Mansion del Rio Guayaquil
January 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
When planning your trip to the Galapagos Islands travel requires that you typically need to spend at least one night before your Galapagos Cruise and one night after on the mainland of Ecuador in either Quito or Guayaquil.
Quito is located at 9,600 feet elevation in the Andes Region of Ecuador. It is a beautiful city and a UNESCO world heritage site. For those wanting to explore Ecuador and get a taste of the country – Quito is an excellent base for your exploration. Quito, Cuenca, Otavalo and many destinations in the Andes Region have wonderful hotels with character, charm and the history of Ecuador.
Guayaquil by comparison is located in the coastal region. It is a bustling port town full of commerce. The coast of Ecuador was a favorite destination for pirates during the 18th century and as a result many of the original buildings were burned down or destroyed. Hotels in Guayaquil until recently have been international chain hotels that you can find in any city or hotels for local tourists lacking the services required to attract international guests. This has changed with the introduction of the Mansion del Rio Guayaquil.
The Mansion del Rio is a boutique hotel located in Las Peñas section of Guayaquil. Originally build and called Villa San Antonio, the hotel is located in in the northeast corner of the city centre; is the artistic centre of the city. Many of the area’s 400-year-old houses have been converted into art galleries and several notable artists have studios in the area. It is within walking distance of the Malecon 2000, Cathedral, and Iguana Park – the most visited sites in Guayaquil.
Completely renovated the Mansion del Rio Guayaquil gives guests the sense of travelling in time to the early 20th century (1900) Guayaquil and offers a unique atmosphere of comfort and exquisite details not found anywhere else. The Mansion del Rio Guayaquil boasts guaranteed exceptional and customized service and accommodation that is full of grand old style luxury. All rooms include fresh roses, a breakfast buffet, morning paper and afternoon tea.