Welcome! Bienvenido!

"Cuenca is a marvelous city to enjoy and to consider for your future!" Tania Sarmiento

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We're Back!

Hotel Inca Real had a busy year so far in 2012.  We are happy to present our new web page.  Please visit us:

Among the highlights of the year, we celebrated our 20th anniversary of Hotel Inca Real's opening.  It was the first family home to become a hotel.  The hotel is indeed unique, because it keeps that "family" feel.  We have enjoyed long term relationships in Cuenca.  We are also proud to have with us, some of the same employees, who started with us in our first year as a hotel.

We also recognize Cuenca is fast becoming a noted city to many retirees and of tourist interests around the world, so in keeping with the times, we are in the process of updating our facilities.  We began with the renovation of Akelarre's restrooms.  Many have commented on the decor and new space available.  Please enjoy our photos below:


In Cuenca, July and August are the months families celebrate the graduation of their sons and daughters.  Akelarre Restaurant was privileged to be the place where many wanted to have their family gatherings.  Our restaurant offers a comfortable atmosphere with excellent food.

We are anticipating a greater inflow of people from many places around the world in the coming months.  Hotel Inca Real strives to offer excellence service.  Some of our staff speak English and French.  We are able to help those visiting Cuenca to have the information they need for an enjoyable and productive stay.

Las Marujitas, a theatrical trio of Ecuadorian ladies and also very famous, had a presentation in Cuenca.  And as usual, they stayed in Hotel Inca Real.  These ladies perform comedy and have become one of Cuenca's beloved highlights.

They are pictured below with my father, Segundo Sarmiento.  I think you can tell they are having a really good time!

Please stop by and say hello, or join us Akelarre's Restaurant for a relaxing meal or cup of coffee.  We looking forward to seeing you!

Until next time,


Friday, February 25, 2011

Goran Paujlecic Visits Cuenca

Recently the well known movie director from Bosnia, Goran Paujlecic, visited our beautiful city of Cuenca. 
Mr Paujlecic was here by invitation from our city to participate in a movie festival. He was a guest of our hotel.

Below is a photo of Goran Paujlecic (right) with Inigo Sagarna, Tania Sarmiento's husband, in the courtyard of Hotel Inca Real.

In January of this year our hotel was privileged for the fourth year medical team from Canada called "Hope Project." Fifty doctors and nurses, sponsored by the Rotary Club, spent a week performing surgeries for the less fortunate. The highlight of our year is to accomodate people of such quality! It is our hope to serve in the future, these kind of endeavors.

The staff of Inca Real loves you!

For the past year, I have been serving as President of the French Alliance of Cuenca. Paris, France hosted the annual meeting for French Alliances world-wide in January, 2011. It was my privilege to attend the week long meeting. The outcome was to invite my French friends to visit our beautiful city of Cuenca, which they say, "C├ęst la plus belle ville en Equateur."     "It is the most beautiful city in Ecuador!"                   

Until next time,


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hotel Inca Real Partners With You In Exploring Cuenca!

The beautiful, historical house was built in the beginning of the 19th century and now is the Inca Real Hotel.  It is also an example of Colonial Style.

This colonial mansion has been owned by our family for nearly 40 years and is the first mansion to be converted to a hotel.  We are family-owned and the hotel is family operated, making it very hospitable and unique, especially to North Americans.  Our family has spent time in America and have many friends from the United States.

Within the past two years, approximately 2,000 North Americans have discovered Cuenca as their new home. 

Inca Real wants to help you explore the adventure of this beautiful city of the four rivers and land of "eternal spring."

We are able to connect you, with our highest recommendation, professionals in their field of expertise, to include:

1)  Medical Tourism
2)  Real Estate
3)  Tours throughout Ecuador
4)  Events
5)  Churches/Ministries
6)  Businesses
7)  Outdoor Adventures
8)  Happenings of Cuenca
9)  "How tos and Wheres" - Banks, Visas, Attorneys

Our staff is ready and able to assist you to enjoy your exploration of Cuena.  We speak English and French.  We host groups, families and individuals and look forward to serving you!

In 2011, Inca Real is introducing a new level of service:  hosting lectures, tours and luncheons of special interests.  And upcoming in March, we are planning an open house to tour our hotel and enjoy a time of refreshments and relaxation.

Thank you for allowing Inca Real to be your guide and host to one of the most beautiful cities in the world - CUENCA!

Be sure to scroll down and enjoy viewing pictures of Cuenca and our hotel.

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