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Casa San Rafael

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Bolivar 5-05 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca 593, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Antibes, France
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment i enter this little Hotel,i felt relaxed,all has been taken care so well to make you feel that you are entering in an other era.The Owners always make sure that all is perfectly in orther an you are comfortable enjoying the beauty of this little jewel of Cuenca.Though the house is an old building,all has been restored... More 

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to stay in Cuenca. The hotel is a lovely older house with antiques and nice common areas. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is located a few blocks from the main square. They can also help arrange tours in the area.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa San Rafael is the perfect place to stay if you are looking to enjoy the sights of Cuenca and its nearby attractions. First off-a stay at Casa San Rafael guarantees you a good night's sleep (on a firm mattress), an excellent shower (with water temp. and pressure to refresh), a delicious breakfast to energize you, and overall accommodations to... More 

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Wallington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great location, a few blocks from parque Calderon. Beautiful renovated small Colonial house. Rooms are extra clean and cozy. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Will come back, no doubt. Will recommend it to everyone. Loved it.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A very friendly and helpful staff add to the extreme charm of this beautiful hotel. We were there 4 nights, and were very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful, our room had a little balcony where we could watch the goings on in the street below. Nice little arty details decorate the interior of the hotel, the atmosphere is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Spent 2 days here, rooms are small, the nature of the area- old homes turned into hostels and hotels. The people at the desk are very helpful, to a fault. I never had a question unanswered or a problem not solved immediately. I had a car to park, and the traffic and congestion in the area made me edgy, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Casa San Rafael was the best place we stayed during our entire trip in Ecuador. It is extremely charming with a nice sitting area. The rooms are extremely clean and tastefully decorated. Their breakfast is good and the location of the hotel is wonderful. The staff is extremely helpful and always ready to help. We paid much more for lesser... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My lovely wife of 25 years and I stayed in this quaint hotel while in Cuenca for five days. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and offered great advice for things to do a see. There was always some one at the desk 24 hours a day. Front desk staff all spoke very good English. The went above a beyond... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

An old home, carefully restored--with especially charming public spaces. Great location just a couple of blocks from Parque Calderon, location of the famous "New Cathedral"; also only a few blocks from the river. This place is family-run, which shows up in the incredibly personal and accommodating service. Amazingly, although the hotel fronts on a busy street, the inside is quiet... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a warm and quaint hotel very centrally located and within easy walking distance to most museums, cathedrals, restaurants and shopping. We truly appreciated the accommodations they made when we had a last minute change to our itinerary. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this hotel. Rooms are clean, spacious and bathroom was large with great water... More 

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