Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.0 Room cleanliness
1.8 Service & staff
1.8 Room comfort
2.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler from New Mexico
Too Scared to Stay at Eloy AlfaroPosted Jul 12, 2014
Cons: Expedia needs to check this place!
Location: Downtown in a bad neighborhood
I was told by a native Ecuadorian who grew up in the area not to stay in that part of town. But I checked with internet reviews and it seemed ok. When I called the hotel, no one spoke English and they could not understand my broken Spanish and just hung up on me twice. When I arrived in Guayaquil, I took a taxi to the hotel. The driver told me it was not a safe place to stay. Pulling up in front of the hotel, there were no lights on at 10:30 at night and other hotels on the way there were well lit up. When we pulled up 2 young men cam out to take my bags in, and a pick up truck pulled up near us, but not blocking the taxi, and 2 other men got out and stood by watching. The end of the street next to the hotel was blocked by a metal fence. Should I get out of the taxi and trust these 4 men, or run? I have stayed all over the world and only felt in danger a few times. This was one of the most scary experiences I have ever had.!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
U get what u pay forPosted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Don't recommend at all!!
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel was converted from a hostel. Internet did not function well. TV has very poor picture. Air conditioning is very loud. Located in a poor area. Not good value.
for Everyoneby Joe from Greenstone, ON, Canada
Outfit your Stay in Ecuador from Hotel Eloy AlfaroPosted Apr 28, 2013
Pros: I loved the location ; the Staff and the sheer convenience of walking out the hotel door right into a flea market .
Cons: The shower and the drinking water is the same temperature ; You definitely no you are down town because it can get noisy .
Location: Every thing is within walking distance ; bank machines eateries buses what ever you want what ever you need , it's all right hear .
The Staff hear are very family oriented people ; It doesn't take long before you fit in weather you speak the language or not ; Silvia's Email is on their business card and though she needs a little time to understand English if you send her a email she will respond in a sought out English vocabulary that is flawless and answer all your concerns . Never once did I feel anything but safe hear ; The internet connection is excellent The rooms are well equipped with TV, air conditioning and the walls are equipped with one very good sized mirror that makes the room seem actually bigger then it is . What really makes this Hotel special is the management and if you are a non smoker as I am you will soon be impressed , no ashtrays anyplace ; Evan out side this Colonial style Hotel I did not see anyone smoking ; What I did see was a flea market were you could buy anything imaginable from Fresh fruit to grilled Ecuadorean delights , Clothing , cell phones , Jewelry Herbal remedies, pharmaceuticals Hardware and of course Babies needs . cross the Street head down Malecon to walk way beside the Bay watch fisherman in Dugout canoes , enjoy the eateries while sitting by the bay hear you can even enjoy Kentucky fried Chicken or visit a large Modern Mall were Visa is widely excepted , eat at Santay were they serve wonderfully prepared Ecuadorian food in a pleasant atmosphere served by well dressed waiters and yes they serve liqueur . Only a short distance from Eloy Alfaro