Once the private home of the president’s son, Mansion Alcazar is a magnificent, ornate property that evokes all of the 19th-century splendor from when it was built. Perfectly placed in the heart of Cuenca’s historical district, Mansion Alcazar connects you to a bygone age both inside and out – while wandering the courtyards, hallways and surrounding streets alike. A mansion by name and nature, you can expect pretty gardens, fountains and ornate balconies here, as well as sparkling chandeliers, vintage furniture and first-class service during your stay. Touches of modernity then come in the form of a spa, steam room, and contemporary fine dining in the onsite restaurant, itself housed within an elegant space of oversized plants, and French doors opening onto the patios outside. The attention to detail you’ll find throughout Mansion Alcazar stand this luxury Cuenca hotel out from the crowd, from the original features to the carefully placed flowers, ornaments and antique furnishings to give a real sense of place and time.

Rooms at Mansion Alcazar

The Standard and Superior Rooms, Deluxe and Premier Suites at Mansion Alcazar each enjoy either garden or courtyard views and come with the same sophisticated edge that you’ll find throughout the rest of this royal property. With their thick traditional rugs, antique wooden or four-poster beds, ornate lamps and soft drapes, every room at Mansion Alcazar feels inviting and warm. The standard options come well-equipped with essential mod-cons, bathrobes and walk-in showers, while the larger options enjoy increased floorplans and separate lounge spaces. If travelling as a family or group, the Premier Suites have a kitchenette and separate living room which is a great choice when visiting Cuenca for more than a night.

Experiences at Mansion Alcazar

Mansion Alcazar gives you instant access to the surrounding sites, cafés and restaurants of Cuenca’s historical district, as well as Calderon Park and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The property itself is also worth visiting for alone. Some of the hotel’s top highlights include:

A wonderfully restored 19th-century building with a history of its own.
Ideally located to enjoy all of the surrounding cultural hotspots and dining haunts.
Interior design and décor befitting of the building’s heritage and adding something special to your time in Cuenca.
Excellent onsite restaurant in an atmospheric setting.
A small spa and steam room are rare additions for hotels in the neighborhood.
Rooms and suites are more spacious than most and come with the same evocative décor and regal design.
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Sitting in the heart of Cuenca’s historical district gives you instant access to some of the city’s finest sites and fascinating surrounding streets. And, having such a splendid 19th-century mansion to come home to each evening only adds to your overall Ecuador experience.


2 miles from Mariscal La Mar Airport.