Hotel Plaza St Rafael
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Plaza St Rafael Guayaquil
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.
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... its time for cocktail afternoon, complimentary 2 cocktails.....mmmmm. Pina Coladas.
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Will have lots of amazing stories when back in internet space world...
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