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The Slaviero Full Jazz is tucked on a quiet side street in a nice neighborhood. Located in the wealthy Batel area of Curitiba (the capital city of Parana, one of Brazil's southern states), the Slaviero offers upscale amenities for an affordable price, in a part of town that's full of bars and restaurants.
Walk 3 blocks from the hotel to reach Praça do Japão, departure point for the Linha Turismo, a bus line designed exclusively for tourists. Explore the tea house before you board the bus, which departs every 30 minutes. During the 2.5-hour tour, the bus stops at more than 20 attractions: You can get off and explore 4 of them. (Ask the hotel concierge for help buying tickets.)
When you're in the mood to shop, you can head to Shopping Crystal or Shopping Curitiba: Both malls are about 10 minutes on foot from the hotel. If you're in town for a football match, Kyocera Arena is an easy 20-minute jaunt away. You can buy a team shirt at the arena store out front.
Before you head out for the day, fuel up with the complimentary buffet breakfast the Slaviero serves up every morning. Evenings, if you don't feel like leaving the hotel, you can eat a meal and sip a cocktail in the pub off the lobby (while listening to jazz tunes). There's a 24-hour business center with complimentary wireless Internet access you can use to email family back home.
Your air-conditioned room will be a welcome retreat after a busy day looking at city sights. If you want to eat in the privacy of your room, you can order from 24-hour room service. Crack open the minibar to enjoy a nightcap, and then watch the news on the LCD TV. Or, you can just admire the city views through your window. Hook up to the wireless Internet access (complimentary throughout the property) to research attractions.