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Santuario Hibiscus

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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Mayfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santuario Hibiscus is a beautifully renovated Ecuadorian hacienda on 21/2 acres, replete with tropical fruit trees, coffee plants, and just about anything that grows. About five years ago, Dan and Franzika, the owners, turned a dilapidated hacienda into a modern, charming, comfortable B&B in the heart of the Yunguilla Valley. About an hours drive down hill from Cuenca, you will... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i stayed at Santuario Hibiscus for three nights at the end of February 2015 and had a wonderful time. Dan and Franziska are gracious hosts and you feel at home from the moment you arrive. They have renovated the buildings and created a beautiful landscape with walking paths to enjoy it. My room was very comfortable and the bathroom had... More 

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

Thank you! We hope that you are slowly settling into your new environment and get to know some of the ins and outs. We are sure that Miguel will be able to help you ease your way into the Latin culture and give you lots of good hints and tips. And, should that void in your stomach get to big... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our birding group spent 1 night here as we were visiting the Yunguilla Reserve the next day. Dan and Franziska have done a major renovation to a house and converted the property into a B&B. They have also done an amazing job with the grounds. there is even a small coffee plantation and they'll sell you a pound or two.... More 

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

Your feedback is much appreciated - we can only improve and change with the knowledge of a guest's perspective - thank you! Your are most probably already off to new adventures in order to be able to complete your very ambitious 2015 schedule... Happy travels, Fran & Dan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were visiting friends whi had a 25th anniversary coming up with no plans. We got in contact with Franziska and Dan to see if they could have something arranged on "one days notice!" They both sat down with us and came up with dinner plans for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the following evening. What a beautiful place and... More 

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

Happy to be of service and really happy that you liked the evening! You know where to find us should you be in need of a day of relaxation, a cocktail or a homemade meal! Our very best, Dan & Fran More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We ( me and my daughter )had such a relaxing time at Hibiscus. Dan & Franziska create a wonderful atmosphere and great food. They are very friendy ane helpful. We definitely recommend to others .😊

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

Happy to have finally met you and your daughter! The time you spent with us was short but we think you got to experience fun and different things together with her...We know that you are almost on your way back to Japan and hope to see you when you come back to visit the next time. Be safe, Franziska &... More 

Florida
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed here as part of a trip to the adjacent Yunguilla Reserve, but it is clearly designed for a wide range of patrons. The owners Dan and Fran were excellent hosts, the food and dining presentation was fabulous. The inn itself is beautiful, a house where they have gradually converted rooms into lodging. I think they have 4 rooms... More 

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your brief visit at our guesthouse. The rooms were assigned to our best knowledge and from past experience but will be handled a bit different in the future. Thank you for letting us know! We hope that your overall impression of the Yunguilla Valley is a good one and that you "found" what you... More 

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 

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