My boyfriend and I stayed at this little hotel in January 2014. We had a room called Julia, which was located on the street side of the hotel. There are double windows, so it was very quiet. The room was complete luxury for us, we stayed here after 4 nights on a very uncomfortable bed in Montanita. The mattress was so comfortable, in fact it's nicer than the one we have at home. The room was very clean, the lady who serves breakfast and keeps the rooms tidy, does an amazing job. The showers have great water pressure and although the hot water take time to get going, it's great and steady after about 2 minutes.
The really great aspect of this hotel is the staff. They are cheerful, helpful and provide exceptional service. The owner's niece was visiting from Miami when we were staying, and she and the other staff gave us great advice on Cuenca restaurants and activities. The niece gave me the history of the hotel, it's been owned by the family for about 100 years and was made into a hotel in the 90's. The common areas are really comfortable and esthetically beautiful, it's easy to feel at home when having breakfast in the atrium.
Breakfast was the best we had during our 3 weeks in Ecuador, fresh fruit, yoghurt, eggs, juice, croissants and coffee. The only thing that was not great was the coffee, but that's not unusual for Ecuador, lots of Nescafe. We usually grabbed a coffee when we were out walking, we found a few places that had great Loja coffee for under $1 a cup.
We found lots of great little restaurants in the area, nothing is very far in Cuenca, El Bogavante, Cesares and Tiestos were favourites. I highly recommend this hotel, it's exceptional value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful restored "Old Spanish" home, family run, personal service. Our mission statement "Feel at Home". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Ordonez Hotel Cuenca