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“In the heart of "Old Town"” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Boutique Carvallo

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Hotel Boutique Carvallo
Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“In the heart of "Old Town"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

The old town of Cuenca is one of the few places where you can go out (safely) at night. The Carvallo is in a restored mansion with rooms surrounding a roofed courtyard. Beautiful art and antiques complement the space. Rooms are quiet and the beds are comfortable. Service was very good. Nearby are excellent shopping, including a handicrafts market, good restaurants, amazing churches and cathedrals, and gelato/ice cream shops almost on every corner. Make sure you visit the Panama Hat factory.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

I came on a research trip and stayed 3 nights. This is an old Spanish Colonial building that has a lot of character, has an interesting layout and the rooms were comfortable and well appointed. It is in a great location near the old center of town and within easy walking distance to the rivers. Staff was outstanding and attentive.

There were a few minor things - floors are old, wood and very creeky so the rooms can be a bit noisy at times. Breakfast was limited although the staff tried to help you as much as they could.

Over all it was a good choice for me.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GuayaquilWriter
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zoe17
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182 reviews
172 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2010

The hotel public areas and rooms use Spanish colonial style, and the room was spacious. The hotel was 2 or 3 blocks from the main square, and the neighborhood had shops but was quiet at night. Breakfast was great, including choice of eggs.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank zoe17
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Frisco, TX
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

This is a very nicely redone boutique hotel right in downtown Cuenca. Great character, incredible service, good free breakfasts but one large issue.

Concrete walls in an atrium format with creaking wooden floors on each level = you can hear everything from the kids running up and down the hall, people at breakfast etc.

Bottomline, if you are used to that level of noise etc. this is a great place with great people. If you value your sleep - probably better off looking somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FriscoFred36
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

I read the reviews prior to my trip to Cuenca. I found the staff to be extremely hospitable and the breakfast that was included, was more than ample. My sister and I shared a room, and my other sister had room 308,which was beautiful.
The location was perfect and the restaurants a great find. There is a fabulous restaurant directly across the street which is a must during your stay.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — inside noise
  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank JoEllen S
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Additional Information about Hotel Boutique Carvallo

Property: Hotel Boutique Carvallo
Address: Gran Colombia 9-52 and Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cuenca
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,910 - ₹ 12,125
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Boutique Carvallo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL CARVALLO, is an antique house of the XIX century, carried of an ancestral history and has been carefully restored to offer conformity and elegance. ... more   less 
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