Hotel Plaza St Rafael

Av Chile 414 & Clemente Ballen, Guayaquil, 00001, Ecuador | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $46.00

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Moving Swiftly On...

A travel blog entry by tom_and_cat

After the tranquility and fresh climate of the Galapagos, arriving in hot, loud and bustling Guayaquil was definitely a shock. Our slightly overpriced hotel had a great location with a window overlooking the main square complete with an iguana park (as if we hadn't seen enough) and super-modern cathedral. Arriving mid-afternoon and with plans to …

Back from the Galápagos. Cuenca tomorrow!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


... wait for the LAN bus to turn up. Even after it arrived and everyone got on, we had to sit there for ages waiting for it to depart to the airport. I started to get really worried that we would miss our flight. Other passengers, with a flight even closer than ours, complained, only to be told that we were waiting for another ferryload of passengers. Once the latter had arrived and got on and the bus finally left, we had only 30 minutes until our flight was supposed to depart! The ...

Beach Chilling

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa


... and spent hours at these street cocktail bars which are just a cart with all the ingredients to whip up some pretty tasty cocktails for $3 each. There in about 20 along one street so you just choose one and sit on the little plastic chairs and enjoy yourself! We were chatting with these two Kiwi guys and we realised Ben had worked with two guys I went to Uni with which was a pretty crazy coincidence, but this kind of stuff has happened more than you'd think on ...

Finishing the tour

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell


... we met a very tame gray-cheeked parakeet and walked along a somewhat sketchy boardwalk to an estuary of the Churute River. Can you see the missing boards in the walkway? Eddy instructed us to stop and stand very still and then dropped a few leaves on the mud below. Shortly thereafter mangrove crabs left their homes to retrieve the leaves that they ...

Birthday celebrations

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


... situation. It seemed to go down well.

Some birthday post arrived for me at the language school after my conversation class had finished. I stayed online at work for a couple of hours then took my post back to the flat, had some tuna mayo & iceberg lettuce rolls for lunch and then went back online and spoke to my nearest & dearest on Google Video chat. Emma, Kate and I opened our presents to each other on video. I ...


This 2 star hotel, located in the Rocafuerte area of Guayaquil, is near Malecon 2000, Cerro Santa Ana, Parque Historico Guayaquil, and Playas (General Villamil).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Plaza St Rafael Guayaquil

    Reviewed by tom_and_cat

    Overpriced considering the service

    Reviewed Aug 19, 2012
    by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Although the rooms in this hotel were really comfortable and the location was fantastic (right on the main plaza), the lack of hot water and sub-standard breakfast made us feel we should have been paying about $10 less each for the rooms.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Plaza St Rafael Guayaquil

    3.00 of 5 stars Good