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“A gem in Cuenca” 5 of 5 stars
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Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Simon Bolivar 12-55 y Tarqui, Cuenca 0000, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Cuenca
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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A gem in Cuenca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Had a wonderful stay at the Alcazar Hotel. The place is absolutely beautiful with unique furnishings throughout. I stayed in room 303 which was lovely, spacious and very clean. The room had a view of the gardens which had a fountain and sitting area. Breakfast was good with many choices of fruits, breads, cereals, etc. I was also offered a hot plate option as well, which included scrambled eggs, ham and bacon. The dinner I had was fantastic. The small dining room added to the charm of the experience. The entire staff was friendly and very helpful to me in suggesting daytime activities during my stay. Would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: garden suites room was located down a short path connected to the hotel and very quiet
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I am visiting my family in Ecuador because I am from London, England. My beautiful wife took me for lunch here yesterday, amazing food, great service, beautiful garden fresh flowers, hummingbirds all over, quiet place to rest and enjoy a lovely date.
I will be coming back to have lunch here before we leave town. We highly recommend this place to all Cuenca visitors and locals.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I simply love this beautiful boutique hotel in Cuenca!

I will come back for sure as the staff are so attentive to every detail and they are such friendly and kind people who know what they are doing!

I love the feeling of this beautiful place which is in the best location and yet you feel miles away once you enter the front door.

The gardens are so lovely as are the many different style rooms.

The service is top rated and I never wanted for anything!

Juan Carlos is there every minute to make sure your stay is memorable!

The front desk staff are amazing including Sandra, and Maritza to name just a few of these fantastic people!!

And the food and service in their restaurant is the finest in the city for breakfast lunch or dinner.

I loved everything about this special gem created with elegance and beauty everywhere you look.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with me I will be back as soon as I am able.

Room Tip: There are rooms in the Mansion that are absolutely exquisite. Some a large and others very small so...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, TX
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I start by repeating the things said by recent reviewers: very attentive service; beautiful colonial mansion turned boutique hotel; charming courtyard with soothing fountain decorated with lovely floral arrangements; and a garden with fuschia plants and hummingbirds! This home is elegantly decorated with carved wooden statues from San Antonio de Ibarra in the Otavalo area of Ecuador. Even with all of the above the feel of this hotel is that of easy elegance and relaxation. In short, we loved it and highly recommend staying here. It is deserving of its current status of number 1 hotel in Cuenca!

Stayed September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

One of, if not the best boutique hotels in all of Ecuador. This hotel completes the Colonial Charm that is Cuenca. Great location and awesome service. I am so glad we stayed here. Only wish it could have been for longer.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Mansion Alcazar is literally a haven in the hustle and bustle of Cuenca. Once you step inside the doors (you must be buzzed in, for extra security) you are met by a peaceful, beautiful sitting area, complete with fountain, very comfy chairs and complementary tea or coffee. The entire building is elegantly appointed, the rooms are cozy, and the breakfasts are delicious! It is very conveniently located in old town, within walking distance of the markets and cathedrals. The staff were so helpful and polite, and we felt very safe during our stay.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for two nights during our recent honeymoon and we found it more than met our expectations. The hotel has a relaxed colonial feel to it and the staff are both efficient and friendly. The gardens are delightful and the barman is something of a character!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel

Address: Simon Bolivar 12-55 y Tarqui, Cuenca 0000, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cuenca
#2 Business Hotel in Cuenca
#6 Family Hotel in Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located a quick walk from the famous square of Parque Calderon. Mansión Alcázar Boutique Hotel is located in a very vibrant area of the city, nearby well known museums and churches. This republic style architectural adds the perfect element of elegance to this already refined structure. Guests of this Ecuador hotel can have a refreshing cocktail or glass of champagne out in the jasmine garden and enjoy the fantastic surroundings of our Hotel. Relaxing indoors is also an option, by the baby grand piano sipping a warm cup of tea. This hotel knows just how to pamper their guests. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city of Cuenca has everything you could want from it - beauty, nature, and a vibrant life. And when you are not exploring the area, you may want to sit and have a delicious meal at our restaurant Casa Alonso which serves international and local favorites. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mansion Alcazar Cuenca

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