This used to be the Hostal Paredes in the 2006 Lonely Planet guidebook but has changed owners, as I found out using the old guidebook. The rooms are located in a colonial mansion a couple of streets to Cuenca town centre. From the outside, it has an inviting lobby and on the inside the rooms are clean, the beds have very comfortable sprung mattresses, most of the floors are wooden or wooden laminate, rooms have antique furniture or a mix of modern and antique furniture, rooms have modern bathrooms with warm/hot showers, tv, a bottle of water, and fast wifi. The front rooms have windows but the backrooms don't although the doors have glass paneling above to allow natural light. The roof of the hotel has a large skylight so there is a lot of natural light during the day. I paid $18 for a single person, room with private bathroom and bathtub and it comes with breakfast (juice, coffee, bread, scrambled eggs, jam and butter).
The only disadvantage is that the tv downstairs is on all day playing music videos but they switch it off at night. Since it is an old building, the noise echoes. I only saw one other guest while I was here. If you want to experience staying in an old colonial mansion then this is it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Being only 2km from the Mariscal Lamar airport, also near the financial center of the city. It is carefully reconstructed with tastes, classic and modern designs. We have rooms with decorations in warm colors. ... more less
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