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Hotel Los Balcones

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is not only located near all the sights but it is in a lovely old building that has been restored to perfection. We had room 4 on the second floor. Double windows blocked out any noise that could have come from the street. There were also shutters. The bathroom had hot water and the most amazing shower (see... More 

Thank Francoise1948
Vienna, Austria
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights in this lovely, Colonial hotel. The entrance hall and the rooms are delicately decorated and styled! The staff is extremely pleasant and friendly, one feels like more than a simple guest! Breakfast ist very good with several options of fruits, bread, pancakes, eggs, cereals and and and. An amazing place to stay, very close to... More 

Thank Idril C
Sugar Land, Texas
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Squeaky wooden floors ? Yes ! I wouldn't expect less of this kind of old, incredibly charming hotel right in the middle of the old town. The exterior is cute enough, but the interior is gorgeous ! The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout, they all spoke English well enough to communicate easily. I loved the breakfast with some... More 

Thank MmeGrroschat
Sugar Land, Texas
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed there for 2 nights. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cuenca's historical district. The interior is gorgeous. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was on the top floor with a great view of the Cathedral dome. Even though it was facing the streets, we were not bothered by any noise and slept... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is our second stay in this hotel from oct 5 to 14 . We were still impressed By the great service. Luis , Henry and Paolo they go the extra mile to please and help Their customers . The location of this hotel is nearby el Centro and different mercados Makes it a wonderful place to stay in.

Thank Walid S
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed five nights and Balcones was a good base for exploring Cuenca. Old, creaky, charming, and friendly. Decent but not great breakfast in a nice terrace breakfast room. The modern bathrooms are great but our room was rather cold, dark and noisy. Our room with balcony was not well insulated from the noise of the street traffic and beeping... More 

Thank Terrence J
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It is a nice building with a nice rooftop restaurant. Rooms are updated and unique. The building is located close to historic part of town. There is no buffer between your windows and very noisy street at night. The street was noisy due to fast driving taxis all night long on cobblestone street. This is probably the noisiest hotel i... More 

Thank Ivutin
Elk Grove, California
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is the 2nd time I have stayed here and this time I stayed in their long term apartments. They have 1 and 2 bedrooms apartments for rent as well as the nice hotel rooms. If your stay is going to be more than a week and you do not feel like eating out every night, this might be a... More 

Thank latebloomer2443
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stayed there 2 nigths and we really enjoyed it! We got a room with balcony and it was a little noisy but really charming. The beds are old but the room was clean and warm (it was pretty cold outside). Make sure you get a room with balcony!

Thank Jessensjourney
Milan, Italy
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79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights in this colonial hotel. Comfort room, well equipped with roof top terrace for excellent breakfast. Staff always available to provide recommendations. Very well positioned. Almost walking distance from the most interesting place in the city center.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Los Balcones Hotel is located in the center of Cuenca, to 10 minutes of Mariscal Lamar Airport.Our rooms are designed with fine details, each different and equipped with the requerments os a first-class hotel in a unique colonial setting.Sole Mio works in the central courtyard of the Hotel Boutique Los Balcones, which highlights the magnificent decor and atmosphere. The restaurant combines traditional Ecuadorian culinary trends with finest Italian cuisine, thus providing unique flavors. With ingredients imported and region, always emphasizing the sublime in our menu to the taste of our customers... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Los Balcones

Address: Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Gaspar Sangurima esquina, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $80 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Los Balcones 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cuenca
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cuenca
#4 Business Hotel in Cuenca
#4 Family Hotel in Cuenca
#5 Best Value Hotel in Cuenca
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“Upper floors and balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles Jessensjourney, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No elevators, most rooms are on the second level.”
 of 5 bubbles mpre53, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the third floor and had a great view of the city and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerSo_Calif_, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms to the back=not much noise.”
 of 5 bubbles hansr927, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“As noted, our King room was significantly larger than our Double Queen a few days later. Didn't see all rooms of course.”
 of 5 bubbles Olympia_P_and_S, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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