Cuenca Expats Magazine, Issue 42

Photos Courtesy of Gran Colombia Suites

Celebrating Cuenca’s Premier Extended Stay

Gran Colombia Suites is going to be 10 years old soon! To celebrate, I jumped at the chance to tell you about my experience there. When it was just opening, I was a guest for four months. Just me and the original French Tranvía engineers. Since then, the property has earned well-deserved praise from travelers from around the world and has the highest occupancy rate of any in town. And why not? Ably managed for the last three and a half years by Isabel Casajoana, the beautiful historic building is on the corner of Luis Cordero and Gran Colombia (a block from Parque Calderón). The structure was constructed by José Montesinos. It was operated for almost 30 years as “Hotel Patria.” A two-year restoration project by the Vázquez Family was completed in 2014. It was transformed into executive suites for discerning travelers who want to stay in El Centro and want to walk to numerous restaurants and museums, or explore the heart of the city.

When you enter Gran Colombia Suites, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the stunning design. Every element has been carefully perfected, from the art on the walls to the soaring atrium. After the bustle of El Centro, Gran Colombia Suites is remarkably peaceful and quiet. If you have ever tried to get a good night’s sleep in El Centro, you will here, because each suite is spacious and comfortable. With a kitchen, large sitting areas, high ceilings, and palladium double-paned windows, guests will have their very own lovely apartment. The one- or two-bedroom suites are fully furnished and beautifully decorated, so it’s not hard to imagine moving in for a long visit. There is an on-site 24-hour front desk, concierge and security service. Returning guests, when asked what they liked best about their stays at Gran Colombia Suites,

gran colombia suites

always comment on how they love the beautiful building and rooms, the cleanliness of the place, the friendly staff that will do anything for you, the 24-hour English-speaker at the front desk, access to amenities with no extra cost, the safety, and the closeness to all the wonderful things in El Centro. Plus, there is unlimited, powerful hot showers! Gran Colombia Suites is wholeheartedly recommended by our very own Jan Loman who enjoyed her two-week stay, immensely.

It was there on my suite’s dining table the dream of Cuenca Expat Magazine became a reality. The next time a friend asks for a recommendation on a place to stay in Cuenca, I trust you’ll do them a favor and recommend Gran Colombia Suites. I do all the time.

gran colombia suites

Gran Colombia Suites is offering discounts if you book directly through their website or their email or call them to +593 7 282 9862. You will experience the best stay in Cuenca.

CLICK the icon bellow to check the website!