4.5
Very Good 430 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The eye-catching work in brass by Laura Vinci that hangs in the lobby
  • You can spot plenty of colorful birds and marmosets in the surrounding parkland
  • The atmospheric and cozy Burle Bar, with its deep velvet sofas and dim lighting

What To Know

  • Some rooms have private terraces
  • São Paulo traffic is notoriously bad, so allow extra time when heading into the city
  • Free WiFi
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Overview

Decadent country house hotel—Brazil's own Downton Abbey—surrounded by a 26-acre park within the borders of São Paulo

The Lowdown

It took landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx 40 years to lay out this 26-acre São Paulo estate and its collection of native Atlantic-forest species and rolling greens, and it’s an oasis in every way. The building is a testament to restrained taste; never flashy, the emphasis is instead on pale yellows and grays and vintage furniture, with a few bursts of brighter colors inspired by the exotic birds in the surrounding forest. Rooms have plenty of natural light, aided by balconies, and lots of space to stretch out in, but you’ll likely spend more time in a deckchair by the outdoor pool (there’s another one indoors) or feasting on locally flavored sea bass ceviche with coconut, lime, and chili tapioca at Tangará Jean-Georges—Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s only restaurant on the continent. Don’t forget to ask the sommelier to pair your meal with some of Brazil’s up-and-coming sparkling wines.

In the Area

Palácio Tangará’s appeal is that it’s in the city but feels like a nature retreat, so guests who’ve chosen to stay here are likely to spend more time lounging by the pool or strolling around the forest than wandering around the busy streets and skyscrapers of São Paulo. It’s about a 30-minute walk to Chalezinho from the hotel; this intimate fondue restaurant has an Alpine-inspired look and makes for a romantic dinner spot. A 7-minute drive brings you to the Casa de Vidro (the Glass House), an exercise in modernist design by the pioneering architect Lina Bo Bardi; it’s still bordered by some of the lush greenery that once surrounded it. If you want to explore the city, the hotel offers car service and the concierge can help plan your urban itinerary.

How to Get There

Palácio Tangará
Rua Deputado Laércio Corte, 1501
São Paulo, Brazil

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 430 Reviews
An Oasis in São Paulo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Third visit and another great stay to have some down time before a week of business in São Paulo. I love everything about this hotel from the modern interior design, Sisley Spa and the good dining experience. It’s truly an oasis in São Paulo set in a park - you feel like you are away from the bustling city. Staff are attentive and always nice. Didn’t use the Spa this time as it was closed on Monday as is the Eden Being Boutique. Book spa early as it fills up quickly. Highly recommend.

Really Amazing Location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the best hotel I found on business. It is an high quality standards hotel. Location in a tree garden amazing, room very large, breakfast top, great swimming pool. I liked a lot the service and kindness of the people.
The best in Sao Paolo so far...

A Superb Stay!
Reviewed 1 month ago

My 6-night stay at the Palacio Tangara last fall was among the nicest I've had anywhere. From the moment I arrived in the beautiful courtyard, the staff were extremely friendly and efficient and got me checked in right away. There was a huge evening event going on at the hotel with music and a crowd of very glamorous people, but it was so well contained in one of the event rooms of the hotel that it didn't bother me in my room or the restaurant where I had a lovely dinner. The rooms and the hotel grounds are the biggest stars here, very spacious and luxurious touches from the deep pile carpet, huge bathroom with a soaking tub and a shower, comfortable mattress and bedding, and turn down evening service. The restaurant is very good, especially the lovely breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, pastries, and eggs, but is pricey. The massage at the beautiful, airy spa was divine -- it was actually so good, I went back another night for another massage. The ONLY downside (if you can call it that) is that the Tangara is a bit further from the city center, so you must build in time to travel -- but Sao Paulo traffic is always vexing, and the Tangara's gorgeous pool, grounds, and the park next door all make it worthwhile. All in all a truly wonderful stay!

Outstanding
Reviewed 1 month ago

Located in a quiet park, the hotel is an oasis in this large and noisy city. The facilities are luxurious with friendly and professionally staff. The room are very clean, large with all you could expect from this statutory hotel. Excellent breakfast.the only drawback is its remote location and need for private transportation.

Excelente! Mas não caia no engodo do "chá da tarde"
Reviewed 2 months ago

The hotel is really a palace, very beautiful, large suites with discreet and elegant decor, good frontdesk, room service, pool and excellent level of service in the Jean-Georges star restaurant, Tangará Jean-Georges. Everything would be rated as excellent, but here comes the "afternoon tea" decoy sold at a high price by the hotel and served in the same room. Call for afternoon tea the variety of 6 teas available (at the price of 150.00 / person !!!), 2 of which are mint and chamomile !! A total disrespect to the customer and a contradiction to a hotel that houses a Michelin-starred restaurant. Where have you seen serving an afternoon tea without a wide range of teas? The waiter even came to tell me that the teas were Dammann Frères; actually, Dammann has a letter of more than 300 available and non-seasonal teas! Anyone who enjoys a good afternoon tea will (as we do) certainly be upset by this experience, bordering on the assault on what we pay for x what is offered for value. An afternoon tea sold like that one in Paris, London, Dubai or any other serious place in the world would surely be doomed to bankruptcy. Even worse when the waiter informed us that the manager of the Lounge would come to our table to explain and she did not appear. Bottom line, I recommend the hotel and its starred restaurant, but run away from what they call afternoon tea because it is misleading advertisement at high cost.