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Big Ralph's Hostal

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Reviewed 10 September 2014

Stayed three nights, great place, quiet, clean, food is very good, owners are extremely helpful, speak English. Highly recommend this place. A little ways from the Malecon, but with only $1.50 cab ride to get there, this is a good location. Richard S.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We stayed a night at Big Ralph’s on our way back down the Ecuadorian coast. This is the second time we have stayed here. The rooms are affordable and clean. There is a small bar and tables in the back area by the rooms. The front area is the restaurant and what a great restaurant it is. Ralph was a...

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Kemah, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed with Ralph and Andrea and were treated like family! Ralph is an amazing cook and serves the best fish and chips I've ever had. Andrea helped us find our way around Salinas and was very accommodating to our needs. We took several walks down to the beach. This was not the beach where every other tourist went. Ralph...

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Mebane, N.C.
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My wife and I went to Salinas for the weekend. We wanted to get away and hit the beach. We made our reservation on line and booked a couples room with a private bath. The room was equipped with Air Conditioning and a TV. The whole Hostal put us in the mind of an English Castle and The walls were...

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San Fernando, Buenos aires, Argentina
Reviewed 7 March 2014

$40 for a double room with private bathroom. Place: a little far away from the malecon :(, 10 blocks at least. Air conditioning, hot water, good mattresses, clean. The bad: there is not kitchen or fridge!! the common area it's really small. Overal: it's ok, but a wouldn't come back. The bad experience: I think relatives (dad / mum?) to...

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ontario
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Worst mattresses I slept on in Ecuador. Air conditioner was erratic. Woke up several times through the night to adjust the temp. up or down. Couldn't seem to find a happy medium for the ac (It's very hot & muggy in Salinas). I'm guessing that our air conditioner needed some maintenance. Although their dog Princessa was very friendly, she would...

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1Thank canukontario
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Big Ralph's for a few nights January 2014, and loved it! Ralph and Andrea were very friendly and accommodating, and we were truly salivating over Ralph's gourmet cuisine - what a gem in Salinas! Would highly recommend staying here.

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Ottawa
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We (2 single professional 40 + women) stayed at Big Ralph's 07 - 09 Jan 14. I am allergic to mosquitos and had to leave our previous accomodations due to a faulty window screen resulting in 5 bites on my face, 5 on my hands and 2 on my legs. I reacted badly and I was in tad bit of...

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Canmore
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The reviews are correct and this is definitely a clean and friendly place to stay! Andrea was warm and welcoming when we checked in, and our room was clean and comfortable. We were in a family room with 2 bunk beds and one double bed and the air conditioning was welcome in the heat this time of year. The private...

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Vacaville, California
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Hello, We just spent a few days in Salinas again and Big Ralph's is still our favorite. In addition to all the positive things that have been said I have to add that Andrea and Ralph are the best hosts and very helpful when it comes to finding local services or making plans for the Ruta del Spondylus and points...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Ralph's Hostal is a small English - Ecuadorian business in Salinas a few steps from the beach. Services and facilities available at Big Ralph's Hostal include a Restaurant, bar and private parking. Our bedrooms are supplied with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water and national TV. Spoken languages: English & Spanish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Ralph's Hostal

Address: Av. San Lorenzo S/N | Calle 53, Salinas 240207, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Price Range: $40 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Our room was right outside the restaurant. It was an excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles Audrey925, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“One note about room selection. My in-laws were in the first room next to the restaurant and they said the restaurant guests are a little loud in the early evening. But once the dinner hour passes everything quiets down. I'm sure younger troops would have been out partying and never noticed the restaurant sounds but if you're planning on turning in early, ask for a room away from the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnF65, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
“There are only 7 rooms available so book early to ensure your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles kend153, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles johndS8421NG, 16 Aug 2013 | Read review
“There is no bad room.”
 of 5 bubbles mikecF3736MG, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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