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Mansion del Rio

Barrio Las Penas, Calle Numa Pompilio Llona No. 120 next to Puerto Santa Ana, in front of Rio Guayas., Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #8 of 61 Guayaquil B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The hotel is at the end of a cobbled street in the La Pena area of Guayaquil so it is a quiet spot. It is a beautiful old building with great views of the river & is filled with all sorts of quirky lights, furniture & nick knacks. The staff were friendly & the hotel certain,y felt safe. The only... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A rare view of colonial Ecuador and the birth place of Sir Frederick Ashton. We were taken around by Abel, the restorer of this intriguing house. I highly recommend Rooms 1 and 2 with their amazing views of the river. A haven in a city that struggles with keeping apace with the speed of a growing city. Dinner at Plaza... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The ultimate quirky, delightful hotel, in a wonderful location. I flew into Guayaquil and was advised by a fellow passenger not to go out along, ever, in Guayaquil. Not what I wanted to hear as a solo traveller with a day to explore the city. But the location is wonderful - best in Guayaquil - , the staff are so... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut, United States
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This hotel is quite charming but only for a few days. Do not go here is you are not in good shape. Just to get to eh front desk you need to walk up 2 flights of stairs from street level. The hot water in the shower tends to go on and off so makes taking a shower interesting. Luckily... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Make sure you book online in advance. They won't give you lower price at desk, especially if you drove out here at night. Decent rooms, but not for a price about $100. They do have plenty of parking. Bar is ok. They do have slips on the river. I imagine this is the place to go in Rio of you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

First, the location of this charming boutique hotel is spectacular! Right at the edge of the art area and at the start of the Malecón. It is located JUST below Santa Ana Hill so your views could NOT be better. The water, the city, the Malecón, are all right within your walking. Next, as a single female traveler, I felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a 36 hour layover at the lovely Mansion del Rio en route to the Galapagos Islands. Arriving in the very wee hours of the morning, Albert, the manager, graciously settled us into a lovely balcony room overlooking the Guayas River. Before setting off to explore the historic Barrio las Penas section of Guayaquil, a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed here either side of a trip to the Galapagos. The hotel decour has to be seen to believed - all the art work painted directly on to the walls, the chandeliers and antique furniture were amazing. Our first room faced the river - had a tiny bathroom but the hot shower made up for it and the view... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It is a waste of our time to devote too many words to a review of this apparently once acceptable hotel. We can only conclude that the current owner is completely incompetent and is prepared to cheat his customers in every way he can. We fully agree with other reviews that not so tall Pablo, the man who carries your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed here for our last Ecuador days and we do not regret having stayed at this hotel one bit. It's a museum-like place, and we loved it. It's a bit stuffy and dusty but I guess it must be a hell of a job to have it cleaned spotlessly with all the knick-knacks, chandeliers, antiques and very high ceilings.... More 

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