We spent 4 nights at the Kookaburra. It is clean, safe, & effficient, with plenty of hot water and privacy ... and that was just our suite. Our room was on the ground floor, w/ twin beds, a table and chairs, settee, microwave, refrig., private bath and a heater if you need it. The bedding is comfortable. (We would have liked a full sized bed.) Water pressure is good. Our Austrailian host & hostess, Christopher & Jenny, even included a hot water pot w/ tea bags & cups for us, as well as water and soda in the refrigerator. A vase of fresh, fragrant Ecuadorian roses waited on the counter.
The $45 per night cost included breakfast. Conveniently available in the adjoining Cafe, Chris will present you with a menu while you order as much or as little as you wish. From fresh juices & rich coffee, to eggs-your- way w/ fresh veggies available or even maybe a brownie, breakfast is prepared with a measure of kindness and friendliness you would expect to find in a place you'd spent much time ... not from stangers you've just met in a foreign country.
Chris and Jenny gave us all the space and privacy we desired, but were also ready to help with directions, maps, phone calls - anything we needed to make our stay pleasurable. The expat community frequents the Kookaburra, so it was also a great place to meet in-person the acquaintances we had made online.
The Kookaburra Cafe and Accomodation is definitely a "must" when you are in Cuenca.
Whether it becomes your breakfast and lunch stop or your accommodation, you can't go wrong.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kookaburra Accommodations is a privately run Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center. Kookaburra's three quiet mini suites at the rear of the building open onto a private courtyard set back from Bananas Cafe up front. Guests can enjoy hearty breakfasts and good coffee Tues-Sun 8-3 pm. ... more less