Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel

My last hotel stay on the most recent trip to São Paulo, Brazil was the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi. This hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation and is stunning! From the photos I knew it would be beautiful, but when I arrived I was even more impressed. This was also my first trip to Brazil and went after first staying in Rio de Janeiro for a month. I think Sao Paulo was actually more suitable for me in the end. Anyways, the Itaim Bibi area where the property is located is incredibly convenient. Nearly everything will be at your fingertips! The area is quite clean, modern, and pleasant.

 

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Walking into the lobby of the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi really makes your jaw drop. There’s a mix between many different elements including greenery, modern lighting, high ceilings, and lots of comfortable furniture. I arrived in the middle of the day and had a very smooth check-in process with a friendly receptionist. After I learned that my room was located on the 21st floor, I got excited to see the views.

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Entering the room, I was impressed with the style. There was a lot to take note of! There’s a large king-size bed, dining table for two, working desk, capsule coffee machine, closet, large balcony, and a bathroom. The room felt fresh and new. There was also a USB port near the bed and only European outlets. One thing that I would have liked to see would be included water bottles, luckily there is a water dispenser in the gym.

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

I really want to take the time to thank the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi staff for the lovely welcome gift and photo montage. How thoughtful! The beer was also tasty and the cashews were just what I needed for an afternoon snack.

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The bathroom was also stylish and clean, and had a shower stall with a single sink vanity. I like that there were two robes and flip-flops to make getting around a bit more comfortable.

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

A major attraction of this property is the beautiful rooftop which includes the Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi, rooftop pool and lounge area, fitness center, and sauna. First of all, the spa was excellent, and you can read about my massage in more detail in a separate article here. Just like the hotel, the spa was a great experience and the massage was excellent (spoiler alert.)

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Just as with the rest of the property, the pool was very stunning and a great place to spend time. Lots of unique seating and beautiful views in every direction. A great place to relax indeed!

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The gym was extensive, with lots of modern equipment, it was all you need for a great workout. I was honestly impressed with how much they were able to pack into this space. There were always people in the gym during my stay but it never got super busy, which was nice.

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The breakfast of the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi is located on the ground floor just next the lobby. As one would expect, the restaurant is incredibly stylish and modern. Not only did everything look beautiful, but the food was tasty as well. You could get several things made to order, including eggs, tapioca, and pancakes. The other buffet items were quite good as well and featured some local cuisine and Western items too. The service at breakfast was very pleasant and attentive. I really can’t get enough of the gorgeous design everywhere in the hotel!

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From start to finish, I truly enjoyed my time at the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi. I was initially intrigued by the glorious design, but once I got there, I realized it was more than just beautiful to look at, It was great in quality as well. The property really does not miss a beat in any aspect of its offering. It’s got it all so I can easily recommend you to stay at the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi!

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My last hotel stay on the most recent trip to São Paulo, Brazil was the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi. This hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation and is stunning! From the photos I knew it would be beautiful, but when I arrived I was even more impressed.…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 9.5
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 8.4

9.2

AMAZING!

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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi

Hotel

R. Ten. Negrão, 200 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04530-030, Brazil

Phone: +55 11 3054-7500

 


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Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi: Beautiful Design Hotel Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi: Amazing Massage in Sao Paulo

During my stay at the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi, I had a opportunity to experience the Buddha Spa, located the top floor. First and foremost, if you want to read more about this beautiful hotel that was recently and gorgeously remodeled, be sure to read my other article here.

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Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi: Amazing Massage in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Sao Paulo South America Spas

Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi: Amazing Massage in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Sao Paulo South America Spas

The rooftop of this hotel, including the Buddha Spa is just gorgeous. Half of it makes up the spa and the other half is the fitness center, pool, and sauna. Walking into the Buddha Spa I felt comfortable and was warmly welcomed by the staff. This is important! The lobby design draws you inward towards the window of the rooftop terrace which is a peaceful oasis.

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Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi: Amazing Massage in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Sao Paulo South America Spas

I’ve been having some back issues so a massage was exactly what I was looking for. I went for a 50 minute relaxation massage. The therapist met me in the lobby and escorted me to the treatment room just down the hallway. As I would expect at this property, because everything is so well thought out, the treatment rooms were also very comfortable and beautiful. Also, the music was at the perfect volume, the colors were nice and relaxing, and the therapist took good care of me.

For reference, I’ve experienced the finest massages all around the world and I have to say that here at the Buddha spa in São Paulo, I was incredibly happy with the treatment. My therapist knew exactly what she was doing and did a great job overall. It’s like she could sense exactly where I was the most tense and treated it. How lovely!

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Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi: Amazing Massage in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Sao Paulo South America Spas

After my treatment, I left feeling incredible. I went back to the spa lobby and enjoyed some Indian chai.

All in all, my experience at the Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi was fantastic, from beginning to end, and top to bottom. This spa is great. If you’re looking for a great spa treatment while in Sao Paulo, look no further than the Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi!

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During my stay at the Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Itaim Bibi, I had a opportunity to experience the Buddha Spa, located the top floor. First and foremost, if you want to read more about this beautiful hotel that was recently and gorgeously remodeled, be sure to read my other article…

The Nitty Gritty

Treatment - 9
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 9

9.1

Delightful!

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Buddha Spa Itaim Bibi

Spa

Grand Mercure Itaim Bibi, R. Ten. Negrão, 200 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04530-030, Brazil

Phone: +55 11 3054-7601

 


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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo

During my first visit to Brazil, I visited both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. After spending a month in Rio de Janeiro, I took an hour long flight to visit São Paulo. Then, from the Sao Paulo GRU Airport to my hotel it took another hour by car. My first accommodation in the city was the Marriott Executive Apartments located in Vila Nova Conceicao, which is an upscale area with lots of convenience. Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by a doorman who kindly assisted with my luggage and directed me to the reception just inside the lobby.

 

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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The lobby of the Marriott Executive Apartments was spacious and delightful. The staff at the reception were also very lovely, warm, and made me feel right at home. After my smooth check-in process, I made it up to the fourth floor of the property to check out my one-room apartment.

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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

When I entered my one-room apartment, I first walked into a very warm and welcoming living room. The apartment was equipped with a comfortable sofa, television, lounge chair, coffee table, working desk, large balcony, and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen had nearly everything needed to live for extended periods including full refrigerator, stove, pots and pans, cookware, utensils, and more.

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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The bedroom was in the same clean business style as the rest of the apartment and contained a large bed with the delightful Marriott bedding which I always love. Inside the bedroom, there was a large closet with plenty of storage space, television, and large window.

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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The apartment’s bathroom featured a combined bathtub and shower stall, single sink vanity, and the Marriott toiletries that I have come accustomed to. In the shower, there was also a retractable drying line perfect for doing laundry on the go. Please note that his apartment did not have a laundry machine.

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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The major facilities and features of the Marriott Executive Apartments are the Quench Restaurant, meeting rooms, business station, outdoor pool, fitness center, convenience store, and ATM. The medium-sized gym faces the pool which is a long lap pool which is gorgeous. Inside the fitness center, there are several machines for cardio, weight machines, and free weights. Everything was present in order for a great workout. During my stay the fitness center was available but had to be scheduled for use because of the pandemic.

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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

The Quench Restaurant which serves breakfast is located on the ground floor of the Marriott Executive Apartments. The breakfast is organized in a buffet format but it is also possible to get eggs to order. Overall, the food tasted good, but was fairly limited in the selection to the necessities.

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The Marriott Executive Apartments in São Paulo really felt like home during my short stay. The staff were very warm, including the lovely general manager who I got to have a great chat with. The property is filled with quality and great for extended stays in São Paulo, Brazil. If extended home-like accommodation is what you’re looking for, be sure to check out the Marriott Executive Apartments!

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During my first visit to Brazil, I visited both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. After spending a month in Rio de Janeiro, I took an hour long flight to visit São Paulo. Then, from the Sao Paulo GRU Airport to my hotel it took another hour by car. My…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.4
Value - 7.4
Feng Shui - 8
Convenience - 9
Service - 8.5

8.1

Like home!

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Marriott Executive Apartments Sao Paulo

Hotel

R. Prof. Filadelfo Azevedo, 717 – Vila Nova Conceição, São Paulo – SP, 04508-011, Brazil

Phone: +55 11 3058-3000

 


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Marriott Executive Apartments: Extended Stays in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Hotels Sao Paulo South America

Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo

During my first visit to São Paulo, Brazil, I had an opportunity to eat dinner at the lovely newly renovated Terraço Jardins Restaurant. The Terraço Jardins Restaurant is located inside of the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel. Before arriving I had seen photos of the interior and they made me super excited to visit because the dining room was so beautiful. During this time I was actually staying at the Marriott Executive Apartments Sao Paulo which you can read about in more detail here.

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Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

The dining room of the Terraço Jardins Restaurant makes you feel like you’re in a very spacious and chic greenhouse. This is because the building itself is basically a large glass case. There are lots of plants and delightful soft lighting. The atmosphere is great for taking photos. That being said, there are areas with slightly less light that create a more intimate setting as well. It’s nice to have the best of both worlds!

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Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

We were led to our table by a friendly hostess and taken care of for the evening by the waiter named Andre. Andre was attentive, thoughtful, and provided good service throughout the evening. To get things started. I went for the tuna sashimi dish that was meant for sharing. I was impressed that this dish came with the perfect amount of salt. Salt is important to me and this is something that I like about Brazilian chefs, knowing how much is enough. That being said, I did find that sprinkling a bit of lemon on the tuna, really completed the dish and made it pop.

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Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

For the main courses we went with the pork cheek, Brazilian seafood stew, and cacio e pepe pasta. Of these three dishes the pasta was my favorite. However, all were fairly tasty and felt like home-cooked meals. Just heartwarming! I also took note of the generous portion sizes which provided good value for money. Nothing really jumped out at me in regards uniqueness, but all were well prepared and balanced.

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Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

To finish the evening off I tried the brigadeiro pie and a Brazilian fruit sorbet. If you have a super sweet tooth, the brigadeiro pie is extremely sweet. It was so sweet that I could only eat a couple bites of it before taking a break. The sorbet on the other hand was a bit more tart.

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The evening at the Terraço Jardins Restaurant went off without any major hiccups. What stood out to me most was the lovely atmosphere that the dinging room provides. It was only the middle of the week but the restaurant was quite full. Always a great sign! As mentioned before, the food was all fairly decent but nothing that changed my life with originality. All in all, if you’re looking for a quality meal, with great service, and a atmosphere, I would definitely check out the Terraço Jardins Restaurant inside of the Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel.

During my first visit to São Paulo, Brazil, I had an opportunity to eat dinner at the lovely newly renovated Terraço Jardins Restaurant. The Terraço Jardins Restaurant is located inside of the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel. Before arriving I had seen photos of the interior and they made me super…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 8

8.4

Beautiful!

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Terraço Jardins

Restaurant

Renaissance Hotel, Alameda Santos, 2233 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP, 01419-002, Brazil

Phone: +55 11 3069-2233

 


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Terraço Jardins: An Impressive Dining Experience in Sao Paulo Blog Brazil Food Sao Paulo South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro’s Finest

My longtime dream of visiting Brazil finally came true at the end of 2021. I had been planning to come for years and even had a trip booked last year but it got canceled due to the pandemic. Finally, the situation had improved and the borders had open, so it was my time to slip into the country! I started with Rio de Janeiro which I had previously seen so many beautiful pictures and videos of. I ended up staying for a full month, and at the end of my stay, I spent a couple nights at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro.

 

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The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro is very famous both in and outside of the city. I had been looking forward to the visit for the entire month leading up to it! From the hotel, there are many amazing views. One of the main reasons the hotel is so famous is its location, it sits at the base of one of the most popular slums in the city called Vidigal. There is a busy road that separates the two, but it is close nonetheless. That being said, the property felt very secure. The contrast that can be seen in Brazil is quite astounding!

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

I arrived at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro in the afternoon and was greeted by a friendly porter who took my luggage directly from the taxi. I was very happy that it all started off on a good foot. When I entered the lobby, I was happy to see that it was spacious and modern. It was decorated for Christmas and had a very grand and luxurious feeling. I met a friendly receptionist who help me check in at the front desk. She was very kind, although there was a small issue with my reservation, eventually it was all sorted out.

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

For the first night I stayed in a Club lounge access Guest room, 1 King, Partial ocean view, High floor, Balcony on the 25th floor, just one floor down from the top floor. For the second night, I stayed on the 19th floor and was upgraded to the Tropical Suite which I will discuss after.

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

First let’s discuss the Club lounge access Guest room, 1 King, Partial ocean view, High floor, Balcony on the 25th floor. This room had a fairly standard hotel room layout with the closet and bathroom at the entrance, and then opened to the sizable bedroom and balcony. The room had a south facing view with a very good view of the Vidigal Favela and the ocean. Some of the features of the room included a very comfortable king-size bed, lounge chair with ottoman, working desk and chair, alarm clock with lightening port, capsule coffee machine and tea station, and closet with a safe and an iron. The room was comfortable with a cohesive design.

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

The bathroom was of great quality as well, just like the room. It had a shower stall, single sink vanity, and Sheraton branded toiletries.

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

For the second night, I was upgraded to a Tropical Suite. The suite versus the room was quite drastic. The suite was located on the 19th floor and had a bit more elegance than the standard room. The suite was equipped with a large living room and seating area, dining room with dining room table, a bar with capsule coffee machine and tea station, half bathroom, spacious bedroom, and a full master bathroom.

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

It was nice to be able to move around a bit in the suite and I greatly enjoyed having views in two directions as it was on the corner of the building. This was overall a lot more elegant and more luxurious than the standard rooms, as one would expect. If you really want to enjoy yourself, get a suite!

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

I’d like to point out the marvelous master bathroom that had a dual sink vanity and a splendid Jacuzzi tub. The views from there were also very impressive facing Ipanema Beach. So spacious!

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro is definitely a full-on resort. Although it’s within the city of Rio de Janeiro, it feels slightly separated and has all of the facilities that most worldwide resorts have. For example, the property is equipped with beach access, multiple pools, tennis courts, well-equipped fitness center, spa, multiple restaurants, and an atmosphere that feels like you’re on holiday!

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On the top floor of the property is the L’Etoile Restaurant. The restaurant has French Cuisine with a strong Brazilian touch. I went for a degustation menu accompanied with wine pairing. This way I got to try nearly everything that the restaurant could offer!

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Firstly, the views from the dining room were simply jaw-dropping. I was greeted by polite staff and taken care off well throughout the evening by Raian. Overall, I enjoyed a variety of unique dishes. Some of the plates I loved, and others, not as much. The ones I did love included the tuna tartar, a risotto prepared with fermented cassava, and one of the two desserts. I appreciate that the chef was trying to be creative and inventive, but overall I felt that the entire menu needs a bit more work to really pull it all together.

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

The breakfast of the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro is located on the ground floor. The dining room looks out over the ocean and pool. The breakfast is in a large buffet format with mostly Western items. There are a few local dishes as well. It’s possible to get a few items a la carte as well.

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Both mornings the hotel was absolutely bustling with people as it was completely booked. This meant that breakfast was a little bit crazy, the first day especially. The service was overall decent even considering this fact, but I had to be more proactive if I wanted to get attention.

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Lastly, let’s discuss the club lounge on the 26th floor. First, I was excited that I had club lounge access at check in. This usually means a special breakfast, afternoon snacks and refreshments, and an evening cocktail hour. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed because all the club lounge had were soft drinks and a coffee machine. Although the setting was beautiful there just didn’t exist what I was expecting for international Marriott standards.

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Overall, I enjoyed my stay at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort, Brazil. The property is definitely a fully fledged resort and has just enough distance from the hustle and bustle of the city to feel like you are truly away on holiday. I’ve been told it’s one of the best hotels in the city, and although I appreciated parts, not everything was up to par with worldwide resort standards. Even considering this, I would be happy to return and enjoy another stay. If you’re looking for a higher-end hotel in Rio de Janeiro, check out the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort Rio de Janeiro.

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The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.5
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 8.7
Convenience - 7.7
Service - 7.9

8

Solid!

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Hotel

Av. Niemeyer, 121 – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22450-220, Brazil

Phone: +55 21 2274-1122

 


Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Rio de Janeiro's Finest Blog Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro South America