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Rua Basilio da Gama 101, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01046-020 Brazil
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#178 of 491 hotels in Sao Paulo
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Welcome to Hotel Gran Corona, your Sao Paulo “home away from home.” Hotel Gran Corona aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at Hotel Gran Corona, visitors can check out The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo (0.8 mi) and Paulista Avenue (1.4 mi), some of Sao Paulo's top attractions.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Hotel Gran Corona features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a lounge. If you are driving to Hotel Gran Corona, secured parking is available.

Sao Paulo has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Zio Pasta & Grill, Jun Sakamoto, and Jam - Jardins, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Liberdade (0.8 mi), Augusta Street (1.1 mi), and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (0.9 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hotel Gran Corona.

Hotel Gran Corona puts the best of Sao Paulo at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

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Petr V wrote a review Apr 2016
296 contributions15 helpful votes
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Hello I have stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and first impression are that hotel is in the centre and it's very easy to get everywhere by subway or walk and have great breakfast option. Reception is very nice with lobby and there is plenty spaces to relax with drink of you want to be away from bedroom. It's located between lots of higher building so please do not expect nice view from bedrooms... Our bedroom was deluxe which was very large and bathroom was huge. Negatives ... If you want to keep Windows open you will hear a lot of noise coming out from the street and air condition in the hotel is quite loud as well. Otherwise hotel is kind of old style, decoration but it was nice... We visited lots of areas in São Paulo and also had a drinks in nice restaurant and bar next to our hotel with amazing view for whole town. Wifi could be better ... It was some areas where you did not have access and it's free.. Thanks Petr V.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NNJTaiwan wrote a review Oct 2013
Ivanhoe, Australia37 contributions30 helpful votes
While this hotel has lost its former glory, one can still see that it was once a 4-star hotel. The staff were extremely professional, particularly in the restaurant. They were all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent with yummy scrambled eggs, fresh and sweet fruit and other good variety of selections. The location was the reason why I chose this hotel - 3 minute walk to metro and 5 minute walk to aeroport bus services. Walkable distance to most attractions - even Paulista if you really want. However, the facilities were very tired and dated. Dark corridors; shaky door lock; no window lock - which was the biggest problem because we were on 3rd floor and although unlikely, there was possibility of break-in. Ask for rooms on higher floors would avoid this problem. I enjoyed staying in the hotel and I felt I have been well looked after. However, the surrounding streets are a little scary with many homeless people. So I would definitely come back if I were to stay in the Centro - however for security concerns I would probably consider staying in Paulista or Jardin area next time.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Marco Passerini wrote a review Oct 2013
Milano456 contributions183 helpful votes
If you are looking for a modern hotel do not go to the Gran Corona. This hotel is old style, vintage, but this is its charm. The rooms are showing their age, but they are clean and comfortable, breakfast is good (although a bit repetitive ), the restaurant is good, and in fact known in the area. The WiFi line works well in all rooms and in the lounge. The hotel is located a stone's throw from Praza da Republica, which means that the subway gets you quickly to other parts of the city. On this square every Sunday morning is a nice market where they sell all kinds of typical Brazilian artifacts. I've used this hotel for many years, I go to Sao Paolo at least three times every year for my job, and I always come back here because the staff is very helpful and friendly, it's nice to get there and feel welcome with your name and a warm handshake (or with a pat on the back, in the Brazilian manner). I know the staff, always willing to help (you have spotted a dress? Do you need the room to be made up at particular times? Need any directions to a store? ... ). Just outside you will find typical restaurants and shops, the area is not the best in town, this is not a tourist area, but it is safe and dangerous like the rest of the city, while here you can savor the true Sao Paulo.
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Date of stay: March 2013
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Room Tip: don't forget to ask for room with double bed!
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Tony M wrote a review Jul 2013
Victoria, Canada155 contributions81 helpful votes
Friendly Staff. Comfortable. Rooms a little dated but sufficient. Good Location for visiting everything in Sao Paulo, Everyone seems to complain about the area being unsafe?, however it is no less unsafe than any other city in the world, as long as you do not advertise that you are a Tourist and you walk around in a group or not less that 2 people after hours, all is fine. Breakfast is sufficient but eggs to order would be great.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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gemmy16it wrote a review Aug 2012
Como, Italy33 contributions22 helpful votes
a four stars hotel with dirty rooms, small and unconfortable beds, very noisy and old air condition machines, dirty carpet, no shampoo and hairdryer, unfriendly personneel.located in the very center of the city.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Alexander R wrote a review Apr 2012
Los Angeles, California, United States21 contributions26 helpful votes
Old and tired hotel, no upgrades were made for the last 30 - 35 years... It is definitely not a 4 star hotel, but rather 2/ max 3 stars. We were not provided even with the shampoo (for the suites only...seriously). Very uncomfortable bed. Crib for the baby was old and smelled like urine. Not recommended at all
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Date of stay: April 2012
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cocha2006 wrote a review Mar 2012
Cochabamba, Bolivia32 contributions11 helpful votes
I stayed on this Hotel on the first week of March, The location is excellent if you want to reach everything from the downtown, the Republica Metro is near, and the rooms are confortable. One thing that they have to fix is the Wi-fi conection, on the room 404 I couldn't conect my hole stay, They told me the first day that they will fix it, but until I leave the hotel the problem persist. Great Breakfast buffet, I will recommend this Hotel if they fix the WI-Fi.
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Date of stay: March 2012
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Cineasta wrote a review Dec 2011
Mexico338 contributions728 helpful votes
ok, the hotel is not new, but certainly in good condition, in an excellent location, 150 yards from Republica Metro and our 11th floor room was absolutely clean, new large bathroom and very comfortable large living area something "new" hotels would charge 3 times as much for . Anything comparable we looked at in the area cost 50 to 80% more. The staff was courteous and helpful and while the wifi connection was not always the best there was no reason to get frustrated. Free breakfast was decent. We did not try the restaurant otherwise. I would definitely stay here again, it cost just 5 bucks between 257 bus and Subway to get here from GRU and we enjoyed the downtown Sao Paulo location every day.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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EddieGCG wrote a review Dec 2011
Coleraine, United Kingdom130 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights in The Gran Corona Sao Paulo. The hotel itself is very central and clean but looking slightly dated and tired. The staff were all very friendly and tried as best to help in English. I don't think we will be in Sao Paulo again , not a lot to do or see, just happened to have an international flight to Europe from here, but for anyone needing to stay in the area - don't pass The Gran Corona by.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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elsiek wrote a review Nov 2011
London861 contributions901 helpful votes
No hesitation in recommending this hotel which is perfectly located 1 minute from Praca da Republica. The metro station is that same one minute away and the stop for the airport bus is just 4 minutes away on the other side of the square. Everything was just so easy. Thanks to the location of the Gran Corona, we arrived via airport bus. Toured the city by Metro. Easily walked to many of the main sites. Caught a cab late at night. Enjoyed the life that surrounds the square. All this just outside the hotel door When out Stay Aware. Such is the homeless situation in Sao Paulo, there are many poor souls sleeping on the street. Take care when moving around. It’s OK in the day but at night and on Sundays when it is quieter, be extra vigilant Some say it is an hotel that is a little past its prime and maybe some of that “gran” has gone. But with older hotels you do get some advantages. Large spacious rooms complete with office area, seating area, mini bar with fridge, large bedroom area and big bathroom shower. It was spotlessly clean, had fast free internet and a breakfast buffet spread that was excellent. Some of those old fashioned values were apparent in the staff who were polite, helpful and so willing to help. Put aside your prejudice of old. Try the Gran Corona – it really is worthwhile. And hey, you may get lucky (?) and get a room with an avocado bathroom suite. Now there is an antique worth seeing!
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Date of stay: November 2011
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Room Tip: Do not take a room above the 10th floor. Above that and you'll hear every clunk of the lift...
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US$39 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BrazilState of Sao PauloSao PauloSé / República
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Gran Corona
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Gran Corona?
Nearby attractions include Theatro Municipal De São Paulo (0.4 km), Museum Theatro Municipal of Sao Paulo (0.4 km), and Italian Building (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Gran Corona?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Gran Corona?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Gran Corona?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Gran Corona?
Yes, a parking garage and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Gran Corona?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wanderlust Bar e Cozinha, Bar da Dona Onca, and A Casa do Porco.
Is Hotel Gran Corona located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Sao Paulo.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Gran Corona?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Gran Corona?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Gran Corona?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (0.8 km), Mosteiro De Sao Bento (0.9 km), and Faculdade de Direito da USP (1.5 km).
Is Hotel Gran Corona accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.