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“Great price and close to the city!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel El Galpon

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Hotel El Galpon
Ranked #14 of 17 Hotels in Riobamba
georgia
1 review
“Great price and close to the city!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

I always stay here with my kids. It's not your everyday modern hotel, the service is great, you can trust the staff. Staff goes out of their way to please. Breakfast is the only meal we ate there and it was pretty good. The city is just a few walking minutes away. Rooms are spacious, showers are nice and hot. Pool table and fooseball down in the lobby. Got together with friends there a few times, ordered beer from Don Pacos (they deliver). If any receptions going on down in the reception hall be prepared to sleep with ear plugs.They should probably invest in carpeting all around. Other than than that the stay is always pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2009

The El Galpón is an excellent value for an extended stay in Riobamba. My husband and I stayed for about 10 days this year and in 2007.
The location is in a residential neighborhood that is a pleasant hike from the Avenida. You'll get the feeling of being a local after doing that walk a few times and back! or stroll up the hill from the hotel to look over the city when the mountains are clear!
The hotel staff is eager to please. Reception, the cleaning staff, the porter were very friendly. The rooms are big, TV in the room has lots of channels, the bathrooms have been redone in the past 2 years, showers are hot! If the hotel's not too busy, ask for a fridge in your room. Free shampoo and soap are nice touches. Free computer/internet use, free WIFI on your laptop.
Free breakfast is good, for $2 each extra try the eggs cooked to your liking or tortilla is good, has ham.. fresh juice, coffee with water or milk or chocolate and some bread and jam...
Weekend nights are loud if they are hosting a wedding or party. With earplugs we all slept well.... or better idea, make some new friends playing pool or foosball or get a few Pilseners delivered from Don Paco's Licores and party in the lobby yourselves.
The El Galpón may have lost some of it's luster but never it's class!

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2006

I used to stay with my family in El Galpon when i was a kid (i am from originally from Ecuador.) The place is good enough for the price and the rooms are big with cable tv and good showers. The place does need a serious facelift and renovation and skip the breakfast which consists in coffee, bread and juice if you are lucky. It is not in central Riobamba but no a bad walk (about 15 minutes to the main attractions and the train station.)

In short, it is good place if you are just looking for a place to sleep.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel El Galpon
Address: Argentinos y Carlos Zambrano, Riobamba 593, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Chimborazo Province > Riobamba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #14 of 17 Hotels in Riobamba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34

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