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Hostal Macondo

Tarqui 11-64 y Mariscal Lamar | PO Box 597, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #14 of 48 hotels in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
jenny v Quito, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Macondo is a nice place clean and close to the most important museums, restaurants. The staff is very friendly and helpful with direcctions. My room n5 have a nice view to the garden, the place is very clean, they have a common kitchen that we can use.

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Sugarloaf
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very good location, helpful, English speaking staff. The rooms were quiet with comfortable beds. Self serve breakfast were fine with refills on coffee and staff did prepare eggs and juice with fruit cup. Kitchen is available for private use and the front desk has cold beer for sale. Safe and secure, it was very good value-around $35 and they accept... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I've stayed at Macondo several times and it has always been very good and safe. The location is perfect, you can walk to many of Cuenca's main attractions (Parque Calderon, the cathedral, food market, hippie jewelry market, etc.) but it is quiet once you go in the hostal and relax in the courtyard. Staff is super helpful, rooms and bathrooms... More

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Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a good place to stay in downtown Cuenca, close to everything. The garden is lovely where you can enjoy your breakfast. The garden rooms are the best and quiet. I'm thankful to the kind owner, Steven for helping me out in a bad situation and especially for the kindness of his partner taking care of me.

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Please note that 5 stars are given for this category of inn, to wit a $30-40 place to stay. This is not a luxury hotel but a well located hotel/hostel at a great price. The room I had for $35 was located next to a garden/ courtyard with beautiful blooming bushes. There is a kitchen with refrigerator which is available... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Within the limits of the old town, but closer to the edge, this is a good basic place to go. The rooms are simple but clean. Yet, the quietness of the inside gardens with their chairs and hammock are the perfect place to take a break. Most of the staff are quite attentive, either while preparing breakfast or at the... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Hi, my time in Cuenca is Magic at Macondo is been Always like a home. The Staff is always helpful, friendly and ready to help. Break fast is just perfect some fruit juices and if you like any other day some extra eggs, pancakes or bacon. The 2 nice garden are just the best and peaceful space for a reading... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed for four nights. Nothing special, but just expected stay. We stayed at a backyard room. The room is somewhat small, but clean. They have a beautiful backyard guarden. Breakfast was fine - bread, cheese, coffee, tea, and juice. The location is good. I have a mixed feeling about the staff service or travel advice. I asked for a... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed at Macondo for 2 nights as it was highlighted as recommended on our footprint guide. The building is actually very nice and clean but I think it's overrated and overpriced. The breakfast only includes bread butter jam and juices, if you want eggs or fruits you need to pay! Plus don't pay with credit card cause the fee... More

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Deutschland
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16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had read that the old, nice looking colonial rooms are not so recommendable due to being noisy because they are close to the reception desk. I therefore had asked for a room surrounding the garden. Well, it was a very small room and although with window it feels dark and I felt like suffocating. A strange thing is that... More

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Address: Tarqui 11-64 y Mariscal Lamar | PO Box 597, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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