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Hotel Plaza St Rafael

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Positive note: one staff spoke English and showed us where to go. Bad notes: (In our room not sure of others) shower was always cold and our shower dribbled meaning no shower pressure. Maid forgot to give towels, area we were in was noisy, constant horns from cars and morning whistles from traffic cops and salesmen yelling "agua". Our window... More 

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Thank David C
Asuncion, Paraguay
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The staff was very friendly and competent. The front desk staff spoke English well and were very accommodating. The gym is small but convenient. The hotel paid special attention in maintaining a "green" philosophy, with signs encouraging using the stairs and key-card controlled electricity. The rooms were very comfortable, although the air conditioning is somewhat outdated. Great location within walking... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

the food I left on the fridge disappeared, along with my toothpaste, deodorant, and shampoo. Seriously, before you leave your room put everything inside your bags, and make sure you buy a lock. And take all your important belongings (money, passport, etc) with you.... ohh, and don't expect to sleep well!

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We were told it was difficult to find a hotel in Guayaquil for less than $100 per night, so we were thrilled to find Hotel Plaza St. Rafael for $52 per night in a seemingly decent location. It is only about 100 yards from the hotel door-step to the Guayaquil Post Office, and Iguana Park is in the opposite direction.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

This hotel is great value for a fabulous location. There are not many frills but the rooms are adequate and clean (the bathroom could have used a bit if a scrub). The air conditioner was fine. The included breakfast was perfect. The hot water was the only thing lacking. You are right across the street from Parque Seminario and three... More 

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Hollywood, California, United States
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

I stayed at this hotel over a month on business under there new mangement the customer service is great with a staff of happy helpful employee's . Nice cleans rooms with a view of park and the cathedral . located in a best part of downtown a few blocks away malecon . Ron from Los Angeles

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Benfleet, Essex
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Hotel is centrally located adjacent to the Cathedral and the Parque Seminario with its resident iguanas, and only three blocks from the Malecon. Room facilities perfectly adequate and functional, and typical breakfast included in the very reasonable price. Staff helpful and efficient. Lift was being repaired at time of arrival but security guard was happy to assist with luggage.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the exclusive downtown , near tourists atractives principals like malecon 2000 tow blocks, iguana's park and post office in front of the hotel, city museum, morgans pirats ship. and surrounded of the banks principals, accompanied with the best rate it's the best alternative for national and foreign tourist. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Plaza St Rafael

Address: Av Chile 414 & Clemente Ballen, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Guayas Province > Guayaquil
Price Range: $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Plaza St Rafael 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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