Sofitel Guaruja Jequitimar
What We Love
- The lovely beach, away from the crowds that are common in this area
- Family friendly: There’s a kids club and babysitting available
- The 6,458-square-foot, 30-treatment So Spa is one of the best on the São Paulo coast
- French chef Patrick Ferry serves some of the coast’s finest cuisine at Les Epices
What To Know
- Les Epices and Mar Casado have limited hours March through October
- Caters heavily to nouveau riche Brazilian families with kids in tow
- Pernambuco Beach can be crowded with vendors
- The hotel opened in 2007
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Coastal contemporary. This 301-room leisure/business hotel, built in 2006, is steeped in both clean-lined modernism and local art, which brightens the big, natural-tone lobby. The public spaces in all three wings are designed to capitalize on sea views, and the beige, lime, sky-blue and gray color scheme evokes the tropics.
Bed and Bath
The clean and crisp whitewashed rooms are large (Sea View Superior Rooms start at 409 square feet) and feature violet love seats and wicker furniture. The bathrooms feature marble sinks and rainfall showers (you’ll need to book a suite if you want a bathtub) and refreshing, citrusy Notes de Lanvin bath products from France. The signature Sofitel MyBeds are wrapped in Trussardi linens (Brazil’s most lavish) and are extra-comfy.
Though most of the restaurants are average (and pricey), the beachside Mar Casado, which specializes in fresh seafood, is wildly popular for its isthmus views and grilled lobster. Les Epices serves classic French fare and has earned one star from Brazil’s culinary bible, Guia Quatro Rodas. The excellent So Spa offers an extremely inviting couples treatment room, a 72-foot heated pool and an expansive relaxation deck with sea views. Elsewhere, there are tennis courts, a cinema, a vast main pool, a cocktail-centric lobby bar, a well-equipped fitness center by Companhia Athletica, a gigantic kids club, sand volleyball courts and an open-air shopping mall. You can also take a surfing lesson.
In the Area
Guarujá is all about fun in the sun. For less crowded strands than Pernumbuco, head to São Pedro Beach. There’s good surf at the nearby beaches of Praia do Tombo and Praia do Eden. South America’s biggest aquarium, Acqua Mundo, is a great choice for families. If you want to venture out for dinner in Guarujá, Dalmo Bárbaro is especially great for fish and seafood. For even more choices, head into nearby Santos, 12 miles to the west.
How to Get There
The Beach is fabolous and staff Very kindly. But the hotel needs a maintenance. The blackout curtain doesnt Works. Idem the bathtub. Besides I asked for a late check-out because I'm a Silver member of LeClub Accor but the staff denied.
The hotel is indeed very good, with excellent services and beautiful location. The casino game at night is really nice, and the Pernambuco Beach safe and calm. There are several stores and restaurant options attached to the Hotel, at the Jequiti Mall, along with a Pão de Açucar supermarmarket, so that there is no need to travel. Nearby beachs as Enseada and Pitangueiras also offer good options for restaurants and night life.
Good service, fridendliness. cleanliness, having no competitor in state of sao paulo as a luxury beach resort with casino, tennis court, goog gym, reasonable options for food, shopping mall almost inside, but by price charged and comparing to other good luxury resorts outside sao paulo some improvements could be done: some time stains in walls and doors needing refurbish, restaurant lack of islands for different kind of food (such as grilled, salads, hot dishes, etc. ), lack of all inclusive option, lack of all day cafeterias, snack places, lack of a climatized pool for cold days.
We stayed at the Sofitel Guaruja for a long weekend. The hotel overall is ok; the rooms are clearly not usual Sofitel standard but the overall facilities and the beaches are compensating.
Rooms and especially the bathrooms are older and run downed. Watch out he pictures. For such a high price I would expect much higher standards.
The breakfast is ok, nothing breathtaking. Avoid the dinner/lunch packages. It’s not worth it. It’s average buffet style. We cannot recommend.
However, the gym, pool area, beaches are really with the booking; even if the hotel is quite special.
Very friendly and always supportive service staff.
Beautiful beaches and nice accommodations - very quiet as it was off season - not many English or Spanish speakers- used google translator and everyone was super friendly and accommodating- the beaches look like a scene from Pirates of the Caribeen