Santa Lucia Hotel

This beautiful boutique hotel occupies a lovely heritage building in the heart of Cuenca

Santa Lucia bar
Santa Lucia dining
Santa Lucia interior
Santa Lucia room

Santa Lucia Hotel

Santa Lucia is stone’s throw from the central plaza in the Old Town district of Cuenca, this boutique hotel is an ideal location from which to explore the historic centre, of Ecuador’s cultural capital. You are within easy walking distance of the daily flower market and numerous historic sights.

The hotel itself occupies one of Cuenca’s heritage buildings, built in 1859 it was previously the home of the provincial governor. Skilled renovations over recent years have brought the standard up to date while keeping all the original features and old world charm. There are 20 guest rooms, spacious with high ceilings and tasteful, elegant furniture.  All the modern amenities you would expect to find are included; WiFi, plasma TV and mini bar.

The high ceilings continue throughout the hotel giving a feeling of space. The reception rooms are furnished in a traditional style with comfortable chairs and sofas where guests can relax and bask in the peaceful atmosphere. There are two restaurants at the hotel. The Trattoria Novecento based in the main courtyard is floodlit at night, the perfect venue for your evening meal. The speciality is Italian cuisine, served with an impressive selection of wines. Bacus Cafe is a cosy restaurant serving a local menu, this is also where breakfast is served each morning. Bar Moshi Moshi is a great place where guests can wind down in the comfortable tub chairs and enjoying the friendly ambience and eclectic decor. A snack menu is available alongside cocktails, wines and spirits.

Santa Lucia Hotel Highlights

  • Superb central location in the Old Town district.
  • Easy walking distance of numerous historic sights
  • Stay in a beautifully restored historic building full of character
  • Choose between local and international cuisine at the hotel

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Santa Lucia Hotel


  • Two restaurants serving Ecuadorian and international fare
  • Vibrant bar serving cocktails, beers and wines
  • Lounge/reading room with period decor
  • WiFi is available
  • Laundry service and room service available
  • Gift shop
  • 24 hour reception


  • Visit the daily flower market, a stone’s throw away
  • Religious sites such as the immense cathedral, and contrasting diminutive historical chapel
  • Stroll the galleries of the Modern Art Museum
  • Parque Abdon Calderon is surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings
  • Walk up Tuli Hill for spectacular views of the city, by day or by night
  • Visit the Panama Hat museum, perhaps purchase one from one of the vendors
  • Take a day trip to the Inca site at Ingaprica
  • Enjoy village visits to Gualaceo and Chordeleg
  • Nature lovers should be sure to visit Cajas National Park


Children of all ages are welcome.


WiFi is available throughout the hotel.


  • 20 spacious rooms
  • Doubles, twins and triples available
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • High ceilings feature throughout
  • WiFi, plasma TV and mini bar in each room
  • Elegant period furniture and décor
walking across lava flow rock

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