Hosteria Duran

Hosteria Duran

Hosteria Duran is located in the outskirts of Cuenca in the small district of Baños. The first pools were built in the 1930´s allowing access to some of the finest thermal waters in Ecuador.

Today after its latest restoration it is one of the finest boutique hotels in the country and one of the top choices to stay if you are visiting Cuenca. We are close to everything yet outside the city without noise and with clean air to offer our guests a relaxing stay just 10 minutes from downtown Cuenca and its historical district.

While staying at Hosteria Duran you can feel and enjoy the unique thermal waters of Southern Ecuador. The hot springs are considered to have medicinal properties and can help with arthritis and breathing ailments, they are the best cure for stress.

We have more than 70 years of experience catering to the most demanding guests. Our´s is a family business founded by our Grandfather Don Ricardo Durán Brito, a visionary man who in the 1930´s bought the land where Hosteria Duran stands today. Eversince we have served thousands of guests from Cuenca and around the world at our thermal pools. We finished building the hostelry in September 1983, the purpose was to offer a fine place to stay by the pools.



Enjoy the thermal waters distributed in several pools around the town. You can also visit the church and walk around this sleepy town. The hostelry has full spa facilities so if you would like a massage treatment anytime is great.


Cuenca, Ecuador's third largest city, captivates its visitors with its astonishing beauty. Narrow cobbled streets, an abundance of old colonial buildingsinteresting museums, charming plazas, and ornated balconies contribute to Cuenca's romantic flair. It is the perfect place to get the panama hat of your dreams since Cuenca is known for being the most famous trade center of this headgear. The area around Cuenca is known for its hospitable people, unique cuisine, and charming pueblos nestled between the softened folds of the Andes.

What to See in Cuenca

  • Carmen de la Asunción church
  • Flower Plaza
  • Inmaculate cathedral
  • El Sagrario church
  • San Francisco church
  • Modern art museum
  • Central Bank museum
  • Conceptas museum
  • Abdon Calderon park
  • San Francisco Plaza
  • Turi Hill
  • Straw hats workshops

Outside of Cuenca:

  • Ingapirca Cañari & Inca ruins
  • Cajas national park 
  • Gualaceo & Chordeleg



36 confortable and relaxing rooms are waiting for you to enjoy a pleasant stay. All rooms have private bathroom facilities, some have a bath tub. The area is spacious and offers nice views of the surroundings.

Room configurations

  • Single
  • Double
  • Triple
  • Suite


  • Tucuman Restaurant with fine dining and award winning menus. Our French chef Sammy has won several prizes. We also offer a great variety of the finest wines from Chile, Argentina and other areas
  • Snack bar by the pools
  • Los Faroles bar with our house drink "Sangurachi"
  • Convention halls for meetings and events
  • La Vertiente Cafe
  • 4 thermal pools fed from the local hot springs counting with medicinal properties and an average temperature of 38 degrees centigrade.
  • Spa with steam bath and sauna. Massage treatments and mud baths upon request
  • Game room with billiards and fusbol.
  • Gym and fitness room
  • Tennis court
  • 2 Racketball courts
  • Childrens pool with waterslides
  • Children area with games



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