Hotel Castelar

Hotel Castelar

Rua Aurora 541, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01209-003 Brazil
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#195 of 391 hotels in Sao Paulo
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Castelar is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Sao Paulo, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Hotel Castelar offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, room service, and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Sao Paulo, Hotel Castelar is located a short distance from The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo (0.7 km) and Augusta Street (2.2 km).

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Sao Paulo burritos restaurant such as Chicano Taqueria, which is a short distance from Hotel Castelar.

If you’re looking for something to do, Liberdade (1.7 km), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (1.0 km), and Farol Santander (0.9 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hotel Castelar.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Location

Rua Aurora 541, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01209-003 Brazil
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Great for walkers
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5 minSao Paulo Metro
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RobParker wrote a review Oct 2016
Orpington, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were excellent, helpful and efficient. Some staff spoke English. Shower was hot, hot, hot and powerful. The location of the hotel in the downtown area - see other reviews. This isn't the hotels fault and the staff are working hard to ensure everything else is right about this traditional hotel. We had no problems venturing out of the hotel, but be aware at night.
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Date of stay: September 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cochefe wrote a review Jul 2014
Sao Paulo, SP
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very clean room, beautiful furniture, beautiful social areas, with a big TV, nice attendants, easy to arrive by subway, the only thing is not so good it's the street, it's a little dirty, but, you don't need to stay on the street, and, besides, the street is short.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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gl0betr0tterny wrote a review Jul 2016
Hadera, Israel
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a night on our way to Igauzu falls. I'll start by saying that overall our stay was pleasant.
Pros- big room, comfortable mattresses, very clean, friendly staff, tasty breakfast. Good value.
Cons- rundown neighborhood, wouldn't dare walking out in the evening. hotels antique decor needs some sprucing up, while it has nice "bones", it could use a facelift.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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sisa362 wrote a review Aug 2015
Marseille
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel located in the old downtown, near Republica metro station, so you can get around easily. Very convenient place with AC, fast wifi, TV and big room. Many sightseeing points around the hotel. Very friendly staffs and also helpful even though they speak a little English ! I spent more then a week in this hotel and I would definitely come back for the pretty cheap price and for the good quality overall.
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from A_Anido, Gerente geral at Hotel Castelar
Responded Sep 22, 2015
Dear sisa362, First of all we would like to thank you for choosing Hotel Castelar as your lodging option in Sao Paulo. We're also grateful for your comments about your experience with us! We're glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay in our hotel. We will be honored to have you as our guest again in the future. Best regards, Hotel Castelar Team
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Sidney_Silva wrote a review Dec 2023
Porto Velho, Brasil
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
When checking in, I made 2 requests: a soundproofed room and one in which the Wi-Fi signal quality was better, as I depend on the service. The employee even wanted to help, but, according to him, the rooms in the second block, which are quieter, do not have an elevator and I had a gigantic and heavy suitcase that required a cart, so I ended up choosing the block with an elevator.
Its main advantage is being located in the Center, which makes getting around easier, it is close to many markets, restaurants and tourist attractions. At the same time, this is also its curse: a deafening noise 24 hours a day, in the most degraded, dangerous and violent Center of all Brazilian capitals. The smell of urine and (sight) feces is common. It's a shame for all of us Brazilians to have as a postcard the few foreigners who come to the country.
As in any old hotel, the room is large – compared to newer hotels. With different bed configurations and views. A small table with two chairs – I was surprised by the ashtray, I'm glad the room didn't smell like cigarettes, as that bothers me a lot. A stool that I used to place my suitcase.
2 single beds separated by a single bedside table. The light switches were concentrated on one panel, which at night created some confusion, to be honest, even during the day. It was all a matter of habit and I only stayed one night. Just for information, the voltage is 127V – this information is important to me, as I have many imported products that are not bivolt and others, although bivolt, require a selector.
For one person there was more than enough space to fit the belongings brought in the luggage.
The minibar was a good size and was from a famous brand and worked very well. I don't like a stocked minibar because of the hassle of the person supplying it coming to knock on your door, because there's no space left for what you want to put in, because the person supplying it can see the contents, normally the temperature is left low – and you only notice it after a long time. when you realize that nothing is as cold as expected - hardly anyone defrosts it (they did it here), so there is always that “iceberg” in the freezer, but the main reason is that I have had problems with undue charges – this is much more common than If you can imagine - normally it's enough to say that I didn't consume it and they remove it from the account, although the mere charge is a vexing situation - if you're going to charge it, do it with the conviction that the person consumed it, otherwise it looks like they "threw green, to harvest mature”, that is, he acted in bad faith - but in a hotel I ended up paying for what I didn't consume, simply because I put a small bottle of water under the minibar, to make room for what was of interest to me and I ended up being charged for that. I make it clear that I had no problems with charges at this hotel.
The Split air conditioning was new, clashing with the entire retro set – I'm not complaining, on the contrary it's a compliment that should be extended to the tube TV.
The TV had the image and tuning of... 14” tube TV – no wonder it practically became extinct. I confess that it was difficult to watch on such a small screen. None of the main connections (HDMI, pen-drive, etc.). The cable TV receiver is not in the room, so I was unable to check the programming on the screen, choose the type of audio and subtitles, program the channel change time or release the channel lock due to the rating and options. of channels is always small. Not only that: there is always a frozen/outdated/unconfigured/poorly tuned channel and you are left depending on the “technician” to reconfigure it and as it is not a priority, some channels improve and others worsen or are changed, when someone takes some action . Opting for this type of tuning is always a problem, so any hotel where the cable TV box is in the room has an advantage – of course this option has an advantage over those hotels that only have open channels. The remote control didn't help either: it had several functions disabled, the highlight being SLEEP (which I really missed and should be included in the sleep quality due to the problems caused), return to the previous channel and TV settings as a whole.
I believe that because it is an old project, they signed up for a WiFi internet plan at the beginning and did not update it, so, although the speed is reasonable, it is unstable, with constant drops and places in the room where the signal does not reach. I think it's a shame that in the 21st century, with plans becoming cheaper and at the same time the speed is increasing, in addition to having the advantage that there is no data transfer limit, there are still hotels that do not offer a fundamental quality service like this.
In the window, blackout and another curtain. The blackout allowed some light to “leak” and the other curtain, although light, was not very opaque, not allowing much natural light to enter, at least it protected privacy. The window did not have acoustic treatment, so external sounds were not attenuated. And they were uncomfortable. Even the wind trapped between the buildings made the window vibrate which made noise. It wasn't just the external sounds that were bothersome, there was a lot of noise coming from the upper floor, which was closed, so it could only be an employee, or even the wind causing something to hit. The floor outside the room was not carpeted, so when someone passed by pushing or pulling a cart, it sounded like a locomotive, such was the noise it made.
The mattresses were hard, to the point of making my ribs hurt. I survived on a lot of muscle relaxants. The pillows were also terrible. There was no spare pillow. What is always annoying - and this was no different - was the sheet that was inadequate for the height of the mattress. It was common, with the movement at night, to wake up without anything between me and the mattress. Alternatively, due to this same movement, it created ripples under my body, leaving it marked. It was common to wake up and lose sleep to stretch the sheets. It's surprising that in Brazil hotels don't use fitted sheets, is it so much more expensive that it doesn't make up for the hassle for guests?
The bathroom was also generously sized. In the sink, the tall tap matched well with the good-sized bowl and allowed complete hygiene – hands and forearms. Here only cold water despite the 2 taps. In the bath, there was an electric shower, which did not heat up enough in the cold. Many shower nozzles were clogged, spraying water in all directions, in a hotel that doesn't offer toiletries or shampoo. To make matters even worse in this area, like every shower supported on a plastic extender, the weight of the shower + water caused it to hang, pushing the guest towards the taps, making the position very uncomfortable for getting wet. There was a rubber mat for the bath, a little mat for getting out of the bath, 2 sets of bath and face towels and 2 soaps. The towel set was very good.
I couldn't evaluate the breakfast included in the rate or the room service, as I didn't use it.
The reception staff were very courteous.
The 2 elevators were more than enough to accommodate the hotel at that time.
Considering that I am not an “ordinary tourist”, as I have lived in hotels for over 9 years, what I value most are the TV channel options (and in this case, the TV itself), wifi internet, maintenance and service, location, and Finally, most importantly, the hotel's sleep quality was terrible. I would negatively highlight the quality of sleep: I had difficulty falling asleep during my 2 stays at this hotel (always in the same room), only managing to do so after doubling my medication and in the early hours of the morning, which is why this was the only hotel that did not I went down for breakfast. In the morning, I woke up in pain and needed medication. Also, negatively, the Wi-Fi signal and instability, the 14” tube TV (there are things that should remain in the past) and its remote control and the shower with clogged holes. Positively, the highlight goes to the location, the minibar (except for the fact that it is stocked), the Split air conditioning, the suitcase frame and the availability of places to store the luggage you brought.
It has never been easy to get a good hotel in the center of any capital, as they are usually old projects and their age is noticeable, especially if the administration is not very interested in updating it or keeping maintenance up to date, as it is often preferable to charge a “more affordable price” of spending a high amount on renovations. I put the expression above in quotation marks, as supply and demand is still the Law of the market, so it is interesting to realize that exactly when the hotel capacity is high and the daily rate is the same, it is the moment that the quality of the services provided drops. as happened in this hotel. I've always hated living in hotels and after 9 years, my patience is at its limit. You end up having a list of hotels that you won't return to at all - which has grown a lot -, another list of hotels that you prefer to avoid and in the middle of it all, you still have to consider the daily rate. I already avoid non-chain hotels, as room invasions when you are not present are common – not that this doesn't also happen in chain hotels, but it is much less common. Guest satisfaction is what matters least, nothing against profit, but they need to “walk” in the same “direction” so that it is good for both sides. I don't recommend the hotel due to the problems I had on 2 separate occasions with my sleep, now if you don't have problems sleeping, the mattress, pillows, TV and internet are not priorities for you, you might want to test it, but always for short stays .
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Date of stay: January 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Victor wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reading the reviews here, I have a hard time believing that anyone would decide to stay at a hotel without at least checking their reviews. Well, I've been staying at Castelar for a few years now and I'm treated like family. Everything very clean, friendly staff, very good breakfast. In short: it delivers a lot for the little you pay. As for being located in the center, there are pros and, obviously, cons. If you're going to focus on the (more than obvious) cons, it's simple: choose another neighborhood and another hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ale L wrote a review Oct 2023
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is good, but unfortunately, it is very poorly located, in a place with a lot of crackheads and homeless people. I didn't have the courage to go out at night. But the hotel is old, but very comfortable. Since I only stayed to sleep, it was worth it. But if you're staying for longer days and with children, I wouldn't recommend it, not because of the hotel, but because of the location, which is scary.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: NAO sair à noite
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Answer from A_Anido
Sao Paulo, SP12 contributions5 helpful votes
Olá, Bianca! Primeiramente, aproveitamos a oportunidade para agradecer a você pelo contato efetuado conosco. Em resposta à sua dúvida informamos que as diárias têm início às 14:00h e vencimento ao meio-dia do dia seguinte. Sugerimos que entre em contato através do telefone (11) 2145-6611 ou do nosso e-mail informando as datas da sua hospedagem e os horários programados para check-in e check-out de forma que possamos verificar o seu caso com maiores detalhes. Att., Equipe do Hotel Castelar
alinemourarv asked a question Jan 2018
Rio Verde, GO
Tem estacionamento??
Answer from A_Anido
Sao Paulo, SP12 contributions5 helpful votes
Olá, alinemourarv! Muito obrigado por entrar em contato conosco! Em resposta à sua dúvida informamos que nossos hóspedes têm direito a 1 vaga de estacionamento (veículo de passeio, caminhonete ou SUV) por apartamento. Por favor, fique à vontade para solicitar informações ou esclarecimentos adicionais. Att., Equipe do Hotel Castelar
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Castelar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Castelar?
Nearby attractions include Gallery of Rock (0.4 km), Igreja de Santa Ifigênia (0.4 km), and Terra da Garoa (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Castelar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Castelar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Castelar?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Castelar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rinconcito Peruano, Esther Rooftop, and O Gato Que Ri.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Castelar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Castelar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (1.0 km), Mosteiro De Sao Bento (0.8 km), and Igreja Chagas do Seráfico Pai Francisco (1.1 km).
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