Newly renovated with all modern conveniences, the Santa Lucia hotel is a gem in Cuenca's antique building collection where guests can enjoy the elegant atmosphere of yesteryear in Ecuador combined with today's conveniences. Santa Lucia is a hotel unique unto itself in that it is actually one of Cuenca Ecuador's most historic antique buildings. Not only that, but it is located in the Old Town district of Cuenca which is a living museum itself.
The house where the Santa Lucia hotel is located was built by the first governor of Azuay province (where Cuenca is located), Don Manuel Vega Davila, in 1859. Azuay province is located in the Andes of southern Ecuador. The house remained in the Vega family for over a hundred years, being a peaceful witness of important episodes of the history of southern Ecuador.
The restoration of the house began in 1999 and lasted more than two and a half years. Santa Lucia hotel has rescued and preserved this piece of Cuenca heritage, keeping this house as an example of the architectural style of the last part of the XIX Century Ecuador. At the same time, Hotel Santa Lucia offers its guests all the modern comforts.
Services at Hotel Santa Lucia
- Breakfast buffet
- Welcome cocktail
- Wake up call
- Concierge and 24-hour valet parking
Extra services available:
- Room service
- Medical Care
- Transfer requests
Three room choices are available for guests convenience. Each room is equipped with all requirements to qualify as a boutique hotel, all the while maintaining the modern comfort and unique style of the Republican era. Simple rooms contain a full bed, Double rooms offer a queen or double bed, and the Triple room category has three beds in a variety of arrangements.
All of the room choices offer for the comfort of guests the following amenities:
- Comfortable beds with foam memory mattresses and two types of pillows
- Plasma screen
- Premium Cable TV plan
- Digital Safe
- Radio Alarm Clock
- Wireless High Speed Internet
- Enterprise Desktop with core material
- Floor mats
- Thermos flask with hot water
- Complimentary Bottled Water
- Luxury Amenities
Dining Options at Hotel Santa Lucia
With 3 generations of experience in hotels and restaurants, the Vintimilla family of Cuenca is a noted resource for fine dining in Ecuador.
Trattoria at the Santa Lucia
This restaurant located in the central courtyard leads to a gourmet world where service and attention are the main features. Within the menu you can find a myriad of Italian dishes in addition to the most exquisite selection of world wines with over 300 varieties of wine. This restaurant is among the best in the country.
This is a restaurant that presents the evolution of Ecuadorian cuisine, fused with the best ingredients of each region. Guests will get to discover the roots of Ecuadorian cuisine. All is served with the quality concept of Hotel Santa Lucia in an atmosphere that recalls the nineteenth century, providing a unique experience in the country.
In the quest to be always in the forefront boutique hotel, Hotel Santa Lucia offers the only lounge in the city of Cuenca. Moshi Moshi by Santa Lucia boasts the best environment for people of all ages along with a unique snack menu of the same quality that characterizes the Hotel Santa Lucia, serving the best cocktails, wines by the glass and champagnes.
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