It might well be that an unearthly departure time or a longer than usual connection at São Paulo’s Guarulhos international airport forces you to search for accommodation near the airport.
Up until very recently there were no hotels at the airport itself. A few weeks ago the Fast Sleep hotel opened its doors (if you want to read a blog review in Portuguese, published shortly after the opening of the hotel, go to Uma Opção de Hospedagem Dentro do Aeroporto de Guarulhos: Harbor Fast Sleep).
The hotel charges by the hour.From what I’ve learned, the first hour at the hotel costs around R$55 for two (the price changes depending on whether you have a bathroom inside the room or outside). Additional hours are charged at R$25. There is a fixed price if you intend to use the hotel for between 5 and 8 hours. You can see photos of the hotel on its website.
As well as the hotel at the airport, there are some hotels not too far from it. Both the Hotel Panamby and the Monaco Hotel include a free transfer from and to the airport on its rates. In the city of Guarulhos there is an affordable hotel, the Ibis Guarulhos. Transfer to and from the airport is not included, you will have to budget for a taxi.
I haven’t used or visited any of the hotels mentioned here at this entry. If any reader has had any experience on them and wants to share them with other readers of the blog, they are more than welcome to do so.
Category: Destination: São Paulo