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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, located not far from the popular town of Salinas. It's sailor theme is well executed, and if you like pirates and the Navy, you'll feel at home. Like a lot of people mention in their reviews, the restaurant is bad and expensive. Staff however is very friendly and helpful. The honeymoon suite is beautiful at day, but at night the noise of the sea is overwhelming and the suite becomes pretty scary with noises all around..

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank facesofecuador
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

After a whole day at the beach, we decided to have a late lunch at Farallon Dillon. It was not my first time there, and to be honest, I didnt have a good experience the first time, but I decided to take a second chance there because of the sunset view. After we ordered, the waitress told us that we were "lucky" since the place was empty and food would be served right away. After 30 min, we got "garlic bread". It was nasty, it was old whole bread, and a friend found a hair in it. We should have leave the place in that moment. After 45 min more food was served, it was a nightmare. Vegetables were overcooked, bacon was raw, rice was sticky. We just wanted to leave that place, but the "best" part was when we got the bill. It was about 20 dollars each dish. Totally NOT worthy!! What a fraud!!!
I have to admit that the place is nicely decorated with navy things, staff is friendly, and the sunset view is beautiful from there. If you want to enjoy the view from Farallon Dillon, I may suggest you to have a beer or a cocktail there (chances to get disappointed are low) but think twice before lunch/dinner there.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Walter C
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

We spent 8 days at this lovely hotel at the end of December and look forward to returning. The front desk service was always helpful and available. The food was delicious. The views are sweeping, vast and beautiful. On a crowded day there might be 10 people on the beach and a handful of surfers in the water.

One fun thing to do is have a taxi take you to a city beach/set of piers in the nearby town of La Libertad from where you can get a better view/photos of the tankers and fishing boats coming and going AND check out pelicans playing in the water. The pelicans wing past Farallon Dillon at all times of the day and evening and so it was great to see where they "hang out" when not flying.

We had a room over the restaurant with a balcony facing the ocean--great views. The pool was clean and because it was close to the edge of the cliff, it had the appearance of an infinity pool.

The place is wonderfully eclectic!

  • Stayed: December 2014
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Thank wkjex1
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

A month ago, I and my wife visited Ecuador, we dedicated some days to visit the coast. The first step was Ballenita... and its Farallon Dillon. We had a good time in its small museum and we spent more time with our family while looking at the beatiful view. The personell was very nice with history explanation and all our requests. We took a thè and a lot of pictures.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sabatino C
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

The Hosteria is off the "beaten path". Basically it is built on a cliff and some of the rooms are technically caves. The rooms vary widely from several above the bar and restaurant to a couple that hang off the cliff. There are also two rooms in the observation tower.

The beach is not the best in the area and part of the view includes tankers in cue for the refinery in Libertad. The staff is very competent, friendly and completely Ecuadorian with Spanish only being spoken.

The restaurant is easily the best anywhere around and I think it is better than any you can find in Salinas which is the closest to the hotel.

The decor is a collection of nautical memorabilia from around the world and it is very extensive and envelopes the entire property, including a museum devoted to the nautical.

I would stay here again if only for the food.

Room Tip: See all the rooms you can before you decide. They are all VERY different.
  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with friends
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