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“Quiet and spacious”
Review of A Casa Naranja

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A Casa Naranja
Ranked #40 of 79 Cuenca B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This place is right in the midst of town but as quiet as if it were located far out of town. The rooms are clean and spacious and the mattresses and pillows are super comfy. It was definitely decently priced compared to other places online as well.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

My girlfriend and I are staying at A Casa Naranja and are very happy here. It is one of the best places we have stayed in Ecuador. It is quite clean and the price is right compared to what else we found in Cuenca. One really nice aspect of Casa Naranja is it is very quiet. It is easy to sleep, the beds are comfortable, and the water is always hot. We really like the hotel overall. Great place for couples.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

The orange facade of the Casa Naranja sits right at the inside edge of the narrow sidewalk with an imposing door to enter. Once inside the modern city faded away, as if we had stepped back in time and away from the street noise. The Casa was once a large mansion home and the Senora still lives here. The rooms surround two courtyards, two stories high. Our room, upstairs, overlooked the back courtyard. We had a comfy queen bed with plenty of thick covers (necessary for the chilly nights) and a large bathroom, but the room could use a few improvements like better lighting in the evenings. Large windows opened to the courtyard letting in plenty of daylight. A self-service buffet desayuno was ready when we woke A small guest kitchen with refrig enabled us to make additions. We met the Senora several times and she was a gracious hostess, concerned about our comfort. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We booked this hotel after seeing some great photos on Tripadvisor. I think they must have been taken years ago, because the room I got was completely different, shabby and dark and dirty, with a few bits of old furniture. We thought about asking to see the other rooms and maybe changing, but that was impossible as the oldish woman who made me pay in advance disappeared and I never saw her again, not even when we called upstairs from reception. And what's with the padlocks they give you to lock your room? The doors are so old and flimsy that they're pointless. Complete disappointment.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. Our room was on the 2nd floor with a private bath. We loved the lovely rooms and furniture pieces. We were the only guests on the 1st night and the owner left the house for work early in the morning. She left us a day or two old bread with coffee in the fridge for us to fix. This hostel is an awesome "old" house filled with antique furnitures. But it needs a major cleaning!!! We felt like staying in someone's house rather than a B&B. Casa Naranja was a quite place but i wish they focus on maintaining a place a "dust-free"!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Although I'd booked in advanced, it seems nobody expected me to turn up. I waited in the street ringing the bell of this hostal for several minutes in heavy rain waiting for the owner to let me in when I arrived. When she did appear, she demanded to know who I was and when she finally let me in, demanded payment straightaway, handed me a padlock for the room, pointed to where it was and then disappeared never to be seen again. The room wasn't clean, the furniture was shabby and broken and there were no windows. As it was raining, I didn't go out and stayed in this grim room reading with one basic overhead bulb. There was no television, no other guests that I was aware of, nothing, just a grim, dirty little room. The next morning the shower didn't work and there was no one on reception to complain to. Horrible unfriendly place - might recommend to an enemy.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

This hostel is totally unassuming from the outside and opens up into a gorgeous, bright atrium with simple but beautifully finished rooms sitting off two open courtyards. The rooms vary in price depending if you want en-suite or shared bathroom - all have wooden floors, huge ceilings and quirky features (one room is split over two floors with a single bed on each floor and stairs leading to the top bed). The hotel was incredibly quiet considering it sits off a main street and is a short walk to local cathedrals, shops and restaurants. The owners are really friendly and run an arts centre upstairs. Free wi-fi and internet, hot water, continental breakfast included. A great place to stay with a modern arty twist on colonial architecture. You can also park motorcycles or push bikes in the atrium - very useful. Make sure you ring the bell if the doors are closed!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about A Casa Naranja

Address: La mar 10 38 y Padre Aguirre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Cuenca
Price Range: £11 - £18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Casa Naranja 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The casa naranja is a friendly, arty colonial house located in the heart of Cuenca and is 300m from the main plaza.We have private rooms surrounded by two attractive and quaint indoor patios surrounded by interior balconies in a quiet and beautiful two-storey house.The lodging features full kitchen facilities, very comfortable mattresses, hot water 24 hours a day, luggage safe and motorcycle and bicycle storage.Discounts are available for longer stays.Each room is individually designed and decorated, with appealing blends of traditional furnishing so that your stay will be very comfortable. We offer clean and tidy rooms when new guests arrive.For environmental reasons, we prefer not to change sheets and clean rooms on a daily basis. However, rooms can be cleaned and sheets changed on a daily basis should you wish for free upon request.Admission schedule is weekdays: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. Please Specify arrival time to waiting for youWeekends and holidays please specify arrival time (between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm) ... more   less 
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