Every time I visit Guayaquil I stay at the Oro Verde and I have developed a relationship with the general manager and the front desk manager of the hotel. On this trip in I was placed in a section of the hotel that has been completely remodeled and is called the “Leading Suites” after the Leading Hotels of the World, an illustrious company of which this hotel is a member. It is a luxury group of hotels that are located around the world and have operations in most major cities and countries of the world. They also have extraordinary assets in some of the most remote areas and they aim to preserve the surrounding ecological treasures of each location. I love this approach.
The room was decorated in a more modern furnishing than the past rooms I have stayed in with this very historical hotel. I learned later that all the rooms are targeted for this remodel and they have something like 98 rooms left to go out of the 230 rooms available. I have to admit I wasn’t aware of this tower and additional rooms of the hotel. I though the hallway off the front desk led to shops and conference rooms. One has to have a dedicated key to even get the elevator to take you to your room.
As expected the room was elegant and functional and designed for the guests comfort. I was taken back by the size and layout of the room and normally wouldn’t expect such a large area dedicated for a guest room. I am attempting to illustrate the room’s appeal through my photos inserted in the blog and hope that my novice photography gives you an idea of the room’s attributes. They are fantastic.
There is a separate area for dining, a fully apportioned living area with a huge LED television set mounted across from the very soft couch. I melted into it after my long day of traveling. This room has a desk with full Internet capabilities and needs.
Additionally, there is a wet bar with coffee, microwave, safe and a refrigerator stocked with your favorite beverages. This leads into the bedroom which has two queen size beds that are more than comfortable. After a snack and a beverage I literally fell asleep fast and became a part of the mattress that surrounded me with comfort and relieved every weary bone in my body! I was in heaven.
There is a closet area with a full size ironing board, closet to hang a full wardrobe, storage for your unmentionables and a “European Trouser Pants Press” for the gentleman or lady concerned about their appearance. The room was more than large enough to perform your ironing needs and have a guest discuss your daily plans. It was a large area devoted to apparel upkeep.
The bathroom was very nice, but only had one sink. I would think would be an issue if a couple was traveling together. Hopefully this can be remedied and should be, as the counter space is more than ample to hold a second sink. The shower has a rain head and operates wonderfully I did not want to get out. All the items one might forget that is used in the bathroom is available including toothbrush, razor, sewing kit, comb, soap, shampoo, rinse, bath oil and hand lotion. If you need it they have it.
The next morning both management gentlemen I know, left business meetings to come see me before I left their fabulous hotel. I appreciated this gesture more than they will ever know, but I should have expected it, as the customer service in this hotel is and always has been impeccable. One will not find better service anywhere in the world. I do not receive free rooms, but I do get upgrades each time I visit, so in the spirit of full disclosure it is relevant to mention I receive free upgrades at this hotel. This does not sway or effect my opinions and the opinions relayed in this post are 100% all mine. Saludos!