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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The location is the best in town, it also has a great view to the river and is a very safe area. The hotel has been recently renovated and its very clean. The breakfast is very good and yummie, the owner and manager of the hotel will make you feel at home in this hostel, and they tried their best...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The location is great for getting visas done! But the gate to the lobby gets closed at night, and no one is there until 7AM to let you out! I asked for a wakeup call at 6 AM - didn't get one. I needed to leave by 6:45 AM, and no one showed up until 7 AM! The place needs...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Unfortunately, the management of this place has changed and things have gone downhill very quickly! When we arrived, it had the feeling of a place that might be acceptable if they could actually clean it a bit more thoroughly. It reminded me of my Peace Corps days when I would not want to touch anything... I wished I had taken...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Opening the window and beholding the grass-lined Tomebamba river, I realized we had made the right choice. For our first time to Cuenca we were looking for an authentic and comfortable experience. We also wanted to stay somewhere close to the heart of this beautiful city. Of all the hotels where my lady and I could have spent a wonderful...

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Aiken,SC
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Villa Nova Inn and the staff made our stay in Cuenca feel like we were among friends and family. I am listing what few cons there were simply to give the reader an honest impression. Do note that the pros far outweighed them and that is why the overall rating given was a five.The Cons: 1. The shower enclosure...

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2Thank SCworldtraveller
Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa Nova. The sound of the river was great, and we liked being so close to el centro without being in it. The staff was accommodating and helpful, and our rooms were clean and comfortable. Our kids liked it a lot, too.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I was planning on staying for 3-4 days and wound up staying 6. Bill the manager is very nice and welcoming. The rooms are pleasant though some renovations are planned in the future. I'd avoid room #3 only because the noise from the bar/restaurant carries into it but otherwise is nice and basic. The rooms in the front overlook the...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My wife used a third-party internet service (expedia.com) to book a room for one night; upon check-in we were told there was no reservation. Our reservation had been guaranteed with a credit card. The hotel general manager did draft a letter absolving us of all financial penalties for not staying the night, even though the hotel cancelled the reservation. Very...

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london
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed at the Vlila Nova one evening as it was the perfect spot, right on the river overlooking the river and Parque de la Madre. The rooms were great but the service was exceptional - Bill, Deloss and Webster made my trip ten times better. Great bar, great service, great breakfast, value for money and a prime spot to...

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Bill took excellent care of me and my family. This was our first trip to Ecuador. The morning breakfast is fresh and delicious. Rooms are very clean and the service exceeded our expectations we can't wait to return

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
RiverView Hotel Cuenca is a privately owned boutique Inn on the Barranco (cliff) over-looking the Tomebamba River and the Paseo (boardwalk) in Cuenca, Ecuador. With only nine rooms RiverView Hotel in Cuenca, Ecuador feels like home. Serving breakfast and lunch on site is The Vegetable Bar restaurant, open from 8am to 3pm daily and vegetarian friendly! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverview Hotel Cuenca

Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre | 24-06 y Escalinatas, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador (Formerly Hostal Villa Nova Inn)
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: ₹ 2,384 - ₹ 10,898 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverview Hotel Cuenca 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Villa Nova Hotel Cuenca
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“Best rooms have a view of the river, and it's very quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Iguanab1, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We liked the top floor room with a king bed and bunk beds for the kids. It was quite spacious for our family of four.”
 of 5 bubbles CSGary, 17 Jun 2014 | Read review
“avoid room 3 due to noise funneled from bar/restaurant. Check to confirm restaurant is open that night.”
 of 5 bubbles Jim_457, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“The riverside rooms have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles kljenkins75, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We were in a front room overlooking the River. That was very nice for us. Also we were up on the second floor, which we would highly recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles Veda819, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
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