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“Quaint Hotel derived from an old cinema” 5 of 5 stars
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Carabobo 2235 y 10 de Agosto, Riobamba 2235, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Riobamba
Hassleholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Quaint Hotel derived from an old cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

Rooms are spread out on three floors with large spacious courtyards. Plenty of places to sit and read. Can imagine that no two rooms are the same. Breakfast was excellent. Underground car parking was secure and much appreciated (although difficult to move around in -car- and a two person job to exit safely back onto the street !) Some good restaurants in the immediate area and hotel quite easy to find. We were there for 3 days ($25/night with bf for two) and look forward to returning. Friendly staff and interesting guests Will certainly use it as a base in the future.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

We stayed two nights in the Tren Dorado in Riobamba and enjoyed the great breakfast buffet.
The hotel also offers tours to the Chimborazzo, but this is a disappointing experience: a guided tour to the Chimborazzo Edward Whymper Refugio for 25 Dollars per person should not be calling a taxi that takes us there!
The rooms in the back surround a little garden and are clean and quiet, the bathroom is very nice and the shower has hot water.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

We stayed for two nights in Tren Dorado and couldn't have been more impressed!

In a somewhat grim and dirty city, this little gem stands out. The rooms in the courtyard (where we stayed) in particular were great and provided everything we wanted and more. We loved reading out in the little courtyard in the evenings and found the place very welcoming.

The staff were also very good - one chap in particular spoke very good English and was really friendly and could not do enough for us.

Breakfast was perhaps the only disappointment - it did not seem to include half the stuff it was supposed to (like eggs) but I guess it was just about OK.

All in all, for $10 per person, per night, we could not have been more pleased!

Tip: If you want to get your washing done, there is a really cheap place right next to the hostel who will do your washing for only 50 cents a pound, in just 3 hours.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

we stayed at this hotel only for one night, as we originally planned to take the tourist train to the devil´s nose (side note: the train is not running for at least another 3 months due to construction works. sitting on the roof is also no longer permitted). The hotel is conveniently located 1 minute from the train station and close to some restaurants etc. we had a room facing the street which was very noisy, so make sure you ask for a different room. the price for the night was 13usd p.p. including breakfast (granola, yoghurt, bread, fruits, coffee, tea and juice).
riobamba as a city is quite nice, but there is not a lot to be seen. if you do not plan to take the train, it might not be worth a visit...

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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South America
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64 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

Good place to stay if you're doing the Devil's Nose the next day - it's only a block away from the station, it's good value and it's clean. However if you're here for a bit longer, look around, the hostal is a bit ugly, the are rooms basic and it's really only somewhere to lay your head for a night.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

Great place to crash. Close to the train station and one can walk and enjoy some of the atmosphere of Riobamba. Great pizza place 3 blocks away and a good ice cream place with internet next door.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

this hotel is convenient for the nariz del diablo. riobambo doesn't have much to see or do but the tren dorado is centrally located, reasonably price, and clean. a single was $12.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carabobo 2235 y 10 de Agosto, Riobamba 2235, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Chimborazo Province > Riobamba
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Riobamba
Number of rooms: 337
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