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L'Hotel is one of those gems that seems to have it all—it stands out even within São Paulo's wealth of high-end choices. First, it has a premium location on a leafy side street, half a block from the city's bustling Avenida Paulista and only a block from the subway. Then there's the elegant, European-style lobby, with light-colored marble, luxurious tapestry, and fresh flowers. Service is top-notch, and with only 83 rooms, staff have time to give each guest individual attention. Rooms are classically furnished, with light-colored antique furniture and rustic wooden trim. The king-size beds are a haven of softness, with luxurious cotton sheets, feather pillows, and a fluffy duvet. Upon check-in, you'll be pampered with a glass of Brazilian sparkling wine and a welcome fruit tray and dessert, and you can also expect old-fashioned turn-down service that includes chocolates left on your pillow. The leisure area on the top floor features a compact workout area as well as a small heated pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi, or unwind with a soak in a traditional Japanese wooden ofuro tub. Last but not least, L'Hotel serves one of the best complimentary breakfasts in town. In addition to the deluxe buffet featuring fruit such as pomegranates, figs, and kiwis, an array of fresh juices, cold cuts, cheeses, smoked salmon, fresh pastries, and bread, guests may also order omelets, eggs Benedict, waffles, and even a mimosa or a glass of sparkling wine.