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Guayaquil: Mansion del Rio

Mansion del Rio

Built in 1926 and painstakingly renovated to receive guests, the Mansion del Rio's extravagant décor and furnishings will transport you back to the more lavish era of the European Belle Époque. 

The public areas are stuffed with padded chairs, chandeliers, frescoes and original framed paintings, and the theme continues throughout the 11 rooms, some of which are housed in the original building and some in a new extension. The more contemporary guestrooms, with iron bedspreads and floor-to-ceiling curtained windows, are quieter and have panoramic views of the Rio Guayas, while those in the original building are more traditional and opulent.

There is a breakfast room and a pretty terrace, which offers cocktails, live music and views of the river and city. The Malecón and city centre are only ten minutes' walk from the hotel, which is in the historic neighbourhood of Barrio Las Peñas, brimming with cobbled streets and artists’ studios.
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The very welcoming if somewhat eccentric proprietors should greet you during your stay and the cosy little terrace will undoubtedly be your preferred area, especially at sunset as you enjoy a cocktail taking in the evening colours on the river.


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