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“Best Hotel in Canoa”
Review of Canoa Beach Hotel

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Canoa Beach Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Canoa
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Best Hotel in Canoa”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

My friend and I stayed one week in the beautiful coastal town of Canoa. We discovered the Canoa Beach Hotel on a walk one day as it's about 10 minutes down the beach from town.
There we had the best food in Ecuador including the best charbroiled burger in a really long time.
The owner, Greg, was very friendly and helpful sharing insights into things to do in Canoa, places to eat etc. He gave us a tour of his property including the rooms which are at a very high standard. His garden is spectacular! This is definitely the place I will stay next time I visit Canoa, and I will not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to the Ecuadorian coast.

Room Tip: Ask for top floor for the best view of the ocean
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Salinas, Ecuador
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Yes, it is just like the pictures on the website and if you find yourself needing a clean, comfortable place to relax and enjoy the beach this is the place to do it. The food is fresh and tasty with a good variety of menu selections to choose from. Canoa Beach Hotel is the place to stay for R & R.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Granbury, Texas
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Canoa Beach Hotel is a wonderful peace of heaven on one of Ecuador's finest beaches. Weekends are typically joyful from a wonderful mix of folks from all over the world. During the week you can often enjoy the beach all to yourself. The hotel restaurant serves some of the best food in Ecuador. Be sure to ask if they have any specials like sweet potato pie...it is to die for! I look forward to our next stay as they have hired a manager from Argentina. I think we will continue to see the already excellent quality of service reach a higher level of professionalism in the near future. Oh, the sod has been set for a putting green for you golf enthusiasts. You never know what fascinating new adventure you will have at Canoa Beach Hotel.

Room Tip: All the rooms face the ocean and the beautiful swimming pool. There isn't a "bad" room...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We couldn't have planned our month long stay in Ecuador any better by ending it at the Canoa Beach Hotel. After staying at varying levels of hotels throughout the country, we kept our expectations in check -- websites can be deceiving. But lo and behold, heaven awaited. The grounds are pleasingly laid out, immediately inviting calm, after a long bus ride from Olon.

Once inside the room, we were pleasantly surprised. The room is laid out perfectly, beautiful sized shower / sink area leading into the main room with a large king sized bed, that for once wasn't Ecuadorian hard as a rock, and then leading out onto a beautiful balcony overlooking the pool area, perfect for an afternoon cocktail to watch the sunset!

The pool area is beautiful, and a short path leads right down to the ocean. A short walk down the beach and you are in the main town of Canoa.

The owner, Greg, was super accommodating, arranged our taxi back to Manta airport, made sure our stay was pleasant, and all of the staff was friendly and accommodating too. Don't even look at another property if you want air con, and CLEAN comfy rooms with all the amenities.

The only advice I'd offer, in my environmentally conscious self, would be to place signs in the room to have guests request new towels. I felt guilty finding new towels in my room every day. Seems excessive in such a fragile ecosystem to constantly wash.

And a couple extra hooks in the bathroom area would be nice, but that is so de minimus compared with all the outstanding features of the hotel overall!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We were really impressed by the service and quality of this establishment, my wife was especially impressed with the pool and the spectacular landscaping, we found that Greg the owner manager was a great help with local knowledge (and a personal tour of Manta).
The prices and the services provided are excellent as well as the menu, after touring Ecuador for three weeks we decided this was one of the highlights of our journey.

Room Tip: Get a top room for the sunsets
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Although I have not actually slept in this hotel I have visited friends that were staying there. My wife and I have a condo in the area and visit CBH when we are there. The owner/mngr. Greg is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. His dream of creating a great place to stay on the north coast is a true diamond in the rough. The hotel has a very comfortable feel and for us the restaurant/ bar is where we have the most experience. Whether it's a party on one or a large group (watch out for Carnival weekend;-) the food is FANTASTIC! Very good wine list and any tropical drink you can think of.

If you are ever in the Canoa area this place is a no brainer! Make sure to try the Beer Batter Fish and Chips - just one of the many great items on the menu... Can't wait to get back there!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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iowa
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

You would think you were in one of the HIgh dollar Carribean islands instead of 1mile outside a little surfing town of Canoa, Ecuador. Greg, the owner/mgr. has built a fantastic small hotel on a beautiful beach wth an archeticturally designed pool and hotel. Non e better in all of Ecuador coast!

Room Tip: all face ocean but upper floors best views!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Canoa Beach Hotel
Address: Km16 via Jama, Canoa 131451, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Canoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Canoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Accommodations on the shores of Canoa, Ecuador. Your place to stay in Canoa. Enjoy the poolside bar, lounge on the beach, surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean, or paragliding above the area. Enjoy air conditioning with an oceanfront view. Full restaurant and bar at the pool. ... more   less 

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