Salinas is one of the most energetic beaches in Ecuador, with great stores, hotels and restaurants around and quiet beaches nearby.
This apartment is located at the heart of Salinas, beach San Lorenzo, in the best condo complex this small city has to offer.
This is a small apartment, with 2 bedrooms and a view both to the sea and to the city, beautiful at night. It is fully furnished, includes china and silverware.
Basics: Parking, cable and internet available (internet in lobby). Condo has two pools, sauna, gym, a cocktail bar and a restaurant, although the kitchen in the apartment is fully equipped.
A/C and washer/dryer are also at your disposal.
If you are going to salinas Ecuador I encourage you to stay at this lovely location. First, the hosts of the apartment Lucy and Alberto are wonderful both of them are very flexible and accommodating. They met me at a location I suggested to meet and give me the keys to the apartment. I enjoyed this apartment for five days and four nights, one of the days was my birthday what a delight ! I stayed with my cousin , his girlfriend and my significant other . The four of us fit more than comfortably. There are two bedrooms each having their private full bathroom. At the entrance of the apartment theres a powder room making it a total of three bathrooms in the apartment. The kitchen is well equipped and clean! Since my cousin is a chef we brought our own food and enjoyed wonderful meals he made for us. The apartment also has a washer and dryer which is very convenient because you can wash your clothing, after all who wants to take dirty clothing home. This apartment is part of the Barcelo Colon which is the best hotel in Salinas, Ecuador. One of the perks in staying at this location is having access to the amenities the hotel has to offer. You can enjoy the pool and private beach go to the lobby listen to some karaoke, dance a little. Obviously anything you consume is not included so any drinks or food you enjoy, you pay for out of pocket. On the last day of our stay we enjoyed a buffet in the hotels restaurant $25 per person which wasn't bad and the food was delish! Lucy leaves a detailed letter on the condition the apartment should be before leaving. Basically anything you used, towels, sheets, plates everything should be washed. You have two options either you calling reception in advance and pay $10 for someone to come and clean or you do it yourself. I chose to do it myself. It wasn't hard, I started the day before we left by washing all the towels we had used even the rug that was in the bathroom. The next day I washed the sheets while we were at the pool. Im a bit of a clean freak so I didn't mind doing the cleaning and washing myself but if you are not like me feel free to pay those $10 which isn't a dent in your wallet. Im a frequent visitor in Beautiful Ecuador ive stayed in all different kinds of places, I have to say that in Salinas it doesn't get better than staying HERE ! I reassured Lucy that i would be back soon !!! <3
Lovely apartment with all the basic necessities. Great location with easy access to the beach. Hosts were very attentive and quick to respond to our calls. Only issue we had was that the Internet was not available IN our room. As we had inquired prior to booking and thought it was all prearranged, we were disappointed and frustrated since we rely on Internet to keep in touch with our clients at home. Lucy's daughter came to condo to try to find a solution for this. Unfortunately, it was not resolved and we had to rely on friends renting in the area and the hotel lobby (when available). It's was the only downfall. If Internet is not important to you, this is perfect place. Extremely comfortable condo and great hosts. We enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to others.
The apartment was excellent. It is attached to a very expensive hotel. You pay 1/4 the price of the hotel and can use all the amenities. What a great deal. Salinas is a very lively town and because of that it can get rather noisy. There was a wedding at the hotel and the outdoor reception went until 4am with karaoke and dancing. Not Lucy's fault but be warned this (email hidden)ly town. Lucy was very prompt with all communication and the key exchange went very smoothly. This was our first Air B&B experience and are very excited about the service. The only negative was that we left very early, 6am, to get back to Guayquil and Lucy called later that day to say that the apartment was left a disaster and that she required a $20 cleaning fee. We only used the apartment for sleeping. It is true that we did not wash the bedding or towels, but I did not see anywhere on the website description that cleaning was a requirement. The rest of the apartment we left as we found it. Either way it was a great deal and I would stay again.
Lucy and Alberto were amazing to work with! They conveniently met us at the airport in Guayaquil to bring the keys to the condo. We got to the condo and everything was very comfortable and homey feeling. After a day, Lucy called the front desk and asked them to make sure that we didn't need anything, to which they did. The staff at the hotel was very pleasant, helpful and kind! FYI, there isn't any internet available in the condo, but for $2.50/per 30 minutes, you can get internet in the lobby. Also, I wouldn't recommend eating at the Colon Cafe in the hotel, if you are budget conscience on your meals as we were surprised with a $25 charge/per person for their dinner buffet (even though the food was quite amazing)! When we were finished with our trip, Alberto and Lucy came directly to our hotel in Guayaquil, per our request, and got the keys from us. Thanks for everything Lucy and Alberto!
Our stay in Salinas in Lucy's apartment was great. Met Lucy and her husband at our hotel in Guayaquil at my hotel where they supplied the key. There are perfect hosts. The apartment is in a great location along the beach attached to a hotel. Although you don't have an ocean view I really didn't spend that much time in the apartment. The weather was perfect and spent most of the time outside. At night sat by the pool of the hotel or walked along the beach. Only downside was no internet connection in the apartment itself. Available in the attached hotel lobby or by the pool for a small charge. It is not a deal breaker. This is a great apartment that was very comfortable and I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone.
The apartment is great.
Note, bring your own internet the WiFi in the lobby is pay per use.
The apartment is very nice and spacious, great location in the same building as the Barcelo hotel, you also have access to the hotel pool. Lucy was very responsive and attentive.
We had a great time in the “Lovely Apartment In Salinas Ecuador.” The apartment was nice, with plenty of room. The location was great,with the beach just across the street. It is as advertised and I will stay there again when I'm in Salinas.
Our experience staying in Salinas at Lucy was perfect, the suite is fantastic, very well located and all building services were great.
Salinas is a city that I love and this visit was the best ever.
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