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
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
An amazing oasis in the heart of Sao Paulo, its tranquillity enhanced by the green surroundings. There are elegant interiors in both public spaces and guest rooms.
All guest rooms have balconies with stunning views of the tropical greenery.
The hotel offers a good size swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa. There is ample meeting space with 9 meeting rooms all flooded by natural light, the largest is surrounded by a spacious terrace which can be used to host corporate events or social gatherings.
The restaurant is sophisticated and has an exclusive Chef's table, there is also a well stocked wine cellar.
The quality of the food on offer is exceptional, a fusion of European, Asian and Brazil cuisine.
I fully recommend this hotel to even the most discerning business and leisure traveller.
Rarely do I get a chance to write a review like this but here goes, from start to finish everything about the place left no room for improvement.
For starters the place is about a year old I was told. I think they were going for a modern version of a southern european hotel, possibly Portuguese, but I have never been to Portugal. The entrance is magnificent, the hallways were clean, everything was clean and new looking, the design of the room was great.
The restaurant and food were also outstanding. They even brought a table for the ladies purses here. We are from USA and believe me, our service and food doesn't hold a candle to this place. My wife said this place makes the Plaza in New York look like Motel 6. She had two massages in the spa and loved it.
Finally, the staff is terrific too. Very friendly and attentive.
I read some of the reviews here, how anybody could complain about that wonderful breakfast is beyond me, but whatever.
Location is close to the heart of São Paulo entertainment areas but, more than the location is the first impression I had passing through the hotel gates and see the amazing view of Burle Max garden. Spacious rooms, staff well prepared and wonderful pool to just sit and admire.
I recently stayed at this spectacular hotel in São Paolo and wanted to make sure to mention the great service that I received. The property itself is spectacular and beautifully decorated, situated in a residential area inside a huge park. The rooms are enormous and very luxurious, the gym fantastic, and the pools (especially the indoor one) really fantastic. Didn’t get to try the spa but looked great. Breakfast buffet was concise but delicious and very selective in it’s ingredients . The bar also served some great cocktails though I didn’t manage to try the restaurant for dinner.
I’m mainly writing this to praise a couple of employees who went more than the extra mile. The front desk/concierge Guilhermo recommended and reserved the best places to eat and go out. Exactly what I was looking for! And he was so gracious to follow up and make sure the experience was nice. Also upon arriving very early to the hotel, he made sure the room was ready just as soon as possible, way before official check-in time.
Also to commend Gabriel who helped with the bags, but actually gave a fantastic tour of the hotel and some good information on São Paolo. I think it’s important to mention exceptional people, even though I am often in this level of accommodation it’s nice to remember an experience because of how great it was.
Will return soon and would absolutely recommend Palácio Tangará to the discerning luxury traveler!
Best hotel experience in SP. Amazing, spacious rooms, wonderful surroundings, very pleasant staff and a great SPA. Had a very nice dinner though the wines were overpriced. Breakfast was top notch. Overall a Fab experience. Will definitely return.