If you feel like experiencing some old style Ecuadorean republican luxury in a beautiful setting with fantastic service designed to make you feel right at home, then this is the place. Relax in the beautiful gardens or sip champagne in the champagne lounge and soak up the atmosphere. Set in the heart of the city of Cuenca, a World Heritage Site with stunning Andean scenery and 14th and 15th century architecture, this hotel is filled with beautiful colonial art, sumptuous fabrics and crystal chandeliers. All the rooms are individually styled and each reflects a different aspect of Ecuadorean culture and climate.
Surrounded by mountains, traversed by four rivers, and home to beautiful 14th- and 15th- century architecture as well as having been an important centre for the Incas, it surprised nobody when Cuenca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the Old Town, you will find Parque Calderón and other colonial parks and plazas, neighbourhoods that date back to the first days of the Spanish conquest of the area, and religious art museums showcasing some of Ecuador’s most impressive artwork. The most impressive of the city’s many museums are as follows: Banco Central, Casa de la Cultura, Conceptas Convent, Remigio Crespo Toral, Artes Populares de América, Arte Moderno, and Instituto Azuayo de Folclore. As a result of its rich cultural heritage Cuenca was chosen as the Cultural Capital of the Americas in 2002
11 rooms and 3 suites. Each room has Cable TV, telephone and safe. All bathrooms have hair dryer and deluxe amenities. Internet and WI-FI in social areas.
The hotel houses the Casa Alonso Retaurant, which overlooks the hotel gardens, providing an intimate setting and great food with a mixture of local and international cuisine.
The Hotel is within walking distance of the central plaza “Parque Calderón”, museums and churches, the perfect base to explore the city of Cuena, a UNESCO World Heritage with beautiful colonial architecture, churches and plazas, modern art gallery.
A short drive from the city are facinating and colourful indigenous communities where you can see some of the worlds best ‘Panama’ Hats being woven in the same way they have for centuries.