We frequently get asked about lodging in Cuenca, and we don’t have lots of experience with hotels here. But we have stayed at the Villa Nova Inn and we thought it was very nice.
When we arrived we were a little surprised to find out that the staff spoke English. That was a little treat for us, but could mean much more to someone who speaks no Spanish. Sort of takes away the need for a translation company.
This boutique hotel is right beside the river, so we really enjoyed the view. It is located at Paseo 3 de Noviembre 24-06 y Escalinatas. This is a great location because a quick walk can take you up into the city center, or in the other direction there is a nice park (Parque de la Madre), grocery store (SuperMaxi) and a mall (Millenium Plaza) with a theater. Visit their Web site.
We had a little problem with the first room they gave us. They were doing some renovations and it smelled a little like mold so we asked for another room. They had no problem with this, were very apologetic and gave us another room right away. The first room was on the side facing away from the river, so I was kind of happy that we were moved to the other side 🙂 They include breakfast, its starts at 7am.
Have you stayed at Villa Nova? Please let us know what you thought by commenting on this post.