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The unrivaled malecón location aside, Manso is both a hostel and boutique hotel, housed in an atmospheric period property. Rooms vary in comfort and style – the best being bright, with high ceilings, framed artwork, and a splash of color. There's a bohemian vibe, with wooden sculptures, photography exhibitions and occasional readings and rooftop music, and an appealing pescatarian restaurant.
Self-caterers can use the (somewhat shabby) kitchen facilities, and guests should be cat-friendly – there's a resident feline. Bicycle rentals are also available, as are free DVD rentals. Ricardo, the friendly owner, also offers ecotours of the city's Afro-Ecuadorian communities (with marimba and maybe boxing lessons!) and a local farming community. An artesanal chocolate shop, De Cacao, is onsite, as well.
Located in Guayaquil city centre, on Malecon 2000, the boardwalk overlooking Guayas River, Manso Boutique Guest House offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and a restaurant, serving freshly-prepared local dishes. It features a cultural centre and a coffee shop. Guests can relax on the balcony, offered with some rooms, and take in the view of the city. Private bathrooms are offered in some rooms of Manso Boutique Guest House while others have access to shared facilities. Some of the rooms afford river views. A free American breakfast is included in the room rate, while Ecuadorian or Mansomix breakfast are available for an extra fee. Breakfast is served from 8:00 until 11:00 daily. Manso Boutique Guest House is a 5-minute walk from Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral. City and rural tours can be booked at the tour desk, along with a bike rental and bicycle city tours. A 24-hour reception desk is provided by Manso Boutique Guest House. Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport is 15 minutes away by car.
Please note that this property does not have an elevator. Credit card payments will have an extra fee of 5%. Please note, guests must specify bedding preference in advance. Please note pets must pay the same amount as an extra guest. USD $18 + 14% in Standard Rooms and $12 + 14% in Economy Rooms. Please let the property know your expected arrival time in advance, as well as the number of luggage pieces you are carrying with you, since there is no lift and the property wish to have available staff to help you. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property using the contact information in your booking confirmation.