As a woman traveling solo, I picked the Wyndham because it advertised things that were important to me for this trip: 1) close to the airport (about an 8-minute car ride); 2) free airport shuttle (taxis in Guayaquil can be dangerous if you don't pick the right one, so it's nice not to have to deal with that issue); 3) walkable to Cerro Santa Ana (about 15 minutes to the 400+ steps that lead up to a great view of the city); 4) looked clean and safe. Both times I stayed here, my room was spacious, immaculate, and modern. On both visits, 2 complimentary bottles of water were waiting on the bathroom sink (very much appreciated!). There were also other useful amenities (hair dryer with a diffuser, iron, etc.). The room also has a safe with a digital lock where you program the code. The room service food was quite good and the portions were plenty for me (photo attached). TIP: If you're REALLY starving, order one of the pizzas. I got the Pena Pizza one night, and it was HUGE/more than for one person. The service (front desk, room service, etc.) was excellent/very attentive across the board; they couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Also, the driver is your front yard. Speaking of which: Although the hotel seems to promote its "river view" rooms, I would actually opt for a room on the other side of the building. The reason is that the river is murky and there's really not much to see there. The back rooms, on the other hand, offer a view of a colorful hillside dotted with numerous colored houses. It's visually fascinating (to me, anyway). I saw that another reviewer complained about A/C noise in the back of the building, but I didn't hear any; that could have been, though, because I was on the 6th floor and the fans are closer to the ground. On the subject of A/C, mine worked great both times. Thank God, because I went in January when daytime temps hovered just under 90 and the humidity was at its peak. There was a nice-looking pool on the roof, but I didn't get to try that. Maybe next time. :-) The only reason I gave this hotel 4 stars instead of 5 is because it seems that the only way you can schedule the airport shuttle to pick you up at the airport is by calling the hotel at their local number in Ecuador. If you're not from the area (and you probably aren't if you're booking a hotel room), then placing an international long-distance call ($3/minute on my calling plan--imagine if you get stuck on hold) to order a "free" shuttle becomes contradictory. Why can't they have an email address where you have to schedule the pickup at least 48 hours in advance via email? Maybe they're worried about being "stood up" if someone's plans change, whereas phone communication is more immediate? I'm not sure, but it would be 1000% easier if travelers could arrange the airport pickup via email, or via a phone number that won't cost so much for someone outside the country. Other than that, this was a perfect place to stay for a lady traveling solo. I'd definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wyndham Hotel Guayaquil is located 4.8 Km (3 miles) away from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport, right next to the majestic Guayas River. The historical Santa Ana Hill and its famous Lighthouse, the amazing Malecon 2000 and the traditional Barrio Las Penas, are within a few minutes walking distance from the hotel. Featuring a swimming pool, spa and a fitness center equipped with jacuzzis, steam bath, sauna and gym. This property offers rooms with free high speed Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. Fully carpeted rooms at Wyndham Hotel Guayaquil have large windows, minibar, coffee maker and digital safety box. All of them have heating, air conditioning and private bathrooms with luxurious amenities, its Junior Suites have a jacuzzi inside the room. Some rooms offer panoramic river views. Breakfast buffet is served daily for an extra fee. International dishes can be ordered at the property's restaurant, whereas drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar. You can also have your meetings or social events in the premises, it features 4 meeting rooms and 3 ballrooms. ... more less
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