At the Victoria Villa Hotel, you can experience an impressive array of amenities without breaking your budget. Located on a busy street in Curitiba's city center, the elegant Victoria Villa is just 1 block from Shopping Estacao, where you can catch the Linha Turismo. Designed exclusively for tourists, this bus line is part of a rapid bus system that's made Curitiba an international model for innovative urban planners. The bus leaves every 30 minutes and shows tourists more than 20 attractions.
Curitiba is the capital city of Parana, one of Brazil's southernmost states; a must-see in this university town is Rua das Flores, one of the city's oldest pedestrian-only streets. You can take a 15-minute stroll and arrive at a place filled with street performers, flower vendors, and restaurants. Listen to a busker ply his trade, then toss him some coins to help finance his next meal before you step into an eatery to order food for yourself.
Even though there are a plethora of places to eat outside the hotel, it's nice to have the option to stay in when you're worn out after a busy day. The Victoria and Aquarius restaurants serve up appealing, modern Brazilian food. You can sip a pre-meal cocktail in the Bel Air bar, or step into the business center to email family back home. If you're not on holiday from your exercise schedule, break a sweat in the fitness room, or take a swim in the outdoor pool, where you can check out the city views between laps. Mornings, fill up with breakfast (surcharge) in the restaurant. Secure covered parking is available (surcharge), and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas.
Back in your room, you can break open the minibar for a nightcap. Catch up on emails with free wired Internet access, Rand round-the-clock room service is available to satiate midnight munchies, and you can stash any leftovers in the compact refrigerator. Before sleep, catch the news on the flat-screen LCD TV, and in the morning, tuck your valuables in the in-room safe. Infant beds are also available. You can bring your pet without extra charges, restrictions may apply.