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“Enjoyed our brief stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Boutique Orilla del Rio
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Cdla. Entrerios, Calle 7ma, #8 y Ave. Rio Guayas, Guayaquil, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #14 of 53 Hotels in Guayaquil
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our brief stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We only stayed here for 1 night in transit to Quito. We arrived late and left after breakfast the next day, so I don't have that much to contribute. Our room was clean, not so big, and we had two single beds instead of a double because I suppose that's all they had available. I thought the breakfast was nice. We sat out on the patio and had coffee, eggs, meats, and cheese. Overall, it was a nice stay in a cute Hosteria. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Everything was good, although breakfast could have more variety seeing that we stayed for four days...
Our room was amazing and the bed very, very comfortable. I loved the fact that it felt like going home and not a commercial space!
Thank you!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vmusello, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Boutique Orilla del Rio, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Dear Pietie1004,

Thank you very much for your comment!

Now on we will offer more options for the breakfast; we really appreciate your critic!!!

We hope to see you soon in your home from Guayaquil with your husband.

Sincerely,

Valeria Musello.
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

15 minutes from the airport in a quiet neighborhood next to the most shops and restaurants in the city. The staff greeted us warmly, with fruit drinks, placed our luggage in our room, helped us with internet connections, cabs, restaurants, and wake up call. The neighborhood has security as a testament to its newness, and our cab driver from downtown had trouble finding the correct entrance, but the guard helped him get it right. The rooms were small to mid-size, but with refrigerators, AC, writing desk, and the parents' bathroom was spacious. The children's dormer room had ants in the bathroom, but when brought to their attention, the staff took care of it. The breakfast had warm and cold food and drinks and lovely common areas. We would return if in Guayaquil again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Top Notch location in Quito! Clean and welcoming. It is convenient location, and the staff is nice and very helpfull

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

My friends and I stayed at the Orilla del Rio right around the time another reviewer stayed there. I think we stayed on Dec. 14th, 2009. I knew the neighborhood because we had stayed with a friend in this neighborhood some years earlier on a trip to Guayaquil. This is a gated community, very safe and quiet, where well-off Ecuadorians live. It was a treat to be able to stay in the neighborhood again. The hostal is amazing; it feels like a slice out of old Europe or Argentina. Many antiques and photographs of old Guayaquil, interesting artwork. You could spend a day examining the furnishings.

The rooms are fine; mattresses comfortable. We stayed in a dorm room--4 of us. Yes, it's hot in Guayaquil, and yes, the air conditioner sometimes kicks in. But, we adjusted it to our liking and slept well. Two of our party had a private room, and also slept well.

We loved the upstairs sitting room where you could read books and brochures. Also, the swimming pool was a nice treat--I think it's more of a jacuzzi. Just nice to dip into when the humidity and heat of the area are oppressive.

Breakfast was excellent--fresh-squeezed orange juice, a variety of muesli and other cereals, eggs if you wanted them, bread, fresh fruit, etc. all served buffet style, with elegant water glasses, in the outdoor patio, while local birds kept us company.

Oh, yes. Free wireless internet. too!

Economical, and friendly; I'll be back my next trip to Ecuador!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2009

After researching and reviewing this hotel on the internet we were really looking forward to a comfortable and stylish boutique hotel. Upon arrival this is what we found:

Location
Close to the airport (around 10 mins by taxi)
Fairly close to the city (around 10/15 mins by taxi)
Hotel is like a private home in the middle of a guarded housing complex

Entrance (from street)
Not exactly clear where it is - we drove past it twice

Entrance (inside) and communal areas
The hotel has been decorated with many unusual things so it's quite interesting to browse around

Staff
The Manager is an exceptionally pleasant and helpful man
All other staff appear friendly and helpful

Bedroom
Shocking - cracks in all the walls and skirting boards missing from one side of the wall - felt extremely tatty
Bathroom door was warped and did not open fully without force
Bathroom was not clean in many places
Net curtains were not clean

Disturbance
We were woken up at around 02.00 by a huge air conditioning unit that was right outside our room...we asked the porter to switch it off but then another unit was activated...which apparently would be switched off after 03.00!

Food
Breakfast was simply served to us, without any choice, and without any knowledge of what we were going to get. Most of mine had to be sent back as I have certain dietary requirements... Also most of it was heated up in a microwave!

We booked in for 3 nights but as this place was such a disaster - from start to finish - we checked out after one long night! So bitterly disappointed - but the hotel has a lot of work to do in order to improve. We did discuss all things with the Manager (what a great guy) and he took all comments on board.....let's hope that he actions them as this place really could be very nice! Good luck!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

I stayed at this beautiful hostel for 3 nights. Everything about this place was great! I am really grateful for the wonderful service provided by the nice staff there. They know how to make you feel at home and comfortable. The food was great also! They picked me up at the airport even when the arrival time was way beyond normal hour for a minimal charge, which was really helpful!! They also have a beautiful tropical garden where you can totally relax!

  • Liked — Service I received from the hotel staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Cdla. Entrerios, Calle 7ma, #8 y Ave. Rio Guayas, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Guayaquil
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 53 Hotels in Guayaquil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Boutique Orilla del Rio 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boutique Hotel Orilla del Rio was until the year 1996 a home filled with family warmth, full of love, which was our home. Years later we wanted to open our doors by making our home a place where guests could discover new experiences, and also allow others to feel like home, even when they are far away.Every corner of this boutique hotel is full of important moments and memories, for this reason we have overseen everything in order to make your stay more comfortable.We are located in the safest area of Guayaquil, where you can walk with ease of mind. We invite you to learn more about the services and the rooms we offer. ... more   less 
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