Santa Lucia, Cuenca, Ecuador
Conveniently located in the center of Cuenca, just steps away from the main square, this hotel is a lovingly restored building from Ecuador’s republican period. There are 20 modern and comfortable rooms, all with cable TV, telephone, security safe box and private bathroom. There is an elegant Spanish central patio, bar, tea room and a cafe with Ecuadorian and international cuisine.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The Hotel Carvallo is located in the heart of Cuenca, and is built in a beautiful colonial house. This stylish hotels enjoys an excellent location, making it one of the best choices in Cuenca.
This property is a fully renovated late 19th century mansion that is located in the heart of Cuenca.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Have a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the colonial city of Cuenca. The tour includes the Plaza of San Sebastian, a colorful artisans market, and the Museum of Modern Art, which featuring an excellent collection of contemporary fine art.
The El Cajas National Park is 28,000 hectare area of some 230 lakes and quinua forest starting at 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) that is home to a variety of wildlife including the Andean Gull, black frogs, humming birds and condors as well as a variety of indigenous plants including many rare bromeliads and orchids.
The valley of Gualaceo is 22 miles (36 kilometers) from Cuenca, at an elevation of 7,446 feet (2,370 meters) above sea level. The ride starts along the Santa Ana valley and then high in the mountains, through very scenic landscapes, which change at every curb.