Surprising diamond in the rough
Posted Nov 10, 2016
Too keep a long story short, the hotel itself is a great value for the money. My room was clean, quiet ( thanks to a small corridor separating your room from the hallway via an extra door), the WIFI was surprisingly acceptable even on the 17th floor. The shower was hot, a bidet is available , the morning breakfast is the same, but varied enough to be interesting for a few days . The dinners are the typical all you can eat and drink for about 8.50 USD. Security at the door is good, and though the area is a bit "rough" its more of a working class area now. Fast food joints are close, and a taxi point isnt far, though I prefer uber. Central SP has been abandoned but the middle and upper classes- but if you dont mind the "fallen empire" sort of experience, and okay with people just trying to survive, its a very authentic Brazilian area to base yourself in. the AC was fine, and the blackout curtains are fine. The prices for the property have been consistent, you won't wake up and the price go from 50 USD to 90 or more for the more "prime" and "acceptable" places to brazilians and travels that "made it" in life. Thats important for me. If you dont want to throw money away on nouveau rich or up and coming people, and are comfortable with average daily people, I really can't recommend this place enough to get all the jobs done of traveling and accommodating while keeping your earned dollars in your pocket.