Pros

  • Excellent location on Paulista Avenue, near shopping, dining, and nightlife
  • Situated next to the Consolacao metro station, for easy access to the rest of the city
  • Clean and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and minibars
  • Restaurant with contemporary cuisine and room service
  • Breakfast buffet (for a fee) with hot and cold items and a made-to-order egg station
  • Small lobby bar with live music
  • Fitness center and business center
  • Concierge service
  • Covered parking (for a fee)
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Cons

  • Limited facilities, with no swimming pool, sauna or steam room
  • Some rooms need a refresh of their tile, grout, carpets, wallpaper, and air-conditioning
  • Lower-floor rooms on the Paulista Avenue side may be noisy
  • No outdoor terrace or sitting area
  • Reception area is small and sometimes crowded
  • Most rooms do not have in-room coffee/tea makers or irons
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Bottom Line

The 398-room, 23-floor Melia Paulista hotel is distinguished mainly by its superb location on Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo's main thoroughfare. Numerous restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs are in the area, and Consolacao metro station is adjacent to the hotel, putting the rest of the city within easy reach. While this hotel lacks the swimming pool of the nearby Feller and the luxury and service of Sao Paulo's top hotels like the Emiliano and Fasano, the Melia is a solid if unspectacular mid-range business hotel with reasonable rates, considering its location. Rooms are clean and contemporary, and the property has a fitness center and restaurant with a breakfast buffet. 

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet

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Melia Paulista

Scene

Modern business-oriented hotel on bustling Paulista Avenue

A modern, urban hotel with upscale elements, the Melia has an energetic atmosphere, in keeping with its location on vibrant Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo's main artery. With its on-site conference rooms and location near numerous companies and financial institutions, the hotel attracts a largely business clientele. But tourists are drawn here too by the relatively reasonable rates, clean and modern rooms, fitness center, restaurant, and location in the heart of the Sao Paulo action. Guests gather in the lobby, restaurant, and bar. The lobby and bar are small for a hotel this size (398 rooms) and can sometimes get crowded.

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Location

On Paulista Avenue near shopping and dining, and next to metro station    

Locations for Sao Paulo hotels don't come much better than this. The Melia Paulista is located right on Paulista Avenue, within a short walk of numerous shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and cultural venues. The Consolacao metro station is next door, giving easy access to points beyond. It's an eight-minute walk southeast of the hotel to the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, and Ibirapuera Park and the Museu de Arte Moderna are a 10-minute drive south. The Praca da Se central square area with the Sao Paulo Cathedral and Palace of Justice is a 10-minute drive northeast, and is also a quick metro ride away. Morumbi soccer stadium is a 20-minute drive southwest of the hotel, and Sao Paulo International Airport is a 30-minute drive northeast.

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Rooms

Clean and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi    

The 398 rooms at the Melia are situated on 23 floors. Despite the building's height, views from the rooms are largely of skyscrapers and other city buildings. Rooms are fairly spacious, ranging in size from 290 to 540 square feet. The decor is contemporary, with fairly comfortable cotton bedding. Amenities include magnetic card entry, electronic Do Not Disturb signs, desks, in-room safes, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with a good range of satellite channels. Most rooms do not have in-room irons and/or coffee/teamakers. Some rooms have some combination of fold-out Murphy beds, sitting areas with sofa beds, a second 42-inch flat-panel TV, a pillow menu, and bathrobes and slippers. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Rooms are clean, have good black-out drapes to keep morning light out, and are quiet except for occasional traffic noise in lower-floor rooms that face Paulista Avenue. Some rooms could use some renovating, as there are occasional cleanliness and maintenance problems with tile and grout in the bathrooms, as well as the carpets, wallpaper, and room air-conditioning systems.

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Features

Facilities include restaurant, bar, and fitness room

The Melia's facilities are disappointingly limited for a hotel of its size. It lacks a pool, sauna, steam room, spa, and outdoor terrace. The fitness center is of an adequate size, but some of the equipment needs to be repaired, replaced, or updated. The restaurant offers a solid menu of contemporary Brazilian and international cuisine in a brightly lit modern space. The breakfast buffet (for a fee) has a made-to-order egg station and a good selection of hot and cold items. Room service runs from early morning to late evening. The lobby bar offers live music and a wide variety of beer, wine, and cocktails, but it can get crowded at times. Also on-site at the Melia are a business center, meeting rooms with catering, laundry service, and covered parking (for a fee). Service is generally solid, but not every staff member speaks English. The hotel has concierge service but not a full-time concierge, like many other Sao Paulo hotels. 

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Things You Should Know About Melia Paulista

Also Known As

  • Caesar Business Sao Paulo Paulista

Address

Avenida Paulista 2181, Sao Paulo 01311-300, Brazil

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Melia Paulista

Scene

Modern business-oriented hotel on bustling Paulista Avenue

A modern, urban hotel with upscale elements, the Melia has an energetic atmosphere, in keeping with its location on vibrant Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo's main artery. With its on-site conference rooms and location near numerous companies and financial institutions, the hotel attracts a largely business clientele. But tourists are drawn here too by the relatively reasonable rates, clean and modern rooms, fitness center, restaurant, and location in the heart of the Sao Paulo action. Guests gather in the lobby, restaurant, and bar. The lobby and bar are small for a hotel this size (398 rooms) and can sometimes get crowded.

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Location

On Paulista Avenue near shopping and dining, and next to metro station    

Locations for Sao Paulo hotels don't come much better than this. The Melia Paulista is located right on Paulista Avenue, within a short walk of numerous shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and cultural venues. The Consolacao metro station is next door, giving easy access to points beyond. It's an eight-minute walk southeast of the hotel to the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, and Ibirapuera Park and the Museu de Arte Moderna are a 10-minute drive south. The Praca da Se central square area with the Sao Paulo Cathedral and Palace of Justice is a 10-minute drive northeast, and is also a quick metro ride away. Morumbi soccer stadium is a 20-minute drive southwest of the hotel, and Sao Paulo International Airport is a 30-minute drive northeast.

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Rooms

Clean and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi    

The 398 rooms at the Melia are situated on 23 floors. Despite the building's height, views from the rooms are largely of skyscrapers and other city buildings. Rooms are fairly spacious, ranging in size from 290 to 540 square feet. The decor is contemporary, with fairly comfortable cotton bedding. Amenities include magnetic card entry, electronic Do Not Disturb signs, desks, in-room safes, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with a good range of satellite channels. Most rooms do not have in-room irons and/or coffee/teamakers. Some rooms have some combination of fold-out Murphy beds, sitting areas with sofa beds, a second 42-inch flat-panel TV, a pillow menu, and bathrobes and slippers. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Rooms are clean, have good black-out drapes to keep morning light out, and are quiet except for occasional traffic noise in lower-floor rooms that face Paulista Avenue. Some rooms could use some renovating, as there are occasional cleanliness and maintenance problems with tile and grout in the bathrooms, as well as the carpets, wallpaper, and room air-conditioning systems.

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Features

Facilities include restaurant, bar, and fitness room

The Melia's facilities are disappointingly limited for a hotel of its size. It lacks a pool, sauna, steam room, spa, and outdoor terrace. The fitness center is of an adequate size, but some of the equipment needs to be repaired, replaced, or updated. The restaurant offers a solid menu of contemporary Brazilian and international cuisine in a brightly lit modern space. The breakfast buffet (for a fee) has a made-to-order egg station and a good selection of hot and cold items. Room service runs from early morning to late evening. The lobby bar offers live music and a wide variety of beer, wine, and cocktails, but it can get crowded at times. Also on-site at the Melia are a business center, meeting rooms with catering, laundry service, and covered parking (for a fee). Service is generally solid, but not every staff member speaks English. The hotel has concierge service but not a full-time concierge, like many other Sao Paulo hotels. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Swim-Up Bar

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