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Stayed here for one night with my boyfriend. Hotel was very decent and staff was friendly and spoke English. Breakfast was good. I thought the location (Liberdade, near Japantown) was not bad, felt quite safe and was about 4 metro stops from Paulista. However, I...More
I couldn't agree more with the last reviews. The hotel has a very practical location, next to the metro station and is super easily accessible, in a secure part of town. The area has some nice Japanese restaurants around in well lit streets, so certainly...More
This hotel is situated within a short walking distance (3 minutes downhill; 5 min if you are slow) from the metro station São Joaquim (Blue Line 1). The staff is very friendly and always open for a quick chat. The area is safe and much...More
The Hotel Leques Escola Sao Paulo and the surrounding area:
The hotel is located in Liberdade – the former Japanese and now also Korean and Chinese quarter of Sao Paulo. This is a safe area full of restaurants and great for shopping. The Metro Sao...More
Sao Paulo is actually more expensive than Europe or US. For this fact, the price I paid for this hotel is OK, about 86USD/night. Location is not the best, although the area seems safe. It is located a bit out of the Japanese quarter, close...More
As the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, Liberdade offers a variety of shops with Asian products and restaurants with diverse Asian cuisines. Liberdade is a world unto its own - you may forget you are in São Paulo. The streets are decorated with red lamps and there are various markets. On the weekends, there is a great street fair at Liberdade Square, starting right by the subway entrance. The Oriental
Garden and the Busshinji Temple are beautiful spots to visit, and if you want to learn more about Japanese culture and immigration to Brazil, stop by the Museum of Japanese Immigration.