I have tried the Renaissance Sao Paulo hotel several times and most of the times I had a very bad experience in seven years. I stopped staying there for three years and came back a few weeks ago and had again a very stressful experience. Could you please recommend me a "Marriott quality" hotel in Sao Paulo?
Appreciate your advice very much,
I have stayed at the Marriott near the airport a couple of times. It was nice - just dont stay in room 901. We had a problem in that room with mosquitos coming in through the vents.
Other than that, in the city I have stayed at the Sheraton WTC. They have really neat designer rooms that are all different and very nice.
Hope that helps
I have stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Sao Paulo many times and have never been disappointed. It is in the"Brooklin" area of town so it is a little out of the way, but cabs are cheap and plentiful.
The hotel offers good restaurants and the Morumbi Shopping area is about 2 blocks away so you have many options for both dining and shopping.
I don't think you'd be disappointed there, even though it is not a Marriott.
Be advised, though, that getting to and from the hotel and GRU airport can be very time-consuming because of very heavy traffic, so plan accordingly.
I have tried the Renaissance, the Hilton (the one with all the security guards on motorcycles) and the Hyatt (the one near the Hilton)
I have to say my favorite by far has been the Renaissance. Good gymnasium and nice breakfast buffet, but not as modern as the other two hotels on my list.
I got some kind of food poisoning at the Hilton, and I found the staff at the Hyatt to have a somewhat unaccomodating attitude.
Also - the Renaissance is in a much more "walkable" neighborhood than the other two if you want to get out of the hotel and explore a little without getting held-up at gunpoint.