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Balandra Hotel

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Beautiful hotel, and very friendly, and helpful staff. Our room was huge with a king size bed, and balcony with a ocean view. Very close to the beach.Our room was very comfortable and clean. The hotel had lush greenery, and a fantastic aroma about it. Unfortunately we did not have time for the pool, but it looked very nice. We... More 

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Thank DianeGuinand
PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and for your good comments about your experience in your staying with us. We would like to have your more days with us so you can give a taste of our dishes and relax in our pool. We hope you can do it in your next visit to Manta. Thank you very much... More 

St. John's, Canada
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210 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The vast majority of hotels one enters consist of a lobby and x - floors high.  Balandra is anything but that pattern.  The architect who designed this building did so with a desire to allow the customer feel and see the outdoors while being very much IN the hotel.  I wish we had more time to investigate some of the... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

it is a big honor for us to have an excellent comment like this. We feel very happy to have fulfilled your expectations and to have transmitted our essence in your staying with us through our installations and smiles. We are constantly improving ourselves so we will do our best effort to give you an even better service in your... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Really great experience at this hotel. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and the pool was delightful. Close to the beach - literally just across the street. We had a garden view and could see the ocean from our room, which was a very nice surprise. The restaurant was very good as well. The only negative thing was the laundry service... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable comments. We are very happy to fulfill your expectations and to give you the service you deserve. We are revising the prices of our laundry service so it can be fair enough for our clients. We hope to have you here in Balandra in your next visit to our city. Regards. More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this review to say the overall stay was good and rooms were nice, but be careful of being over charged by the rude restaurant manager. We were charged $15 each extra for the breakfast buffet when checking out but was never told beforehand.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Highly recommend the ocean view. The room was extremely clean and the bed and bedding was superb. The mini fridge was very convenient. The bungalows are nice but no privacy on the balconies. There is no ice on the floors but just phone the restaurant and they will bring some with a smile. The complimentary breakfast is very good. I... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments about your staying with us. We are very glad to fulfill your expectations about our hotel and the city. I understand you meant to say you were able to took our free complimentary shuttle from airport, if I am wrong please let us know. Please know we are committed to bring our... More 

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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night here but the rooms are nice and clean and it's in walking distance to the beach. I would have liked to stay here for a couple of nights more and enjoy their facilities and breakfast.

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Seattle, WA
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84 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I stayed here from Sept 3-5, 2015 whilst on a business trip to Manta. The staff really bent over backwards to make certain that my stay was utterly enjoyable. Most notable was Lissette Garcia (Director of Sales/Marketing) and her staff. They made me feel like I was right at home. Lissette and her team were some of the best hospitality... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Our staff is very grateful for your valuable comments and for your staying with us, your second home. Everyone at Balandra Hotel hopes to have you here with us in your next visit to the city. Best regards and Merry Christmas More 

Quito, Ecuador
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We have been twice in this hotel and in our next trip we will also go back. The hotel itself is very neat and beautiful, the rooms are big and the service is excellent. They have a free shuttle service to and from the airport. People working there are always very kind and ready to help you whenever you need.... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments! They motivate us to keep working on satisfying your expectations on each visit to Balandra, your second home. Everyone here hopes to have you back with us any time soon. Regards and Merry Christmas More 

Fremont, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We were sick the first two days (from our previous stay) and they really took care of us. They sent up medicine and made sure to point us in the direction of the nearest farmacia when we felt well enough to get more. It was really close to a delicious KFC! No joke- the KFC is really delicious. Moreso than... More 

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

It is our commitment and satisfaction to serve our clients in the best way, so their experience in our hotel and the city draws a big smile in our customers. Thank you for letting us know we fulfilled your expectations and we invite you to come back so we can impress you even more. Best regards and Merry Christmas More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The Balandra is a great choice if you are on a business trip to Manta. Friendly service. Nice and clean rooms. Small pool area to relax. Manta however is not a city to visit for a beach vacation. It is noisy and the beach is less than mediocre. We moved to Santa Marianita after 1 day.

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PaulSAH, Gerente at Balandra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are very sorry you couldn´t enjoy the city and all of its points of interests. We will put more effort in letting our visitors know about all the tours and activities available in Manta so they can stay longer with us. Best Regards More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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 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.”
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“ask for an ocean view room”
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