My wife and I stayed at Big Ralph's for 4 days in Feb, 2013. If you're looking for a five star all inclusive, this is probably not for you. If, however, you're looking for good value then in our view this is it. The rooms are small, but very clean, with air and the food is great, as you've probably read and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is a little off the beach at the opposite end from the Yacht club, but it's really a short walk to it, the main beach, restaurants and Commisariato. We enjoyed the walks because it let us get a feel for the place and the Ecuadorians. We felt very safe the whole time that we were there. There's an Italian restaurant and a coffee house close by. The coffee house (The Common Ground) has become a meeting place for real estate agents and their Gringo clients who seem to be invading Ecuador at the moment and it was interesting to have a coffee and watch the action as people consulted lap tops and tablets with listing info and then zipped off for real estate tours. We will definitely stay there when we return to Salinas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Big Ralph's Hostal is a small English - Ecuadorian business in Salinas a few steps from the beach. Services and facilities available at Big Ralph's Hostal include a Restaurant, bar and private parking. Our bedrooms are supplied with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and national TV. Spoken languages: English & Spanish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Ralph's Hostal Ecuador/Salinas