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Hosteria Ecologica El Faro

Ciudadela La Milina | Mz. G entrando por la UTE, hacia el mar, Salinas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Gabriel was super helpful and the place was awesome! We didn't expect to be able to actually hang out with the animals, but we were pleasantly surprised. We were the only ones present at the hotel, so Gabriel showed us around Salinas and actually took us to a yacht club and private beach. He made us feel terribly special! Haha.... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent two nights at el Faro toward the end of June and got more than we bargained for. The owner, Gabriel, went out of his way to show us around and take us places. We got to see things we didn't even know about, we were taken to a beachfront restaurant for the best seafood I've had in recent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A fantastic place to stay. The owner, Gabriel, makes you welcome from the very start, showing you around the lodge and the various animal occupants. Some animals are caged but all are fantastically looked after - Gabriel has taken them in when unwanted or ill and cared for them from that point onwards. Where it is possible for the animals... More

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Linkoping, Sweden
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

El Faro is located along the beachfront a few kilometers away from the "Malecón" where you find the main beach and most larger hotels in Salinas. This means that you'll need to take a cab ($2) or walk to get there, but what you lose in distance to city center you win in charm and energy. The place is small... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I am the manager of the British Junior surf team and we came to Salinas to compete in the international surfing association world championships. We stayed at Ecologica el faro as our team hotel for two weeks during the event. We undoubtably had the best accommodation out of any of the 33 nations competing at the event. From the minute... More

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Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Rarely do you come across such a remarkable place. Located on the beach, but secluded in all of the flora planted and preserved by the owner Gabriel. The rooms are large and wonderfully furnished and maintained. Pride in his work and Hosteria is evident everywhere. The animals that he cares for are very accessible to guests and you can find... More

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palm desert, ca
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This was our first stop in Ecuador and it was a nice, soft landing. The host, Gabriel Faidutti, was incredibly gracious and accommodating, going so far as to provide a brief tour of Salinas, excellent restaurant recommendations and share his personal knowledge of the area. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable with hot water and air conditioning. The exotic... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We loved our stay here! I'd call it more of a bed & breakfast, very green and lush, I loved the animals - ducks, macaws, peacocks, dogs, monkeys, a tortoise! Gabriel was such a caring and informative host, if he heard we liked something, he'd go and get it and we'd have it for lunch or breakfast the next day.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Klaus' review couldn't be more opposite from our experience. Four of us travelled to Salinas and we are checking out tomorrow. We had an excellent time and Gabriel was lovely. He took us to the Yacht Club for dinner (they were closed and they opened it up just for us). Had an excellent meal. Gabriel gave us great suggestions for... More

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Davos, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed in this hostal on october 9, 2013. After a long busride from Banos to Salinas we arrived at around 6 o'clock in the morning at this hostal, which we found on Tripadvisor and had pretty nice reviews. It was nice that we could check in already in the morning because we needed some sleep. The hostal owner Gabriel... More

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Address: Ciudadela La Milina | Mz. G entrando por la UTE, hacia el mar, Salinas, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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