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Casa San Rafael

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Wallington, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Great location, a few blocks from parque Calderon. Beautiful renovated small Colonial house. Rooms are extra clean and cozy. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Will come back, no doubt. Will recommend it to everyone. Loved it.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A very friendly and helpful staff add to the extreme charm of this beautiful hotel. We were there 4 nights, and were very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful, our room had a little balcony where we could watch the goings on in the street below. Nice little arty details decorate the interior of the hotel, the atmosphere is just...

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Spent 2 days here, rooms are small, the nature of the area- old homes turned into hostels and hotels. The people at the desk are very helpful, to a fault. I never had a question unanswered or a problem not solved immediately. I had a car to park, and the traffic and congestion in the area made me edgy, but...

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1Thank Richard S
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Casa San Rafael was the best place we stayed during our entire trip in Ecuador. It is extremely charming with a nice sitting area. The rooms are extremely clean and tastefully decorated. Their breakfast is good and the location of the hotel is wonderful. The staff is extremely helpful and always ready to help. We paid much more for lesser...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 June 2015

My lovely wife of 25 years and I stayed in this quaint hotel while in Cuenca for five days. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and offered great advice for things to do a see. There was always some one at the desk 24 hours a day. Front desk staff all spoke very good English. The went above a beyond...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 1 June 2015

An old home, carefully restored--with especially charming public spaces. Great location just a couple of blocks from Parque Calderon, location of the famous "New Cathedral"; also only a few blocks from the river. This place is family-run, which shows up in the incredibly personal and accommodating service. Amazingly, although the hotel fronts on a busy street, the inside is quiet...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is a warm and quaint hotel very centrally located and within easy walking distance to most museums, cathedrals, restaurants and shopping. We truly appreciated the accommodations they made when we had a last minute change to our itinerary. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this hotel. Rooms are clean, spacious and bathroom was large with great water...

Thank LisaH13552
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stayed for 4 nights and really enjoyed it! Just about everything is in walking distance. Staff was really nice and always helpful. Full breakfast and tea/coffee always available but get your own bottled water, which is no big deal and cheap.

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Kew Gardens, New York
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I'm Ecuadorian traveling for the first time to Cuenca (I know I should've travelled there before moving to the US...but that's another story) I made a point that on my last visit to Ecuador I must go to Cuenca. It was super short (a night) but it was worth it and I wish I had stayed there longer. The hotel...

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Gig Harbor, WA
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had an outstanding three night visit to this charming little hotel. Initially we had planned on only two nights. It is centrally located, exceedingly clean, and the proprietors are wonderfully helpful. Best of all were the amazing breakfasts.

Thank CharlesMeacham

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $69 - $108 (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
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cuenca
#3 Business Hotel in Cuenca
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“I think all the rooms were good. Just be aware on the third level at least some of the rooms have no window, a sklylight yes.”
18Anita61, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Inside rooms seem quieter”
WadayCopa, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have balcony. Get a room with a balcony.”
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!”
rosebud215, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great place to stay if you want to walk and take in the historic district!”
JillN194, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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