OverviewLocated about a 13-minute drive from Sao Paulo's city centre and a 10-minute drive from the financial district on Paulista Avenue, the Holiday Inn Express Sumare Ave is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast.
This hotel has 65 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one double bed, while rooms with a living area and sofabed are also available.
The hotel also offers a business centre, meeting/conference facilities, a free continental breakfast and free self parking. Valet parking is an additional 14 BRL per day. Pets are not permitted and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
Tele-Thai Restaurant is about a 2-minute walk from the hotel, while Bourbon Shopping Center can be found roughly 11 minutes away on foot. Estadio do Pacaembu is an 8-minute drive southeastward, and Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) is approximately a 30-minute drive northeast of the hotel, but could take up to about 1 hour in bad traffic. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 6, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's staff, finding them to be knowledgeable, efficient, attentive and multilingual.
The hotel's location was enjoyed by many lodgers. They described it as safe and easy to find, as well as close to restaurants, Bourbon Shopping Center, the subway, the business district and Paulista Ave.
Several guests were pleased with their accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds and a good Wi-Fi signal.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few negative comments about noise transfer. A few guests complained of hearing guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, and also complained about noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #54 out of 281 Sao Paulo hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 18 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 6, 2013 to verify some information.