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social area, has everything you look, all the photos are real
furniture entrance hall, with a large mirror and drawers
wood dining for 6. wood and upholstered chairs with a glass on the table
Guests are greeted with flowers in the area.
All guests are greeted with fresh fruits of the country.
fully equipped kitchen. pots, dishes, appliances, oven, refrigerator, stove, microwave, blender, etc
fully equipped kitchen. coffee maker, toaster, juicer, waffle maker, cups, glasses, coffee mug, etc
Workstation
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King side bed
Led 32' Direct TV
View from master bedroom
master bathroom
master bathroom
Queen side bed
View from second bedroom
Two twin bed
Complete laundry
cleaning implements
covert parking
exercise machines, 3 blocks
areas for walking or running, 3 blocks
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cuenca, Azuay Province

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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dawesom1
Cuenca, Ecuador
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very comfortable and nice condo for our week stay in Cuenca”
Reviewed November 3, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Darwin and his wife were extremely accommodating for our stay. My wife who is in a wheel chair could not get access into the master bathroom so Darwin removed the bathroom door to insure she could. The condo was extremely comfortable, very well decorated with furniture, dishes, pots and pans, best appliances, tile in the kitchen, hallways and bathrooms with wood floors in the bedrooms. Absolutely a great and very comfortable place for our stay. Darwin went out of his way to help Marco, myself, my wife and friends out with anything we needed. If I need a place to stay, Darwin will help us and I respect that. I loved his Mini Cooper collection. Great people and condo!!

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: Not applicable
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 6, 2014
The Dawes family and friends were a little more than a week. guests were very friendly. Lovers of good food and wine. Leaving the apartment, Stephen was kind enough to clean up the apartment. I told him that was not necessary, because we do anyway after extreme cleanliness throughout the apartment. but he told me he wanted to do and did it. Guests like you will always be welcome. I wish you luck finding the property you want in the mountains of Cuenca.
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JimfromGu...
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Clean, Quiet, Comfortable and a great owner.”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have stayed in numerous vacation rentals and one hotel in Cuenca. This is probably the quietest of them all. It has every thing you need and is comfortable and secure. Darwin is a great owner who is easy to work with. You have an easy walk to the riverside park three blocks away. There is a pharmacy with some groceries around the corner and a couple of nearby restaurants. The mall is a five minute drive away and El Centro is also a short drive. You can park near one of the bridges on this side of the Tomebamba River and avoid driving in traffic or you can walk if you are a good walker. We've done both. There is secure parking and excellent views. We'll be back. This is our third time here.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 8, 2014
Jim and his family are excellent guests, take care of the apartment as his home. this is the third time that take the place. I have full confidence in him. If any implement of crockery is broken, so replenished with more. Guest highly recommended and will always be welcome.
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Leonard P
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
“This is the best condo”
Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Darwin was waiting at airport and picked me up. We went to condo and everything was very clean and in order. He explained everything I needed to know about condo. It was exactly as described. The bed I slept in was very comfortable. I had no problem with the internet, it worked very well. I found everything I needed was there. The washing machine and dryer were nice to have, a lot of places don't have both. On the whole it was a quiet neighborhood.
I felt very very safe and secure. The streets were well lite. The security guards were very polite. Darwin was a big help to me. We had some good times traveling together. He was very good at explaining the history, culture, an importance to things. I am planning on going back next year and hope to rent from him again.
Darwin,Thanks for the good times.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: The safety and security
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 7, 2014
Leonard was an excellent guest, we had the opportunity to share various points inside and outside the city. We travel quite, toured places like Ingapirca, Devil's Nose train, lagoon Llaviuco, Tungurahua volcano, Pailon Devil, Giron, and many other places. We take very good pictures and all very funny. We also enjoy the typical foods. We had nice conversations much of his life in Tucson, and the various places we visited. Leonard was kind enough to deliver the apartment clean. Guests highly recommended. When you want to return, you will be always welcome.
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Wendy G
Longmont, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great Place for our needs”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

My husband & I booked this location for the month of August, while we were looking for a more permanent place to live in Cuenca. The apartment was spacious and clean. We especially appreciated the fully-equipped kitchen. The internet was reliable and fast enough for our needs. The apartment also has Direct TV with some programming in English. The location was good for us. While not in El Centro, it is in a fairly quiet neighborhood. Nearby are little tiendas and a vegetable tienda and a pharmacy. The Mall del Rio (largest mall in Cuenca, I believe) is a 20 minute walk away. The owner of the apartment was very helpful and kind. The security guards were also very helpful to us. All in all, we were very happy with the apartment.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The kitchen!
Liked least: For me, being a
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Oct 3, 2014
Wendy & Mike are very adorable and friendly people. The apartment was very well maintained, I have nothing negative to report. I wish you success in your new home.
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Amtingle
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spacious, clean and comfortable condo”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We were very happy with our stay at Darwins apartment. It is very clean and new with comfortable beds and even a choice of latex and cotton pillows. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed. We appreciated the fruit bowl and water and the fully stocked wine rack! The showers were great and good wifi which made things easier when planning where to visit. We enjoyed having cable tv with channels in English to catch up on news etc. the complex was very secure and quiet, and though it's not close to town it's an easy 5 minute drive.

Date of stay: July 2014
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2014
Alisa and her family were great guests. When they left the apartment had nothing new to report. 100% recommended. I hope to have us visit again and thanks for the recommendation to have dishes for children.
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Tony G
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Apartment - Just Like Home”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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people found this review helpful

Darwin, the owner of the apartment picked us from the airport which was nice and really made things easy without having to try and find the apartment on our own; not knowing the city.

Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the unit was on an upper floor with views and that it looked exactly as pictured on TripAdvisor. The apartment had everything needed to live there forever. Darwin provided us with bottled water and enough fresh fruit for the week. It is a large apartment with an open floor layout. We cooked nightly and every morning. We washed our clothes with the full size in-unit washer and dryer. This was great so we did not have to bring dirty clothes home. The internet and satellite TV with English speaking channels was great!!! The security guards were pleasant and helpful with directions. The location is very quiet and had no trouble sleeping. We did not hear noise or have trouble with barking dogs as mentioned in another review. Dogs run the streets in Ecuador and are not neighborhood specific or aggressive.

It was a nice 40 minute walk into the city center of Old Town (or 10 minute Taxi ride for about $2) and we hung out by the river down the street from the apartment, about a 10 minute walk. There are 2 rivers near the apartment in opposite directions.

Darwin also took us to the airport when we were leaving town. He is a very nice person and very accommodating without question. We would stay here again anytime. I wish all apartment owners that rent out were as nice as Darwin and their apartments as nice. Hands down, this was the best place we have ever stayed in South America, Central America and Europe. Yes, a five star/diamond award to Darwin.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: The fully equipted kitchen and open floor plan
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 29, 2014
It is gratifying to receive guests as Tony. he was very respectful and careful with everything in the apartment. When I gave the apartment, everything was in order and clean.
Thank you very much for taking the time to clarify the review about the noise and the dogs. I'm sure future guests draw their own conclusions.
I hope to have you back and you will always be welcome.
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JimfromGu...
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very relaxing, comfortable, and great views.”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Darwin was waiting for us when we arrived. He was kind and helpful. We found the condo in an excellent state: clean, comfortable, and well appointed. The furniture was comfortable which is not always the case. The kitchen was more than adequate and there was more than enough space for the 5 of us that were there. (4 for a week and an extra for two nights)
We found the beds to be comfortable. The showers were wonderful. The security was helpful the one time we took a cab. It is a rather long walk to the center of Cuenca but only costs about $2 for a cab or less if you take it to the end of Solano and walk the remaining few blocks.
It is very quiet most of the time but there are dogs in the neighborhood. We had no trouble at all with them and rested well at night and where very comfortable during the day. I read another review talking about it being cold and the condo not having heat. We had no problem with the cold. (It is mid-winter here) The lack of heat is not only not unusual, it it the rule not the exception here. You would be hard pressed to find a condo with heat. I've been to Cuenca on more than 20 occasions and have never been housed in, rented a hotel room , or rented a condo with heat. Mid-trip Darwin called to check on us and when he couldn't reach us, sent me an email, just to be sure all was well. Very good value and comfort for the $. I would absolutely recommend this place to others.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: The quality and comfort were excellent.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 10, 2014
Jim and his family are people charming, friendly, honest and careful with everything in the apartment. When they left the apartment everything was organized, it was very nice to have people like them as guests. I am very grateful for taking the time and clarify the previous review. A neutral view point is helpful.
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