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La Orquidea Hostel

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Redmond, Washington
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We liked this hotels a lot, that we decided to stay for 16 days total. They have eggs for breakfast, are close to the main square, and do daily cleaning. However, we stored money and passports in the safe in the reception, only to later find out that about 80 dollars had been stolen. It took three days to sort... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

we stayed at Cuenca for two nights, for our last night we asked and see 4 other hotels and we decided to stay because the location and price-quality reference, and the most important clean rooms!!. The breakfast is pretty basic, the hot water take a while to show up but beside this, it was a good decision.

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3 Thank Aneac1985
Ottawa, canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

we go there two days ago and still there. We loved The location, the breakfast the quiet ROom. No noise from The street. The wAshroom is adequate. The only point is would suggest to them is that The mattress need to be replace and bigger Tv would be nice. Other then that Nothing to complaint.

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2 Thank Francine F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

Most rooms are grouped around a beautiful (covered) courtyard. Here there is less noise from outside street than the rooms facing the street. Rooms are large with simple fittings. Bathroom is adequate. Breakfast is basic: bread, coffee, juice, fried eggs. No restaurant. Location is perfect, just near the main square. Taxi from bus station is 3$.

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Austin
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2014

I'm in Cuenca studying Spanish for 8-10 weeks and rented a hotel-apartment from La Orquidea. I'm very fortunate to have secured an apartment here. The location is awesome! Right off the main square of the New Cathedral and Abdon Calderon Park. Restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops, museums, landmarks, and Spanish schools are all within walking distance. The studio apartments have a... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Our family had a very nice stay at Hostal Orquidea. The location is excellent, and the Hostal staff were helpful, reliable, and very nice. Our room was clean and well-maintained, and we found the old-style building charming. For a family stay, this is an excellent value in a great, central location.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

A friend of mine and me spent here three days and we really felt at home in La Orquidea! The rooms are spacious and I really loved the ecuadorian breakfast in the hostels' breakfast room. The hostel is very well located in the city centre of Cuenca. We had numerous shopping opportunities and it's not far away from the famous... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The entry into Hostal La Orquidea is impressive. Beautiful staircase, lovely wooden floors. The rooms are a bit disappointing. We could choose out of 5... we took the first two rooms. When we first saw them we asked to see some others, but they were worse. The rooms had no outbound windows, not unusual for Hostals in Equador. However the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

At our arrival they told us our room was still occupied and that they could keep our bags secured in an empty room until we return from lunch. When we returned, our bags were already placed at our designated room only to realize many items had disappeared. ($150 value in new clothes and cosmetics). Staff didn't do more than questioning... More 

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2 Thank Henry V
Manta, Ecuador
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I have stayed twice at this hostel and have enjoyed my stay on both occasions. The staff is very helpful. The breakfast is and the woman serving is very pleasant. There are many good restaurants within walking distance as well as the Parque Claderon. The rooms are small but adequate. The water hot and plentiful. All in all a good... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Orquidea Hostel has a great location at just 200 meters from the main square of the city and its magestic Cathedral. Offers free wi-fi in all areas of the hostel, tourist information and breakfast included. All rooms are equipped with TVs that have international channels, small fridge, and private bathroom. The Archeological Museum and Ancestral Park is 1.6km. The airport is located within driving distance of 8 minutes. Parking is available under request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Orquidea Hostel

Address: Presidente Borrero 9-31 | And S. Bolivar Street, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: ₹ 2,193 - ₹ 5,278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“I liked the 1.floor room facing the road, if you dont mind a bit of noise.”
 of 5 bubbles spacecowboy69, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a terrace with a view to main street.”
 of 5 bubbles Luisangel1202, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't leave valuables in safe or rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles X3458CTag, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from the main area.”
 of 5 bubbles Sjier, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“No elevator, so ask for rooms on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles BobT282, 10 Apr 2014 | Read review
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