VERY NEAR THE CENTRAL PARK AND MANY OTHERS ... ALL BANKING SYSTEM ... IMPORTANT ... ALL STORES BUS LINE ... POPULAR MARKETS ... INTERNET ... AREAS OF WASHING ... STAY HOME ... COMFORTABLE ..... VERY GOOD WITH pANORAMIC TERRACE AND ACCESS TO BALCONY .... SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT VERY GOOD ... !WHAT MAKES MY HOME SITE IS VERY SPECIAL MADE TO LIVE CLOSE TO ALL! ... SO NOT EVEN NEED TO FILL A BUS LINE ... THEN LIVE IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF BASIN
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Lupe is an awesome woman and gracious host. Her home is exactly what we were looking for, and she opened up to is and gave us everything we asked for and more. She gave us great direction and advice about the area, and was a real pleasure to stay with.
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Lupe is a wonderful, warm hostess. I stayed with her for 3 nights. I felt very welcome in her home. She cooks a great breakfast each morning. She was more than a hostess, she became a friend.
The location was perfect for me. It is safe (I am a single woman) and convenient to everything in the old part of Cuenca.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Lupe and Sebastien. They are very hospitable, charming and generous. The apartment is comfortable and in a great, central location in Cuenca. The most enjoyable part of the stay, though, was getting to know Lupe and Sebastien.
The rate included breakfast (which was always varied, filling and tasty), but Lupe also generously provided a number of other delicious and healthy meals. In an effort to try and return the generosity, I bought some groceries and took Lupe and Sebastien out for some meals, which was a great way to spend time with them and also to get to know some local restaurants.
If you are coming to Cuenca to learn or practice Spanish, then this the perfect place to stay. I was studying Spanish at a school in the mornings, but had the fortune of being able to practice a lot with Lupe (who is a Spanish teacher herself) and Sebastien back at their home. I had many interesting conversations with Lupe on a variety of topics - this was both enlightening in terms of the subject matters, but also invaluable from a language improvement perspective. Lupe and Sebastien were always happy and willing to correct and improve my Spanish.
Staying with Lupe and Sebastien was a wonderful introduction to Ecuador, and was a superb example of the warmth and hospitality that I have experienced elsewhere on my travels in this beautiful country.
Regarding the hot water situation, this appears to have been fixed. The water pressure may not be as strong as in your home country but I had no problems getting hot water. I did not have any trouble sleeping but I did use earplugs at night - but in whichever city you are staying, a slight increase in noise is typical of the compromise you make to be in a central location.
I always felt very welcome in their home and I would 100% recommend a stay with Lupe and Sebastien.
Staying with Lupe was such a treat that I decided to return again. Her location is central to everything. I always felt comfortable, and enjoyed myself. If Lupe's hospitality is typical of Ecuador then it is truly EL DORADO!
Cuenca is a real treasure!
And my stay with Lupe made it even better!
Lupe does not speak English; thus I was able to use my Spanish immersion situation. She made me feel welcome, and she even wanted to ensure that I saw much of the city.
Living in her household was one of the most enjoyable events of my life, and I have stayed in a number of "airbnb" locations.
YES: I did not have a private bathroom, and I did use ear plugs as I always do whenever I'm "south of the border."
NO: I never felt the least bit like being an intruder, nor have I ever had such a pleasant immersion experience with Spanish.
Before staying with Lupe, I was just curious about Cuenca, but now I LOVE CUENCA!
P.S. The ambience and price ARE A REAL BARGAIN!
HOLA.. BIENVENIDOS A MI PORTAL. NECESITO CONTARLES QUE SOY UNA PERSONA MUY AMIGABLE, QUE ME ENCANTARIA TENERTE COMO HUESPED EN MI HOGAR, PUES ME GUSTA COMPARTIR MI ESPACIO CON PERSONAS COMO TU... NUNCA ME DOY POR VENCIDA Y LUCHO POR MIS IDEALES...SOY EMPRENDEDORA Y RESPONSABLE CON MIS OBLIGACIONES...Y MUY OPTIMISTA EL MOMENTO DE TOMAR DECISIONES.