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Travelers who enjoy staying in cozy bed-and-breakfasts will quickly discover that São Paulo's hotels are mostly modern, high-rise properties. Pousada Ziláh, on the edge of Jardins, is the lonely exception. This house offers 14 small rooms and mostly draws foreign travelers who prefer the intimate home-like setting of a B&B to that of a large hotel. Some rooms sleep up to five people and are perfect for families traveling with small children. Accommodations are clean and functionally furnished with a bed, small table, closet, and fridge. While four rooms feature air-conditioning—the quieter rooms in the back, away from the busy Avenida Consolação—10 rooms are equipped only with ceiling fans. Pousada Ziláh is within walking distance of the best dining and shopping in Jardins and Avenida Paulista, and the friendly staff can help you plan your days in the city. The ground floor of the B&B also houses an excellent restaurant where complimentary breakfast is served with fresh buns, cheese, cold cuts, fruit, coffee, and juice. For lunch and dinner, the restaurant attracts locals who enjoy Brazilian dishes that are freshly prepared with local, often organic, ingredients.