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Hostal Macondo

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Tarqui 11-64 y Mariscal Lamar | PO Box 597, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Cuenca
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Macondo is the perfect place to stay when visiting Cuenca. It's a short, safe walk from the center of town. It's quiet and clean with a wonderful staff, a charming garden, and plenty of hot water. Breakfast is just right and the vibe throughout is casual and quaint.

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Thanks for your great review of Macondo and Cuenca. We hope to see you soon. Macondo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite place to stay in Cuenca is Hostal Macondo, a quiet charming hostal that is much closer to a boutique hotel than a backpacker hostel. After being on the road for work in Ecuador for three weeks, I was very glad to have laundry service, hot showers, delicious breakfast (great coffee!), and fast wifi. I paid $35 per night... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Macondo is located near the center of Cuenca in a colonial style building. It is tucked away with a double entrance. Once the doors open, you are in paradise; it is a refuge from the city noise. It is quiet and peaceful. The grounds are spectacular, complete with a coconut tree, beautiful flowers, and hummingbirds. There is beautiful Ecuadorean artwork... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hostal is tucked away from the main street leading to a lovely colonial style garden inn. Rooms are varied depending on number of guests and amenities, such as personal bathroom, bed size, and budget. Breakfast is included. Wifi connection is strong with several router terminals. Courtyard is very lovely and the flowers attracts hummingbirds. If you want rustic charm,... More 

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Steven W, Owner at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind thoughts. We are so happy you enjoy Hostal Macondo. Best wishes and hope to see you soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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43 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has to be one of the quietest place I have ever stayed. There was not a peep. The grounds are very beautiful. There are areas to sit outside whether you want to be in the sun, shade, under cover, it's all there. There is a kitchen to use. The breakfast was very good. The WiFi was great. The... More 

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Steven W, Owner at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Hi, We're happy you enjoyed Cuenca. Sorry the water wasn't as hot as you would have liked. Since the gas is in tanks and not piped in from the street, even though we try, we don't always know soon enough when a tank runs out. Sometimes it happens when someone is showering and it's awkward to report :) Best wishes. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After two weeks in a fourth floor studio apartment facing a typically busy and noisy street in Cuenca, it was a relief to spend the night and following day at Hostal Macondo lounging and catching up on work before flying back home that evening. The descriptions given by other reviewers are accurate. Hostal Macondo is simple, well-maintained, and, I guess,... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in a room out the back facing the garden. A simple but clean and comfortable room with enough space. The rooms in the main house might be noisier with people coming and going but they are more stylish rooms. The staff were very helpful, good security, and a solid morning breakfast. We really loved Cuenca... More 

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Steven W, Owner at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed Cuenca and Macondo. Best wishes More 

Ghent, Belgium
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This hotel has a colonial style building in the front, with a small yard surrounded by rooms on the back. We took a room in the back, those in the front tend to be noisier with the bell of the door rining and people staying in the back passing through. Our room was clean, but a little worn. There was... More 

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Steven W, Owner at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are always working to improve and will focus on your evaluation. Happy New Year. Hope to see you again. More 

Los Altos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We quite enjoyed room 12 of this hostal which was actually a suite with bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. The setting is lovely and we had a private stair and walkway. State of the art TV was only used for a short-time but still appreciated. Excellent wifi. The breakfast in the morning, included in our room rate was delicious.... More 

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Steven W, Owner at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

So happy that you enjoyed Cuenca and especially Macondo. Best wishes. Hope to see you again. More 

Quito, Ecuador
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

At my room swite number 4, i sleep like a baby, and read my book at the garden. Some times i watch a humingbird flying around my and the flowers. After a while i enjoy the breakfast a deliciuos mango juice with some salad fruit , one of the tree opcions. Coffe the best!

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