Ecuador | eco-friendly, family, group, honeymoon | boutique, hotel | national-park | luxury
Hotel del Parque is located in a 19-acre historic tropical park that is part of the Guayaquil Peninsula. The restored 44-room colonial mansion, surrounded by rare orchids, endemic trees and endangered protected animals, is regularly recognised in its quest to be among the best eco-friendly hotels in the world. It was built in 1891 by a Guayaquil charity as the first metropolitan hospice built to provide shelter for the homeless and the elderly. The hospice almost fell into ruins before being saved from demolition by the Ecuadorian government. It was then moved plank by plank to its current location in the Parque Historico and meticulously restored to its heritage state. Today, the boutique hotel remains under local ownership and is part of the Oro Verde hotel business and Relais & Châteaux.
Here you can discover Guayaquil’s rich history and culture whilst enjoying Ecuadorian furnishings, impressive marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and room service, plus minibars and full air conditioning. The hotel’s waterfront restaurant offers refined seafood, and the spa is found in the wood-beamed bell tower of the original restored chapel.