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“A real taste of Guayaquil!”
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Mansion del Rio
Ranked #18 of 76 Guayaquil B&B and Inns
Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A real taste of Guayaquil!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

The service and the accommodations were great. I absolutely would return! Located in the "historic district," you must walk the cobblestone road it is located on. Then, sit and watch the river flow by, in the park just below the hotel.

Room Tip: We were in the "penthouse." It is a long climb up but well worth it for the view and peace...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Encinitas, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

What a special treat. First, close to the airport, but you wouldn't know it. Second, the staff was just amazing. The hotel is truly one of a kind. We learned so much from the staff about the area I was taken aback. We had very little time in Guayaquil, and this hotel made us want more. There were a few mosquitoes around, so repellent will be needed. There were quirks about this building, but they were mostly because of the age of the building which was why we chose to stay here.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a view of the river, it was really neat.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

and impecably managed by a welcoming and informative owner. The best hotel we stayed at during a 4 week trip to Peru and Ecuador - both because of the friendly, efficient and helpful owner and because of the location which is in the old historic part of Guayaquil and also at one end of a malecon which is full of life at the weekend. Steeped in history and beautifully restored this is light years away from the blandness of the international chain of hotels. Communal areas as well as bedrooms were very comfortable and the beds were the best we have stayed in away from home - and we have done a lot of travelling since retiring 3 years ago.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Our last night in a hectic, 5-week trek through South America. We arrived exhausted, dusty, hungry and slightly jaded by the quality of previous hotels. It would take a lot to impress us!
Color us impressed, and then some. This place is stunning. Terrific, safe location. Lovely view. Impeccable service. And a gracious, worldly host. Can't imagine considering any other place in Guayaquil.

Room Tip: View of the river
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

A charming Boutique B&B. The beautiful building is a restored private home from the beginning of the 20th Century. It’s in an appealing location, in front of the Guayas River, next to the artists’ neighborhood, Guayaquil’s promenade and Santa Ana renovated port area. The rooms are well furnished with comfortable beds. The hotel has a very relaxing top roof with wonderful views on the river. Maria, the owner, is helpful and friendly. We had to leave the Hotel at 4:00 a.m., Maria and a staff member woke up and prepared a light breakfast for us.
We will stay in this hotel any time we visit Guayaquil!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

The house:
- old french and Spanish colonial style
- very friendly and helpful owner
- breakfast is very simple but enough
- the terasse is astonish, unf no one was there in the evening to serve drinks

The room:
- our room was big but it smelled a little bit wet and old

The location:
- the best location hence it is directly in the old part where it is very safe

--> ideally place to go their for one night before to go to Galapagos 

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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cambridge UK
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

A delightful boutique hotel-magical decor and the owner Maria was very welcoming and helpful . Situated close to many local artists in a wonderful position..close to town and the promenade.Wondeful roof top terrace to sit and relax .
Can not recommend the boutique hotel highly enough..

Room Tip: A room with a view over the sea.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Mansion del Rio
Address: Calle Numa Pompilio Llona No. 120 | Barrio Las Penas, next to Puerto Santa Ana, in front of Rio Guayas., Guayaquil 90313, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Guayaquil
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Guayaquil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mansion del Rio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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