The Time Othon Suites3.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is really close to the WTC, so if that's where you need to be, it's in a good location. It has a warm shower with a high water pressure if you prefer, which I have found to be rare in Brazil. The room was spacious enough. Unfortunately, that's where my positive experiences stop. Most staff members don't speak English, the people at the desk speak only a few words. I don't understand why the hostel doesn't improve it's staff's level of English, because now it is very difficult to communicate with them if you don't speak Portuguese. It's a business hotel after all, they must have guests from all over the world. There was an issue with our booking, but we weren't able to communicate about it with the staff, so we ended up spending more. The hotel claims to have a business center, however this consists of a single computer which is uncomfortably located behind the desk in the hallway. It took me 10 minutes to start chrome, the computer had no Word despite the staff telling me so, and I had to pay 15 reais for using it one hour. The next day, I managed to borrow a laptop from a colleague of my partner, who was also staying in the hotel. I hadn't brought one myself since I thought I wouldn't need it during my stay. However, I could not access the internet on the laptop (the colleague had had no internet problems himself). The hotel staff tried fixing the problem but did not succeed, which caused me to spend the whole day trying to connect to internet while I had to do work. I was extremely frustrated with the fact that this is a business hotel with a 'business center' but they don't offer a good work space, accessible wi-fi or staff that speaks English well enough to communicate beyond a simple check-in procedure. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool on the top floor, which offers a nice skyline view, but is basically a giant tub filled with chlorine water. Two strokes and you're at the other side of the pool.
The hotel was better than we expected. Stayed here for 6 nights. It's less than a minute walk to WTC where we were attending an event. Breakfast was typical Brazilian - good quality. Reception was helpful but limited in English. The room was dated but spacious with a full size sofa and working table. Couldn't ask for more for the price we paid. Room amenities are complete.
It's a business hotel. The location is perfect for who is meeting the World Trade Center SP. I was in conference for Diabetes Society and I was very pleased because is just a three blocks from hotel. The room is very comfortable and cleaner. Wifi fast enough for work and free. The restaurant works until 11pm but the dishes were expansive and on the corner there is a typical "padoca" a type of bakery with a lot of options of meal.
The hotel is ok... They have a real good staff and nice apartments... But is a quite far from restaurants and from São Paulo center... The closest thing that you have are malls and shopping centers... It's quite close from congonjas airport, so if you're coming from guarulhos airport its a good idea take a bus to congonhas, because it's cheaper...
The hotel itself is located up a grubby side street, which in the evening had hookers near the bottom! The outside of the hotel has a reasonable appearance, and the lobby looks average. The staff were wonderful, very helpful indeed. However, the place goes downhill fast after this. The rooms are in need of refurbishment, old fashioned, look dated. The internet was awful, couldn't stream movies for example and had continuous problems logging on. The food in the bar downstairs was poor quality. The restaurant, Marcello's, was closed but was supposed to be good quality. It is winter here right now, but 22 degrees, but the rooms were cold, they had no heaters and blankets were not in stock. Generally, I would avoid this place, the Sheraton looks a much better option. There is little to do in this district and it's a £10 taxi ride to Paulista Avenue. The hotels saving grace was a high grade shopping centre next door to the World Trade Centre, which had a great food court, plenty of choice for meals. Outside of this, everything was a journey.
This stay was organised by someone else for me. Although it was convenient for the purpose of my trip, I would not recommend. I had to wait for 2hrs to check in which was no fun after having spent 20hrs travelling.Once I got in the room, it smelt very musty despite all of the windows being open. The decor was very outdated and shabby although it was clean. There was only a top sheet on the bed and no blanket and my room card deactivated on several occasions during my 3 night stay. I intended to swim on my last morning however I gave it a miss as the pool water looked murky. On the plus, breakfast was ok and wide selection available. Cannot recommend.
If you need a reasonable stay close to the World Trade Center in São Paulo, this is the right place. You won't spend money and time with taxis in big traffic jam. The restaurant and food trucks around are good choices. Hotel is little old and needs a retrofit. Bed is good and the silence is kept by the large room and good windows isolation. Breakfast is nice. Wi-if, unfortunately didn't work at my room.
Located in a cross street of Av. Berrini, took me 40' to drive one block till the hotel's street on the rush hour. The Hotel seems, by checking the decoration, color and wall material, to have over 30 years old, as well the bed linen. The blanket was clean but really over used. The breakfast is simple and with not so much variety on fruits and breads, but you will not die of hunger. The internet is free, but as all hotels in Brazil, didn't work.
This hotel is in desperate need of renovation. Rooms are way larger than should be and are filled with dated strange looking furniture. Rooms are clean, bed is ok, a/c works really well (unlike many other hotels in São Paulo), water pressure is great and water temperature very stable throughout the shower. Breakfast is excellent, complimentary wi-fi in the room. Will stay there again if weather in São Paulo remains too warm.
This building really needs renovation! We got a little room that only had enough space for a bed and a very small fridge, which was located so close to the bed that I could feel its vibration! Room had a stinky old carpet. Mattress was old. Good breakfast though. 10 minutes from the USA consulate and a good mall. Wouldn't recommend.
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39% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 273 reviews