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Amalur Hostal Restaurante

San Andres, al frente de la plaza civica, Canoa EC132251, Ecuador
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Ranked #1 of 8 Canoa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Zhanjiang, China
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144 reviews 144 reviews
34 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at Hostal Amalur and had a great time. The owners were really nice people and gave us a lot of help in planning our stay not just in Canoa, but travelling further up the coast. The rooms are nice and clean and come with mosquito nets, and the bathrooms have hot water. There is a lavenderia... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I somewhat randomly ended up in Canoa for the weekend and stumbled across Hostel Amalur. While we didn't have reservations, and the hostel was pretty much booked up, the owners went out of their way to accommodate us and were so friendly and professional our entire stay! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The food at... More

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Morrisville, Vermont
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Amazing restaurant, incredible staff (Lorena and Diego, the owners, as well as their little girl Luna are truly one of a kind individuals!) and comfortable clean rooms! We were only going to be in Canoa for a few days but stayed for 12 because of these people and this place! We stayed in the rooms as well as one of... More

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Chepachet, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed 2 nites at Baloo cabins, the owner recommended Amalur for dinner,we went back for lunch and dinner the second day! Spaghetti con camarrones! Grilled king prawns,and chocolate cake! All excellent and very reasonable prices .

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The hotel was great, a few blocks off the beach, a pretty good restaurant downstairs, a nice court year, comfortable rooms and reasonable prices ($25 dollars for a double room with private bathroom). However the shower was a disaster. The water pressure was awful and it took me half an hour to wash the shampoo out of my hair. On... More

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devon, uk
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31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights and were very pleased with the choice. The staff are very friendly and the food is fantastic .. the prawns were amazingly fresh, tasty and plentiful. Highly recommended.

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Santander, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Without a doubt this is THE PLACE to rest while in Canoa, managers are GREAT and sooooo helpful, they will take care of you to the very detail. Rooms are super, clean and big, restaurant is among the best in town with excellent Spanish dishes, WIFI works just great and any extra thing you might need while in Canoa just... More

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Puerto Quito, Ecuador
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed in Canoa for seven nights at the Amalur Hostel. I am still not sure what the difference is, but the place was more like a hotel than a hostel. All of the rooms were privates with their own bathroom and it had a terrace complete with several hammocks and good views of the surrounding hills and the ocean.... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I can't begin to express how much I liked the Hostal Amalur. I booked it on a whim when I was coming to Canoa without realizing it was Carnival week. The whole town filled up within 2 days. Initially the Hostal Amalur only had availability for 2 nights for me so I set out to find a new spot...I returned... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I came to Canoa with only one nights reservation and ended up staying for a week. The owners were happy to accommodate us and even upgraded our rooms when their were extras available. They were very lovely people who spoke great English and were happy to accommodate all of our questions and even made great suggestions towards... More

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Address: San Andres, al frente de la plaza civica, Canoa EC132251, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Canoa
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Hostal Amalur is a new hostel where you will feel like at home, is well located, out of the noisy area but close enough to listen the ocean at night. Here you can find nice atmosphere, good tips, good food, and help to organize your days in our town.We, Diego and Lorena will help you in all that you need trying to make easy your stay and making you able to relax and enjoy the beach of Canoa.If you want to stay longer periods we make special prices for weeks or months. Is an ideal place to learn spanish with a native speaker from Spain while you are surfing or just spending your holidays.The hostel has 2 dorms ( 3 beds each) and another 6 double rooms with twin or double beds. Every room has a fan, mosquito net, locally crafted wooden beds and beautiful Ecuadorian art. All of them with private bathroom, hot water, and free wifi. Bed sheets, linen and towels are provided, and the bathrooms has hot water 24hsWe have three common areas, one in the roof where you will relax seeing the sunsets in the hammocks, another one is a patio with garden and the restaurant.We are located two blocks from the beach and one block from the main street. ... more   less 
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