I was working near Tena for six months, and I had to come up to town every now and than, so I needed a place which would feel a little bit like home.
I was extremely lucky to have found La Casa Blanca. It is a very comfortable, clean and spacious hostel. But what makes it really really exceptional are the great hosts. Michelle and Gary were amazing - welcoming, helpful and caring. They immediately adopted me to the Casa Blanca family, and gave me a home away from home, which I really appreciated so far from my friends and family. It helps that they share all their knowledge of the city with you, tell you where to buy nice fruit and veg...and Michelle has even made an amazing cook book about how to eat all those Amazonian fruit you've never seen before.
There is good internet, and purified water in the whole hostel, which runs even during Tena's frequent water cuts.
Eventually, my parents, who are slightly more of a 'high end' travellers than I am, came to stay, and they loved it, too. They found everything up to the high hotel standards they are used to. Plus we did an amaizng 1.5 day tour with Gary, which ended up being a highlight of my parent's 3 week stay in Ecuador.
If you are coming to Tena, don't even think of staying elsewhere. You'd be missing out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are people people, a US emergency room nurse and an Ecuadorian guide, teamed up and turned HOTEL OWNERS and TOUR PROVIDERS in the Amazon. What does this mean for you? Comfort in the jungle and quality tours! The hotel reflects what we wanted for ourselves and experienced in other places around the world. The rooms are clean and spacious, 150 sq ft (14 sq m) or greater. The showers are hot and the water is purified throughout (you can brush your teeth with our water!) There are screens on the windows and fans in every room. There’s a big common kitchen to cook your own food in or just be able to hang out in. That in combination with a helping hand to get you up to speed on the area will smooth your transition to maximize the time you have here in this little corner of the world. Come see us!, Gary Garces and Michelle Klein We have 6 private rooms, all have at least a double bed. One also has a single bed, one also has a bunkbed, and one is 310 sq ft with 5 beds and a huge bathroom!b ... more less
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