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Hostal Rutamar

Calle Zapallo, Canoa 131451 Ecuador
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A newly built and beautifully crafted hotel whose friendly owners provide a welcoming and homely atmosphere. Situated in a quiet location yet within a few minutes walk to the beach and restaurants of Canoa the hotel offers charming, clean and spacious rooms all of which have fans and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. Balconies overlook the lovely gardens where you can sit and relax or lay in one of the hammocks while sipping a cocktail from the bar. Stunning views of the ocean and the sunset can be seen from the roof terrace. Facilities include a kitchen and bar area for communal use, complimentary coffee every morning and a delicious choice of breakfast for a small charge. Surfing lessons, board rental and mountain bike rental are available. Cooking courses, yoga and trips to Isla Corozon can be arranged through the hotel. For beer lovers there is also a fabulous trip to the BeerKingo factory where you can taste 9 types of beer.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Free internet
Public wifi
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Danish
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I looked at the hostal in booking.com, but at the end I reserved directly with the owner for a price of $25 per night for two people.We wanted to stay Easter weekend there. At the end we did not even stay for one night. The owner was just rude! As it was a holiday weekend, he wanted to charge double when we arrived!
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The hostel is beautifully built, with rooms set over different floors. There is a garden/courtyard and outdoor kitchen to chill in, as well as hammocks and tables dotted around. The rooms are charming, clean, and the water is nice and hot. Canoa is tiny so it is very close to everything!
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We stayed 5 nights. Overall Rooms and area is very clean (they could exchange the mats in the bathroom though). And you have your own bathroom. But the hammocks in front of the rooms are inviting to hang out and the roof top terrace has a nice view over Canoa. Javier is a nice and friendly guy. At first we weren’t sure about the hotel as when we arrived only the cleaning woman was there and she didn’t say a word of hello or welcome but was asking for the money straight away. So we fought it would have been a big mistake to have chosen this one, but in the end we were quite happy about it. Canoa itself is very quiet, not much to do except for surfing (which we do). People are a bit reserved - probably due to the heavy earthquake experience. But for a few days of surf it’s fine.
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For those that don't know, Canoa is an incredibly small, impoverished town. There are very few options for lodging. My friends and I couldn't find anything with nicer facilities that was available when we went in August 2017. With that caveat, Hostel Rutamar is probably one of the five nicest places to stay in Canoa. The rooms are clean, the hostel is very unique and interestingly built, the owner is nice and usually available on site, it's safe, there's parking, towels are provided, it's two blocks from the beach, and there was free filtered water. On the con side, the rooms are damp and smell like mildew and there are no screens on the windows (but fans provided). It's definitely got a basic hostel feel. It's a great place to stay if you're looking for the basics and want a solid price.
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This is my favorite hostel I have stayed in in canoa. I have been to many in my month and half here. It's a great price. The rooms are very clean and well kept + warm showers. The owners are very sweet. Ten out of ten recommend!
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$22 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Rutamar
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Rutamar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Rutamar?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Rutamar?
Conveniently located restaurants include AMALUR HOSTAL RESTAURANTE, Hotel Bambu Restaurant, and Cevicheria Saboreame.
Does Hostal Rutamar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostal Rutamar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hostal Rutamar located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Canoa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Rutamar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Danish.