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Hotel Lancaster
Ranked #18 of 103 Hotels in Curitiba
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I really wanted to rate this 5 stars, on the face of it the room was spotless and comfortable, with a great breakfast in a similarly clean, pleasant dining room. The staff were pleasant too, according to my wife who is Brazilian.

On the second day of a 5 day stay we were the only people having breakfast quite late, when a rat ran into the dining room via the swing door to the kitchen. It was chased back into the kitchen by the staff and I was advised the problem was resolved. Apparently every week the council clear the drains near the kitchen and a pipe cover was left off, with the rat entering via the back door when nobody was looking.

On day 4 of our 5 day stay we found broken glass between the two beds which fortunately we didn't tread on. These were large pieces not shards and it was clearly careless for the room maid to overlook this.

As we were travelling with my elderly mother-in-law it was impractical to move hotels. So, we have a situation with 2 potential one-off incidents but serious enough for me to unfortunately grade this hotel as poor. I say it is a shame as everything else was great and consistent with other positive reviews.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
10  Thank GaryCoulsdonUK
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was a nice surprise from all the big chain hotels I usually stay in.

We arrived early and they had a room available, even though it was way before check-in time.
The room was a bit noisy during work hours, but I suspect it was because of its very central location and open stores outside.

It was the friendliest staff I found in Brazil so far. Breakfast was good. Lobby bar and food was good. Cleaning was great.

Room Tip: Ask for a room far from the main street for less noise.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Along with the Hosteria in Colon and the Corrientes Plaza, the Lancaster was up there as a trip favourite.
Excellent climate, especially coming from the heat and humidity of Foz and just right for acclimatising us for a return to chilly UK.
Excellent value for money; great location (just a block from the peatonal); a smallish but adequate room; really cool bathroom; tremendous breakfast (also with that funny milk!!); and, once again, staff who couldn't do enough for you.
For morning coffee, amble up to the peatonal to a small resto/bar on the right. You might get lucky and get drawn into the conversations/arguments with the guys around you.
For afternoon 'tea' try the Lancasters pastelleria - they will direct you and you will get a guest discount.
For an evening beer, try either the Lebanese place or Bar Stuart up on Praca Osorio.
To get a really good feel for the city, do get the Tourist Bus up on Tiradentes. It's pricey - but worth it.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bluebottle47
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

When you first see this hotel from the outside you'll think "what have I got myself into?".
When you get inside it's a different story. The service is fantastic and the front desk staff speak English and are very helpful. The decor and bathrooms have been recently updated and everything worked as it should.

The location is a very central but still a few blocks away from the really nice area around the shopping center. There's an area to park your car for a brief moment and hotel staff will park your car for you. No frills hotel that I wouldn't hesitate to book a room in the future. You can't beat the price.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank shinrai
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

I have stayed at the Lancaster in Rio several times. Although it's a little rough around the edges, I've tolerated it because it's not too expensive and the balcony looks over Copocabana Beach.

I was very pleasantly surprised by the Curitiba Lancaster. It literally glows (it's bright and attractive at night) good management. In almost any hotel, I seem to have some sort of unfortunate incident. Perhaps the showers sprays me in the face when I turn it on, the air conditioning might be ineffective, or I may get one of those annoying down quilt things on my bed that seems to heat up to about the temperature it takes to cook a small turkey at 4:00 am.

The Lancaster in Curitiba, however, was faultless. Every single thing was great. I shouldn't end without mentioning the staff. Virtually everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful and some seemed over-qualified. They must pay their staff well and treat them right.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank KenGardner
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Lancaster is a traditional hotel just in the middle of Curitiba downtown.
I shared a room wtih a job mate ant we really appreciated the period.
The breakfast was perfect, and also the room was brand new (512, I guess).
You may frequent a very good Gym Center nearby. Being a guest, you pay nothing for this benefit.
Theres a swimming pool, and all that fitness stuff.
We got there by executive bus, wich stops 2 blocks far from it, but you pay only R$ 8,00 from the airport.

Room Tip: 512 was brand new. Avoid low and front floors.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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4  Thank Fredthetraveler
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Room Tip: procurar andares mais altos, não proximo ao poço do elevador e buscar um com vista frontal.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Lancaster

Address: Rua Voluntarios da Patria 91, Curitiba, State of Parana 80020-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Parana > Curitiba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Curitiba
#27 Business Hotel in Curitiba
Price Range: $58 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lancaster 3.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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