Offering a smart value for your money, Bristol Flexy Upper Residence combines apartment-style convenience with the benefits of a full-service hotel. The location in Curitiba's Alto da XV (High Street XV) district is definitely a plus, too. The prestigious Federal University of Paraná is just a 10-minute walk west, along Rua XV De Novembro. Teatro Guaíra, the city's main cultural complex, is about 3 blocks past the university campus. For a change of pace, take a stroll along Rua das Flores (Street of Flowers), the first pedestrian-only street in eco-friendly Curitiba. Just short of a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the hotel, Rua das Flores is an enticing mix of shops, restaurants, historical buildings, and gorgeous flower displays. Linger awhile to people-watch, and let the street performers entertain you.
A cosmopolitan, progressive city, Curitiba is a showcase for modern architecture with international flair. The dramatically designed Museu Oscar Niemeyer, 1.3 miles (2.3 kilometers) north, is tops on many visitors' must-see lists. The museum is nicknamed "The Eye," and, once you see it, you'll know why. Another world-class building, the Wire Opera House, is about the same distance from the hotel. A round structure with a transparent roof, the opera house is accessed via a footbridge over a lake. A huge glass-and-iron greenhouse, modeled after London's Crystal Palace, is the centerpiece at the popular Botanical Garden of Curitiba, 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from the hotel. All these attractions and many more are easily accessed via Curitiba's "Linha Turismo" bus line, designed specifically for tourists.
There are plenty of eateries in the neighborhood, but you might choose to dine on site: The hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on regional specialties. Sip a caipirinha (Brazil's national cocktail) in the bar, and challenge your friends to a game of pool. Other highlights include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Wireless Internet access is free throughout the property.
Convenient for family holidays or extended business trips, the air-conditioned guestrooms come with kitchenettes, cable TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi-just about everything you need for a hassle-free stay.