Pousada Dona Ziláh, São Paulo, São Paulo
"charming, well located pousada in the Jardins area of São Paulo"
|Nearest Airport:||São Paulo - 36 kms|
|Trip Style:||WORLD CUP 2014, History + Culture|
supports sustainable tourism, supports community projects, restaurant, free wi-fi , events room, bi-lingual receptionists, baby crib available, accepts children
|Room Facilities:||110v; wi-fi, TV (cable), room safe, fans, air conditioning|
|Language(s):||Spanish, Portuguese, English|
|Ideal for:||solo travellers, gay friendly, friends sharing, families, couples|
|Price Category:||$$ bed and breakfast|
|Telephone:||+55 11 30621444|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
Pousada Dona Zilah is a large 1930s townhouse, extended and converted to accommodate a maximum of 34 people in 15 suites. Rooms are basic, with tiled floors and painted brick walls, and some only have windows looking onto the internal courtyard which can make things a bit claustrophobic, but they all have the essential comforts like a reasonable bed, shower, and TV, and you are not likely to spend much time in your room anyway. In any case any simplicity is more than made up for by the fact that this is a unique, charming and very reasonably priced place to stay, a pousada right in the Jardins, one the most chic areas of São Paulo.
Only a few blocks from Avenida Paulista, Pousada Dona Zilah stands out as a wonderful anomaly- a lovely refurbished house with character and style totally surrounded by big high rise buildings, bars and restaurants. A great place to start or finish your trip if you fly into São Paulo, or as a base for discovering the city itself.
São Paulo is another of those places which is extremely difficult to capture in one paragraph. The business capital of Brazil, it is a huge sprawling metropolis with a population of over 21m people, and like all big cities it is alternately noisy, dirty, traffic clogged, vibrant and energising. People have a tendency to love it or hate it.
If you just want to chill out on vacation, São Paulo is definitely not the place to be except as a temporary stopping point; however if you want museums, music, art galleries, shopping, bars and some of the best restaurants in the world right on your doorstep, you couldn't find a better place.
- museums: Pinacoteca. MASP, Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
- Ibirapuera Park and the Jardim Botanico
- shopping in the Jardins (where the pousada is)
- bohemian bars in Vila Madalena
- food from over 36 countries in over 2000 restaurants
- location right in the centre of the city, but only half an hour from the bus station and 45 minutes from Congonhas airport
- lovely restaurant, bar and place to work
- wi-fi throughout
- library where you can swap paperbacks
|Try a different place if...
if you don't like noise or big cities