The Hotel Crespo is a family estate in Cuenca Ecuador recently renovated into a modern first-class hotel.
Each of its 41 rooms offer a mini-bar, cable TV with 48 channels in five languages, radio, direct dialing international telephone and heating, as well as a continental breakfast. Room service is available from 7am until 10pm each day.
Hotel Crespo's restaurant, La Casona, offers guests an international menu featuring French cuisine such as grilled giant prawns, and French onion soup. All meals are complimented by riverside views and in the evening, candlelight.
El Alambique, the hotel bar, provides a full cabinet of liquid libations including the locally-made sugarcane alcohol. On sunny days and balmy nights, enjoy cocktails on the riverside terrace - a perfect way to unwind on your Ecuador tour.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.