Curved round wing-sail exterior of building looks good from outside - true - excellent location - true - but now what's Rong,son about the Howard Johnson! Beware! First, the doormen are generally friendly and quick to take your luggage but you risk dents and scratches on your car if you let them, like they damaged mine! Second, the room is of the minimum standard you would expect at this two or three star level - nothing more. Think about what minimum means; curve is good for light but makes room smaller. Third, the buffet breakfast is poor by international standards - cold cofee, only cold scrambled eggs, no beans; and the buffet lunch has very limited main course - pasta only - but good salad and no alcohol on Sundays. And no alcohol for dinner on Sundays either, or in the bar afterwards. Quite Strange for an international hotel! There are local rules about these things I understand but this is no way an International hotel with international standards for room, food, service or facilities. No pool. No spa. No business room. Room internet ok but why suffer all the rest for that? I was a business traveller there for three weeks so I think I had enough experience of the place to give this review. The Sheraton is literally next door, and for a little more, a whole different world of experience, and then you have the Hilton, which is just up the road but not much and again, a little more makes a big difference. The Howard Rongson staff don't speak English, the Howard Rongson charge the earth for inferior standards and service, and the Howard Rongson is simply the Rong place unless you want to get ripped off! I also am concerned about using my credit card here because it was somehow copied during my stay and several thousand pounds removed but not using the original physical card. Somehow, though, my bank says that a physical card was used to remove my cash from the atm. You have been warned. Beware!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located only 3 minutes from the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport and half a kilometer from Mall del Sol, the biggest mall in the city. This hotel has modern accommodations in the main commercial and financial area of Guayaquil. It features a health club, free WIFI as free parking as a guest. Rooms at Howard Johnson Guayaquil are luxuriously decorated and furnished with comfortable beds and feathered pillows. They come equipped with air conditioning, LCD cable TV, a coffee machine and a work desk. Room service is available 24/7. Wellness facilities include a Finnish sauna, jacuzzi and a gym. Check In: F&B zone offers buffet breakfast, and sit-down lunch and dinner. National and international dishes can be ordered for dinner, accompanied with a selection of delicious wines. There is also a Sushi Bar. Free Wi-Fi is provided on the shuttle service that runs every 30 minutes to the airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Guayaquil Hotel Guayaquil
- Guayaquil Howard Johnson