"Fantastic place for a great price"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Mar 27, 2014
We were in Guayaquil for 2 days before heading to the Galapagos for our "trip of a lifetime". We knew nothing about Guayaquil and didn't want to spend top dollar for a US-type hotel. We found Manso and it was just fantastic. Location was terrific...directly across the street from the Mallacon, a huge park/boardwalk that is very popular and very nice. The area felt safe to us. Our room was huge, airconditioned, and had a balcony overlooking the street. Very high ceilings as from the old building that it was. There was also Wi-Fi and a TV (far more than we would have expected for the price). We had a bathroom in the hall for our first two nights (but it was not shared with the other room on the floor). It was clean and large. The breakfast was very good and very complete--eggs, toast, fruit, coffee, yucca pancakes, etc. Manso also runs a restaurant, which we didn't partake of but from the breakfast, I would assume the food was terrific. We stayed in a different room on our way back from Galapagos that was even bigger and had its own bathroom, but no balcony. We loved both rooms. They even supplied drinkable water in the rooms with a pitcher and glasses. Staff were super helpful and spoke very good English. I would recommend this hostal to anyone who is traveling to Guayaquil except those who like to stay in American-type hotels...if that is what you want there is a Hampton Inn about 6 blocks away. Thanks to the Manso staff for such a fine experience.
"Nice hotel but noisy"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 2, 2013
The room was nicely furnished and had a comfy bed and great water pressure with plenty of hot water in the shower. The only problem that I had, as did another guest couple that I spoke with at breakfast, was how noisy the room was. The hotel is on a very busy street and traffic noise was a problem all night. Not a place for light or even medium sleepers.
"I had a nice stay"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Mar 2, 2013
i think the staff was very helpful and the owner is very nice also,and if i came back i would stay there again just because of his staff.The girls at the front desk is very nice to deal with.The only thing i could say is the internet service in the rooms are bad so, most of the time i had to go in the lobby.
The front desk clerk, Samuel, was very helpful. He was the only bright spot of the stay. Breakfast was minimal (only coffee, juice and a roll), the locaation is not safe, plus the hotel could use some updating.