Hotel Cruz del Vado

Cuenca, Ecuador

At a Glance

  • Housed in a former grand mansion, the developers of this smart boutique hotel have masterfully blended traditional and modern styles and techniques whilst preserving its essence and history

  • The hotel’s interiors, influenced by classic French and Italian styles, are adorned with exquisite works of art and rooms are furnished to the highest spec, exuding luxury throughout

  • The plush bar and restaurant located on the top floor, boasts incredible panoramic views of colonial Cuenca and the surrounding mountains

  • Ecuador’s varied geographical regions are carefully represented by the dishes served at the restaurant through a gourmet interpretation of homemade recipes, whilst at the bar you can linger over gorgeous sunsets with a signature cocktail

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All year round destination. The drier season runs from the end of May to the end September, with another brief summertime in early December (which coincides nicely with the city’s fiestas).

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Hotel Cruz del Vado sits in a beautiful converted 1930s mansion in a smart neighbourhood of Cuenca, a charming riverside city in the south of Ecuador. The luxurious hotel features distinguished works of art by local artists and boasts just 26 rooms.

Located on the banks of the river in one of Cuenca's oldest neighbourhoods, Hotel Cruz del Vado is a perfect base for exploring this laidback city with a small-town feel. There are just 26 guestrooms which are elegantly decorated, some of which boast balconies with views across the city.

Facilities include a restaurant serving traditional Ecuadorian cuisine from each of the different provinces, and a rooftop bar with balcony to enjoy an evening drink with great views of Cuenca's skyline.

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Holiday Ideas

  • Ecuador Uncovered

    Otavalo, Amazon, Quito, Avenue of Volcanoes, Cuenca, Guayaquil

    from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • This all-encompassing itinerary really gets under the skin of mainland Ecuador’s staggering geographical diversity and is packed full to the brim with the country's best experiences and most spectacular sights.
    • Explore the majestic and colonially influenced cities of Quito and Cuenca, UNESCO World Heritage sites where the cobbled streets and architecture hark back to a rich historical and cultural past.
    • Get a real sense of remoteness as you paddle along winding rivers and watch the sunrise over the jungle canopy in the Amazonian rainforest, keeping your eyes peeled for monkeys swinging through the trees and colourful birds flying overhead.

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Cuenca, Ecuador

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