Imagine waking up to the singing of parrots and the calls of spider monkeys hovering in the treetops. Hotel del Parque is located within Guayaquil’s Historical Park, a tropical oasis trapped in time, a place where palm leaves and exotic flowers sway in the breeze from the Daule River.
Hotel del Parque is an unforgettable experience of history and elegance: a tropical oasis trapped in time, perfectly located in the Samborondón neighborhood, the ideal place to start your Ecuadorian adventure.
Our historic 19th century property offers a pleasant atmosphere of sophistication. You will find elegant Ecuadorian furnishings, impressive marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, plus a minibar and air conditioning.
During your stay, you can dine on fresh seafood at the luxurious riverfront restaurant. You will also enjoy a massage or beauty treatments in a unique setting within the bell tower, with wooden beams from the original, recently restored, Gothic chapel. Spruce up your experience with chocolate tasting, coffee roasting, and various walks in our stunning tropical surroundings.
The history of Hotel del Parque is one of kindness and hospitality. The building originally provided shelter for the homeless, the elderly, and the disabled. Today, having been carefully transported, piece by piece, from its original 1891 site, carefully renovated and placed in the Historic Park, it remains an example of refuge, surrounded by the peace of the natural world.
Formerly it was known as the Hospicio Corazón de Jesús. The property was built in 1891 by the oldest charitable institution in Guayaquil. It would be the first hospice in the city, and its founders, Manuel Galecio and his wife, Mrs. Jesús Pereira, declared that it should only give shelter to homeless, elderly or disabled men and women.
Condemned to be demolished in the 1980s, the property was acquired by the Central Bank of Ecuador and moved, piece by piece, to its current location in the Historical Park. There, it was meticulously restored along with three other heritage buildings.
The Hotel del Parque staff undertook the renovation of the façade, transforming it, with great care and tenacity, from an old construction to the luxurious property of today. Designer Julio Vinueza was inspired by the property’s Republican architecture to create the sophisticated interiors.
ROOMS & SUITES
The 44 guest rooms, on two levels, are fully equipped with furniture made in Ecuador, modern and antique at the same time. The shades of gray and yellow contrast and blend with the lush tropical world that surrounds the surroundings, while respecting the property’s historical origins.
Revel in Ecuadorian bliss in this spacious suite with a private room with a king size bed, a separate living room and dining room, a small pantry kitchen, and four large windows overlooking the main park. The master bathroom has an elegant freestanding bathtub overlooking the tropical gardens. A tropical twist on a classic
Find yourself in a luxurious space with more than 66 square meters with a king bed and a view of the garden. In addition, this space can be connected to a Signature Room to form a two-room suite.
A king size bed awaits you in this Deluxe room with all the charm and comfort reflected throughout the hotel and neighborhood. Sleep and wake up to the sun and a view of the garden.
Enjoy the culinary magic of Hotel del Parque, where a meal becomes a culinary journey. Whether it’s in the elegant setting of our riverside dining room, a private dinner in the park or even in the comfort of your room, here you can dine on delicious and vibrant creations made with the freshest local ingredients.
In our distinctive restaurant Casa Julian, you will find the best flavors of Ecuador incorporated into a unique signature cuisine. Located inside a restored nineteenth century building overlooking the Daule River, transmits a magical and unforgettable experience.
CAFETERÍA EL JARDÍN
Our Resto-Café “El Jardin” is located in a lush garden surrounded by trees, offering fresh light meals, including a selection of gourmet sandwiches, salads, baked goods and excellent coffee. El Jardín offers the perfect place to take a break in the best atmosphere.
At La Pergola an incredible experience awaits you at the foot of the Daule River, accompanied by tapas and signature cocktails with a phenomenal view. The best way to enjoy unique moments with friends and family.
Say “I do” at Hotel del Parque to experience a wedding as magical as the Historical Park. Our magnificent wedding venues in Guayaquil overlook the Daule River and we will host the event that you will remember for a lifetime. We can provide the perfect setting for your rehearsal dinner, wedding preparation, ring ceremony, or reception.
Every detail of your wedding is perfectly handled with our wedding specialists. From linen tablecloths and selection of the ideal tableware, to visionary event idea and culinary perfection, your wedding details are being taken care of. We are here to answer any questions and make sure your special day is perfect.
Hotel del Parque is the setting for spectacular events. Our Ecuadorian paradise promises to inspire with an environment of unspoiled nature mixed with historical architecture; a trip to a past era. With our superb service and attention to detail, your special occasion will be an unforgettable experience.
The events at Hotel del Parque are exciting. You can choose the lounge space above our world-class Casa Julián restaurant or our outdoor space on the banks of the Daule River. The guests gather in a tropical oasis that shelters the time that they share with each other. And with our perfectly planned menu items and attentive service, you will be assured of a fabulous event.
For an exceptional treatment, guests can enjoy a luxurious massage in the wooden bell tower of the historic chapel, accompanied by a spectacular 360-degree view of the gardens – a unique spa experience that you will only find at Hotel del Parque.
Tucked away in the botanical gardens of the Parque Histórico, Hotel del Parque seems to be far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Explore this intimate paradise with diverse ecosystems, restored 19th century houses, and cultural performances on the banks of the Daule River.
The natural areas, which recreate three different ecosystems in more than three hectares, are home to aromatic and medicinal plants. The wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat for a range of exotic creatures, from iguanas and crocodiles, to endangered giant harpy eagles and tiny spider monkeys.
The urban area of Parque Histórico, with each step, offers a glimpse into Guayaquil’s past, with dreamlike restored 19th century buildings, as well as the former property of Banco Territorial, and the old houses of the richest families in the city – all rescued before being demolished – as well as fabulous trams of the time.
A part of the eight hectares of the historical park is dedicated to raising awareness of the cultural heritage of Guayaquil: from vibrant folk dances and theatrical performances to traditional sweets and tabacco of past centuries sellers.
The park is located on the banks of the Daule River, which casts its golden light on the surroundings at sunset. The Daule River joins the Babahoyo River, approximately two kilometers from the Historical Park, to become the Guayas River, the most important river in the Pacific of South America.
The park is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday (although there are exclusive areas for hotel guests) and the plant and animal areas can be explored via a winding path.
Admire the natural curiosities and cultural traditions of Ecuador, a country rich in heritage and wildlife. Beyond the tranquility of the Hotel del Parque, you will find adventures in the area and educational experiences in the city of Guayaquil, including cultural museums, natural parks and a busy boardwalk along the river.
IMMERSED IN NATURE
Discover our wildlife sanctuary, where rare and endangered species such as the harpy eagle and alligators live among mangroves and exotic plants. The hotel concierge can also arrange a private tour of the animal sanctuary and its surroundings.
If you are a coffee lover, you will love our coffee experience where we will explain about the plant, the process and the art of roasting it. The textures and aroma of one of the finest coffees in the world remain with you even after you have roasted your own beans with the help of a specialist.
Find and harvest your own cocoa pods, and see how they are transformed into artisan chocolate using traditional methods. Housed in a house over 120 years old, you will find the finest cocoa beans in the world and have a chocolate tasting experience like never seen before.