Cuenca

 

Cuenca is a colonial city located in southern Ecuador. It is the third largest city in the country (population around 450,000), and one of its most interesting and enjoyable.

Cuenca lies in a valley at about 8,200 ft (2,500m) and is known for it moderate year-round climate.

The city has a number of historic landmark buildings and a dynamic nightlife scene.

It also provides day-trip access to Ingapirca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the northernmost significant Ruins of the former Inca Empire, where Inca and Canari cultures merged.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Hotel Catedral Cuenca

Set 500 metres from Tomebamba River in Cuenca, Hotel Catedral Cuenca welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room includes a TV. Some units have a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$12

 
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Hostal Hamilton

Hostal Hamilton offers accommodation in Cuenca. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A TV is available. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 6.2/10.

$30

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Blue Bird Bed and Breakfast

Situated in Cuenca, 1.1 km from Tomebamba River, Blue Bird Bed and Breakfast features free WiFi access and private parking. Each room has a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is offered. There is a shared lounge at the property. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$24

 
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San Rocke House

San Rocke House is set in Cuenca, 50 metres from Tomebamba River and 100 metres from Pumapungo Museum. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$35

 
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Departamento Paraiso de Betania

Departamento Paraiso de Betania is an apartment located in Cuenca, 900 metres from Pumapungo Museum. The property features views of the garden and is 1.5 km from Tomebamba River. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$52

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Colonial Guest Suites

Colonial Guest Suites

Colonial Guest Suites is located in the Cuenca Historic Centre district in Cuenca, 600 metres from Tomebamba River and 1.5 km from Pumapungo Museum. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$28

 
$289.6
Villa Emilia Hostal

Villa Emilia Hostal

Villa Emilia Hostal is located in Cuenca. Free WiFi access is available. The historic centre is 1,5 km away and Pumapungo Museum is less than 1 km from the guest house. A satellite TV is offered in all rooms at Villa Emilia Hostal Cuenca. Average score from 127 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$41

 
$419.5
San Rocke House

San Rocke House

San Rocke House is set in Cuenca, 50 metres from Tomebamba River and 100 metres from Pumapungo Museum. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$35

 
$359.4
Hostal Chordeleg

Hostal Chordeleg

Hostal Chordeleg is located in the Cuenca Historic Centre district in Cuenca, 800 metres from Tomebamba River. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Hostal Chordeleg features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 80 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$36

$369.2
Kuna Hotel

Kuna Hotel

Kuna Hotel is located along Cuenca's main avenue, less than 5-minute drive from the historic center and major transportation hubs. It offers free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$44

 
$449.2
Hotel Casa San Rafael

Hotel Casa San Rafael

Set in a stylish colonial-style building in Cuenca, Ecuador, Hotel Casa San Rafael is 450 metres from Abdon Calderon Park. The hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is provided, and massage sessions can be requested. Average score from 225 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$39 - $90

 
$399.1
Hotel Pegasus

Hotel Pegasus

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Pegasus offers accommodation in Cuenca, 200 metres from Tomebamba River. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$25

 
$259.0
Hostal Casa de Lidice

Hostal Casa de Lidice

Hostal Casa de Lidice is located in Cuenca’s historic town centre and offers a free daily breakfast buffet and free WiFi access throughout. Average score from 246 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$26

 
$269.0
Morenica del Rosario

Morenica del Rosario

Boasting a local décor with ironwork and basketwork, Morenica del Rosario offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in the historical centre, 200 metres from the main square. There is a traditional cafeteria. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$34 - $90

 
$349.0
Cuenca Hospedaje

Cuenca Hospedaje

Featuring free WiFi, Cuenca Hospedaje offers pet-friendly accommodation in Cuenca. Tomebamba River is 700 metres from the property. Private parking is available on site. All units have a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a dining area and/or patio. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$35

 
$359.0
Hotel Ríos del Valle

Hotel Ríos del Valle

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Ríos del Valle offers accommodation in Cuenca, 500 metres from Tomebamba River. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Average score from 160 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$29

$298.8
Hotel San Ezequiel

Hotel San Ezequiel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel San Ezequiel offers accommodation in Cuenca, 500 metres from Tomebamba River. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 910 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$36

$368.6
Casa Izkun

Casa Izkun

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Casa Izkun is set in Cuenca, 700 metres from Tomebamba River. Private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$28

 
$288.5
Hostal El Monasterio de Colección

Hostal El Monasterio de Colección

Offering excellent city views and an on-site restaurant, Hostal El Monasterio de Colección is located in Cuenca. It boasts on-site private parking and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$30

$308.5
Hotel Atahualpa

Hotel Atahualpa

Hotel Atahualpa is located Cuenca’s Historic Centre and the property has a shared TV lounge. Free WiFi access is also available. Each room here will provide you with a TV and cable channels. The private bathroom also comes with a shower. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$35

$358.5
Hotel San Andres

Hotel San Andres

Located in the historic centre of Cuenca, this hotel features colonial architecture, as well as a garden and a terrace. Free Wi-Fi and an American breakfast are included. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$37 - $60

$378.5
Hostal Santa María

Hostal Santa María

Hostal Santa María is located in Cuenca, 700 metres from Tomebamba River and 1.4 km from Pumapungo Museum. Each room comes with a TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$40

$408.5

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
World Heritage Sites says: “The Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca is a remarkable example of a planned inland Spanish town (entroterra) that bears witness to the interest given to the principles of Renaissance urban planning in the Americas. Founded in 1577 according to the guidelines issued thirty years earlier by the King of Spain, Charles V, it has preserved over four centuries its original orthogonal plan."
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Archeological Sites

Ingapirca

The Northernmost significant Ruins of the former Inca Empire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ecuador, merging the Inca and Canari cultures. It makes a fabulous day-trip. Leave early in the morning when the weather is sunny for crisp pictures with blue skies. You can take a bus at Terminal Terrestre
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Unique Cultures
Hotsprings
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
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