Guayaquil is a big city in Ecuador. If you’re planning on flying to the Galápagos Islands, you’ll probably come here, as most flights depart or at least stop in Guayaquil. The city has seen a surge of construction and development over the last several years and is a pleasant place to visit. Travelers can see historic architecture in the Las Peñas neighborhood and then go for a stroll along the riverside Malecón. If you want to see something truly unique, visit Parque de los Iguanas, which is absolutely crawling with tame iguanas.
The Hilton Colon Guayaquil is a top-notch hotel in Guayaquil. The hotel has an impressive array of facilities (including six restaurants) and rooms that are well equipped with nice amenities. The hotel is a perfect retreat for travelers visiting the Galápagos Islands.
The guest rooms are spacious and comfortable. All rooms have Wi-Fi access and workstations, making it easy to get work done or just write emails to friends back home. They also have a 42-inch flat-screen TV and private hot water bathrooms. Soundproof windows make it easy to fall asleep on the king- or queen-size beds. There are also connecting rooms, which are perfect for families, and suites that include extra space and amenities. The suites provide guests with access to the Executive Lounge, as well as a complimentary breakfast each day.
You won’t ever have to worry about going hungry while staying at the Hilton. The hotel’s six restaurants provide you with a wide range of food to choose from. Enjoy Japanese cuisine at the Kioto Sushi Bar or Italian eats at the Portofino Restaurant. Other places serve pizzas, pastries, sandwiches, and seafood. Café Colon is open 24-hours a day and has a tasty breakfast buffet each morning.
Guests can stay productive in the hotel’s business center or stay fit in the gym. Swim laps in the outdoor pool and then grab a drink from the Coco Bar, which is located right next to the pool. When you want to really relax, indulge yourself in a spa treatment—there are all sorts of options to choose from, including massages, manicures, and facials. If you need to get a haircut or other beauty treatment, visit the barbershop and beauty salon.
The Hilton Colon Guayaquil also has luggage storage, a florist, gift shop, babysitting service, audio/visual equipment rental, fax/copy service, and meeting rooms.