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“Our Second Stay Twice As Nice”
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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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Flufton
San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Our Second Stay Twice As Nice”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed here in Oct of 2014 on our first trip to Cuenca. It is a perfect location if you want to be right in the center and within walking distance to cafes, museums, parks and restaurants. The best part of staying here is the owners. They go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and easy. We are relocating to live in Cuenca and stayed here while the house we are renting was having repairs done. It took a little longer than expected but Stuart, the owner, graciously extended our stay. There is a fabulous Italian restaurant next door, a Columbian cafe, a Peruvian cafe and a Venezuelan cafe right across the street. Also, a police sub-station is across the street and down half a block so the area is super safe even though there are several pubs nearby. But the Cuencano people are not particularly rowdy or aggressive even when they drink! Around the corner is Goza, a great coffee spot and gringo hangout. Also, you can't miss the alpaca shop next door. The owners have an alpaca ranch outside the city. Their shop has high quality, hand made clothing and blankets made from the alpacas from their ranch. The apartment is clean, modern and comfortable with TV and internet. Also washer and dryer.

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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: neighborhood noise on weekends
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Shelby L
Rangely, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very Happy Repeat Customers”
Reviewed 2 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was our second time here and it was every bit as good as the first time. The apartment is perfectly located in the middle of the beautiful historic district. Only a few minutes' stroll to all the beautiful parks and cathedrals; 2 blocks from the scenic river walk, and just as close to some of the best restaurants in Cuenca. The flat was well appointed with everything needed, including small touches like an umbrella. We were greeted with fresh flowers on the table and fresh bread and fruit on the counter of the kitchenette. The icing on the cake for us was the above-and-beyond help provided by Stu (our host) when our flight was cancelled, leaving us stranded at the airport (I was concerned that my rudimentary spanish wasn't adequate to negotiate the situation). He stepped in and helped us to make alternative travel arrangements. When you stay here you will truly feel that you have a friend in Cuenca. We can't wait until next year when we plan to return, and would never consider staying anywhere else!

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Liked best: Very nice shower with 6 1/2' showerhead
Liked least: Took a little while for the water to warm up (but never ran out once it got hot)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Brian N
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely property, wonderful owners, great location”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed in this unit for 3 weeks. When you open the door from the street, you step into a pretty courtyard. Everything is well-cared for. The flowering plants were nice and we found it to be a peaceful setting to sit and relax. The property has a washer and dryer, easily accessible and easy to use. The room itself was a nice size and included a stove, refrigerator, dishes and utensils and cookware.

The owners are genuinely nice people who were available when needed but didn't intrude. Stu was waiting for us when we arrived (around 8:00 pm) and patiently fielded all of our questions and provided good information to get us started on our visit. Patricia also helped us out with a problem we had and was kind enough to let me practice my Spanish when talking with her.

This is a really nice place, we found it to be well-located and pleasant. A good value and a pleasant place to stay.

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Liked best: Location, overall cleanliness and attractiveness, owners
Liked least: Church bells ring fairly early in the morning
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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delpino20...
Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A charming place”
Reviewed 13 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

When you open the street door you step into a charming garden courtyard that makes you feel at home right away. Stu and his charming wife Patricia do the same. When we first arrived there were fruits, cheese and a loaf of bread awaiting us. It was nice to come back after a full day in a bustling city and feel as if this was home, down to every detail. The atmosphere is so friendly that other visitors quickly became friends. A perfect home away from home. P.S. Stu is also charming!

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Conaleeta
Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Apartment! Perfect Host!”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Beautiful, clean, recently remodeled studio apartment in the heart of Cuenca. It is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the city. Virtually everything you need is within walking distance. From restaurants next door, up the street, across the street to the tour company on the corner and the Supermaxi only a few blocks away, this place has it all. And when you come home to your apartment after a busy day you will immediately be transported to beautiful peaceful tranquility in your own gorgeous courtyard. Ah-h-h! And your host, Stuart, is the epitome of helpfulness and useful information, kindness and hospitality! We can highly recommend this property and its host.

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Liked best: Stuart and the property!
Liked least: Get ready for considerable weekend noise at night but still a great place to stay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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