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What We Love

  • An unbeatable location in the heart of Jardins
  • Attentive, highly personalized service
  • Contemporary architecture
  • The neighborhood is safe; feel free to go out for a stroll

What To Know

  • Chic and understated — not a party hotel
  • The top-floor spa is a bit small, and treatments can be pricey
  • It takes about an hour by car to get to the airport

Overview

The Review

Arriving in Sao Paulo for the first time is an electrifying experience — especially for those who travel to the Emiliano by helicopter, landing on the hotel’s helipad just 15 minutes after arriving at the airport.

Naturally, we can’t all be so fabulous. But the high-class, supersleek Emiliano has a way of making every guest feel special, thanks mostly to the professional staff, which is clearly as comfortable accommodating celebrities and captains of industry as wildly impressed tourists.

The hotel opened in the trendy Jardin area in 2001, and the Emilano’s 54 guestrooms have stood the test of time beautifully, with contemporary interiors done in birchwood and white. Look out at the frenetic city below from your swanky leather couch while biting into the creamy flesh of a tasty fruta do conde, one of the perks that come standard here.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/1554/prop-89742-1313610359-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Like in all rooms, Suites come with butler service, breakfast and in-room fruit and wine.”}

There’s a restaurant renaissance happening in Sao Paulo, and it includes the hotel’s on-site restaurant. With its towering, lush vertical garden, the restaurant is part of the Emiliano’s overall graceful design, which comes courtesy of homegrown architect Arthur Casas. Young chef José Barattino helms the kitchen, producing Italian-based dishes, and Sunday brunch here is quite an occasion.

Elsewhere, there’s a small rooftop spa, a 24-hour fitness center with a sauna, and plenty of places to begin a gastronomic adventure in this food-obsessed city. Treat yourself at the hotel’s champagne and caviar bar, or head to the Emiliano Bar. The crowd here can include everyone from locals to visiting A-listers, enjoying the list of 100 teas and more than 60 types of beer.

Sao Paulo’s visceral impact can overwhelm. But over time (and with the help of the Emiliano’s friendly service), you’ll warm to it.

How to Get There

Emiliano Hotel
Rue Oscar Freire 384
Sao Paulo, 00000 Brazil

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 544 Reviews
NIce place to stay!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, comfortable rooms with nice amenities and excelent service that makes your stay the best possible in São Paulo. Be sure to try the hotel restaurant with its delicious food options.Nice place to stay!

Bells and whistles, no substance
Reviewed 2 months ago

Hotel Emiliano was our last stop in our South American trip (Peru and Brazil). We stayed in several hotels (Belmond Rio Sagrado, Belmond Copacobana Palace, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Hotel B in Lima) and sadly the Emiliano was the worst among them. The hallway outside our room reeked of cigarettes, one time our bath towel had a stain, and the so-called high tech toilet was faulty (the bidet was erratic). The butler, Luisa, also mentioned that she’d be glad to send us the famous Sao Paulo dessert called Brigadeiro, which never arrived in our room. We also asked for late checkout, and though it is expected that it is not a guarantee, what is weird is that we had to wait for their final feedback at around 10 AM (checkout is 12 nn). In effect, you had to be packed already and then they’d call you about the checkout query. That is a first for me.

The complimentary 15-min shiatsu massage was mediocre too.

On the other hand, there were some staff that stood out - like that guy in glasses by the door who gave me a bottle of water after I ran 12K in Ibirapuera, and the waiter (Phelps) who was accommodating.

All flash - no substance. Hit-and-miss affair with this hotel.

5 Stat hotel best street in Sao Paolo
Reviewed 2 months ago

The interior is fantastic. Minimalistic modern design. Super Schick!!! Nice Japanese hot tub in a zen deck. Not cheap but luxury and location is impeccable. All the restaurants, shopping and the world's best sushi places are a short walk. I was at another hotel and moved here after seeing the place

The Best
Reviewed 3 months ago

The best Hotel in the city .Wonderful room very nice staff and great atmosphere. Breakfast very good and I recommend to everywone who want to be confortable and feel the Best quality of Brazilian way of elegance and service.

Truly five star
Reviewed 3 months ago

I could rattle off all the supposed five star hotels I have stayed in but few compare to Emiliano. The rooms are a nice size and have a layout that is comfortable and condusive to getting some work done when that becomes necessary. The location is spectacular. The helicopter pad on the roof is a plus, but what elevates the Emiliano into the 5+ star range is the service, There is always someone available to help no matter how busy things seem to be. You are never simply given directions when someone can lead you. Every employee greets you every time they meet you. Truly a pleasure to visit.