Santa Lucía Hotel

Destination overview

With three generations in the hotel and gastronomy business, the Vintimilla family is a reference in hotel management in Cuenca.
Hotel Santa Lucía belongs to the same family group which owns Villarosa Restaurant, considered one of the best in the country in one of the well-known international travel guides.
The house where the Hotel Santa Lucía functions was built in 1859 by the governor of the province, Don Manuel Vega Dávila. The house remained under the Vega family for over a hundred years, and during this time, its walls were witnesses of very important events and moments in the Region’s history.
In 1999 the house’s restoration and adaptation began for the creation of the Hotel Santa Lucía; this restoration has preserved and rescued the architecture of this beautiful house as an example of traditional buildings of the XIX century, incorporating everyday comforts with the charm of the old days.
In 2002, Cuenca awarded the Hotel the medal “Fray José Maria Vargas,” for best restoration of a historic building.


Hotel Santa Lucía is located in one of the most beautiful historic, commercial and financial areas of Cuenca, at a short distance from Parque Calderón.

Trattoria Novecento

The restaurant located in our central patio takes us to a gourmet world where the service and attention are its main characteristics; on the menu we can find a variety of Italian courses apart from the most exquisite international wine selection, having a wine cellar with over 300 varieties of wine.
Apart from the main menu, the Trattoria Novecento also has special menus for big groups put together according to our clients’ needs. This restaurant is among the best of the country


INTI is a restaurant that presents the evolution of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, fused with the best ingredients of the region, thus you will be able to discover our gastronomy’s roots.
This concept is served with the quality of Hotel Santa Lucía in an ambiance that recalls the XIX century, providing a unique experience in the country.

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