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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cuenca, Azuay Province

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Lora M
1 review
“Welcome Home to Cuenca”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My husband and I have spent an amazing week in Cuenca thanks to the lovely Yolanda and her son Carlos. We have a well-appointed private bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The house is quiet and comfortable. Each morning we are served a delicious breakfast with juice and coffee and sensational company. We have access to wifi, full kitchen and laundry.

Yolanda speaks some English and Carlos helps to translate. I enjoy practicing my Spanish in a welcoming and relaxed environment with friendly faces and loving family values. In just one week we have shared many smiles, compliments, jokes, laughs, and even a free salsa lesson.

This home is in a gated townhome complex outside of El Centro but within walking distance of all amenities and attractions, including El Centro.

I would recommend Yolanda's home share to any visitor or persons seeking temporary accommodation in Cuenca.

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Liked best: The warm welcome and lasting friendships
Liked least: The bed was on the firm side
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Aug 2016
Lora y Dani ustedes llenaron nuestra casa de mucha alegría nosotros estuvimos muy felices de compartir esas semanas con ustedes, esperamos verlos pronto en Cuenca, personas como ustedes motivan a seguir adelante haciendo cada día un mejor trabajo. Deseamos lo mejor en la nueva vida que van a iniciar en Cuenca. Saludos
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Kasey G
1 review
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“Highly Recomended”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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I would highly recommend staying with Yolanda while in Cuenca. I studied for a month in Cuenca and was connected to Yolanda through my Spanish school. As a single female traveling alone, I was a little concerned about traveling by myself, however I knew that everything would be fine as soon as I met Yolanda. Yolanda is so kind and caring. She is energetic and helpful. Her home is Christ centered. She will always make sure your tummy is full and that you are wearing enough layers and comfortable shoes before you leave for an adventure. She is very motherly and will take great care of you during your stay. Her house is always full of laughter and fun. If you're lucky you might get a salsa lesson from her son, Carlos. Not only will you learn a lot about Ecuadorian culture, Yolanda is from Venezuela so you will learn a lot of Venezuelan culture as well. Her home is always clean and I felt comfortable there. However, I recommend learning the bus routs because it's a bit of a walk to el centro. (Yolanda can tell you which bus is the best.)

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Liked best: Yolanda!
Liked least: Yolanda will pack her home full of people.
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
Kasey es una chica joven muy linda, amorosa, dulce ,educada y generosa . Para nosotros fue un privilegio recibirla en nuestra casa, pasamos tiempos muy divertidos hablando español. Ella es una hija regalo del cielo!!! Le deseamos lo Mejor y la recomendamos totalmente.
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Asfvgb
1 review
“Great stay at Yolanda''s house in Cuenca Ecuador”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I've visited Cuenca city in Ecuador recently and it was an amazing experience. I stayed at Yolanda's house not for from downtown. Yolanda and her son Carlos are lovely people who offer their house to visitors offering a great service and delicious food. I will always remember my time in Yolanda's house. Thanks so much for such a wonderful time together. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to all visitors coming to Cuenca to stay at Yolanda's house.

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Management Response
13 Aug 2016
Gilbert o! que bueno saber de ti Carlos te recordamos siempre ,deseamos tu pronta visita, y un camino de éxito en todo lo que emprendas . Muchos saludos a Reina, Mariana y Daniel.
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Excellent choice for short or long term”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in May 2015
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I stayed atColmenares House for 2 months in 2015. Yolanda and Carlos are wonderful people. The house and rooms are kept immaculate. They will be your best friends in Cuenca.
For a family feel in a place to stay short or long term you cannot go wrong with the Colmenares.

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Liked best: honest people in a clean environment
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
13 Aug 2016
Antonino recibe un gran saludo, que bueno saber de ti! te esperamos en Cuenca fue un tiempo maravilloso compartir contigo. Te hemos recordado con mucho cariño. Éxito en todos tus caminos. Carlos te envía saludos recuerda tus platicas en Italiano. Muchos saludos
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Joshua E
1 review
“A new family away from home”
Reviewed 11 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I have had the pleasure of staying at Yolanda's house for the last 2 weeks. I am here on a university program interning with an organization aimed at empowering rural community members, and I was fortunate enough that my language school placed me with Yolanda. I have come to view Yolanda, her sister Anna, and her son Carlos as my own family. In just two short weeks, they invited me to their church, Carlos gave me salsa lessons, and I was able to play soccer and basketball with locals thanks to Carlos. As for the home itself, the home is extremely well kept, beds are made for you everyday, and the food Yolanda and her sister Anna cook is out of this world. Yolanda grew up in Venezuela but has lived here in Ecuador for the last 12 years so its a perfect fusion of 2 cultures. The home is also in a great location. There are many local restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walking distance. The center of the city is also just about a 25 minute walk away, which for me was the perfect opportunity to get a chance to walk to the city each day and see some of the local culture. For those less inclined to walk, taxis frequently pass by and it costs about $1.50 to take a taxi into the city. The home is in a gated community as well making it extremely safe. And for those afraid of a language barrier, Carlos can speak English and there frequently are people in the home from all over the world. I highly recommend Yolanda´s homestay for anyone traveling to Cuenca. I hope to have the chance to one day return and know that any time I come to Cuenca I will be staying with Yolanda and her wonderful family.

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Liked best: The family dynamic and sharing of local culture.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Joshua fue una gran bendición tenerlo en nuestra casa, siento que gane un hijo. Joshua te deseamos lo mejor en tu diario caminar. Lo recomendamos amplia mente.
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