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“Poor service, untidy”

Hotel Francisco III
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Hotel Francisco III
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Salinas
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Room wasn't ready when it was supposed to be. Room wasn't tidy looking. Got switched to another, but it had a broken phone jack, so wouldn't be able to make any calls. Got switched to a third room. What a hassle. Had to keep moving our stuff.

Rooms are rather bare -- not many places to put your belongings.

Rooms could be much cleaner and more comfortable. Have the rooms ready for check-in when you say you are going to. Replace the bright white ceiling-mounted CFL bulb in the rooms with something more soothing. Add a lamp to the night table so that guests have a dimmer option that can be turned off without leaving the bed. Add a chair to each room. Clean the floors in the common areas and stairwells thoroughly each day. Ensure that all rooms have working TVs/remote controls and phones. Replace the worn furniture in the lobby. Give more attention to keeping the pool area clean/free of litter. Don't leave cleaning supplies sitting in the common areas for hours on end. These are a few of the things this hotel could do to improve the experience for guests. For $70+ per night per room (double bed), the staff should have higher standards and be more concerned with providing a pleasant experience. This is not a hostal for $20 per night.

Only positives - location right on the Malecon (main drag) across from the beach, so it's conveniently located to restaurants, etc. And there is a pool on the ground floor, which also includes showers so you can clean off sand after going to the beach.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2017
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Reviewed 4 December 2016
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Room Tip: Creo que las habitaciones a partir del segundo piso son mas tranquilas ya que por el pasadizo de las...
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 December 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2015
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Stayed: November 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Francisco III

Address: Malecon 231 y Calle 27, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Salinas
Price Range: £36 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Francisco III 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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