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“Nothing special!” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Podocarpus
Jose Antonio Eguiguren 1650 y 18 de Noviembre, Loja EC110101, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Loja
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nothing special!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I chose this place in Loja based on TA reviews, and am surprised it ranks so highly. Maybe the other hotels in Loja (and there seem to be quite a lot of them) are worse? At least the price was okay, the wifi worked, and the location was convenient and central.

Room Tip: As in many Ecuadorian hotels, most rooms face the interior courtyard; mine faced the elevator shaft...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

All the good points Iva 132 has mentioned remain true beyond the increase in price to $40 (double). In my three days' stay I found the staff friendly and helpful. The wifi is fast and reliable. There is a seriously heavy strongbox in the room. Drinking water is available on several floors. The rooms are a little small but reasonable for the price. What I did not accept was a room with a window only to a dark corridor, of which there are a number. The corridors are poorly lit during the day and only lit by motion sensitive lights at night. The lift gives good light through its glass well. The top floor leaks in heavy rain

Room Tip: Avoid the top floor which leaks in heavy rain. The corridor becomes wet too and dangerously slippery
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jose Antonio Eguiguren 1650 y 18 de Noviembre, Loja EC110101, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Loja Province > Loja
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Loja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 52
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