Pullman Sao Paulo Ibirapuera
What We Love
- Located steps from Parque Ibirapuera, Sampa’s vast urban park, and just three miles from the domestic airport
- Staff is friendly and well versed in English (a rarity in Brazil)
- Dependable, speedy Internet and 24-hour fitness center
What To Know
- The hotel lives and breathes flight crews, IBM employees and fly-by-night businessmen — it's not the most family-friendly
- No dedicated concierge service
- Modern decor may be jolting if you like it low-key
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Industrial chic. The futuristic lobby is an artsy mix of modernisms: bright yellow space age pod chairs, S-shaped lounge chairs in mauve and heather, and a healthy selection of charcoal-colored sectional sofas, all lit by floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in plenty of natural light and hanging glass panels that cycle between various colors depending on the time of day.
Bed and Bath
Moody and masculine hallways lead to the more standard guestrooms, content in their traditional business hotel attire: soft khakis, marble where appropriate. The rooms are much less Jetsons-like than the lobby — although they do have motion-sensor lighting. Kingsize beds, Trussardi bedding (Brazil’s best) and marble desks are standard. Renovated Executive Rooms are the same smallish size but are more aligned aesthetically with the lobby and offer the added bonuses of Nespresso pods and umbrellas for the taking. The bathrooms are of average size and are stocked with biodegradable sugary-sweet bath amenities from Terra Brasili; Executive Rooms come with cheeky peekaboo showers.
The hotel’s It restaurant pulls triple duty: Besides the main space there’s a classy, purple backlit bar with pricey cocktails (though they come with their worth in cashews) and a small but pleasant café/patisserie. Dinner is solid contemporary Brazilian fare; standout dishes include filet mignon with hearts of palm spaghetti, cod puree with truffle oil, and a bang-up grilled tuna. The pool is tiny (there’s a separate sunbathing terrace elsewhere), but the fitness center is well equipped with Life Fitness and High On machines, and the spa offers a pleasant machine Pilates room and an inviting (and separately bookable) Japanese furo bath. The fabulous breakfast spread is served in a more subtly shaded dining room long on soothing turquoise and morning smiles.
In the Area
The hotel is right next to the city’s most famed green space, 500-acre Ibirapuera Park, home to a host of famous Oscar Niemeyer buildings and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the fascinating Museu Afro Brasil. Some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best restaurants, including D.O.M. and Maní, are within a 10-minute taxi ride (or 30-minute walk). Big commercial avenues like Paulista and Faria Lima are within striking distance, and both the domestic and international airports are also nearby.
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The food is absolutely delicious. Whenever I stay this hotel, I always make certain I visit the restaurant for their excellently prepared food.
And the staff is attentive to your wants. Perfect dining experience.
Very high quality hotel, clean and large rooms, fantastic breakfast (breads, fruits and food cooked in front of you)! the staff is very kind! I strongly suggest if you want to visit Sao Paolo in Brazil!
My one star is because I was charged full fare for one night 27 May 18 because I canceled the morning of 26 May. I understand that rules are rules but some consideration should be made to the circumstances. I suspect that I am not the only one canceling a Brazil hotel with short notice, given the current state of affairs there. I canceled at short notice because I was notified 26 May that there was now no fuel to drive me to inspect a stone plant that is a 3 hour drive from Vitoria Brazil. The purpose of my visit was to inspect this stone plant. I also learned 26 May morning that Sao Paulo had been declared a state of emergency. Hours before I learned this I had phoned Pullman Sao Paulo Ibirapuera to ask if a shuttle service was available from the airport. The lady answering said no, but never mentioned the state of emergency or the fuel shortage.
When I talked with the Sheraton Vitoria on 26 May the man told me that when he bicycled to work that morning he passed gas stations that were closed because of no fuel and long line ups at gas stations that still had fuel. He said that if I canceled my reservation with Sheraton Vitoria and I emailed them stating that my reason for doing so was because of the trucker’s strike then they would not charge me for the cancellation. I canceled and was not charged by Sheraton Vitoria
So I understand that rules are rules but because of these circumstances feel that I should not be charged by Pullman for my late cancellation. On 26 May I received notifications from Booking that Pullman Sao Paulo’s prices had dropped. I expect that was due to people canceling due to the state of emergency and fuel shortage. I understand that if the hotel is full and someone cancels at short notice that the hotel may not be able to fill the vacated room, and therefore charges the person making the late cancellation but in this case there are rooms available and my cancellation was due to the state of emergency and fuel shortage.
A nice place to stay in São Paulo.The hotel offers all amenities and services that you can need.
Rooms are clean and well equipped to stay couple of days.
Tried the fitness room that is very well equipped and very nice with a small swimming pool outside.
Great hotel and fantastic employees!! Breakfast is extreme good! Gym is also good with fresh fruit! Bar with music overall very good! I need to write in this review minimum 200 characters.... therefore!