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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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  • 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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Clare, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Gracias por sus comentarios Senor Fernando Pazminio, esperamos que cunado este preparado para realizar turismo arquitectonico colonial positivo, nos visite y disfrute de nuestra amabilidad. Como le informé el problema de agua lo solucionamos en menos de10 minutos, le volvemos a pedir disculpas, y como usted mismo lo acaba de mencionar, nuestra casa bella y restaurada es Colonial de 125... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The staff are very much interested in the guests' comfort, that much is perfectly clear. They are helpful in all matters regarding travel, day trips, points of interest, restaurants, local events, comfort of your room, just name it. The room are clean, comfortable and suitably appointed.

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

Thanks for your comment, we hope to see you soon. was a pleasure to have you two here. Jenny More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Friendly hosts combined with a peaceful, tranquil and beautiful setting. Loved waking up to the birds singing every morning in their beautiful garden. Anyone staying in Cuenca for a short period of time, this place is highly recommended (check out the suite).

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

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes for great travels More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I spent 7 weeks at the Macondo in March & April of 2015. I fell in love with the peaceful atmosphere, clean surroundings, friendly staff, central location, and quality of visitors that I met at the hostel during my stay. I was able to arrange a long term rental rate while volunteering at a local school for almost 2 months.... More 

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

Thanks for the comment and yes we do miss you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I loved this charming hostel located near all the Cuenca must-see's. I appreciated its cleanliness, efficient staff, affordable cost and (maybe most importantly for me) how remarkably quiet this place was. The manager bent over backwards to get a driver for me in the pouring rain when no taxis were available. Without her help I could easily have missed my... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope that all your travels are pleasant and that we might see you again. Warm regards. More 

Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

GREAT place to stay! The free book exchange is such a nice bonus. Rooms are impeccably clean and staff is super friendly. Hostal Macondo is truly a piece of paradise in the middle of the historic center. Reasonable rates and you can feel good knowing that the ownership and management are great people who give back to the community they... More 

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

Thanks so much for the comment we are happy you have a nice expirience. welcome to book on time before your next trip to Cuenca. More 

Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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

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

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