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Santuario Hibiscus

3.0 of 5 via a Gualdeleg s/n, La Union 0000, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Merritt Island, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed at Santurio Hibiscus for two nights during our "is Ecuador the retirement place for us" tour and it is PHENOMENAL!! Dan and Fran have turned a rarely used, overgrown, "weekend" retreat property into the most peaceful, beautiful, relaxing B&B I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in B&Bs all over the world). Surrounded by flowers we ate scrumptious... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts! It sounds like you made a big decision in the last few months and are ready to tackle the Ecuador adventure. Congratulations! You know where to find us and if you need first hand experience advice please contact us!! Our best, Fran & Dan More 

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

From the wonderful owners, to the food, coffee, cleanliness, landscaping, and décor... cannot say enough of how wonderful of a time my husband and I had! This was our first visit to Ecuador, we came to Fran & Dan's place our third day in, and had the most wonderful, relaxing time EVER! They are an amazing couple! Easy going, joyful,... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

Dear John & April, We enjoyed having you here at our Santuario! It was fun to "share" the mountain bike ride with you - even if it was just on film... We heard that you found horses to go for a little ride; hope that guy dinner turned out?! Make sure to let us know if you come back to... More 

Keller, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We booked this property to check out the Yunguilla Valley area. We were blown away by how beautiful the property is. So many different kinds of flowers and fruit trees and pretty birds! The building itself is clean and cozy and nicely decorated, very relaxing. The meals provided were absolutely delicious. But even better than the property is how friendly... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

We are certain that this trip will keep you talking for a long time to come! It is so important to see, smell, feel and experience things personally - especially when thinking about making a life-changing decision. It was great meeting the two of you and share some of what we learned during the past four years...! It will be... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to “party hardy”, this isn’t the place for you. But if you want to spend time with informative, friendly, down-to-earth hosts in an idyllic setting, then this place will delight you. Whether they are answering questions by email before you arrive or answering them in person, Dan and Franziska are very generous with their time. We appreciated... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

Dear Ken & Elly, We are curious to hear about the continuation of your trip and all the interesting sites you found! Hope your trip was safe and that you returned to a home that was not too cold! There are probably still more questions now that you visited - we are happy to try to answer them! Our best,... More 

Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed here over Carnival for two nights and enjoyed the warm hospitality, delicious meals, clean, cozy rooms and beautiful grounds. My wife helped pick some coffee beans down in the garden, my daughter touched a frog in the pond, and I walked through the subtropical Gardens and got caught up on my reading. Loved it!

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

We are happy that you and your children enjoyed our little hideaway! Thank you for taking the time to letting us know. It is such a treat to see kids and adults interact with nature and we continue in our efforts to increase the possibilities to do just that. Our best, Fran & Dan More 

Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Franziska and Daniel took superb care of our friends during their overnight stay. RnN loved the gardens and view from their balcony. Franziska and Daniel went above and beyond in their care of their guests in a quiet and well cared for hosteria. You will feel relaxed and reinvigorated after your stay here. I highly recommend them and their home....... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy RnN enjoyed their stay at our Santuario...We only wished they had a bit more time to enjoy all there is to see. Maybe during their next visit?! Stop by some time for lunch or dinner.... Fran & Dan More 

Waterloo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Our stay at Dan and Franziska's beautiful guest house in the Yunguilla Valley was one of the peaks of our trip to Ecuador. The view was one of the best in the country. The organic food from their property will leave you longing for fresh, local food long after you have returned home. Dan and Fran were more than accommodating... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

Wish you could be here right now! We have been dehydrating bananas 24/7 for the past few days and can't see an end! Our mangos are plentiful this year as well and they too taste great... Our very best wishes for an exciting, successful and healthy 2014 Best, Dan & Fran More 

La Union, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Traveling the world, you meet a lot of people, but only once in a while you meet exceptional people. Dan and Fran of Santuario Hibiscus in Yunguilla Valley are such exceptional people. Not only do they make you feel at home in an instant in their lovely B&B, but they also take the time to talk to you like you... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting you and help you familiarize yourself with this beautiful area! It is good to hear from people that have travelled the world extensively that they too think the Yunguilla Valley is a very special place. We are looking forward to meeting again and continue our talks! Best, Dan & Fran More 

Cuenca, Ecuador
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My wife and I booked our reservations at Santuario Hibiscus to use as a base to explore this region of the Yunguilla Valley. We were prepared for a typical "Mom and Pop" bed-and-breakfast experience--cramped rooms, older furniture, small bathrooms with antiquated fixtures, standard-fare food, and aloof, disinterested hosts. Instead, we were thrilled to experience the exact opposite--a comfortable bed in... More 

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Daniel P, Owner at Santuario Hibiscus, responded to this review

Dear Karl & Brenda, It was our pleasure to help you familiarize yourself a little bit with this beautiful area! We are sure you have a lot to think about and to evaluate... Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at the Santuario Hibiscus! Fran & Dan More 

Canon City, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We loved our stay at Santuario Hibiscus. Fran and Dan have created an oasis of comfort and relaxation. Our two kids loved walking the paths and exploring the grounds. The food was delicious, beds comfortable, decor soothing, and the best hot beautiful showers during our month traveling around Ecuador. Good wifi and exceptional hosts. Like a home away from home!

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Address: via a Gualdeleg s/n, La Union 0000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > La Union
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Santuario Hibiscus 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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