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Cuenca and the Southern Highlands Hotels

Mansión Alcázar

  • Bolívar 12–55 Map It
  • Cuenca
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Sumptuous furnishings, historic atmosphere


  • Dark interior rooms

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

Fluffy down comforters top beds—some of them canopied—in rooms with filmy curtains covering windows that look onto an indoor courtyard with a trickling fountain. A hot water bottle slipped under your covers warms your bed at night. Crystal chandeliers, antique furniture, and art give you the feeling of what life was like more than 100 years ago in this carefully preserved 1891 mansion two blocks from the central plaza. Most rooms have only showers instead of full baths.

A couple of rooms have windows looking onto a lovely garden.

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Hotel Information


Bolívar 12–55, at Tarqui, Cuenca, 010150, Ecuador

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07-282–3889; 800-327–3573-in North America; 07-282–3554

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 10 rooms, 4 suites
  • Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 06/22/2011


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