The Comfort Downtown is a large hotel with 260 air-conditioned accommodations. All are outfitted with work desks, cable TV, mini-bars, and personal safes. Private baths have showers, hairdryers, and complimentary toiletries. Some units include refrigerators and coffee makers.
Requests for handicap-accessible rooms and those that allow for smoking can be made during booking. A wired Internet connection is provided in every guest room. Aside from a restaurant and a full-service bar, this hotel has a modern exercise gym and an indoor swimming pool.
There is a business center and a large events salon as well. The front desk is operational on a 24-hour basis, and its staff is able to assist with storing luggage, arranging for laundry and dry cleaning, and with procuring transportation. Use of the secure parking garage is subject to a daily surcharge.
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Just one block over from Rebública Park, this hotel has a great location in downtown São Paulo. Originally hailed as the tallest building in the city, the Edificio Itália is still an impressive landmark today. Breathtaking views of the city can be viewed from any angle, while gourmet cuisine and fine cocktails are served at the top floor Terraco Itália Restaurant.
One of the largest open-air markets in São Paulo takes place just two blocks northeast of the hotel in República Park, which is surrounded by fine restaurants and bars. The República Saturday market features hundreds of booths piled high with souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, and tasty Brazilian treats. The space is often filled with local musicians and street performers. A fresh salad bar and a delicious buffet of traditional Brazilian dishes can be sampled at the pay-by-the-pound Varanda Copan.
Some of the best chocolates in Latin America are sold at Cacau Show, which also carries a line of gourmet coffee, rich chocolate fondue, and ice cream. The refined Ponto Chic is famous for its French-style bauru sandwiches and impeccable service. Many taxis frequent this area, providing easy access to other areas of the city. The República subway station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Food & Beverage
A full continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and served each morning in the dining area. The hotel's Portico restaurant has an international buffet available for lunch and dinner. Drinks and snacks can be purchased from the on-site Glida bar.
How To Get There
The Comfort Downtown is located on Rua Araújo at number 141. From the Edificio Itália, head southwest on Avenida Ipiranga. Turn right onto Rua Maj. Sertório. At the end of the block, turn right onto Rua Araújo. The hotel should be immediately visible on the right. The Congonhas-São Paulo Airport is approximately 8 miles south of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Cable/Satellite TV, Elevator, On-Site Parking (free), Facilities For Disabled Guests, Coffee Shop, Air Conditioning, Lounge Area, 24-Hour Front Desk, Valet Parking, Lobby Bar, Breakfast, Restaurant.
Services:Business Center, Photocopying, Fax, Dry Cleaning, Room Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Laundry Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Luggage Storage, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ironing Service, Wake-Up Service.
On-Site Activities:Indoor Swimming Pool, Gym.
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