus instead of taxi to GRU. It will save you a bundle
3. Free Wi-Fi in hotel room
4. Clean, comfortable room with a superb breakfast spread
5. Friendly English speaking staff. Always helpful with directions and advice

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Radin I
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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014

this is my first stay in Brazil, I thought it was comfortable and OK at first, until I have been traveling in the rest of Brazil, especially at the north, I then realised how great this hotel is, that comfy bed, that speedy wifi (most hotels have slow wifi or no wifi at room eventhough they claim to have). Room is clean, spotless, I slept so well.

Breakfast was between average to good. Most staffs are just average except an African-Brazilian young lady whose smile could melt the world, who greeted everyone at the endtrance of breakfast. the guy who checked me in was super friendly and helpful, he spoke good English and taught me how to pronounce "Republic" in Portuguese. This hotel is at Republic area.

streets outside could be scrappy, many homeless reside there, this is out of hotel's control.

Over all I will come back to this place in a heartbeat, no frills, clean, straight forward, smooth experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank WeePeng
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San Salvador, El Salvador
2 reviews
Reviewed August 3, 2012

The room was nice, clean, comfortable and quiet. The Staff were not very friendly but not rude either. over all a great and awsome stay at this hotel. I traveled and stayed here in 2010 and I am traveling again this year 2012.
This Hotel is RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Pedro A
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GGERALCHD, General Manager at Nobile Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Pedro.

Thanks for helping us and choose the Comfort Hotel Downtown. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you again and be able to thank him personally.
I am at your disposal to do what is necessary.

Be present throughout Brazil. It's the least we can do for you.

Daniela Moris
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2012

İt is a good value for maney in the busttling part of the city of sao paulo. İt is cheap. This hotel generaly is camfortable but staff coul be more polite

  • Stayed April 2011
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4 Thank Louren S
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GGERALCHD, General Manager at Nobile Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Louren

Thanks for helping us and choose the Comfort Hotel Downtown. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you again and be able to thank him personally.
I am at your disposal to do what is necessary.

Be present throughout Brazil. It's the least we can do for you.

Daniela Moris
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Brasilia, DF
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2011

The bathroom is dirty (use your flip flops to shower), the walls have mold under the curtains, the paint have fallen off in some parts, the towels are old (some with a couple of holes) and the room is dirty (specially in the corners).
The front desk is kind and efficient and the hotel is near to a subway station.
There is free parking if needed.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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2 Thank Paula N
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GGERALCHD, General Manager at Nobile Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Paula

Thanks for helping us and choose the Comfort Hotel Downtown. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you again and be able to thank him personally.
I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for informing suffered, we are renovating the hotel, is a time consuming process but we are working on improvements. I am at your disposal to do what is necessary.

Be present throughout Brazil. It's the least we can do for you.

Daniela Moris
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Valencia, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Stayed here for four days in May 2011 on a business trip part of a large group.

Arriving early in the morning didn't phase them: room ready and indeed straight into breakfast (it was that early) as they held the room overnight and hadn't cancelled booking. OK: had told them in advance. Very busy front desk but staff were helpful and some spoke English or Spanish.

Room was perfectly OK. High enough up to avoid any street noise but still with oxygen. Two double beds; very good size room, easy to walk around and clean. Bed firm and comfortable.. excellent mattress. Nice full size sofa Not a great view but it gave a flavour of SP.

Bathroom. not quite up to the same standard: looking tired with limited "extras". If one improvement needed it is to the bathrooms.

Had slight scare on last morning when I managed to lock passport and tickets into the room safe and not be able to open it. I really wonder why I bother with those small safes. Anyway the services guys turned up; worked on it and finally drilled out the lock with a speeddrill and panic over.

Wandered up to the roof: fantastic views and was sorry to not have stayed longer to use the rooftop pool.

Walked around the neighbourhood, felt safe. Great street art!

Can see why the hotel gets such a good rating.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Thank sgreenslo
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GGERALCHD, General Manager at Nobile Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
KontikiLondoner

Thanks for helping us and choose the Comfort Hotel Downtown. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you again and be able to thank him personally.
I am at your disposal to do what is necessary.

Be present throughout Brazil. It's the least we can do for you.

Daniela Moris
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Columbia, SC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2011

After using this site for years to filter out hotels for business trips (and leisure), I have rarely (maybe only once) been disappointed with a high ranked TA hotel that I stayed in. However, just based on the rating for this one hotel, I am beginning to question the wisdom of that (or at least will be MUCH more wary of ratings in the future).

I understand how the site works, it's not the TA management assigning rankings here, it's actual customers. BUT, to indicate, no matter the formula, that this particular hotel is 5th best in SP is just ludicrous.

I am not even going to go into many details, because there wasn't really one specific point of discontent for me....just that the entire, overall experience was crappy. From the awful shower fixtures, to the worst beds I have ever slept on in my life (single, mind you), to the nasty carpets, dirty walls, and horrible hall colors...I can list 10 hotels off the top of my head that are so much better than this one, and not much more expensive.

The location, for business OR pleasure, IMO, is downright bad. This is in the middle of a terrible part of downtown, with drug addicts and hookers surrounding the hotel. Basically one of the red light districts (maybe that explains the high rating? Businessmen like it for their nooky fix?)

I HOPE this is just one more anomaly in TA ratings, but certainly I would suggest management take a good hard look at the positive reviews on this one.

Business travelers, don't even think about this one. I was even embarrassed to tell my clients who asked where I was staying this time!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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6 Thank edderdz
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GGERALCHD, General Manager at Nobile Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Edder.

Thanks for helping us and choose the Comfort Hotel Downtown. I hope I have the opportunity to welcome you again and be able to thank him personally.
I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for informing suffered, we are renovating the hotel, is a time consuming process but we are working on improvements. I am at your disposal to do what is necessary.

Be present throughout Brazil. It's the least we can do for you.

Daniela Moris
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Property: Nobile Hotel Downtown
Address: Rua Araujo 141, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01220-020, Brazil (Formerly Comfort Hotel Downtownnobile)
Location: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Republica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Sao Paulo
#51 Romantic Hotel in Sao Paulo
#101 Business Hotel in Sao Paulo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nobile Hotel Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
the downtown Hotel is located in the central region of Sao Paulo, which is known for its cultural diversity, the famous shopping streets such as 25 de Marco, Jose Paulino and Bras, by the thousands of restaurants, bars, cultural centers, theaters, , Typical foods) and all the charm that only our city could offer. ... more   less 
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