I stayed at Ralph's and Andreas Hostal for three days and very much enjoyed the hot showers and many conversations with Ralph about his days in England and all the current and future improvements and expansions to the Hostal. I could tell a lot of love has gone into building and maintaining the Hostal. The breakfast was very good: Ralph is a certified English Chef and the breakfast reflected those certificates(see photo:fresh squeezed Orange juice didn't make it into the pic). I very much enjoyed my walks to the Malecon, but other options are taking the bus for $.25 or a $2.00 Taxi to the Malecon, if that is your preference.
The weather(it is winter in July) was overcast and chilly for Ecuadorian standards, but still enjoyed some great Whale watching and had my clothes cleaned from a little place around the corner very reasonably.
They actually drove me to the mall a day during my stay while showing me some of the interesting places to visit in Salinas.
I would stay at this Hostal when I return to Ecuador in the Summer and very much enjoyed every minute of the room and conversations with Ralph and his very good breakfast.
- 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