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Foodies will fawn over the restaurants surrounding Tulip Inn Santa Felicidade. Tucked into the Santa Felicidade neighborhood of Curitiba, this hotel is in an area where Italian immigrants settled and prospered. Good food, wine tasting, and shops featuring handcrafted goods are all within walking distance of these accommodations. In fact, within a 5-minute walk of this Tulip Inn, you can find 7 restaurants, including the popular eatery Famiglia Fadanelli, just 1 block away.
For an easy way to explore Curitiba's sights, you can hop on the "Linha Turismo," a tour bus that stops directly in front of the hotel. Designed exclusively for tourists, this bus will take you around to more than 20 different attractions, including Tangua Park and the Wire Opera House. (You can get off and investigate 4 of the sights during the 2.5-hour tour.)
To fuel up for a day of sightseeing, fill your plate from the complimentary breakfast buffet, offered daily. Not on holiday from your workouts? You can take a dip in the indoor heated pool if you want to gently work your muscles, or for a harder workout, step into the fitness room and use one of the cardio machines. You can have a nightcap in the lounge after enjoying the area's Italian cuisine, and if the weather's agreeable, take your drink out on the terrace and relish the night air. If you have an unsatisfied sweet tooth, buy some chocolate in the hotel's convenience store. Visitors who rented a car for their trip to Curitiba (the capital city of Parana, one of Brazil's southernmost states) will appreciate the self parking (surcharge).
Back in your room, you can log on via wireless Internet access (available throughout the property) to research city sights, or make yourself a drink at the minibar. If your feet are weary from walking around the city, you can sink your feet (and your body) into your room's soaking tub.