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Hotel Amira in Salinas, Ecuador
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Salinas
Reviewed June 17, 2009

In May after a very busy trip to Peru we needed a few days to relax at the beach, and booked tickets to Ecuado before doing much research into where we would go after landing at Guayaquil. My bottom line on Salinas is don't go during the off season, and don't go expecting a true cosmopolitan resort town, despite what the guidebooks say. However if you go there, this is a lovely hotel and I didn't see anyplace that looked nicer along the Malecon.

A friend from Quito suggested a few cities including Salinas which he compared to Ocean City, Maryland...fairly accurate! But we went there since it was relatively close to Guayaquil and we didn't feel like another long journey. Late May was the offseason and the town was deserted on a gorgeous Friday afternoon and evening (as Ocean City, MD would be...in November).

The Amira was recommended on Trip Advisor. Not wanting to brave the bus overloaded with luggage, we asked about taxi prices and as they were much cheaper then renting a car, we took a taxi there. We left the address in Peru and had a hard time finding the hotel. It is actually about 5 blocks past the yacht club and not too many people know where it is, although our driver just kept asking until he found another cabbie who pointed the way. We also kept an eye out for the Caridi, but we didn't see that until we were on the way out. It didn't seem to be near much of anything and didn't look like it was beign well kepts, so we were glad we didn't stay there.

First impressions: the staff at the Amira were incredibly helpful, the outdoors and our room in the hotel were beautiful, and we would have loved to stay, but we wanted to get out of Salinas. The pool area had plenty of chairs and was very relaxing. We watched teams of skydivers who were landing nearby (the military base presumably). We ate dinner at a seafood place on the Malecon designed like a boat...it was ok but underwhelming considering what we paid (US prices). So while we thought we were just getting a sales pitch from one of the employees that the hotel restaurant was the best place to eat, that very well could have been a true statement. We didn't eat breakfast in the morning because we wanted to move on to Montanita instead. A review of the Baja Montanita will be posted under the Montanita hotels (short answer: that was the right move!)

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2009

A block from the beach, 5 minutes from the Salinas Yacht Club, nice staff, excellent food and price. It is a gem!!!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2017
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Stayed: April 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2017
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  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled with friends
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Amira in Salinas, Ecuador

Address: Eloy Alfaro, b/w 4th & 5th St in Chipipe sector | diagonal to the El Tiburon building, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Salinas
Price Range: $87 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New, beautiful boutique hotel only one block from the best beach in Salinas, Ecuador. We are a cozy, comfortable, yet quaint villa-turned-hotel with 22 guestrooms. You can enjoy and relax by the pool, in your air-conditioned room or while dining in our distinguished restaurant. Enjoy our personalized service in an elegant setting. ... more   less 
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