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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 #6 of 58 Guayaquil B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray T Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The hotel photographs well and if you are looking for a photo shoot it is probably ideal. 2 rooms have their own balconies and there is a large balcony overlooking the water. It is well located to walk down the Malecon and/or climb the hill to the lighthouse. That is pretty well the end of any good comments that I... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I run tours and bring people to the best places in Ecuador. The Manson del Rio is no longer one of them. I previously reviewed this hotel on this site, giving it an "excellent." rating. It used to have a great manager named Maria, and she ran the place well and was very polite and efficient. Since Maria is no... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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128 reviews 128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

simply good, and perfect location, simply perfect! charming, special interior, good breakfast, even very early but you have to like that style of interior; good for one night, i would say, but very special

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This cute hotel is set out from the downtown of Guayaquil. The staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly. The rooms have excellent air conditioning and are a good size with VERY comfortable beds (probably better than most beds at home). The breakfast is mostly continental but you will be offered eggs - go for the Mansion del Rio special, it's... More

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Whitesboro, NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This old mansion in the lovely and quaint Las Penas neighborhood is a delightful place to stay in Guayaquil. If you want authentic charm and not the chain hotel experience, then you will love this boutique hotel. The rooms have old world elegance with all the modern conveniences. The manager, John, is very fluent in English. He was a wonderful... More

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Portola Valley, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My friend and I stayed in this hotel April 2014 for 2 days. When we left, I accidentally left my camera battery charger with a battery plugged into the wall. When we contacted the hotel, they would not directly answer the question of whether the camera equipment was still there for several days (I had native Spanish speakers contacting them).... More

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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We almost walked away from the booking when we confronted the stairs [no elevator] but three nights later are thrilled that we stayed in this magical place. We have traveled the world and cannot think of a hotel which had more charming, more aesthetic uniqueness than this oddity. The owner, Alberto, admits to the folly of his undertaking but is... More

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Address: Barrio Las Penas, Calle Numa Pompilio Llona No. 120 next to Puerto Santa Ana, in front of Rio Guayas., Guayaquil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Guayaquil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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