Pousada Dona Zilah: "A Wonderful Place in a Great Location!" São Paulo Hotel Tip by anacapa

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This place is Rough Guide's editor's pick and why I stayed here. It did not disappoint.

The rooms are basic but very clean and most face onto an interior courtyard. The public spaces are very sunny, airy and bright. The staff is super friendly!!! The place felt like a refuge in a large anonymous city. I recommend this place to everyone.

The food too is delicious. The breakfast offers a wide range of food and beverage choices. There is a nice sunny indoor garden-like space to enjoy breakfast. On my last night there, while waiting to leave for my flight, I ordered fusili with wild mushrooms. It was delicious!! The accompanying caipirinha was delish as well. OK, so they might not go together, but I had to have one last caipirinha. You can pair your choice of pasta with your choice of sauce from a set list. Nicely flexible! The mushrooms was a vegetarian option.

Also available is internet access and really nice classic board and table games. It looked like they were locally made, old school, out of wood and natural resources. The common area was a very nice place to kick back in, the games added novel ways to engage with travel companions, others.

There is one room I'd warn people about, it's a single room with a twin bed. I think it's #18, not sure though, but it's right next to the kitchen. If you are not a morning person, get another room. I met a guy who stayed in this room and that was his complaint.

Unique Qualities: Pousada Dona Zilah is located in the Jardins, a wealthy residential neighborhood. It is a little walk uphill to Avenida Paulista and downhill to Rua Oscar Freire. Jardins is located on a sloping hillside.

Address: Alameda Franca 1621
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: (55) 11/3061-5413
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://http:www.zilah.com

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2008
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