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Hotel Puerto Ballesta

Km. 20 via Atacames | Playa Ancha, Esmeraldas 080654, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Smithers, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very nice hotel right on the beach. Analia Ledesma and her husband are absolutely excellent hosts and went way beyond expectations to tell us places to visit as we drove around. The room had sleeping for 7 people and we ordered seafood platter and they made us the biggest seafood platter I have every seen( there were four of us... More 

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Coldstream, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very helpful English speaking staff. Lovely balcony off room. Great access to beach. Staff helped with Spanish menu translation. Staff helped in giving us pointers to visit locations along the coast highway as we drove south.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is my second time at this resort. I was there first for the World Cup and last week. The accommodations are fine. The food is very tasty. The new chef does a great job with the seafood.. Arroz Mixto is the best. The rooms are nice. You are not there to spend a lot of time in your room.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you want to get infected with all types of fungi and mycoses, enjoy their pool!!!!!!!!! Or maybe could be in the sheets or bathroom... Only God knows... Besides of wanting to charge all nights that I had already paid in advance, charge wrong consumptions, the sympathy there is in second place. I don't recommend!

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Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Tonsupa is definitely off the map but this little gem is all you need! If you're planning on going to tonsupa this is the place you want to stay. The rooms are great and it looks like they're getting renovated. They are simple but nice. Tv, bed, bathroom, Nice comfy beds, a cool little balcony that you can see the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

They have a lot of space to walk and to spend time, a really nice backyard and good pool. Great and charm service, you note they are concerned about that. It´s a family business and that gives you a close relationship with part of the staff, and makes them very friendly . They are working hard on service, but it´s... More 

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Independence, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Older resort with nice landscaping and fruit trees, right on the beach. It has plenty of big and old palm trees. This hotel was probably the first on the beach and was later surrounded by new Hi Rise hotels and condos. The food was good and included a great breakfast buffet on the weekend. Rooms were older but the view... More 

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Washington, DC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We drove into town late one evening looking for a place to stay and Hotel Puerto Ballesta caught our eye. From the outside, it has quite a bit of character and seems to be off the beaten path. The lobby and the pool/grounds - and even the walkway to the beach - were quaint and showed lots of promise. Unfortunately,... More 

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Clarion, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

This hotel was lovely and located right on the beach! We were able to have a night bonfire right on the beach. The food was great, it was clean, and the staff were very nice as well (there was a language barrier but they smiled a lot- haha). I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2009

We arrived at Puerto Ballesta at 5AM after taking the night bus. The night watch guard let us into our rooms and we essentially got a third night free. That started the trip out on a great food because to me that is great customer service. There was no one else in the rooms so it just made sense so... More 

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