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Aeropuerto Dos, Ishpingo y Churiyuyo, Tena 150150 Ecuador
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#2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Tena
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4.9
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We are people people, a US emergency room nurse and an Ecuadorian guide, teamed up and turned HOTEL OWNERS and TOUR PROVIDERS in the Amazon. What does this mean for you? Comfort in the jungle and quality tours! The hotel reflects what we wanted for ourselves and experienced in other places around the world. The rooms are clean and spacious, 150 sq ft (14 sq m) or greater. The showers are hot and the water is purified throughout (you can brush your teeth with our water!) There are screens on the windows and fans in every room. There’s a big common kitchen to cook your own food in or just be able to hang out in. That in combination with a helping hand to get you up to speed on the area will smooth your transition to maximize the time you have here in this little corner of the world. Come see us!, Gary Garces and Michelle Klein We have 6 private rooms, all have at least a double bed. One also has a single bed, one also has a bunkbed, and one is 310 sq ft with 5 beds and a huge bathroom!b
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Self-serve laundry
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Snorkel Foodie wrote a review Nov 2018
Miami, Florida10 contributions1 helpful vote
I was able to work remotely here. They have good water to drink, clean kitchen and it was a peaceful area yet close enough to walk into town if You choose. Gary, will take You out into the jungle over night or for a day trip. You will see a lot of wildlife, a butterfly farm, traditional farming, and night time frog. don't forget to pack a long sleeve cotton shirt, and if You have larger than size 12 (U.S.) feet bring boots.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Morinne O wrote a review Aug 2018
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This was one of the cleanest hotels that I have been to since arriving in Ecuador. The location is somewhat secluded which is perfect for listening to nature but is also within walking distance to Tena's newest park, which has something for the whole family. I participated in the 2 day jungle tour with the owner of the hotel, Gary. I can not say enough wonderful things about him and the tour! He is very knowledgable, not only about the history but also the culture in Tena and the Ecuadorian portion of the Amazon. His jungle tour was unparalleled and I could not have asked for a better experience. Even when I got sick, he made sure that I was able to participate in all of the activities and that I stayed well hydrated. There were other people who got very sick and had to leave the tour early. He made sure that they had transportation back to Tena and checked on them to make sure that they were okay. I would take this tour again with no hesitation!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Colin G wrote a review Apr 2018
53 contributions12 helpful votes
This hostal is simply very comfortable, friendly, and with the very nice owners, a great place to stay while in Tena. The prices are reasonable. The rooms large with good hot showers. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen area is very large and with everything one would need to cook even a huge meal. The washer and dryer being available to all guests is a very nice touch. Finally the fact that purified water flows from all the faucets, is one less thing to worry about, so drink up as much as you want. We (4 of us) did the full day jungle trip. Gary, one of the owners was our guide. This trip went way beyond our expectations. From making chocolate, to drinking chicha, to pulling up yucca and eating it cooked, it was a very well done personal tour. We had a fantastic day out on the Rio Napo, saw many wild monkeys, Caimens, birds. Even got to shoot a blowgun before lunch. Lunch was a very delicious spread of food, all fresh and colorful. Avocados, pineapple, breads, cheese, homemade potato salad, cold flavorful tea, and Ecuadorian chocolate. We were quite full after that. We also visited an animal rehabilitation refuge with 4,000 acres. These birds and animals are brought here to be careful for and later released back into the wild. A great place to see. Our guide Gary was very knowledgeable and obviously cared for the environment and the people that call this area of Ecuador their home. We had a wonderful time and as I mentioned before, it far exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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gmkov wrote a review Jan 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent over a month at La CasaBlanca and felt completely at home. Gary and Michelle were incredibly nice and helped me out in several occasions when I really needed it. My favourite features: huge kitchen, lots of utensils, always CLEAN, food cupboards for each room with a locket, washing machine and dryer to use for free, good wifi, safe, quiet area of town. Can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Carolyn E wrote a review Nov 2017
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Michelle and Gary are great hosts and their hostal/hotel Casa Blanca is one of the best in Tena! It is very nicely located, tucked away in a safe neighborhood in Tena right near a brand new park and only a 10 minute walk from the center of Tena. It is clean and comfortable at a good price. Gary is a guide who lived in Indiana (go Hoosiers!) and speaks English, Michelle is from the USA. If you stay at their hotel they can give you tours, packages, etc which can be really nice since there are so many companies out there (some that are not trustworthy). Overall I had a great stay!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Michelle K, Owner at La CasaBlanca
Responded Dec 24, 2017
Thanks for the kind words, Carolyn. It was really nice meeting you and having you here. Best of luck with everything! Michelle
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mail664 wrote a review Nov 2017
Wurzburg, Germany1 contribution
We have been four weeks in this place and really enjoyed it. For Ecuador this place is really high standard with nice furniture, modern bathroom and good construction. And at a good price. The place is best for people who like it more quiet, ambitious party people should look for another place. In the kitchen you find everything you need and there is even free dinking water. The whole water of the house runs through several filters, so that you could even drink the water of the tab or shower ;-) It is incredible how the owners cared about us. When you arrive you get a lot of really useful information, collected by the owners. It is not just some tourist stuff, but a great list with the best stores, restaurants and markets in Tena. Including map where to find it and the opening hours... just perfect. About 5 minutes to walk you reach a brandnew park that is just amazing. It has jogging way and a lot of fields for football, basketball, tennis that can be used for free. In Tena is everything clouse, you need to walk just 2 minutes to a main street where many taxis drive all day. The owners speak English and Spanish. I suppose Tena is one of the most secure places in Ecuador. You can walk around alone, even at night. And you don´t need to be scared all the time during the day that somebody could steal you. Thank you for the great time there!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from Michelle K, Owner at La CasaBlanca
Responded Dec 24, 2017
Hi! Thanks so much for coming and for writing such a nice review! We enjoyed having the two of you here. We hope to see you again. Come back anytime! Michelle and Gary
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GSBBYU wrote a review Jul 2017
Utah19 contributions12 helpful votes
We LOVE this hotel! Here are some of the many awesome things about it: - Purified water coming out of the taps - Free washer and dryer - Great wifi - probably the fastest we had on our entire one-month trip to Ecuador - Discount if you book a tour with Gary -- and Gary's Tours are so great that you really should book a tour with him whether you stay at this hotel or not! - Helped us with all kinds of other questions about traveling in Ecuador, they even scheduled a shuttle to Quito for us for a good price - They help navigate Tena by providing a map and a list of recommended places to eat - Large cooking/eating area - Breakfast for the low price of $2 - They have two adjoining rooms that accommodated our large family (me, wife, 6 young children) Gary and Michelle really nail a lot of details, making it wonderful to stay there! Plus, they are such great people and a pleasure to deal with!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Belinda S wrote a review Jul 2017
Ascot, United Kingdom96 contributions19 helpful votes
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A great place to spend a few days. Very clean hostel, all water filtered before it comes into the house so you're able to drink it. Comfortable . Very hot - But hey this is the equator. There were large Electric fans in our room. Good cooking facilities. You also have the choice of a breakfast prepared by Michelle for only two dollars a head. Take advantage of the trips offered by Michelle and Gary, Gary is a very good guide and we had fun kayaking down the river. We also went on a trip with Gary that involved going on a motorised canoe for a way where we saw a woman prepare yucca and chocolate. Yummy.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Pieter N wrote a review Apr 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
We had a fantastic 3 days in the lovely LaCasablanca hotel in Tena. Michelle and Gari: thanks for the unforgettable experiences, the shoes and caps and all of the beautiful photos you made for Valerie and me!!!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michelle K, Manager at La CasaBlanca
Responded Apr 12, 2017
Thanks for coming and double thanks for the review! I'm glad you had a great time, we really enjoyed meeting you two. It sounded like you might be back someday. I hope so! See you then. Michelle and Gary
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India W wrote a review Nov 2016
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I can't say enough how amazing this place is. Michelle and Gary are the kindest most helpful hosts, helping us with restaurant suggestions, special requests/needs that we may have, and helping me figure out travel plans to other places in Ecuador! The rooms are clean, spacious and lovely. The kitchen is great, open access with a fridge. And Laundry!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about La CasaBlanca
Which popular attractions are close to La CasaBlanca?
Nearby attractions include Centro Ecoturismo Comunitario Kamak Maki (1.0 miles), Finca Tamia Yura (1.3 miles), and Las Rocas Lounge & Bar (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La CasaBlanca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at La CasaBlanca?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La CasaBlanca?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La CasaBlanca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Tortuga, Guayusa Lounge, and El Vagabundo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La CasaBlanca?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is La CasaBlanca accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.