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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The first thing that strikes you when you enter the hotel courtyard is the beautiful swimming pool which looks directly out into the Pacific ocean. That swung it for us and we booked the not-so-cheap cabana for two couples. We had another couple join us part way through our stay and they were unfortunately overcharged on their exit. The hotel and grounds are small but reasonably attractive and the rooms comfortable and averagely well appointed.

There are however a number of things that could be improved quite easily which could push the hotel to 5 stars:
- the pool was a little murky and needed cleaning
- you don't get a choice of breakfast. We had cold scrambled egg and bread toasted on one side only on one morning. We then had fried plantain and fried eggs the next - on this occasion we were also given jam and butter but curiously no toast or bread. When we asked for some we were told that they were chargeable extras!
- they have only instant coffee - not even filter let alone barista style espresso based coffees
- there are a few maintenance issues in our cabana that needed sorting like electrical sockets hanging out of the wall and blinds that don't close properly

The staff were friendly and approachable although all were men. I can't help but feel that the hotel could benefit from a feminine touch.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Mark H
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jose_jaramillo, Director of Sales at Hotel Vistalmar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2015

Hello Mark, thank you for your comments and recomendation. We will for sure take into account all your suggestions. We are sorry to hear about your breakfast experience , as matter of fact we are working on expanding our kitchen ammenities and will soon have more options. And yes, we are missing some women on our staff!!

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Our four days at Vistalmar was really wonderful. The suite was perfect for 2 adults and 2 children. Very comfortable beds, beautiful balcony over looking the pool and the ocean. The pool was great. TRhe kids loved it. It seemed as though you could swim right up to the ocean.The staff were very nice and quite helpful.
The hotel is minutes away from a fantastic beach. Lastly there are many really good restaurants only minutes away. We will defintely stay here the next time we are in Manta.

Room Tip: Our room #8 on the top floor was quiet and had a fantastic view!
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Daniel S
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jose_jaramillo, Director Comercial at Hotel Vistalmar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2015

Hello Daniel, thank you for your comments on Vistalmar. We are very glad to hear you had a fantastic stay with us, hopefully we can receive you again!
Saludos!

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We stood here with our 2 year old daughter. What an amazing little gem. Very nice staff. Great A/C and basic complimentary breakfast. The grounds were very clean and the view is breathtaking. Would consider coming back again.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Thank NaoBlond
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jose_jaramillo, Director Comercial at Hotel Vistalmar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2015

Hello, thank you for your comments on Vistalmar. We are very pleased to hear you had a good stay with us and you enjoyed the fantastic view of Manta Beach.
Saludos!

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Reviewed 17 June 2015

This february my boyfriend and I went on vacation to Manta, we decided to visit for the first time hotel Vistalmar, when we arrived to the hotel we were welcomed by a very friendly waitress, the room was comfortable, cozy and most importantly was very clean, the view from the pooI was spectacular, definitely a great choice, a perfect place to relax and enjoy our holiday.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Dominique G
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

Best personalized service with customized details. Incredible service and price! Logistics, the location of the hotel, the staff and very convenient prices make of this alternative the best in Manta and around downtown.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Esteban A
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