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Balandra Hotel

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small hotel, but maintain in good condition. The room is very clean. Restaurant is good and relaxing, the breakfast is average and is included in the room price. the staff are very nice, but most of them can not speak English.

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We work hard everyday to give the best possible service to all our guests. Please be sure to visit us again anytime soon, and we will make a better effort to serve you in english throughout all your staying. Best regards More 

Clover, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is the ONLY hotel to stay at in Manta. The weekend before I stayed at another hotel that was WAY more expensive and frankly it was a DUMP. This hotel is a little more old school with a very attentive staff. the rooms are great and so is the pool area.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Hotel Balandra was my home away from home while working in Manta ... the staff are wonderful friendly patient with my spanish ... there is a wonderful breakfast in the mornings ... even thought it is a modern hotel in the middle of Manta it has a wonderful charm to it ... the Cabins ... or the older section is... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's a really good place to be, really private, good view, its really close to the place of interest Amazing breakfast, really good wifi and service. the personal is really usefull and help you out with what you need

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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for 5 days. It has two sections the new/modern towers and the more home like older portion. I prefer the older part of the hotel. The plantings here are wonderful. If you prefer a more typical modern style then book one of the new towers. Staff was excellent, with one minor exception... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

I am a frequent visitor of Balandra, and the service and rooms are great. Service and location is excellent. Food is nothing out of the extraordinary though. Facilities and the swimming pool are super clean. The only issue I've found are the noisy mini fridges inside the rooms that can ruin your sleep if you don't turn them off.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Balandra Hotel is now my favorite hotel of all. I travel a lot and my wife and I traveled to Manta, Ecuador for some real estate shopping and a mini vacation. First let me say this hotel is located only a block away from the beach La Playa Murcielago. A wonderful place to sit and relax. The entire staff... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comments and for letting us know you had a great time with us, its a big satisfaction for every member of our staff to achieve a smile in our guests. We will let every member at Balandra know about your comments, specially to Maria Belen, Eliseo and Antonio. We will be waiting for... More 

River Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Stayed here one night on business. We arrived in Manta from Quito for morning meetings, checked in but it was only 9:00 so our rooms were not ready. We left our bags and came back at the end of the day. Beautiful rooms overlooking the ocean - about two blocks back from the beach but only a 5 minute walk.... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Its a joy for us knowing you had a great staying with us and that our services met your expectations. We will be more than happy to serve you again in your next visit to Manta. Best regards. More 

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Best place if you go alone or with family! There are amenities for everybody! El Faro's food y delicious! Everybody is always sharing their smiles! A place were its always summer with many native flowers.

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy to have fulfilled your expectations with us. It´s always a pleasure to serve our clients in the best possible way. We hope to have you soon with us again, so we can give you more smiles :) Regards More 

New York Mills, New York
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

No complaints i love your place keep up the good.work guys,you don't take a.back.seat to any hotel in manta and that includes oro verde,the staff was always there if.there was any.questions you might have in total a wonderful place to stay

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best hotel in Manta with first class service, surrounded by nature and with a pefect location for tourists or business guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balandra Hotel

Address: Calle 20 y Avenida 7 | Barrio Cordoba, Manta 130213, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Manabi Province > Manta
Price Range: $159 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balandra Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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“room 301 facing the sea”
 of 5 bubbles jj9552016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“wonderful charming place to stay ... great staff.”
 of 5 bubbles U7733SNandreww, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are for 5 people, and in a more private zone than the hotel rooms on the towers”
 of 5 bubbles axl_romo, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I chose the older part of the hotel because of the character. The new towers are great if you are looking for a USA modern style room. The older section has fantastic little paths full of unique plants. We will be going back.”
 of 5 bubbles 492jonf, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for an ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles Pscotter, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
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