What a pleasant apartment for a very short-term stay. The windows are floor to ceiling affording a gripping view of the River Guayas. Wish the river was cleaner, but in our opinion, better to have the muddy river than no water view at all. The apt was clean, supplies like toothpaste and nice sized shampoo, soap, tp, paper towels, dish soap all provided...nice supply of dishes! The owner brought in a nightstand which was most helpful to my husband. I had to use the floor for my water, phone, tissue, etc.... The Malecón walkway is very pleasant to walk, but once we saw it well, we longed to venture to other parts of the city....which you must take a taxi to as the Malecón walkway seems to be surrounded by a large, highly trafficed road that certainly isn't safe to cross. So, due to this we felt somewhat isolated with only certain restaurants, stores to explore by foot. On the other hand, security police are a secure presence in this isolated sector.
The hotel staff were quite pleasant, top floor has nice amenities (pool, gym, outdoor terrace, hot tub (that was only warm so we wondered if it worked well)
For our 5 night stay, we were overall happy, and we rated the place good. It would have been Excellent, but there were a few disadvantages like very limited counter space, no extra mirror for 2nd person to get ready with, no washclothes, no kitchen towel, and only one thin blanket to sleep with for 2 people. I needed to go to couch due to a respiratory infection I caught, to avoid waking my husband with my coughing, but that was short lived, because we only had one blanket between us. There also were no cover sheets at all. I would have written the owner about this, but I decided not to since he had not responded to our concern we made on our first day about one of our 2 window shades not going up in the bedroom.. The darkening shade blocked half of our view in the bedroom, but the most concerning thing was the lack of response from the owner.....not a peep.....not a thank you for informing them, not a "We will look into that as soon as we can" ..... nada. Left us wondering what would happen if something more serious came up......but, it didn't, so they got a Good overall rating from us.