Wanneer een klant dit schrijft op TripAdvisor over haar verblijf in jouw hotel, dan doe je iets goed, iets heel bijzonder!

Absolutely amazing
I drove up from São Paulo for a long weekend, in search of peaceful relaxation, some spa time and good food. Botanique over-delivered – this place is just incredible. To start, it's stunningly beautiful. To the point you literally can't believe how gorgeous the property is. I stayed in one of the suites in the main house and I never wanted to leave... It was the perfect blend of country house meets modern luxury. I spent hours curled up reading in the amazing leather arm chair wrapped up in their cashmere blankets. Heaven. And when I ventured out, I could walk the grounds or sit in the lovely yard and have a coffee or drink. So peaceful!

The service was also just amazing... From the moment you arrive they know who you are and go out of their way to make your visit perfect. It feels so personalized in a way that no other hotel has ever done.

And then there's the food. The first night I arrived the chef came out to talk to me about the menu since my Portuguese is not great. He was so sorry that he didn't have a menu in English that day (which was not a problem at all - I'm always happy to just translate and pick and try new things) but he felt bad. He instead talked about what I like (everything - I'm adventurous) and designed a 4 course menu for me! And wow was it incredible! And even better, when I arrived the next night... He had already planned another special menu... Just for me! I love food and this was such a neat experience. The food was outstanding... This chef and restaurant seem to be flying under the radar because it was easily on par with restaurants that have a Michelin star.

I was so sad to leave and go back to reality... But I will for sure return. Botanique isn't cheap, but it's worth every cent. Thanks to the team for such a wonderful visit!!

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Wanneer 90% van de recensenten op TripAdvisor jouw hotel 5 sterren geeft en 8% 4 sterren, dan weet je het zeker. Hotel Botanique, twee uur buiten São Paulo, is verre van goedkoop, maar wel zeer bijzonder en zeer de moeite waard – www.botanique.com.br.

Het werk van een non-conformist
Verrassend is het niet als je weet dat Hotel Botanique een project is van Ricardo Semler, een Braziliaanse ondernemer die vooral bekend staat om zijn radicale vorm van industriële democratie en corporate re-engineering. Als je meer wil weten over Ricardo Semler, dan zijn de vijf afleveringen van Tegenlicht van de VPRO twee zeer welbestede uren.

In Hotel Botanique komen natuur, design, service, gastvrijheid, gezondheid, architectuur, duurzaamheid en een totaal afwijkende organisatievorm van een non-conformist samen in iets wat uniek is.

Foto: botanique.com.br