The Tangara Guest House itself is fairly ordinary so if you're looking for fluffy towels, 24 hr concierge service and a bar in the lobby you may want to go elsewhere. On the other hand if you seek a warm, family-like home stay and a host who spares no effort in making your visit a pleasure the Tangara is the place. In spades.
The Tangara is located in a quiet neighborhood, away from the commotion of busy streets. Yet, it is only a short 10 minute drive to the airport, bus station and the Malecon 2000 and a quick walk to the Malecon Salido. The rooms are clean & comfortable. The breakfast is ample with choices of eggs, fruit, toast and fresh Ecuadorian coffee. We truly felt like we were visiting friends or at least had been invited into an authentic Ecuadorian home.
The proprietor, Antonio, who speaks fluent English, spared no effort in helping to make our visit a success. We came to Ecuador on a combination business and pleasure trip. Antonio gave us valuable information that helped us achieve success on both scores. I simply cannot express adequately our appreciation for all his work on our behalf.
True, there is no bar in the lobby where guests can grab a cold drink. But there is a well stocked refrigerator in the kitchen and an honor notebook for guests to record whatever they use. Guests are also allowed 24 hr access to a full kitchen and are encouraged to prepare their own meals if they wish.
I suppose the best recommendation is not gushing words on a travel forum but whether or not a one time guest would return in the future. No question there, the Tangara Guest House will always be our home away from home whenever we come to Guayaquil.
The one and only downside is the Tangara is under the flight path of the nearby airport so you may hear the occasional plane passing over head. On the plus side, the efficient air conditioners drown out most of that noise anyway, particularly in the early morning hours when you're still asleep
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tangara Guest House is conveniently located within 10 minutes by taxi from Guayaquil International airport and from downtown. We are very close to the Malecón del Salado (one of the two main waterfronts in the city) and to the main University in the city. More than a room, guests get a house to use as their own with free access to the kitchen area. Free touristic information and advice is also available for our guests. ... more less
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