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“A great place to relax and soak in the sun!”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Santa Marianita, Manta, Manabi Province

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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RandySpat...
Kingman, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great place to relax and soak in the sun!”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Everything you need for a great place to stay just above the beach. Comfortable and well equipped with everything you need to enjoy being away from the crowds, yet close enough to have easy access to the shopping and services in Manta.

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Liked best: Everything was very good
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Mar 2016
Hey Randy, you are a wonderful positive person and it was a pleasure to have you around! Best of luck on all your future endeavors.
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Stubby132...
Regina, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place to stay in Santa Marianita!”
Reviewed 10 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This one bedroom beachfront apartment was the perfect place to unwind and relax. Located one level up from the beach and within a gated community this location provided privacy, security, and a sense of peace. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed including hot showers, good internet kitchen appliances, dishes, fans, air conditioning, and an outside patio area. It was fully furnished and when there was something we needed or wanted the property manager lived upstairs and was eager to help us out. We enjoyed reading in the entrance in the morning and watching the beautiful sunsets in the evenings. This location makes it very easy to hop down to the beautiful sandy beach and walk to the large rock approximately 2 km away. We learned that it is a necessity in Ecuador to throw toilet paper in a garbage bin and not in the toilet – something I am not used to in my privileged life back home. Along the walk on the beach you would find opportunities to get involved in yoga, kite surfing, surfing, etc. It is also very easy to access transportation to Manta (20 minutes away) if you need to get groceries. I miss the rhythms of the ocean and the wonderful people in this area already.

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Liked best: I really liked how hospitable the owners were. Anytime we needed anything, all we had to do was ask and they would point us in the right direction.
Liked least: Probably just realizing how much I would still rather be at the apartment in Santa Marianita than back home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
Thanks Steffany! It was great to meet you and hear about your interesting work. You're welcome to come back any time you like!
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64bernel
Saskatoon, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Look elsewhere.”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Must haul dirty toilet paper 60-100 metres away down many flights of stairs to garbage due to septic not strong enough. Creative picture taking on website. Very cramped, must close bedroom door to enter bathroom and fridge door opens wrong way so must back in and out of kitchen to use. Bathroom also has mold on grout in shower. Shared bar-b-que and igniter does not work. Tiny pool, landscape barren and very buggy. Owners not helpful with finding activities and tours.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
This was our first bad renting experience ever! From the day this couple arrived they were extremely rude to the owners and to the other guests. They used our plates as ashtrays, our pillows as outdoor foot mats, and refused to quit smoking in our non-smoking suite. I have never met anyone who treated our belongings with such disrespect. So yes, I had to ask them to leave after one night. This review is an obvious stab at "getting back" at us. Our septic system is fine, but you will find that everywhere in Ecuador it is advised not to throw toilet paper in the toilet. You put it in the garbage next to the toilet - not 100 meters away... Our home has a few finishing issues, including dirty grout, which I can imagine is what the photos are of. Either way, I will have the shower looked at, and if there's mold we will have it taken care of immediately. It's not our intention to have problems with our apartments - we want to help our guests enjoy Ecuador as much as possible. It's true the ignition for the BBQ wasn't working, so everyone was provided with a special BBQ lighter that makes it perfectly easy to light the BBQ. I wasn't helpful to this couple in finding activities because every time I spoke with them they acted extremely rude and entitled and, like I said, they were with us for only one day. Everyone on our premise avoided them. We are a small family business who takes pride in our homes and we care about our guests. We would prefer to have no one in our suites than host to negative and insulting people. I think that the other reviews we have will paint a better picture of what it's like to stay with us, and I'm happy to provide more photos or information to any who may require it.
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s0raya17
Quito, Ecuador
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The suite is just right for a couple, a great place to stay”
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We were very lucky to find this apartment. It is very cozy , and fully furnished and with everything you need to feel at nome.
The location is perfect, not that it is only just a few steps away from the ocean but in a beautiful, amazing, wonderful beach,
I am from Ecuador and had never visited this part of the country and was amazed by the grandness of the place and all beaches nearby.
I think it is a great place to stay, if you want just to relax, its perfect, and it is also a place to kitesurf, I don´t do it, but it does seem to be a great adventure.

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Liked best: about the property, it had everything as new; and the beach in Santa Marianita is beautiful
Liked least: can´t seem to find a thing to say
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
It was fantastic to meet you! You were great guests and I love that you got to know this part of Ecuador. I hope we cross paths again sometime, Soraya!
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Jmberthel...
Gatineau, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great suite and great location”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed 2 weeks at the end of September. Santa Marianita is a georgious and quiet place only 20 minutes from Manta. The weather was wonderful everyday of our stay. The apartment is well equipped, including air conditioning , high speed internet, direct TV and access to a laundry room. The Queen size bed is comfortable and the appartment was in perfect order. The apartment is facing the Pacific Ocean and provides a great view of the bay of Santa Marianita. It is at a short walking distance from Don Willy restaurant, an excellent traditional Ecuadorian restaurant. I would recommend their shrimps (Camerones), particularly the camerones con vino, and the Camotillo frito, a local speciality. The area is very quiet during the week and get a bit more activities during week-ends, with between 20-30 kitesurfers doing their show. It is georgious to watch them while drinking a beer at the bar of the kitesurf school. The owners, Sydney and Miguel, are very nice and always eager to help.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Feb 2016
Thanks Jean-Marie! It was a pleasure to have you and your wife stay with us.
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