Mansion Alcazar is located in an old family home, about 150 years old, that's absolutely gorgeous. The entire property, from the elegant lobby, to the huge and elegant sitting area at the center of the main building, to the gardens at the rear, is perfectly maintained, large, and beautiful. The staff are as friendly and helpful as they can be. The restaurant, Cafe Alonso, is excellent too; very polished cuisine without pretense. I enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner there, in a glass gazebo dining room that overlooks the gardens, and it was excellent. All rooms include a full breakfast that is served in your room.
I stayed in the Cielo Suite (#207) and it's simply beautiful, with a large sitting room, an ample bedroom, and a nice bathroom. There was a white cotton robe covered with rose petals waiting on the (very comfortable) bed when I arrived. Mansion Alcazar offers a lot of these fine touches with their service. I spent only four nights, and I wish I had stayed longer.
A word about the noise that bothered another visitor: This hotel is located in a very large, old mansion that was built long before soundproofing - while it was still a private home and long before it became a hotel. Sound does indeed carry throughout the main building of the property, much like in many European hotels that were built long ago. I always take light foam earplugs for such situations.
Overall, I would rate this hotel as excellent in every respect. I can't wait to stay there again!
- 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