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Casa San Rafael

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This was a wonderful hotel. We rented two rooms for 6 nights. Could not have had a better experience. Staff went out of their way to help us with our visit. Rooms were clean and quiet. Breakfast was excellent and a great start for each day. Arranged for town and area guides and drivers to see Cajas and El Chorro...

2Thank hewlpac
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 21 February 2016

First, any poor reviews that talk about noisey streets and small rooms should be ignored. This is a colonial building, likely a born as a house, on a busy street in the middle and best part of old Cuenca. Amazing restoration work with attention to detail, cute rooms with a lot of character, cleanliness throughout and wonderful staff. The best...

2Thank marco r
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Lovely, old colonial house; family run hotel and very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff. Very well located for touring the historic center of Cuenca - just a few blocks walk from the main square and cathedral. Bed and breakfast style, but happy to let us bring in our own wines and drink these in the lounge before going out for...

Thank Nicholas B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is a family run hotel near the centre. The building is more than a hundred years old but has been updated and is full of character. A special mention for the staff who went out of their way to be welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts were very good. We enjoyed our stay here and wished we could have stayed...

Thank Bill R
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We have stayed there many times and know the family that owns and operates. It is a "must see" establishment. Very clean and elegant. Easily the best value in town. The family has gone to great pains to keep the rooms clean and the breakfasts are to die for. Everyone who works at the hotel are very friendly and most...

1Thank millerj1pcaob
Vashon, Washington
Reviewed 30 January 2016

It is hard to describe how nice our experience at Casa San Rafael was. The colonial hotel is beautiful, the room we had was very comfortable, and the hospitality was wonderful. The proprietress, Maria Eugenia, as well as her family and staff, treated my wife and I as though we were family. During our stay some of the other guests...

3Thank bobthomas2016
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Very convenient. Breakfast was wonderful and included each morning. Wifi was pretty good. The staff was very hospitable. We had a double bed room with a balcony facing the city. It's safe with the locked entrance. Great areas outside the rooms to relax. Only a couple blocks from the center of town.

Thank Thedannfamily
Jamesville, New York
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We stayed here for three nights in room 205. Very tiny, but had a balcony door that opened, which was great for the night air. Lots of traffic on the street below but no problem for us since we travel with Mack's earplugs. In our five weeks traveling all over Ecuador, this place had the best, most reliable hot water...

Thank peggyo57
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I had the privilege of spending 3 nights in the Casa San Rafael, a converted colonial home located just 3 blocks from the main square of Cuenca. The hotel staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. They were always available, and greeted me cheerfully each time I entered the hotel. My room (206) was very comfortable, clean and well appointed. It...

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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Charming property ideally located in Cuenca. Friendly staff are eager to make your stay in Cuenca great. Clean, comfortable rooms, plenty of hot water for your shower and tasty daily breakfast. This is a great place to base your explorations out of.

Thank Larry K

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa San Rafael is the brainchild of a Cuencan family, that invites you to share the special warmth manifested in every corner of a charming heritage house of Cuenca, staffed by the extended family of the owners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa San Rafael

Address: Bolivar 5-05 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca 593, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Azuay Province > Cuenca
Price Range: $71 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa San Rafael 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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#1 Family Hotel in Cuenca
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cuenca
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cuenca
#3 Business Hotel in Cuenca
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“Inside rooms seem quieter”
 of 5 bubbles WadayCopa, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have balcony. Get a room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Alpanjay, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were on the street, and it was a little noisy, but I wouldn't trade it. I love the street sounds in the morning!”
 of 5 bubbles rosebud215, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great place to stay if you want to walk and take in the historic district!”
 of 5 bubbles JillN194, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window!”
 of 5 bubbles Santiago1586, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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