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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This Is an excellent hotel, quite comfortable and luxurious. The rooms offer privacy and quiet yet are right in the best part of town. The beach is a short, easy walk and the mall is a block away. There are fantastic restaurants and interesting things to do and see in the neighborhood.

The staff is very attentive and sincerely interested in that you enjoy your stay. The food in the restaurant is top notch and the breakfast buffet is very complete- even with ketchup available for us Americans!

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Court593
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Water pressure, water pressure, water pressure. That is my only dissapoinment. The shower stream was very weak while the sink pressure was excellent. We visited 3 other rooms and it was the same in each.

Okay, now that I got that out of the way, we stayed 6 nights while visiting family. The staff was wonderful except for one cranky bellman who we fortunately only saw once. The staff experience made all the difference. They were warm and accommodating.

The event staff was wonderful as well. We booked a luncheon at 4pm on Friday for the next day at 1pm. We had 29 guests and event staff handled it perfectly with 20 hours notice!

Thank you again Balandra. We will be back!

PS: help me with that water pressure :-)

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
Thank TonyDNorthJersey
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We were originally booked to stay in Crucita, but upon arrival we were unimpressed and some frustration from our airbnb host, we turned our rental car around and ended up back in Manta. We quickly went to Trip Advisor to view decent local hotels. Balandra Hotel had excellent customer reviews and was within our price range (second story ocean view room for $135 a night on a weekend without reservations). The hotel staff was fantastic, very welcoming from the moment we arrived. The bell hop walked down the block to our car to help carry in our luggage, as well as write down the make, model, color, and license plate of our rental car to provide to hotel security so that it could be looked after. While this was just a short two night visit to the coast while primarily touring the northern highlands, it was one of our favorite parts of our Ecuadorian vacation.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms were amazing, 2nd floor was perfect
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ben J
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

I spent 10 days at this hotel and enjoyed every moment. Everyone, i mean everyone was friendly and helpful. By the third day they knew my drink preferences and what omelet to prepare.
The hotel is near the beach and mall shopping. I had business in Pile and this was the perfect place to stay.
Will be back

Room Tip: Main building has elevators and the porter will handle your bags but there is a bit of stair climbing to negotiate. Not many, but some
Stayed: January 2018, travelled on business
Thank Joec4411
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I had a room on second floor. Bellmen brought up luggage quickly . Having been here many times, they greet me by name. Extra towels, are no problem. Laundry service is efficient and reliable. room service , is quick, The restaurant on the premises is clean and other guests have told me they like the food. The chef goes out of his way to please.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled on business
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Thank binyog
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