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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The location is the best in town, it also has a great view to the river and is a very safe area. The hotel has been recently renovated and its very clean. The breakfast is very good and yummie, the owner and manager of the hotel will make you feel at home in this hostel, and they tried their best... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The location is great for getting visas done! But the gate to the lobby gets closed at night, and no one is there until 7AM to let you out! I asked for a wakeup call at 6 AM - didn't get one. I needed to leave by 6:45 AM, and no one showed up until 7 AM! The place needs... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unfortunately, the management of this place has changed and things have gone downhill very quickly! When we arrived, it had the feeling of a place that might be acceptable if they could actually clean it a bit more thoroughly. It reminded me of my Peace Corps days when I would not want to touch anything... I wished I had taken... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Opening the window and beholding the grass-lined Tomebamba river, I realized we had made the right choice. For our first time to Cuenca we were looking for an authentic and comfortable experience. We also wanted to stay somewhere close to the heart of this beautiful city. Of all the hotels where my lady and I could have spent a wonderful... More 

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Aiken,SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Villa Nova Inn and the staff made our stay in Cuenca feel like we were among friends and family. I am listing what few cons there were simply to give the reader an honest impression. Do note that the pros far outweighed them and that is why the overall rating given was a five.The Cons: 1. The shower enclosure... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa Nova. The sound of the river was great, and we liked being so close to el centro without being in it. The staff was accommodating and helpful, and our rooms were clean and comfortable. Our kids liked it a lot, too.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was planning on staying for 3-4 days and wound up staying 6. Bill the manager is very nice and welcoming. The rooms are pleasant though some renovations are planned in the future. I'd avoid room #3 only because the noise from the bar/restaurant carries into it but otherwise is nice and basic. The rooms in the front overlook the... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife used a third-party internet service (expedia.com) to book a room for one night; upon check-in we were told there was no reservation. Our reservation had been guaranteed with a credit card. The hotel general manager did draft a letter absolving us of all financial penalties for not staying the night, even though the hotel cancelled the reservation. Very... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed at the Vlila Nova one evening as it was the perfect spot, right on the river overlooking the river and Parque de la Madre. The rooms were great but the service was exceptional - Bill, Deloss and Webster made my trip ten times better. Great bar, great service, great breakfast, value for money and a prime spot to... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Bill took excellent care of me and my family. This was our first trip to Ecuador. The morning breakfast is fresh and delicious. Rooms are very clean and the service exceeded our expectations we can't wait to return

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
RiverView Hotel Cuenca is a privately owned boutique Inn on the Barranco (cliff) over-looking the Tomebamba River and the Paseo (boardwalk) in Cuenca, Ecuador. With only nine rooms RiverView Hotel in Cuenca, Ecuador feels like home. Serving breakfast and lunch on site is The Vegetable Bar restaurant, open from 8am to 3pm daily and vegetarian friendly! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverview Hotel Cuenca

Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre | 24-06 y Escalinatas, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador (Formerly Hostal Villa Nova Inn)
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $35 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverview Hotel Cuenca 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Villa Nova Hotel Cuenca
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