Hotel Presidente

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Gran Colombia, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Worth the price and stars Feb 05, 2017
The hotel is a nine storey building, very impressive. During our visit in Cuenca they are working on their tram lines around the city, the street of these hotel is affected by road construction (is a pity) but there were two entrance- in front and at the back. The main entrance is facing to the road where tram lines are constructed, still accessible but not easy if you have big suitcase

We took a night bus at 9.30 pm from Quito and arrived in Cuenca early at 5.30 am exactly 8 hours ride. We took "Flota Imbabura Bus" as I read about this bus is one of the best to Cuenca. It was still dark when we arrived at bus station, so we've waited inside the teminal to get clear. Around 6 am there is a daylight

According to our phone GPS the hotel is about 15-20 min walk, so we decided to walk although there were plenty of taxis waiting outside. We walk leisurely we both have small trolley bag, I checked the time from station to the hotel is only 15 minutes walk

When entering to the hotel my first impression was a WOW, I know this is a 4 star hotel but did not expect to see a massive hotel lobby

A guy on front desk welcomed us, he was very friendly and good with English. We tell him that we took the night bus that's why we arrived early, and we asked if that's okay to stay in the lobby for a while till the business hours open. We may used their free wifi, so I asked their password

Is one of the biggest hotel lobby I've seen during our trip in Ecuador. There are plenty of space to seat- coffee and water is available. Computer is available in the lobby for free, if one doesn't have a tablet or laptop

At 8 am we went outside leave our luggage at the reception and said to him we'll come back later. The location of these hotel is in the center- all sights in Cueca is easy to reach on foot such as the Cathedral is just on the corner from these hotel

Around 1 o'clock we came back, our room was ready. We have a room at the fifth floor on the back side, the views are awesome we can see all buildings in Cuenca from our window

The room were very spacious. My impression when entering the room is a (wow). The room consist with mini bars, two queen size bed, carpet floor, flat screen television and free bottles of water

The bathroom is also spacious, nice and clean- towels, toiletries are available

Buffet breakfast served on the last level at 9th floor. Breakfast time is from 7 to 9 am- choices from cold and hot, coffe, tea and juices

The view up there is magnificent. The hotel has a restaurant located on top where breakfast is served, but we never eat here. The food is a bit pricey

We got a room for $34 a night as a last minute deals. Really is more than worth the price. We book for nights and very, very satisfied. Not all staffs speak English, but they understand a little

My only negative comment on this hotel is the wifi. We had a bad reception inside our room, we have to sit in the bathroom or outside the door to have a connection. I think maybe we have the room the back (not so sure). I complain to front desk and they'll restart the system, but I still have the same problem
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