Taking a refreshing break at Grand Hotel Guayaquil

Grand Hotel Guayaquil invited us to spend a few days there, and so we arrived ready to experience the best in Ecuadorian hospitality!

This hotel has a central location and the best of both worlds: when you go out the front door, it only takes one step to join the vibrant rhythm of the city, close by to the popular malecon (walk-way by the river). Once inside the hotel, you can enjoy a world of tranquility, friendliness, and comfort.

Shared wall with the Cathedral!

Shared wall with the Cathedral!


The most impressive feature of Grand Hotel Guayaquil is that it shares a wall with the largest Cathedral in Guayaquil! This means that swimming in the pool is almost a holy experience, as you are surrounded by luscious hanging gardens and a waterfall that is actually going down the Cathedral’s wall.

During our stay, we enjoyed one of the largest beds we had experienced in Ecuador so far. Our room was equally spacious and fully equipped with details that could only make our stay nicer: a  big LCD TV, coffee-maker, desk with appropriate lighting for work and a comfortable armchair with leg support.

Art by the reception

Art by the reception


This is the kind of hotel that almost makes you feel lazy to go out and explore the city! And the fact that you get a great variety of food & beverage within the hotel restaurants itself, doesn’t help either! Food at La Pepa de Oro is available 24/7, including a variety of international and Ecuadorian dishes, while some of them change every day of the week – this will guarantee plenty of variety even for longer stays.

Detail at La Pepa de Oro restaurant

Detail at La Pepa de Oro restaurant

Delicious chicken & avocado Club sandwich

Delicious chicken & avocado Club sandwich


How did we keep ourselves entertained at the Grand Hotel Guayaquil, you must be wondering… we surely didn’t sleep in all day! Apart from beating the heat at the scenic swimming-pool, we enjoyed the roof-top fitness facilities, that include a squash court, steam room and fully equipped and recently refurbished gym.


This is how we got pampered but also fit at the Grand Hotel Guayaquil:


Grand Hotel Guayaquil offers excellent facilities that will make your stay comfortable for sure. But what really makes a difference is the human touch! Helpful staff with a kind smile is always ready to assist you and make you feel at home.


More info:
Grand Hotel Guayaquil
Phone: (593 4) 2 530918

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  • Yash Says

    Wow! …the pool looks superb and divine :)

    It definitely looks very upmarket. Would appreciate any info about tariffs and prices.

    • Zara Says

      Yeah… the pool area was the best part! :)
      Just edited the post to include prices… it’s not “that bad”!… ;)

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