I ate here several times in the months that I lived in Bahia. The food is good but not extremely well seasoned or imaginative. It's a good place for breakfast and a view of the sea but not special and is a bit pricey for what is served. I liked the decor and it was quiet and sadly almost deserted except for rare occasion. The restaurant itself is poorly managed and the service is unimaginative. A chef who understands seasonings and a bartender who wants to be sociable would help. The staff is rather preoccupied with doing the bare minimum. The Hotel is comfortable and if you discuss it with them can be rather affordable but if you just accept the first price....? The reason I liked it? View of the Malecon without being involved in the action. The Malecon can be somewhat dangerous and Bahia itself is noisy and not overly welcoming although there are exceptions to be found. I'm really on the fence about my experiences there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Herradura, a place where the present recreates the past at every corner. Sculptures, oil paintings, feathers, stoves, running boards, pots and orchestra copper instruments from centuries ago, suddenly come alive, constantly harmonizing environments with a transition of shapes and colors. Prancing horses, that seem to move by lobbies and corridors, whips, brakes that marks the rhythm of a silent order. Hotel museum with stories and memories that keep decades of a journey that began in 1968. Located on the oceanfront main stage of the most spectacular sunsets, singular main attractive of Bahia de Caraquez. In more than forty years of service, the Hotel La Herradura has received tourists from all over the world, famous people including several former presidents of Ecuador. It has hosted countless conventions tourism, national and international; It has also provided training services to more than 5,000 people that are currently working in the tourism industry worldwide. The experience gained in this time gives us the confidence to offer high quality service and make your stay more pleasant . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Herradura Ecuador/Bahia De Caraquez