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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

Just Beautiful
YannottiJ

Just beautiful,
everything was superb,
the large pool, the room was spacious, with great decor,
bathroom really convenient and well organized,
but the top is especially the staff with beautiful smiles and always ready to help us have really but really appreciated,
we highly recommend this hotel

Better than expected! Worth staying here.
NYers_that_travel

I do not post reviews a lot. This hotel was worth posting. I arrived on a Sunday for four nights. Better than expected. The staff is very friendly without being bothersome. The hotel is very modern and classic at the same time. The spa is top notch. Recommend strongly. Gym is modern , indoor pool and outdoor pool. The food is great. Try the Jean Georges restaurant. As a New Yorker, I have a high bar. This restaurant delivered, and great value for the cost. The Sea Bass was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time. They have a bartender named Gustavo who will represent Brazil at an International mixologist competition in November in China. I wish him luck because he was a spot-on bartender. I also like that the staff is naturally friendly to both guests and to each other. Clearly they enjoy working here and it shows. The hotel is not close to my office, and it is worth the extra time to stay here. Pictures are accurate.

Stunning Property
letsgo0812

Who knew this was in the middle of congested Sao Paulo?? So secluded you feel like you're in an island hideaway. Luxurious bedding, palatial rooms, serene settings, every room has a fabulous view of lush foliage. I wasn't in the mood for a fancy dinner, so had a simple but memorable meal in the lobby restaurant (grilled octopus, tomato soup, homemade bread). Superb service, pleasant atmosphere. And the hotel has exceptional hospitality at every turn, from the front desk to the doormen and room attendants. Yes, this place is out of the way.. and the drive from the airport is quite long. But if you're looking for a supreme respite in a dense city, you've found your place