I'll start by saying that this is the best hotel in Curitiba in this particular price range.
I stayed here for a few weeks on business, and was initially confused by the SPG classification - a higher rating than, for example, Le Meridien in Shanghai, but the two hotels are worlds apart. The general standard of hotels in South America is far lower than you might find elsewhere in the world.
However, the Four Points in Curitiba is not a bad hotel, and despite appearances, it does have some very good points which aren't initially obvious.
Some minor niggles. Furnishings are a bit tired and threadbare in places. Despite being in a North facing room, it was still very dark due to the window being recessed by a few feet of concrete. Not enough natural daylight for my liking. For a longer stay, the configuration of the room was adequate, but perhaps not as spacious as might be desired.
On the positive side, the food in the restaurant was really a pleasant surprise - good quality and well-presented.
No bath in the bathroom, but the shower made up for it. Excellent water pressure which, if taken unawares, might pin you against the far wall of the shower cubicle. Surely a contender for Best Shower in Hotel award.
The location of the hotel is good for local amenities, including a variety of restaurants. The entire neighbourhood was currently undergoing road, walkway, and crossing maintenance, so walking could be hazardous, but that's just a transient condition.
What pulls the hotel (in my opinion) out of the 3/5 rating to a 4, is the staff. The staff are very helpful and very friendly. Most of them speak a good standard of English, which, in a country where English is generally not even considered a valid option for a second language, is very welcome indeed and much appreciated. ...and it doesn't hurt to learn some basic Portuguese.
A special mention goes to Reinaldo - one of the bar staff. Very helpful, always very cheerful, and makes possibly the best Caipirinhas in the world. He never let us down.
I wish these guys every success for the massive influx of visitors during the World Cup. It's going to be tough. :)
Thank you very everything!
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Curitiba
- Four Points Curitiba
- Curitiba Four Points
- Curitiba Sheraton
- Four Points By Sheraton Curitiba Brazil