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Hostal Macondo

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Tarqui 11-64 Y Lamar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Macondo every year for 6 years while in Cuenca. It has never disappointed. My last stay included my 4 year old son, and Macondo proved to be welcoming and the correct choice for traveling with a toddler. The staff are always available and willing to help with any needs. The breakfasts are delicious and the serenity... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostal macondo was one of my highlights from the trip. Not too far from the busier part of town. Reasonably priced, emptier than we had preferred while there, very clean and magical of sorts. Loved the middle atrium and the backyard. Breakfast was simple but tasty with a chef who cooked as you ordered. Would definitely stay again.

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment, we are very glad that we can help some others costummers, we hope to have you back. Jenny. More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I came back to Cuenca this year and stayed in Macondo again and it was wonderful as always. The rooms and common areas are very clean, facing a lovely backyard where you can have breakfast. By the way, yummy breakfast with good coffee, fresh fruit juices (not from concentrate!), awesome breads, plus choices of fruit, muesli or eggs. Staff and... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks a lot we are always, happy to have you and thanks for your comment. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights in a single room with shared bath. My room was not comfortable. It was a small room where a hall way near the stairs was converted into a room. Advice: Do not go for the cheapest room. Breakfast was OK. The two courtyards in the interior were great and one had a hammock in it. The... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Happy New years dear Guest : thanks a lot for your comment which help always to improve our services for the best. we all ready check the internet and is working fine thanks for the suggestions, we always help on time of your kind requests. have a wonderful year and hope we can have you back, please do reserved or... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I stayed at Hostal Macondo when I first arrived in Cuenca. It was a wonderful place to relax and to become acquainted with the city. The breakfast is delicious- homemade granola and fruit, never-ending coffee. The rooms are wonderfully clean, same with the bathrooms. There's a sun-filled courtyard in the middle of the hostel that is a wonderful base for... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the comment, we hope to have you back soon, every comment help another friend. Jenny. More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beds very comfortable, rooms large, breakfast was standard but good. Beautiful courtyard, very friendly/helpful service. A five minute walk from center of town. Very clean place, but down to earth. Would happily return.

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much, for your comments, and welcome any time, we do have a menu for more diverse kind of breakfast which are not in the price of your room, like our Omelet Macondo made with eggs red and green papers and cheese, for $3,00 or our omelet Supreme made with green pepper cheese, ham, and mushrooms, $3,50. Pancake with... More 

Clare, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An oasis with fresh flowers in vases, lush well- tended garden & a resident hummingbird to boot! We were assigned room 3 which overlooked the garden. Good communication from the hostel. Franz, Adrian &Tanya were the 3 helpful receptionists that we dealt with during our 4 night stay. Good wifi. Furniture in room to unpack. A neighbour's dog disturbed our... More 

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Thank atomcat
jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much, for you comment, and yes we can fix the problem with the barking dog, they tell us, is a dog. so we do apology. we hope to have you back. Jenny. More 

San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I unfortunatelly didn't get the chance to stay here so my rating is only based on my experience trying to stay here. I reserved a room through Booking.com that day. I took a 7:30 bus from Banos to Cuenca however we don't arive till 2am. My taxi driver drops me off and I had to ring the door bell to... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

We are very sorry. we fix the problem with booking just in case our adress is TARQUI 11-64 Y LA MAR, there is another macondo maybe? we hope to have you back because we are not full. i am very sorry Jenny. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed for a weekend in Cuenca, loved the city and had a wonderful experience in Macondo. It is located right in the heart of the historic old town, but when you enter it is an oasis of calm. Sitting in the garden or in a hammock, you could be in the countryside, but with the whole city at your feet.... More 

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you comments. Jenny. More 

Waukegan, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Do not be deceived by the pictures you see on the web site or anywhere else about this Macondo Hostal joint. Starting with the service, it is pooooooor; hot water is unreliable and if there is, it just drips and maybe enough for one person to take a shower, forget it if you try to take a bath. Because the... More 

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