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Hosteria di Franco

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Hosteria di Franco provides simple lodgings in Bucay where the Andes meet the Ecuadorian Pacific coastal plain. 

This little countryside hotel on the fringe of Ecuador’s coastal plain east of Guayaquil may have been regarded as quite luxurious back in the day. It’s style and facilities do hark back to the 1970s, and guest rooms, while clean and bright, are certainly basic, but the property has local character and is perfectly comfortable for one night’s stay. A low rise property, its garden, foliage-covered walls, internal stone walls and polished tiled or wooden floors enhance its rustic qualities. There’s even a small pool and sauna, intermittent internet access The al fresco restaurant serves a choice of hot Cajun/Criole meals.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Ecuador is a wonderful country with much to see and do so often overlooked by those seeking to visit South America and that I now know is a big mistake. 

    DW, Lingfield
  • Ecuador Highlights: Seeing hummingbirds & humpback whales, summiting the Pasochoa peak with Kristian, Quilotoa Volcano Lake, Quito cable car ride, the Las Cajas Park walks with Wilson. 

    PJR
  • Waking up at Hacienda Porvenir and being able to see the sun rising near Cotopaxi. Being in the Galapagos once again and seeing all the wildlife - such a unique…

    JB, Edinburgh
  • Most memorable experience: "Where to start? Huge evening skies on the Napo river, pulling out of Chimbacalle station on the Tren Crucero in a cacophony of whistling and hooting; the…

    DH, Portsmouth
  • Probably the Tren Crucero (was the top experience) but too many highlights to mention.

    SB, Cambourne
  • It was all brilliant, we expected the Galapagos to be the highlight, but all the other trips were as good in different ways. All the Ecuadorians encountered at hotels, restaurants,…

    AH, Eastleigh
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Our Expert's Opinion

A comfortable spot to rest your head for the night and experience an authentic local hosteria. The rooms are simple, but clean, and the restaurant offers tasty and substantial evening meals. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and I’d recommend you request a room in the main building as mine was.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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