Located just minutes from José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport this is the best high-end hotel in Guayaquil and the perfect place to unwind before or after a Galápagos cruise. The rooms are simple in design, with everything you need for a relaxing stay, while the suites have a more sophisticated décor with separate bedroom and living areas. For an upgrade, select the more refined Executive Rooms, which as well as the suites have exclusive access to the Executive Lounge with private check-in/out and complimentary breakfast and snacks and drinks throughout the day.
The hotel benefits from a fantastic outdoor pool with poolside cocktail bar for tropical refreshment after a swim. There’s also a fully equipped fitness centre and the Elements Spa has outstanding facilities, including massage rooms, whirlpool, sauna and steam baths plus a beauty salon.
It’s the dining where this hotel really comes into its own with five onsite restaurants to cater for all tastes. A hearty or light breakfast in Café Colon will set you up for the day, and it stays open 24 hours offering an informal environment to enjoy either buffet or a la carte service for lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea. There’s great sushi at Kioto Sushi Bar, located at the shopping arcade, or you can have Northern Italian delights accompanied by fine wines at Portofino gourmet restaurant. Sal y Pimienta is a casual eatery offering a variety of pastries, pizzas and fast food or snacks while the pool-front Vereda Tropical Restaurant puts imported meats and seafoods on the grill. The Atrium Bar is open all day until late for a variety of drinks and snacks accompanied by live music.