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“The Jewel Of Manabi, Ecuador” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canoa Beach Hotel

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Canoa Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Canoa
Certificate of Excellence
Kennesaw, GA
1 review
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“The Jewel Of Manabi, Ecuador”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

On our fourth trip to Ecuador my husband and I finally hit the jackpot. We discovered a rare jewel called the Canoa Beach Hotel. Staying there made our trip amazing. Canoa Beach Hotel is considered a "green" ecofriendly hotel, which made us feel that much better staying there.
The wait staff, chef, maids and grounds-keeper were so accommodating.
Under the watchful eye of Greg Gilliam, one the owners, they went above and beyond the level of service we'd come to expect.

Greg is very accessible and is seen around the hotel chatting with guests and working tirelessly to make the guests feel comfortable without being intrusive.

The food and drinks were like a piece of heaven and very reasonably priced.

I give Canoa Beach Hotel a five star plus rating and would recommend it to families, couples and singles it has a lot for everyone.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms overlook the ocean, they all have a good view. We were on the ground floor and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

We traveled from Manta (about 2 hours) to stay 2 nights at the Canoa Beach Hotel. It was such a pleasant surprise when we arrived. What an absolutely gorgeous place!! Canoa is a short walk down the beach and definitely is fun to visit and then go back to the quiet atmosphere of Greg's
(owner) marvelous paradise. The rooms are very nice and our view from the room and balcony was amazing. The bed was very comfortable and linens were of superior quality. The landscaping is extremely well done and the pool is unique and a pleasure to enjoy daily. Food started with a breakfast which is included in room rate. Breakfast was not only very good but also healthy. One of our favorite meals was the Fish and Chips, YUM,YUM! Greg is a fantastic host he made us feel very much at home. We enjoyed it so much we went back a second time during our one month stay in Manta. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: We loved room #37. Great view! King bed.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Discovered this hotel by accident but what a find! Warm, friendly atmosphere. Clean, comfortable room with a fantastic view over the ocean. Kids loved the pool and the easy access to the beach. Have recommended it to family and friends. Will definitely return on our next trip to Ecuador.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had a great time relaxing by the pool at Canoa Beach Hotel. Greg and staff went out of their way to ensure I had an enjoyable stay. Microbrews on tap at bar, quiet surrounding beaches, hearty breakfasts.

Room Tip: get 2nd or 3rd floor for a better view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mrk2222
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a jewel! My family stayed 2 nights at the Canoa Beach Hotel, which is brand new and strategically located a 15 minute walk from the craziness of Canoa itself. Beautiful setting with a really cool pool and gorgeous landscaping. Maureen the manager was so sweet and helpful. Greg, the owner, is a really entertaining & personable host. Food at hotel was outstanding (try the swordfish Hawaiian or the fish & chips)! Rooms were excellent!
Would loved to have stayed longer! We plan to come back!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great! All have beach views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I went to Canoa for the easter holiday and loved this place. The rooms were beautiful and clean, the service was very friendly, and the food was really good too. They even had live music that Friday night and everyone in the hotel including the owner was singing and having a great time at the bar. I've been to Canoa a few times and by far this is the best place to stay.

Room Tip: All rooms have ocean view but it is best from the 3rd and 4th floors.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful Beach! CBH is first in Canoa to bring this unique style to local lodging; surf village with refined twist.
The pool looks engineered by Disney parks; waterfall, bridge, lagoon, swim-up bar, and a big 6" wide iron pot to sit in as water overflows to pool... Our 4 kids spent over half the time in the pool....set up in a way allowing both young and old to enjoy. Kudos to pool designer, Greg! Well done!
Food was great! Fruit with granola and yogurt included with room for breakfast. I tried blackened fish, Hawaiian fish, and fish and chips (cooked in the establishments microbrew batter) all were chef quality, sous-chefs well trained! Hooray for Roaches Beer! Not a huge menu, but nice way to keep it simple, I did not try the burgers but heard they were the bomb.
Lodging... View of ocean, air conditioning, nice beds, open door shower (we found if you open the door to the head all the way it helped shield splash), clean and all in all a great ambient. At $90 a night per room this was a great value for a unique Canoa experience

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Canoa Beach Hotel

Property: Canoa Beach Hotel
Address: Km16 via Jama, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Canoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Canoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Accommodations on the shores of Canoa, Ecuador. Your place to stay in Canoa. Enjoy the poolside bar, lounge on the beach, surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean, or paragliding above the area. Enjoy air conditioning with an oceanfront view. Full restaurant and bar at the pool. ... more   less 

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