COFRADIA DEL MONJE
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
A great hotel find in Cuenca, Ecuador is the newly opened and
classically renovated Cofradia del Monje (Casa-Café). This
seven room bed and breakfast is located in the heart Old Town,
directly next to Church San Francisco. Staying here will put you
in an ideal location for
restaurants, shops and internet.
OUR BALCONY VIEW
The view of the famous New Cathedral from our floor to ceiling balcony
windows was breathtaking, (wait till you see it lit up on a weekend
The plazoleta San Francisco
in front of our hotel made for some fascinating people watching.
One can wake up early and peer through the
embroidered sheers and in total anonymity, observe vendors setting up their wares,
birds fluttering around, and locals walking to their morning appointments.
There is always something going on at the plaza.
A SWEET SUITE
The rooms here are spacious, filled with light
coming in from the stately French doors. These solid wood balcony
doors can be closed for both privacy and to have quiet from the hustle
and bustle of the city. Outside there is an upper floor walkway with
beautifully painted rot iron.
Professionally decorated, with attention to detail,
each bedroom has its own color
scheme. There are handpainted faux finishings on the walls throughout
the Casa, highly polished wooden floors, chandeliers, and recessed lighting. Classic
solid wood furniture such as an armoire, writing desk, coffee tables or
dressers are tastefully placed.
The total atmosphere made for a relaxing stay in
The suites are
above the courtyard café, and one can sit in a comfy alcove and sip on a
favorite beverage while listening to the gentle jazz rising from the
dining room in the evenings.
THE DINING ROOM AND BAR
Original art hangs in the hallways and in niches
through out the Casa-Café. Fresh flowers grace each dining table
and are located throughout the whole of this enchanting inn.
Highly recommended this new establishment is not going
to be undiscovered long, and the price of $38 for doubles, including
breakfast is a rare find.
A friendly and courteous staff
serves breakfast, and some of the town's finest almuerzos ($2) daily.
Live weekend music with different artists is offered as well as cable TV, modern baths with hot water,
and 24 hour security for
your person and vehicle.
Presidente Cordova 10-33 Y Padre Aguirre, Telefax: 2831 251
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About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their
time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly
follow the crowd.
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