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Hostal Macaw

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Cdla. Guayaquil, Calle Victor Hugo Sicouret y Emilio Soro Lenti | Manzana 11, Villa 8, Guayaquil EC00000, Ecuador
Hostal Macaw
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located 5 minutes from the airport, this place is quiet, charming, very friendly and very clean. The rooms are large and comfortable with good air conditioning. Bottled water is provided. Fanny and the staff go out of their way to welcome you and help you with any travel issues (e.g. transfers, etc.) at the time of reservation and also when... More 

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Peer, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for 1 night. The hotel is not far from the airport (10 minutes with taxi). The staff is very friendly. The room is very clean and the bed is very good. Good breakfast too. It is a bit far from the centre of the city but we went by taxi for 3.5 dollars. Good airco in room.... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My daughter was traveling by herself, and was going to be going thru Guayaquil several times. We choose Macaw based on the great reviews here. Her schedule changed a couple of times, and they were very understanding in changing her reservations. They scheduled transfers from/to the airport and bus terminal, so she would feel safe and comfortable by herself. After... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I read about the Hostal Macaw in "A Naturalist's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Steve Rosenberg" (http://www.amazon.com/Naturalist-Guide-Gal%C3%A1pagos-Islands-2nd-ebook/dp/B00KL67EFW/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1416588547&sr=8-9&keywords=galapagos+islands), an excellent guide to planning a trip with many helpful tips. Rosenberg described the hostal as a place to see the culture of Ecuador and the owners (Fanny Paltin and Rodrigo Sangolqui) as very helpful in arranging transport to and from the... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We recently stayed at this hostel on the recommendation of my brother. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the facility and how helpful the owners and staff were. The location was close to the airport, mall and the Ecua-Andino hat store. The owners offer many books in the lobby about Ecuador in general as well as more specific... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I stayed at Hostal Macaw in September of 2013 and had an extremely enjoyable stay, so I booked another stay there for two nights last week and found the same impeccable service. The owners, Fanny and Rodrigo, are super friendly and helpful and Rodrigo even went to the mall with me to help get funds from an ATM as I... More 

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Pittsburgh
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our group of nine stayed at the Macaw for two nights on our way to Baltra. It's less than 10 minutes from the airport and a short walk to an air-conditioned shopping mall. There are several near-by restaurants that have good food. The hotel has a gated entry with staff always on duty to answer the bell. There's a small... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having booked a flight to Baltra via San Salvador, which had a 7 hour layover in Guayaquil, my 20-something daughter and I had to choose whether to stay at the airport or head into town. Given that our arrival at Guayquil was shortly after midnight (and our flight out would be at 8:30 a.m. that same morning), we needed to... More 

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Monterey, CA
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9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very nice accomodations in a quiet location, area feels safer than another area where we spent several nights. Hotel is, literally, 5 minutes from the airport, so great for overnighting before those early morning departures. Decorations are a touch spare...but that's a nit. We departed at 4:30 am and the hotel saw us off with sack breakfasts to munch on... More 

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Portsmouth, RI
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our flight was very late getting into Guayaquil, but there was still someone waiting at the front desk to let us into our room. Breakfast was wonderful, lots of fresh, homemade food. The taxi driver they arranged to take us to the airport stayed with us and walked us through everything we needed for our flight to Galapagos and probably... More 

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