Cuenca, Southern Ecuador, Ecuador
At a Glance
Beautiful converted colonial mansion building
Located a short walk from Cuenca's Parque Calderon and the colorful flower market
Easily the most charming property in Cuenca with elegant bedrooms and a pretty patio garden
Boutique property with just 14 guest rooms and 2 suites
Perfect base for visits to nearby Cajas National Park or the Ingapirca ruins
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Cuenca enjoys a mild, spring-like climate all year round with generally sunny days and warm temperatures, ranging between 20 and 30 degrees throughout the year. January to April are the wettest months whilst July to November is the dry season.
To start planning your vacation to Mansion Alcazar
Mansion Alcazar, a 16-room colonial boutique hotel, has been converted from a beautiful mansion and is ideally located in historic Cuenca, steps away from the famous Parque Calderon and strolling distance from the colorful San Francisco Plaza market.
With an enviable location in the heart of Cuenca, Mansion Alcazar is the perfect option for a leisurely stay within this charming, historic town. The beautiful Parque Calderon, with its leafy square and ornate cathedral, is within easy strolling distance, along with the famous flower market and San Francisco Plaza.
Rooms at Mansion Alcazar are elegantly decorated with antique furniture featuring throughout to compliment the colonial style of this old converted mansion. All come with comfortable beds and overlook either the quiet patio courtyard or the hotel gardens. Fresh flowers greet you, giving a nod to the trade for which Cuenca is famed.
Mansion Alcazar is renowned for its attentive service and international standard restaurant; guests can enjoy dining on delicious Ecuadorian classics or international dishes, overlooking the hotel's gardens. Other facilities include a spa which offers a range of pampering natural treatments, a bar and a library.
Mansion Alcazar has 14 guest rooms and 2 suites, each tastefully furnished, some in elegant colonial style and others with a slightly more contemporary feel. There are three single rooms, all of which overlook the central courtyard and come with an LCD TV and en-suite bathroom with shower. Garden rooms are furnished with king-size beds and enjoy views over the beautiful gardens. Double rooms have queen size or twin beds and overlook either the garden or patio and the two Deluxe Suites boast king-size beds, a separate living room and garden views. Extra beds can be added for an additional charge.
Facilities at Mansion Alcazar include a renowned restaurant which serves up a menu of Ecuadorian classics and international dishes whilst enjoying views over the hotel gardens. There is also a bar where you can enjoy refreshing cocktails and specialty drinks in elegant surroundings.
The hotel spa offers a selection of natural treatments which include grape skin therapy and plant stem cell therapy.
Cuenca, famed for its colorful flower market and panama hats, is a treasure trove of delightful plazas and beautiful churches which make for enjoyable strolls. Parque Calderon is the perfect spot for a bit of people watching and just relaxing in the balmy sun. Nearby, visitors will find the Inca ruins at Ingapirca and the rugged landscapes of Cajas National Park, both of which are well worth exploring.
Cajas National Park
A patchwork of 230 lakes, rugged hills and lowland forest, Cajas National Park is a beautiful example of the after effects of volcanic activity and glaciation. Explore this rugged landscape on foot as you observe its many species of bird.
Gualaceo Valley & Chordeleg
Admire traditional crafts on this journey through the scenic Gualaceo Valley and Chordeleg, watching the locals transform fabrics and other materials into dresses, jewelry and even guitars.
Ingapirca Inca Fortress
Built by sun-worshippers during Inca times, Ingapirca fortress is the northernmost Inca site in South America and is of great archaeological importance. Explore its courtyards, terraces and temples which will be brought to life by a knowledgeable guide.
Scenic Tour of Cuenca
Take in the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca on this full-day tour, soaking in the warmth and hospitality of its locals as you visit colorful plazas, handicraft shops and religious monuments.
Location & directions
Cuenca, Southern Ecuador, Ecuador
Mansion Alcazar is located on Simon Bolivar in the heart of Cuenca, just a short walk from the Parque Calderon, Cuenca's beautiful main plaza.
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