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Hostal Macondo

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As of tomorrow morning, we will have spent 7 nights at Hostal Macondo. My husband and I have really enjoyed our stay. We've been staying in the "penthouse" (our word) which is a very large upstairs room with lots of windows looking out on the garden. We have 2 beds-a twin and a double, a table with two chairs, a...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your nice comments we hope to help more people that visit us, and enjoy their time in our beautiful city, Cuenca will be waiting for your next trip kind regards, Jenny.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 days over the new years. I was looking for some peace and quiet and hit the jackpot. Kudos to the excellent staff. They are very patient and friendly. The room was really classy and the bed comfortable. Hot water.

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment we appreciate a lot Jenny

Karmiel, Israel
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A nice and very relaxing hostel in the center of Cuenca. A big garden were you can sit quietly and read, good breakfast, and lovely rooms. Everyone was kind and trying to help with all our needs. We forgot our coats when we left and they suggested to send them to Guayaquil by bus the next day, and so it...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

We are happy to help you, thanks for the comment we hope to have you back, have a nice day. greetings from the staff. Jenny.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Macondo is beautiful. It is listed as a hostel, but is more like a boutique hotel. The room is really nice and also the bathroom. The location is the best and the service is really good. The decoration and the silence in the place is charming, we really want to go back to Macondo!

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Good evening thanks a lot for your comment we always help the tourists by this way and hope to have you soon. Jenny

London
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stayed three nights here. It has a nice vibe. It is spotless, the rooms were small but perfectly fine, great breakfast. The staff at the desk were especially helpful. When I made a booking mistake in their favour, they sorted everything out to my advantage. Quiet street, nice and central. I definitely recommend this as an option for people...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your words we always help other tourists, we are glad to help and come soon hugs from everyone. Jenny.

Georgia
Reviewed 9 July 2016

My wife and I stayed here for three nights while waiting to get into our apartment. The staff headed up by Jennie and Jessi were superb, so accommodating. The breakfast was outstanding! I enjoyed the courtyard, lovely and in bloom. The beware part of this review is that the rooms are quite basic, not much more than a bed, a...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment, we are glad you have a nice time, we have suites with one bed king or 2 beds, also cable, and lot dinning area for your next time we hope to achieve the best service for you and your wife. Jenny.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed five nights in a very clean and comfortable en suite double room which overlooked the garden. Included breakfast was excellent and patrons had access to the kitchen. It is a 10 minute walk from the historic Centro and the main cathedral and museums or galleries. All staff was great and the front desk staff had good english and...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments we are happy to have you or your friends again and very welcome .

Reviewed 6 June 2016

I recently stayed at Hostal Macondo ( from 5/19-6/1/16). The purpose of my trip was to scout out Cuenca as a potential city for retirement. From the moment I arrived through the entirety of my stay Macondo delivered an excellent hotel/hostal experience. This place is truly a quiet sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Cuenca just outside the front...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Good comment and we are very glad we helped you, thanks for your time here too, and welcome back. Jenny ps hugs from every one.

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 April 2016

For the price, I thought this place was really lovely. There is an older (100+ year old) building which has all the character anyone could want. There are also new rooms out back that over look a really nice courtyard. For the price, I thought this place was excellent. It is quiet and the WiFi worked. The breakfast was good...

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jenny v, Manager at Hostal Macondo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. We do have a small tv just in case for your next visit. We are very happy that you like our breakfast it's included in the price for your room. Also we have a reformed suite with tv cable just in case. Welcome any time im sure we help more guests. Jenny.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We have only been here a couple of nights but we really love the place. Rooms are very basic, but the setting is very warm. Most of the rooms are around the lovely garden. Breakfast can be improved with variety. The staff is super friendly and accommodating.

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Thanks so much for your comment, we hope to have you soon again, and we are glad for your comment, this always help new guest, Jenny.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lovely downtown hotel built around a beautiful garden. A very peaceful place in the heart of colonial Cuenca offering --travel and tour assistance --free breakfast --luggage storage --free maps --lending library --wheel chair rooms --24 hour check-in --plenty of hot water --kitchen use after 1PM ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Macondo

Address: Tarqui 11-64 Y Lamar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $26 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Hostal Macondo Cuenca
Hostal Macondo Hotel Cuenca
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cuenca
#10 Business Hotel in Cuenca
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cuenca
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“The hostal has a variety of room types--single, double, shared bath, private bath, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles linnosav3, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would try to get a room on the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles magisterriggs, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“around the garden”
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 of 5 bubbles Gigi_Il_Bresciano, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room in the back of the hotel; do not go for the cheapest room.”
 of 5 bubbles avtarw2013, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I had a room around the garden and it was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 30chriso, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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