Casa Ordóñez is a boutique hotel located in a completely restored colonial home. What makes this hotel unique is that the building has been in the Ordóñez family for over 100 years!
Alberto Ordóñez, the owner, spent many years in the US, so he knows what visitors to Cuenca want when it comes to hotel accommodations. We first heard about Casa Ordóñez from neighbors. They all talked about how helpful Alberto had been to them, and that they recommended the hotel because of Alberto.
Of course, having a hotel that exudes elegance and simplicity, comfort and charm helps as well! Alberto and his staff work to create a family atmosphere, whether you're looking to stay for a day or two, or for a few weeks.
Unlike in some other Cuenca hotels in restored colonial homes, here you'll find many items with a personal or family history.
For instance, ask Alberto about the grandfather clock from Germany, or any of the other pieces. He'll have a story for you.
The courtyard in the middle is glass-covered. It lights up the restaurant area as you're enjoying breakfast.
Upstairs you'll find a large sitting room and a family room filled with antiques that have been in the family for years. Each room has comfortable sofas in front of large windows, where you can enjoy views of the city. The balcony that circles the courtyard also has sitting areas.
Follow the wood hallway around the back to where a sunroom greets you with sofas and chairs, a large TV and a movie selection. Snuggle up to the unique fireplace with one of the books or other reading materials.
The guest rooms are elegant and clean, with nice furnishings and ample closet space. The beds are firm and comfortable. Each has fine quality linens and down comforters.
Executive rooms, with one queen bed, are $55 per night. Suites, with a queen bed and a separate sitting area, are $65 per night. And the Senior Suite, with two queen beds or one king, are $70 per night.
Each room has a private bath, most of which are small, but there's never any shortage of hot water.
Ask about their long stay guest programs as well, for discounts on the nightly rate.
The hotel's restaurant is called Los Abuelos (The Grandparents). There are only a few small tables in the courtyard, so you won't feel cramped as is sometimes the case in other Cuenca restaurants.
There's also a separate room with a long table, suitable for family or group dining.
At this time, they serve only breakfast, which is prepared by their cook, Luzmila.
Wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel. Direct international and national calling is available from the phone in your room. Ask for a wake-up call if you need to get up early. Laundry service is available on request.
If you need a taxi, the staff will arrange for one to come to the hotel. They can also arrange special tours or hiking in the mountains if you desire.
Casa Ordóñez is located at Mariscal Lamar 8-59. The phone number is 593 (7) 2823297 (inside Ecuador, call 07-2823297). If you prefer, in the US call (305) 510-4698.
The hotel's website is www.casa-ordonez.com. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can make a reservation on the site.
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