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Cobblestone courtyard and garden and studio entrances
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Cobblestone courtyard and garden and studio entrances
Stairway to the second floor studios Decorative Spanish-style portal in the courtyard
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Cobblestone courtyard and garden and studio entrances
Stairway to the second floor studios
Decorative Spanish-style portal in the courtyard
Part of the courtyard and garden
Loft studio ('Vicuña) and its balcony
Queen-sized bed with two side tables and lamps.
The dinette table
Kitchen, fully equipped with recessed lighting
A view of the studio flat from the dining area
Bathrooms are fully tiled, elegant, all new
The studio flat balcony, looking toward the courtyard entrance
From the studio flat  balcony, looking towards the 'Llama' and 'Guanaco' upstairs studios
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cuenca, Azuay Province

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful”
Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

If you want a place to stay that is in the old town of Cuenca this is an excellent choice. The best part of staying here are the owners. They went above and beyond to make our stay easy and comfortable. The apartment was clean, modern, comfortable, convenient and affordable. There is a common laundry room for all tenants that is really nice to have when you've been traveling for some time. There is a great coffee place called Goza just a short half block away. You can walk to the main plaza "Parque Calderon" and the beautiful cathedral in 10 minutes. The wonderful produce/meat market 10 de Agosto is a 10 minute walk. The Tomebamba river is just a couple blocks away and from there where there are beautiful walking paths. Down the steps you can walk to the super market in about 15 minutes. The only drawbacks: It is on a relatively busy street, (though every street in Cuenca is a busy street), but once you enter the courtyard you are sheltered in an oasis from the hustle and bustle. On the same block and across the street are many little cafes and bars. On the weekend there was lots of "bar activity" and noise. The first two nights there was police activity right in front of the entrance. But we didn't feel particularly unsafe or in danger. We unlocked the entrance and walked in to the courtyard as the police had a guy up against the wall. Same thing happened the second night we were there. There is a church school a half block up that starts clanging its bells at 5:00am, and continues every half hour or so. We got kind of used to it after a couple of days.
Overall this is a GREAT place to stay and we will be back.

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Harry P
Prescott, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A little bit of Heaven in downtown Cuenca”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Pumamaqui is a unique experience in traveling. This can't be called a hotel since there are only 4 rooms, but each room is like experiencing a little of Ecuador's culture without ever leaving your room. Our room is really an efficiency apartment with lots of space, and on its own private stair case overlooking the central courtyard. The kitchen and dining area are well equipped and modern, the bed is comfortable, the bath is private and very functional. Its a wonderful place to stay if you're lucky enough to reserve a room. The only downside is the sound of Karaoke singing (?) coming from next door, but that's only on the weekend.
From the moment Stu met us at the door, he made extra efforts to make us feel very much at home, ensuring that we knew what we needed and had everything we wanted. This is the only place I want to stay whenever I come to Cuenca.

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Liked best: The character to the property
Liked least: Nothing
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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“Felt safe and secure, with all the amenities of independent living.”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

Perfect location in the historic section of Cuenca for walking and exploring; close to the river Tomebamba and museums and historic churches, a variety of eateries next door and across the street, clean and comfortable housing,kind attentive host. We traveled light knowing there would be a washer and dryer for use on site.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Noisy bar scene nearby on Friday night.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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