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Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel

Troncal Amazonica E45 y Transversal 16, Archidona 150350 Ecuador
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Archidona
Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel is in Archidona, at the entrance of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It has an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a restaurant serving 2 types of breakfast. It also organizes trips to caves and riverside walks. The property has a tour desk that organizes hiking, biking and rafting, boat trips and excursions to caves and waterfalls. The accommodation is a 5 minute drive to several restaurants, 6 km to "El Arca" Zoo and less than 3 minutes "Jumandy" Caverns. It is also a short walk from the central square of the city, where you can taste typical dishes. The Hotel has the advantage of being in a suitably remote town site allowing more privacy and relaxation tourists without diminishing the proximity to all the tourist attractions of the city such as tour in Misahualli, the city of Tena, Amazon Park or natural resorts like the "Laguna Azul".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Car park
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Shuttle bus service
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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David P wrote a review Aug 2015
Oakland, California124 contributions83 helpful votes
We stayed here on two different nights (not in a row) so we were in two different rooms. First night was on the top floor, in a corner room which was very large. No TV, so it was cheaper, but this worked well for us since we didn't want a TV anyway. I believe we paid $30 total. We took a picture of the view from the window in the morning, which was very nice. Beds were decent, shower was OK. No AC, but fan was sufficient. No screens on windows, but there weren't too many bugs on the top floor. On the other night, we stayed in a room on the ground floor. This was a bit noiser and was much smaller, but the bed was comfortable and shower was better. It did have a TV, so it cost more, and seemed slightly nicer overall even though there was no view. Breakfast was decent (eggs, toast, other side dish, fruit, juice, coffee/tea) and it's walking distance to various shops and restaurants in Archidona. Also about 15 min walk to the river which has great swimming. Overall, if you need/want to stay in Archidona, this place works out fine, though there is nothing special about this hotel. Management was friendly, and it felt safe.
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Date of stay: July 2015
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Top floor rooms were nicer and cheaper
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EuleraC wrote a review Aug 2014
Boston, Massachusetts39 contributions10 helpful votes
My friends and I (3 Ecuadorians and 1 foreigner) chose to stay here because it looked great on the website and was economical. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and adequate, but that's it. When we arrived, on the Friday of a Fri-Sun 3-day weekend, the small pool (just outside our window) looked great and we were keen to jump in before the holiday crowds showed up. Although it was 11 am, we were told that the pool was not yet ready, and was being "cleaned". At noon it was still not available (in the jungle heat). It closed early in the evening, too, so really the only way to enjoy the pool was to stay at the hotel during the daytime (when we had other plans). The "jacuzzi" advertised is a pool of cold water with jets (it wasn't just turned off, it's a home-made setup and we were told, "it's a cold jacuzzi"). We were informed about day-trip possibilities organized through the hotel when we arrived. However, when we tried to book them later, a different employee (the owner, it seemed) insisted that the previous information was wrong and that it was necessary to pay more than originally stated. This left us annoyed and we ultimately decided not to take the hotel's tour option. We had a car to travel around the area, so we had no trouble finding our own fun, but visitors without their own transportation might want to book day trips in advance to ensure pricing and availability. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the main street through Archidona and near a market where you can eat traditional "maitos". WiFi worked more or less ok, (our room was close to a router) and the included breakfast was fine. All in all, we felt this hotel oversold its amenities, but it wasn't uncomfortable and I'd say it's an ok choice as long as you have reasonable expectations.
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Date of stay: April 2014
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Our ground-level rooms have windows right next to the pool deck and you'll need to keep the...
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Responded 8 Jan 2021
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US$32 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jumandi Caves (4.7 km), Zoo El Arca (7.1 km), and Finca Tamia Yura (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bijao, Restaurant Hosteria Orchids Paradise, and Pakarina wifi cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palmar del Rio Premium Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.