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Tangara Guest House
Ranked #6 of 75 Guayaquil B&B and Inns
Michigan
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“Simply the best”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

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

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Tangara during a stopover in Guayaquil and had a very positive experience. The rooms were clean and air conditioned, the breakfast was great an the property is very secure. Further, the location is central to the airport + tourist areas + main shopping malls (about $4 USD taxi ride to each).
The staff are very helpful - we had to catch a 3am flight and someone got up and organized a taxi for us.

Would recommend!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed two nights in Tangara in a private room. We made a reservation on forehand and although we arrived 24 hours later because we got stuck in Cuzco airport, we didn't have to pay for the night that we weren't there. The staff is very friendly and helpfull and the accomodation is cosy, just like a real home. We really enjoyed it! When we arrived in Galapagos after we left i realised i lost one bag. I emailed Tangara and they had found my bag. 1,5 Weeks later we arrived in Guayaquil airport again to take a bus to Banos and there was the receptionist standing with my bag! If you are looking for a nice, clean, friendly and 'make yourself at home' stay: go here.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We arrived into Guayaquil in the morning after an overnight bus ride & took a taxi to Tangara Guest House. We were able to check into our room early, which was great to freshen up. The room was clean with comfortable beds & private shower. Good hot water. There is a communal indoor & outdoor area with wifi available. Breakfast is good - fresh fruit, choice of eggs, bread, jams, fruit juice, etc.

Whilst the guest house is not in the centre of Guayaquil, it is only an easy 25 minute walk. We visited during their Independence Day so the town & Malecon was very busy, but nice to see families out & about. There is a park nearby which has various restaurants, although these were closed when we stayed. There are plenty of pizza, parradilla places, street food & typical food places nearby.

Tangara is well located for both the airport & bus station, so a great place to stay if you are stopping over. Both are a short, cheap taxi ride away. A one way taxi ride to either is included in the price of your room, which is useful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

I have faithfully stayed in this spot for my GYE layovers over the past five years because on my first trip my luggage was lost by the airline at midnight and by the time the paperwork was done for it, an hour had passed yet Tangara remained faithful to their promise to provide an airport transfer EVEN after long delays and at 1 am in the morning- they were still there waiting for me! That's reliability and integrity and it was important to me because I wouldn't have wanted to be abandoned and alone in that airport that late without accommodation. This earned my total respect for them.

Apart from that the rooms are very clean, breakfast is good, there is beautiful art and murals everywhere, there is a kitchen for cooking along with hot and cold water for drinking. Food can be arranged and ordered and anything you need, Antonio can arrange to provide it for your stay. It's very affordable and I definitely would recommend this place (and have many times to other travelers).

Thank you again Antonio and I wish you well until the next time!

Superfood Chef Michelle

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Room Tip: It's very close to the GYE airport and a perfect choice for quick layovers.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Tangaraguayaquil, Owner at Tangara Guest House, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments, they remind us the importance of little details and they renew our commitment to look after our guests safety and comfort, as we have been doing for nearly twenty years now. It will be our pleasure to see you back in Guayaquil again. Wish you luck in your travels and in your contribution for a healthier world.
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We flew back from the galapagos and were taking a bus the next day so wanted some thing close to the airport and bus station. And after hearing about guayaquil a reputation we wanted somewhere safe. Tangara also arranges a pick up from the airport so we felt we were in good hands. The rooms were large, clean, had air con and hot water and was nice and quiet. The included breakfast of toast, fruit, eggs, juice coffee and tea was great too. The highlight was the owner. He was so friendly and helpful especially about calling around multiple numbers for a few hours trying to get our bags back for us when the airline lost them. There's not too much to walk around to but we weren't staying there for that. Great place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Tangara is an oasis. It is conveniently located near the airport and the city center. The AC and WiFi work very well. The rooms are very clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Antonio was excellent in providing information about and arranging excursions. Johnny makes the best coffee in Ecuador. We would return without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Tangaraguayaquil, Propietario at Tangara Guest House, responded to this review, 7 April 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Will keep trying harder to make tsure that our guests can enjoy the best of Ecuador and specially their stay in Guayaquil
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Property: Tangara Guest House
Address: Ciudadela Bolivariana, Block F House 1 | Manuela Sáenz & O'Leary streets, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Guayaquil
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Guayaquil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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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