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Hostal La Orquidea

Presidente Borrero 9-31 | And S. Bolivar Street, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Hostal La Orquidea
Ranked #16 of 42 Cuenca B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entry into Hostal La Orquidea is impressive. Beautiful staircase, lovely wooden floors. The rooms are a bit disappointing. We could choose out of 5... we took the first two rooms. When we first saw them we asked to see some others, but they were worse. The rooms had no outbound windows, not unusual for Hostals in Equador. However the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At our arrival they told us our room was still occupied and that they could keep our bags secured in an empty room until we return from lunch. When we returned, our bags were already placed at our designated room only to realize many items had disappeared. ($150 value in new clothes and cosmetics). Staff didn't do more than questioning... More

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Manta, Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have stayed twice at this hostel and have enjoyed my stay on both occasions. The staff is very helpful. The breakfast is and the woman serving is very pleasant. There are many good restaurants within walking distance as well as the Parque Claderon. The rooms are small but adequate. The water hot and plentiful. All in all a good... More

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Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Hotel located on busy centre city street. Clean rooms, above average. Car parks nearby. If driving, you have to negotiate all the one way streets to get to it, but the employees are very helpful in directing you.

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Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I stayed at Hostel La Orquedea for most of three weeks. Very good location in Cuenca. Only some nights were noisy but most were ok and quiet after 10 or 11. Staff is like family and were helpful when I had to use their phone to track down lost luggage. Around the corner and one block to Parque Calderon. Everything... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great location - just around the corner from the Plaza Mayor. The entrance is very attractive and the rooms are off the internal courtyard, so they are quiet. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable and showers hot. There was no breakfast on offer when we stayed there though - although there are good cafes nearby. Rooms have a fridge. There is... More

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Lake Oswego
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband and I moved to this hotel after spending our first night in a noisier hotel up the street. This hotel has a charming lobby, a truly old town flavor, and it was quiet! We accidentally lucked into having an entire suite to ourselves, which included two bedrooms, two baths, a big kitchen, living room and dining room. Although... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

For starters, the picture does not do this place justice. I've stayed twice in this hotel and both times have been impressed. The entrance and lobby are quite grand for a "hostal" and really very pretty. The front desk is helpful, polite, and knowledgable of things to do and see in Cuenca. They are fair in their prices too and... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

There are many reasons I spent altogether nearly 3 months at the La Orquidea. If you are interested in exploring the old town of Cuenca, then you couldn't find a more central location or a nicer neighborhood. It is one block east of Parque Calderon. Aside from the location, there are two handy amenities that are not often found, even... More

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NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I tried to look at the hotel's website (hostalorquidea.com). However I got a message saying that the domain is for sale- Is the hotel still around? I always like to book in advance, but without a website it's tough to communicate.

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Additional Information about Hostal La Orquidea

Address: Presidente Borrero 9-31 | And S. Bolivar Street, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Also Known As:
Hostal La Orquidea Hotel Cuenca

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