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.
How to Get There
We stayed for one night and had a beautiful time. The Hotel is in a very good shape, the staff is amazing and very very kind. Rooms are clean and very nice equipped. Location is perfect to discover the city and we felt very safe. We would absolutely recommend this hotel and thanks the whole team for the beautiful time. Kind regards, Florian
No taxis in the hotel when I need to. Sometimes I phoned to the reception and there was no answer. And the worst I asked for being awaked in the morning and nobody called me. Very disappointed with my staying ....
With this review I would like to compliment Ruane, Arthur and Rahvy for their excellent service. This bar and staff makes you feel welcome and great place to chill out after a busy day. Great selection of beers.
Very good location. Staff bilingual and extremely helpfulGreat food and service! Gym available 24/7Excellent breakfastRoom sensors were a bit irritating but nothing you cant get used toUse uber as much cheaper than standard taxi service
One of the best hotels in Sao Paulo with very friendly staff and good service orientation.Location is good and the rooms are decent (although need some little maintenance).Ground floor is nicely set and has an open atmosphere.An annoyance was found in the non-respect of the non-disturb button by the minibar ladies (happened several times).