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    La Buena Vida Hotel- Ayampe

    KM 86 Ruta Del Spondylus, Ayampe 00001, Ecuador
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    2017-12-31 2018-01-01
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    “great place” (20 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 190 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Having only intended to visit for a week, I quickly decided to stay for two! The hotel is in a great location, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the showers are hot and powerful and the breakfast is delicious! Marilyn and Kieth are kind hosts...More

    Thank Ralph W
    Reviewed 8 November 2017

    Marilyn and Keith, as well as the rest of the staff, were great and made us feel at home. My group and I stayed there for four nights- rooms were super comfortable, and the breakfasts were amazing. It is also in walking distance of the...More

    Thank 504to593
    Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

    We spent 1 night in La Buena Vida and we decided to spend 8 night more! We would have spent 2 months more if we had more time! The place is perfect, the room is very comfortable, very clean. The breakfast is probably the best...More

    Thank cloeden
    Reviewed 18 October 2017

    La Buena Vida is a gem in the hidden treasure called Ayampe. The staff immediately situated us in our lovely room following a harrowing drive from Guayaquil. Breakfast next morning was delicious. Marilyn and Keith, the owners, are superb hosts. Sadly my wife and I...More

    1  Thank CVStableford
    Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

    I stayed at La Buena Vida twice for 3.5 weeks in total during my two months stay in Ecuador. The owners, Marilyn and Keith were really great and helpful during my stay there. Marilyn assisted with arrangements for the tours, bus schedules, airport transfers and...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Airport Transportation
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$68 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Location
    • Ecuador >
    • Manabi Province >
    • Ayampe
    • Also Known As
    • Bungalows La Buena Vida Hotel Ayampe
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    reneeserrichio
    3 December 2016|
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    Response from Marilynsita |
    Hi from March 7th and on theirs still plenty of rooms available. If you'd like send us an email and we will gladly hold the room for you until you're ready. We are easy going and will be happy to help as much as we can
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    Jeff A
    27 August 2016|
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    Response from Deeanaec | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, can you send me a private message? so I can help you with the contact of la buena vida hotel, or you can find them on instagram as @labuenavidaecuador
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    Susan H
    23 January 2016|
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    Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
    They have a few dogs so they typically day no pets. Feel free to call them, they're very nice people.
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    "They are all great!"
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    "Rooms near road can be noisy, keep the a/c on at night to drown out any noise. Lower rooms have better wi-fi."
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    "Get a room with a hammock outside the door entrance! You will love it!"
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    "The matrimonial room is very nice."
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