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Hillary Nature Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Km. 1 Via Alamor | Arenillas, Machala 0000, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Machala
Quito, Ecuador
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The best resort in ecuador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spend three days on a holiday special with our family. The facilites are amazing, brand new. Rooms are very comfortable and the view from pretty much anywhere is amazing. Lots of amenities and things to do. The food is ok, matches resort expectations, although it would've been nice to find some more ecuadorian food variety. The staff is very helpful, polite and friendly and are eager to help you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The resort may be far from main cities, like Guayaquil, but the roads in the El Oro province are quite good for Ecuador's standards. The ride from Guayaquil to the resort is three and a half hours making 2-3 convenience stops.
The hotel is modern with accommodations similar to 4-5 stars found in international hotels in USA and Europe. Rooms are large, comfortable full, queen or king size beds. Whatever you select to have. All service is included. The customer service by everyone is outstanding. I was surprised after being in 5 star hotels in the UK where customer care is the best. The place is located in over 100 acres, have 4 pools, small zoo, 2 very large spa areas, endless hiking areas, bike rentals, horse ride, climbing/repelling o you can rest in front of one of the pools.
The food excellent ans is mainly sea food but you may request beef, fowl or ostrich meat. I am looking forward to go back. I used TRAVELTIPS.S.A. Traveltips@gu.pro.ec. Ilse speaks English and is really good helping you to take any tour.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I went to Hillary Nature Resort with 12 business colleagues, for two days in order to have Strategic Planning Sessions.
It is fantastic. Service is Excellent. Staff is devoted to help and find solutions if there is any problem. Lots of amenities. From Canopying to Moto Cross, Mountain Bike, Horse Ridings, etc.
State of the art facilities, surrounded by an amazing landscape, with one of the few hilly spots in the coastal region of Ecuador. Good food….

Definitely a place to go with a group of friends of business partners.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The resort is on a top of a hill, in a gorgeous rainforest type setting. Most F&B outlets have large windows, as do the rooms, to enjoy the surrounding area.
We started with a less than perfect check-in. The woman was new to the job, and did not know much yet. For the rest of our stay the service was good and very friendly.
The pools are beautiful. Especially the one with the cave.
We had two connected rooms. One was a suite, the other a double. It was perfect for our family. The rooms was nicely equiped, had a balcony with a view (including a beautiful chapel) and a walk-in shower.
The cons: the food was mediocre. Many restaurants were not open; we only ate at the buffets. The spa and water park are not open yet.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Km. 1 Via Alamor | Arenillas, Machala 0000, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > El Oro Province > Machala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Machala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hillary Nature Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new concept in vacation has been born in southern Ecuador for those seeking comfort and tranquility given by the nature. Hillary Nature Resort & Spa is your next destination to make your dreams come true. Locates in Arenillas, El Oro, Ecuador. Only 15 minutes from Santa Rosa Regional Airport and 30 minutes from Tumbes Airport in Peru; Hillary Nature Resort & Spa shows its kaleidoscope of nature, colors and flavors, pleasing the most demanding tastes and desires. ... more   less 
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Hillary Nature Resort & Spa Machala, Ecuador - El Oro

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