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Santa Barbara Hosteria

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Elkton, Maryland
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2 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

I would like to first start by saying that our family had an amazing and memorable stay at Santa Barbara Hosteria. In addition to being a picturesque location for our nephew's wedding, Santa Barbara's charm and warmth more than satisfied the needs and wants of our family. Our rooms were spacious, clean and inviting. The grounds of the Hosteria were... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

The grounds are great and the scenery is very green and peaceful. The pool is closed on Mondays for maintenance but open every other day. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was delicious. The food is a bit pricey and room service isn't available after hours but the receptionist offered to call a fast food place that offers deliveries.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

The hotel is very pretty and the grounds are beautiful. The dining room needs much assistance as the service is very slow with many requests for water, coffee, etc. I don't believe the dining room is well managed and the food is not consistent. Signs are not placed in the walking areas when mopping floors and we did encounter an... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

I can only comment about the restaurant, we didn't stay at the hotel, but had dinner here last night. The place is pretty epic in scale and the setting is very beautiful. The restaurant was totally empty which surprised us a little. I have ordered a mix seafood Ceviche and a tropical salad. The food and service was excellent and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Had lunch in the restaurant with our small tour group. The food and service was excellent and the presentation of the food is worthy of photo. The grounds are spectacular. Worth going out of your way for a meal. Don't know anything about the rooms, but if everything else about the facility are any indication, they should be great.

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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Family vacation to visit the motherland, found this quiet hotel 30 minutes out of Cuenca, Ecuador. It was relaxing the food was very nice presented. Activities are for all ages, they have a night club and the pool is open to late at night

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

Have eaten here twice in last two years, both times as part of a tour through Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Both times meals were outstanding, with desert included. Can't comment on the Hosteria, except to say the grounds are pristine.

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Juneau, Alaska
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2016

This beautiful property overlooks most of Gualaceo, Ecuador. The location is quiet and the staff are professional and friendly. The rooms are very nice and there is free wi-fi. On weekends, there is a buffet breakfast and on weekdays, breakfast is made to order. This is a very nice property and a good value for the money.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Relaxing place, with a exquisite decoration colonial stile. They have a mix between relax at the hacienda and have fun. The conferences rooms are very warms for any occasions, company activities or wedding. Lot of sports areas to play, tenis, football, back horse ridding and more.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2015

We went there for a lunch on our OAT tour. The salads were large and fresh. I had a tamale with chicken and plantains for a starter and a beef stroganoff as a main. My wife had trout and salad. The service was attentive.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hosteria Santa Barbara is located in beautiful grounds of 15 hectares in the town of Gualaceo, 35 kilometers from the historic city of Cuenca. Our hotel perfectly combines both modern and traditional styles. Services include a restaurant, spa, sports courts, horse riding, conference rooms and more ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Hosteria

Address: Av Loja y Sucre, Av Loja, Gualaceo 010350, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Gualaceo
Price Range: $65 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“All room selections are exceptional”
  • To Hot Tub and SPA
 of 5 bubbles bobbyb758, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Call the hotel directly and ask for a last minute deal. Make sure you walk around the little town”
 of 5 bubbles Marilo526, Apr 14, 2016 | Read review
“We had a master suite with Jacuzzi, bigger room and more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles ccampoverde, Feb 16, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 115 which had a beautiful view of the mountains and courtyard. It was very quiet as it was an end unit on the main floor. There are cabanas which are more spacious and ideal for families or larger groups. If you want a larger room with more amenities, simply ask.”
  • View from our room
 of 5 bubbles DooDahDay101, Aug 18, 2014 | Read review
“All of the rooms are beautiful and comfy, but if you want something special, ask for the rooms with a jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles Judith21_13, Jul 13, 2014 | Read review
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