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
At the beginning of February I spent 6 days in the Tangara. I have already travelled far. This Palace hotel is one of the most beautiful I have ever visited. The hotel is located in a park and therefore very quiet and ideal for a relaxing stay. The hotel does not only shine by a beautiful design, but above all by an excellent service. The rooms are very spacious, clean and top modern; only the shower was a little bit smelly. Especially I am a fan of the two huge pools in the indoor as also in the outdoor area. I can recommend the hotel to everyone who visits Sao Paulo.
The hotel staff is attentive and accommodating. The rooms are well thought out and luxurious while still being comfortable. The lobby is inviting.and a great place for a business meeting or to meet friends. The gym is open 24/7 and has great equipment (and complementary water and apples). I have not found a hotel that would rival Tangara in Sao Paulo.
I recently spent several days / nights at Tangara as my "landing pad" in Brazil for the first time. Form the very first moment of arrival until my departure, I felt at home, at ease, and relaxed. The service was more than exemplary. The front desk asked about my trip and upon stating that I was in Sao Paulo to visit my son about to have their new baby, I found a card in my room with a gift basket with a pair of baby booties, welcoming the new member of our family.
The breakfast ( included) is world class. The rooms are gracious, beautifully designed, fresh and comfortable. I will certainly go back once the new grandchildren are born, and look forward to calling it home when in Sao Paulo.
Don't miss a walk in the park in which the hotel is located. It's a beautiful, full of monkeys and birds in a lush tropical environment.
There is absolutely nothing to change to the place, which is absolutely fantastic. Very large rooms, effortlessly elegant decoration, and service at par. Surrounded by greenery and quietness, it is really hard to even decide to leave this green haven to go to the city. Indoor and outdoor pools are fantastic and beautifully designed, and a michelin star restaurant is just down by the lobby. Easily one of the best hotels i have ever been to, and one of the only times i really felt the “palace” standing.
Fantastic experience in terms of service and infrastructure. An oasis in the metropolitan area of São Paulo. A must regardless if you are visiting or living in São Paulo.
The cuisine is sophisticated with a superb wine cellar.
The pool is and gardens surrounding the complex are majestic.
We had lots of fun!