Packed with green spaces, interesting landmarks and eye-catching architecture, the city of Curitiba is an excellent destination for a weekend getaway in Brazil.
The city is internationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of urban planning, which means it’s very travel-friendly- you’ll find no shortage of public transport links and hotels at your disposal. You can also enjoy complete peace of mind while exploring here as Curitiba is a safe city to visit in Brazil in 2023.
As the capital of Paraná, Curitiba has good flight connections to the United States and other international destinations via Afonso Pena Airport. It’s also not too far away from some of the most breathtaking sights in the world including the world-famous natural wonder of Iguazu Falls. From the Macuco Trail to the Buddhist Temple, there are plenty of sights to see and things to do at Iguazu Falls.
Whether you’re looking for simple, safe and budget-friendly accommodation or you’re in search of something a little more upmarket, our 9 of the best Curitiba hotels will help you choose exactly where to book for a weekend break. But be warned- this city is so unique, you’ll be lured into staying well past Sunday!
Novotel Curitiba Batel
Boasting plenty of leisure and entertainment facilities coupled with a great situation close to all the major attractions, the 4 star Novotel Curitiba Batel is a superb option for every type of traveler in search of a city break in Brazil. As hotels in Curitiba go, this one ticks lots of boxes, including slick service and a welcome drink upon arrival. The hotel offers an on-site gym and conference suite, as well as a restaurant and a lounge bar with an impressive cocktail menu. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, from flavor-packed Brazilian specialities to unfussy, child-friendly meals.
There are a number of different room configurations on offer, including suites if you’re traveling as a family or if you’re considering staying longer than a weekend in Curitiba. Each room is well-furnished in a clean, contemporary style with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and desk. Free wifi is available across the hotel, and the lounge offers a social setting for taking care of business. The hotel also offers a garden and sun terrace- bear this in mind if you’re traveling during the warmer months and outside space is important to you. A 24 hour concierge desk is on hand, as well as luggage storage for ease and convenience.
The famous 24 hour street is located just five minutes walk from the hotel, with the Contemporary Art Museum and the Novo Batel Mall also on your doorstep. While staying at this hotel in Curitiba, you’ll be well placed to admire artwork, indulge in retail therapy and soak up the city’s vibrant culture and architecture. Afterwards, return to the hotel and start working your way through the bar’s expansive cocktail list- although you’ll probably be there a while. Fan favorites include highballs infused with whole chillis and tropical punches garnished with fresh kiwi.
Address: R. Dr. Pedrosa, 288 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80420-120, Brazil
Best for: Families, business trips, long-stays
Grand Hotel Rayon
A well-designed 4 star hotel in Curitiba, the Grand Hotel Rayon has been beautifully styled with a refined and elegant theme that carries from the communal spaces through to the rooms. Stand-out features of this Curitiba hotel include a gym and spa facilities. After a day of meandering through the streets of the city, be sure to head straight to the Anna Pegova spa to enjoy an invigorating massage or a session in the steam room. You’ll even enjoy a slice of your spa experience in your room, thanks to luxury toiletries.
As well as a swish conference centre, the hotel plays host to two restaurants with different dining options. Restaurant Bull Prime centres around Brazilian classics and steak dishes, while Restaurante Hai Yo has a more zingy and refreshing menu that’s inspired by the gastronomy of Asia. Reviews recommend the sushi dishes, while the hotel’s Instagram page tells us you shouldn’t skip over room service- the presentation is seriously picture-worthy. The rooms are equally indulgent with great facilities, soundproofed windows and work desks. Some rooms even have hottubs- perfect for a romantic weekend break for two. But if you are traveling with tiny tots, the staff at this hotel are masters at keeping children occupied and entertained- enquire at the front desk about ‘Pyjama Parties’.
Located just twenty minutes’ drive from Afonso Pena International Airport, Grand Hotel Rayon has a central location and online reviews report that the hotel offers excellent access to free wifi across the property, as well as friendly concierge staff who can help point you in the right direction of the sights of the city. Japan Square is a six minute drive away and offers an interesting cultural insight into the city, while the botanical garden of Curitiba is 15 minute drive away and offers a lovely spot to while away the afternoon.
Address: Rua Visconde de Nácar, 1424 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80410-201, Brazil
Best for: Couples, families, sightseers, food-lovers
Hotel San Juan Johnscher
A refreshing contrast to the urban feel of Curitiba, Hotel San Juan Johnscher is located in a beautiful older building in the heart of the city’s downtown district. Bursting with character, this venue is ideal for honeymooners or anyone in search of a more traditional hotel in Curitiba.
There are 24 boutique suites available, many of which feature tall windows that offer lovely views, Parisian-style balconettes and the chance to feel even closer to the city. If you’re staying at this hotel after a wedding, the hotel offers a lovely backdrop for bridal shots. Each room is air conditioned, with internet access, a desk and television. The on-site Restaurante Zucker is continuously praised for its menu and ingredients, with a superb buffet breakfast spread and an afternoon tea option which includes Brazilian sweet treats.
The 4 star hotel has an excellent location close to the city center which means you have some great attractions within walking distance. Stroll around Tiradentes Square- also known as Praça Tiradentes- followed by a trip to the Contemporary Art Museum. The Regina Vogue Theatre is also located just a short walk away- it’s temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but you can still admire the pretty pastel buildings in the area. Rua das Flores (Flowers Street) is also situated close by.
Address: R. Barão do Rio Branco, 354 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80010-180, Brazil
Best for: Couples, honeymooners
Hotel Slaviero Essential Curitiba Centro
As one of the most popular hotels in Curitiba, Hotel Slaviero Essential Curitiba Centro has an unbeatable location right in the city center with a number of on-site amenities for you to enjoy during your stay. This includes a polished lobby area with an Instagram-worthy bar and a gym for keeping up your fitness routine while traveling. There’s also a sauna that you can retreat to after a day of sightseeing in Curitiba- it costs extra but it’s worth it to go to bed feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready for a new day of exploring.
The hotel’s interior styling matches the modern feel of the city, with clean, pared-back rooms that offer flat-screen TVs and work desks. Free wifi is available across the venue, and there are room configurations available that cater well to traveling to children. The 4 star hotel offers a lovely breakfast spread in an attractive setting, as well as a restaurant with a creative menu that volunteers a number of different dining options. Online reviews implore you to try the craft burgers for a mouthwatering taste of Brazil. Best of all, the hotel is part of Slaviero Hotéis chain, so you know you’re getting exceptional quality.
Those with a love of culture will find plenty to see and do in Curitiba while staying here. General Osorio Square is practically next door, as is the 24 hour street and the Paranaense Museum. You can also jump in a taxi and head to the Wire Opera House, which is just under 10 minutes’ drive away, or pay a visit to the Largo da Ordem markets on a Sunday morning. The Wire Opera House is a must-see during your stay here; constructed in just 75 days out of steel tubes, the building is completely surrounded by water with access via a little bridge. You’ll feel as though you’re miles away from the buzz of the big city.
Address: R. Sen. Alencar Guimarães, 50 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80010-070, Brazil
Best for: Couples, luxury-lovers
Rede Andrade Vernon
Clean and comfortable, the Rede Andrade Vernon is a stellar budget-friendly option that offers good room rates year round. This 3 star hotel is well located just opposite the Curitiba Rodoferroviaria, the bus and rail terminal- ideal if you’re planning to stay longer than a weekend and do some traveling around Paraná. The Serra Verde Express is incredibly popular for dizzying mountain views through Brazil’s forested interior, (it’s considered one of the top things to do in Curitiba) and you couldn’t be better placed for hopping on a train and adventuring through the mountains. You could even travel even further afield and pay a visit to the majestic Iguazu Falls, which is around 8 hours drive away (there are some good overnight bus routes to choose from). If you’re looking to spend a few nights outside the city, check out the best hotels to stay in at Iguazu Falls.
Curitiba’s Rede Andrade Vernon hotel offers good prices, simple styling and plenty of amenities including a 24/hour concierge and free wifi. You can choose between a range of different room options, from a single suite through to a well-appointed studio with luxurious spa bath. The rooms are all air-conditioned with balconies, flat-screen TV screens and minibars.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room, and there’s luggage storage available as well as private parking. During your stay at this hotel in Curitiba, it’s easy to visit many of the other attractions in the city centre. Jump in a taxi and head for the Federal University or the Japanese Botanical Gardens- both are under a mile away.
Address: Av. Presidente Affonso Camargo, 455 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80060-090, Brazil
Best for: Backpackers, anyone looking to explore the area surrounding the city
Intercity Curitiba Batel
Supreme style and world-class comfort come together in the Intercity Curitiba Batel. This highly-rated hotel in Curitiba has a good location and on-site restaurant for total convenience and comfort while traveling and you’ll find a wide selection of menu options for both breakfast and dinner. The bar and restaurant area have a bohemian-chic vibe, with leafy foliage and bronze accents contributing to the refined ambience. You couldn’t imagine a better spot to enjoy a meal- it has that romantic, castaway quality you might expect from a romantic hotel for two in Bali. There’s also a charming lounge area where you can catch up on work or read a book.
Each room is furnished in a warm and welcoming style, with blonde wood surfaces and sky blue pops of color. Reviews promise modern and exceptionally clean suites, with good value for money to top it off. Each room is air conditioned, with a TV, desk and basic electronic equipment, along with free wifi that’s fast and reliable. Smart TV is also on hand for evening entertainment.
The prime selling point of this hotel in Curitiba is the location- hit the shops at Novo Batel Mall or head for the Hard Rock Cafe for the signature Hard Rock atmosphere and all-American menu. The concierge will be able to help you if you’re looking to venture further out- a short taxi journey will take you Barigui Park if you’re interested in enjoying some court sports or an outdoor picnic.
Address: Rua Vinte e Quatro de Maio, 144 Centro – Curitiba / PR Cep 80230-080
Best for: Families, couples, food lovers
NH Curitiba the Five
For those looking for shopping in Curitiba, this hotel is the stand-out choice. With 4 stars to its name and an incredible location within a commercial and business complex, NH Curitiba the Five offers its guests all the amenities they could possibly wish for- including a sun terrace. The hotel has also recently updated its policy on Covid-19, so you can rest assured you’re staying in a safe and hygienic venue.
As well as the shopping centre on your doorstep, a gym is on hand for those looking to work out while staying here. It’s well-equipped for casual gym-goers as well as more serious fitness aficionados. There’s a well-reviewed Spanish restaurant that serves a variety of tapas-style dishes- expect fresh ingredients, interesting flavour twists and professional and friendly service from the waiting staff. Afterwards, head to the bar and have the bartender whip up an aperitif of your choosing. The bar is usually open until 10pm.
Each suite is refined and elegant, with wood flooring and a modern lilac and gray color palette enlivening the space. Flat-screens TV come as standard in every suite, and there is a good range of children’s channels for entertaining little ones. After a morning of shopping (or watching a movie- the mall has a cinema inside), be sure to stop by the reception (it’s open 24/7) and ask them to book a taxi to explore the sights of Curitiba. The Oscar Niemeyer Museum is a 10-minute drive away, while the well-known Wire Opera House is just a little further afield.
Address: R. Nunes Machado, 68 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80250-000, Brazil
Best for: Couples, families, shopping fans
Hotel Confiance Soho Batel
Just a twenty minute taxi away from Afonso Pena International Airport, Hotel Confiance Soho Batel has a sleek and modern feel that’s made it a popular option for a weekend break in downtown Curitiba. The 4 star rated hotel offers a conference hall, a restaurant and a superb situation close to all the most sought-after sights of the city. The breakfast spread is impeccable as well- expect fresh fruits, a range of cereals and a mix of Brazilian and European pastries.
Each room feels light, bright and airy thanks to an abundance of crisp white tones. Every room comes with a work desk and TV screen as standard, as well as air conditioning, a minibar and basic electronic appliances for guests’ complete convenience. Best of all, room rates per night are competitive, so this hotel is a great choice for staying in Curitiba on a budget.
Online reviews praise the multilingual and helpful staff at this hotel. There are also some good deals to be had when you book in advance. If you want to explore further than the immediate area surrounding this three-star hotel, you can jump in a taxi and be at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in just under fifteen minutes. The botanical gardens and Japan Square are around 10 minutes drive away, while the quirky Italian enclave of Santa Felicidade is a little over 10 minutes away- ask the concierge to book you a table and a cab, and you’ll be dining on Italian food faster than you can say ‘Mamma Mia’.
Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos de Carvalho, 784 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80430-180, Brazil
Best for: Backpackers, sightseers
Ibis Curitiba Shopping
Another great option for a spot of retail therapy during your stay in Curitiba, the Ibis Curitiba Shopping has an impressive location slap bang in the city center, and comes with all of the amenities you’d expect from Ibis.
The 3 star hotel is housed in a tall building that offers sweeping views over the city’s sprawling streets- a big bonus for light sleepers who can choose a room on one of the upper floors. Staff are professional and friendly and each room is well-appointed and well-equipped with a TV screen, a comfortable box-spring bed, and plenty of storage. The hotel is primed for longer stays or business trips, with a strong wifi connection throughout the property and a desktop work station in the main lobby.
The hotel caters well to dining on site, with a restaurant and bar and a mouthwatering buffet spread for breakfast. There’s an outdoor terrace on hand for evening drinks or a morning coffee alfresco. The Ibis Curitiba Shopping is a convenient and comfortable base camp for your stay in the city, and after taking full advantage of all the breakfast delicacies on offer, hop in a taxi and go exploring. The Contemporary Art Museum and Tiradentes Square are within walking distance, while the Wire Opera House and Barigui Park are just a short drive away.
Address: R. Brg. Franco, 2154 – Centro, Curitiba – PR, 80250-030, Brazil
Best for: Business travelers, couples