Mansion del Rio is a premier boutique hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The hotel was built in 1926 under the name of Villa San Antonio and its restoration started in 2007. The landmark property where the hotel is located as well as most of its neighborhood, Las Peñas, was purchased in 1920 by Manuel Tama. Later, it was acquired by a wealthy businessman from the UK who came to Ecuador representing the South American Cable Co. Everything needed for this construction and the finishing elements were imported directly from Europe. Over time, this property was purchased by prominent families of Guayaquil, retaining its original name of Villa San Antonio. You can expect the finest of accommodations and boutique hotel service at Mansion del Rio.
Amenities at Mansion del Rio
Mansion del Rio rooms are decorated with an antique European style, enabling guests to have the experience of life in the 20th century with the comforts of the present time. Each room is equipped with a fresh flower arrangement, mini bar, hair dryer, laundry service, local newspaper, safe service, wake-up call service, LCD TV, wireless internet and telephone.
Dining at Mansion del Rio
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet and afternoon tea. Mansion del Rio features the restaurant Las Penas, where you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere full of art and delicious Ecuadorian and international food with excellent wines. The Terraza Mirador bar offers a beautiful view of the River Guayas and the tourism sector of the city, as well as delight cocktails, liqueurs and other drinks with live music.
Nearby Attractions to Mansion del Rio
Mansion del Rio is located next to Puerto Santa Ana, in front of Rio Guayas in the Las Peñas neighborhood. This 400-year old neighborhood was declared a cultural patrimony of the nation in 1982, for being the most representative urban-architectural complex of the 20th century. It is located in the very same place where the city was founded and is characterized by its paved streets and Spanish style wooden houses. Las Peñas historic streets now house art galleries and artists' studios, as well as the city's oldest church, Santo Domingo. Mansion del Rio is 5 minutes from the Malecon Simón Bolivar, 10 minutes from the tourist and commercial center of the city of Guayaquil and 15 minutes from the airport and bus station.