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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


Bizzare hotel policy

Be alert about this hotel’s “policy”:
You are not allowed to have guests or fellow hotel guests/family members allowed inside your room! You have to meet in the lobby. I have booked a room for 2 people and our guest was refused 10 min entrance inside our room. Even after I’d offered to pay a room for our guest, reception said our guest STILL being a fellow hotel guest is not allowed to visit our room because we have booked a room for 2. In order for us to have a guest for coffee we have to book a room for 3 people and pay for 3 regardless if the 3rd person sleeps there or not. In other words our 1 guest needs to pay for a room for him/her occupied by 1 person but charged at the rate of 3 occupants in order for us to visit his/her room, although we were fellow guests of the hotel. The policy prohibits any other access into the room whether the guest register at reception or not, and if we want to have guests or family members for coffee we need to book a room in advance for the amount of people who might visit us and pay accordingly, regardless if they set food inside our room or not. So be advised about this hotel’s policy which was never available upon request.

Great experience (servicewise!)

Fantastic hotel with fantastic service. The room is good and has a homey feeling to it although the problem is that the technology seems a little outdated (although to be fair it is difficult to always be catching up). Staffs remember your name. Room service is excellent. Location is perfect.

Fantastic Hotel in a Great Location

What a great hotel with fantastic staff. They were extremely nice and all very helpful. Staff always smiled and knew your name

Breakfast was great and a wide choice. Spa very good with great massage

Highly recommend the hotel