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The Duomo Park Hotel is smack in Curitiba's city center, just around the corner from Rua 24 Horas. It's the street that never sleeps and almost all your needs can be met on this tubular-enclosed block. You can buy a book, find aspirin for your headache, or a snack for your growling stomach. If you've scheduled the time, you can even surf the Internet - for free.
If you like to people watch, head out the door to Rua das Flores, 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away from the Duomo. Listen to musicians while they busk for coins, smell the flower vendors' blossoms, and taste the excellent food that all the restaurants offer. The street is a feast for the senses. When you feel like shopping, you can choose between 2 different malls - Shopping Curitiba and Shopping Crystal. Both are an easy 10-minute stroll away.
Bars and eateries are numerous in the neighborhood, but you can start your day with a complimentary buffet breakfast, and if you feel like staying in, order a tasty lunch or dinner in the hotel restaurant, Lusiadas, whose menu features international fare. And 3 nights per week you can hear live music in the bar, where your favorite drink awaits. In the mornings, the Duomo offers breakfast (surcharge). You can maintain your workout schedule and burn those breakfast bolos (cakes) calories in the fitness room. You can also warm up in the sauna beforehand. Step into the business center to research attractions, and then talk to the 24-hour front desk if you want help choosing a city tour. Laundry facilities and luggage storage are also available. Business travelers can take advantage of a meeting/conference room, while guests who drive will appreciate the secure covered parking (surcharge). Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected.
Back in your room, you can pour yourself a nightcap from the minibar, and then relax in front of the TV. You can hook up to the complimentary wireless Internet access to keep in touch with family, or use the telephone. Private bathrooms feature showers and complimentary toiletries. In the morning, tuck your valuables in the in-room safe before you leave.