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We had a fantastic 3 days in the lovely LaCasablanca hotel in Tena. Michelle and Gari: thanks for the unforgettable experiences, the shoes and caps and all of the beautiful photos you made for Valerie and me!!!
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Response from Michelle K, Manager at La CasaBlancaResponded 12 April 2017
Thanks for coming and double thanks for the review! I'm glad you had a great time, we really enjoyed meeting you two. It sounded like you might be back someday. I hope so! See you then. Michelle and Gary
I can't say enough how amazing this place is. Michelle and Gary are the kindest most helpful hosts, helping us with restaurant suggestions, special requests/needs that we may have, and helping me figure out travel plans to other places in Ecuador! The rooms are clean,...More
Casa Blanca feels like a home away from home. Michelle and Gary are incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. The hotel is always very clean and everything just works like it should. This is the perfect place to recharge after a few weeks of bumping through...More
Michelle and Gary run La Casa Blanca in Tena. They make a good team. Michelle is very organized and can give you all sorts of recommendations about restaurants, places to go, and things to do. Gary is a native Ecuadorian and is a tour guide....More
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Response from Michelle K, Owner at La CasaBlancaResponded 16 July 2016
Hi Andrea, Thanks for coming and thanks for taking the time to put in a great thumbs up! Michelle and Gary
We are so thankful we came across this location! It fulfilled our every need and Michelle and Gary went out of their way to provide us fantastic memories. Michelle was very responsive to all our questions and helped arrange private transports for us to and...More
US$ 20 - US$ 42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from Michelle K | Property representative |
It depends if you are coming from Quito centro or from the airport, which is technically in Quito, but actually an hour away and how you are traveling. If you travel by private car, is it about 4 hours from say the Mariscal... More
It depends if you are coming from Quito centro or from the airport, which is technically in Quito, but actually an hour away and how you are traveling. If you travel by private car, is it about 4 hours from say the Mariscal in Quito, if you are coming from the airport it is 3 hours. However, if you are traveling by bus, count on 5 to 6 hours on a bus from Quito center and you will need to take a taxi down to the round about on the main road going from Quito to Tena where you would pick up the bus coming here. From there it is about 4 hours on the bus. Flying here is a whole other issue and generally not worth the hassle.
There are a couple of options if you want to come by taxi as opposed to going by bus. We can arrange a private taxi to pick you up at hotel near the airport for $100 or one to pick you up in Quito for $125. That would be for up to 4 people. You can also join a shared ride that a taxi shuttle company called Auto Express runs. They need at least 3 people before the shuttle is a go and do not confirm the trip until the evening prior. However, if you travel on a weekday, it is almost for sure a go. Anyway, if you go for that option, they leave Quito centro at about 5am and pass through Tumbaco at about 6am. (Tumbaco is down from the mesa where the airport is located. They won't go all the way up to the airport on shared rides, so we have a very nice homestay in Tumbaco that we can set you up at.). It is a door to door service, so they will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at ours. The charge is $20 plus $5 per large bag. You can go back the same way, leaving Tena at 3:30 - 4pm or sometimes at 6am if enough people want to go. It does take longer than a regular private car because they spend time going around picking everyone up and then going around dropping everyone off, it depends where you are in that scenario and how many people are in the car or van. If you leave from Tumbaco, you will be the last picked up and due to our location, probably the first dropped off.