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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


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


5.0 Excellent 587 Reviews
One of the very best!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the heart of Oscar Freire the rooms are amazingly appointed. The staff incredible! Everyone knew you by name and extremely attentive in every imaginable way. The Spa was terrific and again an amazingly friendly staff. I recommend for anyone visiting Sao Paolo. So many great restaurants close by, heart of the famous shopping street. One warning, the gym is a bit small, but everything else makes up for it.

Brazilian luxury
Reviewed 1 month ago

No doubts the hotel is one of the best in Brazil. From the minute you enter until the the time you check out you can be sure to be treated at the highest level . The food is great, the room service is amazing , the hotel is located on the one of the best roads of San Paulo where you can access some of the best bars, shops and restaurants.

Reviewed 3 months ago

As a regular to São Paulo, One of The best hotel I have ever visited. Excellent staff, excellent location , huge beautiful suite. I won’t be staying anywhere else. I will be staying there this week again and looking forward to it. worth every penny.

Absolutely Perfect
Reviewed 3 months ago

The deluxe king room was huge, and felt like an oasis of calm and comfort: large, beautifully appointed, and functional, with a great shower and pampering cosmetics and linens. It's in an upscale residential neighbourhood, and everything about it says understated luxury. But the best is yet to come: The service is just outstanding. The bellboys, the front desk, the bartender and the concierge were all, without exception, friendly, helpful and polite, without being obsequious, and they all (remembered and) called us by our names. It kind of feels wrong to single one out, but we have to give a special mention to Luiza, who heard that for religious reasons we could not drink the complimentary wine and, by the time we returned from dinner, had replaced it with something we could drink. A simply perfect end to our South American adventure.

Wonderful stay!
Reviewed 3 months ago

I don’t give out excellent ratings often but this small hotel totally came through with the service at the front desk, luggage put in our room, three pieces of fruit freshly put in our room at the morning cleaning, and wonderful chocolates at the night time turn down.
Air conditioner work great! At first the setting was saying 18 but the temp was only going to 21 and I called the front desk and the nice young lady came up (she spoke both languages) with the maintenance man and they figured out that the filter needed cleaning and he replaced it, within 10 minutes, and the temp came to where I wanted it.

The restaurant and bar on the first floor are excellent for breakfast and we had two dinners there as well. Perfect location in the heart of São Paulo. I highly recommend this hotel!