Located in one of the most exclusive areas of the city, the Tryp Paulista meets all the standards required of a Melia city hotel. It has a gym, massage room, sauna, and good Internet connection. The highlights of the hotel are its pillow menu and free Wi-Fi access. As for the guest rooms, they are comfortable and spacious. The premium rooms offer a touch of extra comfort with tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a kit containing every kind of hospitality product you could need. If you have the opportunity, we recommend you request a room on one of the upper floors, so as to enjoy the view of Sao Paulo with its skyscrapers and observe the daily comings and goings of helicopters.
This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
The Tryp Paulista is a 3 minute walk from the famous Paulista Avenue, the economic heart of the city. A further 15 minutes away is Haddok Lobo street, with its luxury fashion and interiors boutiques. Guarulhos and Congonhas airports are respectively 20 and 8 mi from the hotel, the latter being where you catch domestic flights.
The Melia Plus loyalty card is free and can be obtained from reception. With it, you can receive free newspapers, extend your check-in times depending on availability at the hotel, and accumulate points. Another piece of advice: carry a jacket with you despite the heat outside, since the air-conditioning in the reception area is turned up rather high.
Built in 2003, the Tryp Paulista was renovated in 2009. This modern city hotel enjoys an excellent location close to Paulista Avenue. However, viewed from the outside, it has a pronounced 1970s style. The high-ceilinged, spacious lobby has beige armchairs, smaller black chairs in original shapes, and a simple and clean decor. This space is very crowded during seminars, as the conference rooms are located near the entrance. Plenty of natural lighting flows in through the bay windows and there is also a very original ceiling light. On the first floor, just above reception, there is a mini business centre with two computers and a printer. From here, you have a commanding view of the lobby. A small gym, open 24/7, is located beside the business centre. It has two treadmills, two exercise bikes, and a number of weights. In the evening, you can ask for the keys at reception. Further along the same corridor is an area dedicated to well-being. It has a massage cabin in the centre of the room with purple curtains. Just beside it is a small swimming pool, which is primarily used to cool off after the sauna. However, if you intend to use it, you will need to come down a bit earlier to switch on the lights.
There are 3 lifts to take you to the 146 guest rooms, which are grouped into 111 superior rooms, 30 premium rooms, 4 suites, and 1 room for guests with reduced mobility. The standard rooms, known as superior rooms in this hotel, have a carpet, a good mattress on the bed, light-coloured wooden furniture, and round bedside lamps, all of which add an element of comfort to the rooms. Measuring 32 m² and offering various additional services, the premium rooms are even more attractive. In addition to the tea and coffee-making facilities, scales in the bathroom, a flat-screen television, and many hospitality products (including a toothbrush, a shaving kit, cotton and beauty products, several soaps, and shoe polish), they have a nice view due to their location on the higher floors of the building, overlooking the city and its skyscrapers. The floors are wooden and the lighting comes with dimmer switches. There is also a pillow menu in the hotel. When we visited in March 2010, we were told that the standard rooms would be renovated over the next two years. There is free Internet access in the rooms, with 64K in the standard ones and 128K in the premium ones. Smokers will be delighted to know that 3 floors of the hotel are reserved especially for them.
Located on the ground floor, the restaurant looks onto the street, but the natural light does not reach as far as the tables at the back of the room. Fitted with dark wooden floors, it is decorated with several Naive-style paintings. Breakfast is served every morning between 6:00am and 10:30am. The service is top quality; you can ask for hot cheesy breads (a local speciality) or indeed any other special request and the servers will be happy to attend to your needs. The rather average but varied buffet consists of pastries, breads, meats, and cheeses. If you wish to dine at the hotel, lunch and dinner are served from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The restaurant serves different types of salads: Caesar, Mediterranean, Dock (the house salad consisting of lettuce, turkey, and carrots), various soups, pastas, risottos, fish, and sandwiches, not forgetting, of course, the desserts: fruit salad, milk pudding, and chocolate flan.
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