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The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca

Av. Quito y Av. Tulcan, Ecuador
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Something of a mixed bag. The hotel is reasonably new, and the rooms are rather large and kept clean. It's a good ways back from the harbor/center and uphill … not so bad in the mornings/evenings, pretty hot in middle of the day (and not a scenic walk). Young fellow who checked us in was friendly and gave some good... More 

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review
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Estimado pasajero, en nombre de todo nuestro personal, agradecemos mucho su opinión. La haremos saber a los trabajadores y con... More 

Hillsboro, Oregon
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very large clean rooms. Was a bit of a hike from the water, but used the $1 cabs when I was lazy. Breakfast was just ok but was included. Also had free wifi which worked pretty well. Our AC didn't work and for three days was not fixed - that is my only complaint about this hotel. Very nice staff.

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review
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Estimada cliente, muchas gracias por su opinión. Nos ayuda a mejorar nuestro servicio para que sea mejor cada día. Lamentamos... More 

California
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located in a quieter neighborhood yet easy to walk to the harbor area. Rooms are have ample space, nice beds, with very neat sheets and comfy pillows. The property is maintained very well. A pool and Jaccuzi to relax after tours. The owner's family members and Rafael have great customer service. Breakfast and other meals were delicious... More 

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review
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Estimada cliente, agradecemos mucho su opinión acerca de nuestro hotel. Para nosotros fue un placer servirle y atenderle. Esperamos que... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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90 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Well, San Cristobal does not have too much to offer, nature is wonderful but moving around is not that easy, This hotel is up on one hill and 12-15 minutes on foot from the harbor, The rooms are big but that's all, hot water sometimes does not work, internet in exceedingly slow, breakfast is always the same and not that... More 

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión estimado pasajero. Lamento cualquier inquietud que haya tenido. Por desgracia el internet en las Islas... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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338 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This hotel was part of a package I prearranged so I was not aware of other choices. I was there for 3 nights and meals were included. It is not in the best location as I would have liked to be near the pier as there may have been more to do. The room was very nice and it is... More 

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I completely understand your concerns. Unfortunately our hotel is more for people who come in family to enjoy nature of the Galapagos Islands. I, like you, a Bed & Breakfast hotel would have been perfect for you. One for backpackers who come to drink beer and walk around the town. The food we offer in our hotel is... More 

Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed there while diving and fishing in September. It was a nice place with large rooms and comfortable beds. There was always plenty of hot water clean rooms. The breakfast was good and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The only negative was that it was a long walk to the waterfront or a taxi ride. I would stay... More 

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review
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Le agradecemos mucho por su opinión. La misma la haremos extensiva a todo nuestro personal. Esperamos con mucho gusto su... More 

Marin County
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We just returned from Ecuador...and found the hotel clean, pool nice, hot showers, but the best was the staff. The desk person is a very helpful young man from Cuba...I believe he has only been there a couple months. But he was incredible. My husband left his wallet in backseat of taxi...and was trying to catch the taxi...this young man... More 

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Rafael C, Gerente at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are very thankfull for your great review. We always do what we can in order to help our guests. I will notify to our staff about your opinion. We will be more than happy to assist you the next time you come to Ecuador. Best wishes, Ing. Rafael Alejandro Cuza Villarreal More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Location is about a 15 minute uphill walk from the waterfront near the pier. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue because taxi rides are only $1, however we were never lucky enough to get a taxi from the hotel down to the pier. We probably could have asked the hotel to call us one, but instead we ended up walking... More 

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Estimada pasajera, agradecemos mucho su opinión y le aseguro que la haremos extensiva con nuestro personal en el hotel para... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful, and at the same time quite informal. The breakfast was fair and, although we did not use it, the pool looked great. Cons: The location. It is several blocks uphill and when you return from an excursion, somewhat tired, you can find this annoying. This may result in wanting to get a... More 

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Estimado pasajero, le agradecemos mucho su opinión, le aseguro que se la haremos llegar al personal en el hotel. Esperaremos... More 

Moretown, Vermont, United States
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My room was clean, although dated. In 3 nights I never once had hot water, no matter how long I left it running or when I tried. Breakfast was good and the WiFi worked. However, it was the only one of 5 hotels I stayed at in Ecuador that required me to sit in a common area for internet access.... More 

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Rafael C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, le agradecemos mucho su opinión, haremos extensivo su sentir al personal de nuestro hotel, esperamos con mucho gusto... More 

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