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Hostal La Rosa Otavalo - Otavalo - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (1,239 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at HOSTAL LA ROSA OTAVALO, you'll be centrally located in Otavalo, just a 4-minute walk from Plaza de Ponchos and 15 minutes by foot from Otavalo Animal Market. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, good location and good value for money
Cons: Rooftop commodities could be improved
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was great. So close to the market and the street where all the clubs were. Even thought it was a hostel it had more of a hotel vibe. I stayed with a group of four and we got our own room with one double bed and two smaller it was perfect and very private. The staff also held our stuff after we checked out so that we could go explore a bit before heading back to Quito.
Cons: It took along time for the hot water to come out and I felt bad to leave it running so long waiting for it but that’s the environmentalist in me.
6.0 Good
Pros: A nice hotel in a good location.
Cons: I didn't get a shampoo.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: for the price you can't beat i, exceptional location, discreet and available staff on any questions including leaving our bags way after our departure time and generous breakfast
Cons: poor, poor lighting to read or be on computer
7.0 Good
Pros: Staff were excellent
Cons: Noisy in the, morning with buses going by
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly helpful staff, very good breakfast. 3blocks from bus station & easy walk to market.
Cons: No water machine to refill my bottle-don’t like having to buy plastic bottles of water.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so helpful! Great with suggestions and with helping me retrieve a lost phone. Great location!
6.3 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: The stairs
4.0 Okay
Pros: Only 2 blocks from the markets and bus station. Luckily I only paid $11.50 a night!
Cons: My room didn't look much like those pictured, was very worn and dated, had a musty and dusty smell. Mould on windowsills and in the bathroom. Curtains didn't close properly to block out light. Very noisy. Breakfast choice so limited I ate elsewhere - think breakfast only started at 8am. Range of facilities listed on booking.com not true - fridge, tea/coffee etc. No floor mat in bathroom, resulting in very slippery floor.
Puertolago Country Inn & Resort - Otavalo - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (102 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring a regional restaurant, a garden, and a tennis court, Puertolago Country Inn & Resort offers free Wi-Fi in Otavalo. Breakfast is available for an extra fee. The rooms and suites in Puertolago Country Inn & Resort feature fireplaces, minibars and satellite TVs. Superior suites offer spa baths and lake views. Room service is provided. Guests can dine regional and international dishes at the restaurant or relax in the game room. A business centre is featured and water sports can be organized for an extra fee. Puertolago Country Inn & Resort is 15 km from Cotacachi city and 90 km from Mariscal Sucre international airport. Free private parking is possible on site.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location, Location, .... and the open fire place, .... and other services like wifi all working It has been a real pleasure after the meal to have the fire lit up in the room Not the usual fire place for show, but a real one wood fired,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, except television. They need to install DirecTV, since the local channels and signal reception is very poor
7.0 Good
Pros: The place itself and location was fantastic.
Cons: Staff were difficult in that they pretended to understand communication such as breakfast and timings. This interrupted our schedule and I had to negotiate further to be understood.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful view of the Tunguragua volcano. Property with beautiful gardens, flowers, and alpaca animals.
Cons: Getting the fire turned on was a bit problematic
7.5 Good
Pros: The lake and the chimney in the room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The resort was beautiful and the room was nice and with good view
Cons: The bed was a little hard and didnt like that the door closed at 9 pm. We wanted to go to a fiesta but didn't because we worried about getting into the parking lot.
Hostal Santa Fe 2 - Otavalo - Bedroom
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8.4 Excellent (348 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostal Santa Fe 2 in Otavalo, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Plaza de Ponchos and 11 minutes by foot from Otavalo Animal Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, comfy bed, hot shower. Everything was perfect.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, nice people and good breakfast!
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice room with private bathroom which was nice. Good location.
Cons: Didn’t get the information about the fact that breakfast is to be ordered the night before. There isn’t really a common/social area.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Breakfast was good. The location was perfect. Good price
Cons: Our biggest complaint was the odor in one of the rooms we were in. The smell clearly came from a septic pipe. We were allowed to move rooms.
Flying Donkey Hostal - Hostel - Otavalo - Building
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8.9 Excellent (265 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Flying Donkey Hostal - Hostel in Otavalo, you'll be in a national park, within a 15-minute walk of Plaza de Ponchos and Otavalo Animal Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Plug and light at each bed Helpful staff Great location Hot water Free drinking water Great value for money Nice rooftop
Cons: Dorms are a little small Could be more showers
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Roof terrace,great views of Otavalo and nearby area. Good fridge and large well equipped kitchen. 2 or 3 blocks from Plaza de Ponchos and The Red Pub. Towel & soap provided. Although listed as no breakfast available,Coffee and bananas are provided on a morning so at least something to start the day with
5.8 Okay
Cons: No warm water !
4.0 Okay
Pros: The staff was friendly
Cons: The room we booked wasn't available, the shower was clogged, cold water the last day.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Good kitchen, nice common area and great rooftop.
Cons: You can hear the sound from the cinema next door, can be loud but will stop at around 22h. Some staffers were bit grumpy, others were nice&helpful. But all was taken care of. More options to hang your clothes in the shower would be nice.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooftop, big kitchen (that's the spot where life takes place at this hostel, met a lot of people) and everything was clean. I stayed there for 4 nights, because there's a lot to see around Otavalo. But on saturday morning It was almost Impossible to use the bathroom, because that's the marketday and the hostel was full - capacity is to low.
Cons: When there are a lot of people, the bathroom capacities are not enough!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! This was one of the best hostels I ever stayed at. Sockets next to each bed, comfy beds, two kitchens, centric, common areas... The staff was really helpful and I was able to book a bike and other tours with them. They also kept my luggage for half a day.
Cons: N/A
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location in the center of Otavalo. Nice rooftop terrace, good kitchen decent price
Hotel Indio Inn - Otavalo - Bedroom
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8.5 Excellent (280 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Indio Inn in Otavalo, you'll be 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Peguche Waterfall. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a water dispenser. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Bathroom window 210
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very enjoyable hotel in a great location. Quiet, comfortable, very clean and well designed.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Patio
Cons: The room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location for the market, breakfast was wonderful! (and the server was great). The most beautiful hotel inner area that we have seen in Ecuador. When the large sliding window would not lock in one of our rooms, staff generously offered a different room, which we didn't see a need for.
Cons: My family noticed a lot of signs all over room about towel stains or flushing toilets and conserving water and other things. Windows we had did not see outside of hotel and one would not lock.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, the best breakfast.
7.0 Good
Pros: The staff was very helpful and kind. Good location.
Cons: The room's door lock did not work properly and breakfast was rather poor, bread was not fresh.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent shower, comfy bed, very friendly and helpful staff, good location
Cons: Shower window/mesh cover needed fixing, drains in wet room smelt a little when not used; ie overnight or when returning from a day out. Minor issues.
Hostal Curiñan - Otavalo - Building
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8.9 Excellent (153 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Otavalo, Hostal Curiñan is on the riverwalk, a 5-minute drive from Plaza de Ponchos and 7 minutes from El Lechero. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice view over otavalo, nice terrace to chill out. Warm shower comfortable beds, room looks cozy
Cons: Wifi did not really work in our room, so we had to go outside on the terrace. Normally not a big deal for us, at that day it was because we had to organize our trip and get into contact with a friend..
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Sweet room, charming family hosts, gorgeous views, lovely to be up on the hill only 5 - 15 min walk uphill from town center.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great views and great breakfast
Cons: It’s not a hostel it’s more of a hotel
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful view! Beautiful property! Friendly staff. Yummy breakfast.
Cons: It’s a tiny bit out of the way up a hill so we had to take a taxi back every time.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice hostel at the edge of the town. Kind and helpful owner. Secure parking eventhough open-air. Acceptable wifi speed. Nice hot water. Nice view.
Cons: It's 10-15 min walk to the town's main square where the market takes place. On the way back though (the last part) it's uptake as the hostel is located on a hill overlooking the town. Therefore, there is nice town view. The room is very simple, no shelves or cupboards to put clothes and other stuff. Not even a bedside table. The breakfast is basic (eggs, butter & jam, fresh juice and coffee/tea) but it was adequate.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hostal Curinan is a great place to stay in Otavalo. The staff's very helpful & friendly & it's located near town but up the hill so it has a good view & there're terraces to enjoy that view. It's a great value, too.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very tasty!,
Cons: Pleased
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view from the room was very nice. We like the design of the room. Beautiful hostel setting. The internet worked perfectly.
Cons: The location is on the steep hill paved with cobble stone, so it's better take a cab in order to get there although it's walkable from the center. The breakfast was minimal and it took long till we got served. It's good to have some extra food of your own.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Beautiful house from outside Nice roof top Really nice and helpful staff Safe parking for the car
Cons: The room smelled moldy like an old cellar The room only had two tiny windows with a lot of spider webs around that we didn’t dare to open the windows The room and the bath was dirty, we couldn’t walk without shoes The mattresses were really uncomfortable and we don’t expect that much The breakfast was tiny
La Casa Sol Andean Lodge - Otavalo - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (195 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Crossed by a waterfall, this ethnic-style house in Peguche, 3 km from Otavalo, features rooms with views of the Andes and Valley of Dawn. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available. Accommodation at La Casa Sol Andean Lodge offers private bathroom and balcony, plus kitchenette and seating area. Guests also get TV, telephone and room service. Within a protected area, guests experience close contact with nature. Cascada de Peguche waterfall, originating from San Pablo Lake, crosses communal areas of the hotel. There is also a patio dining area, where traditional organic food is served, and an art gallery. La Casa Sol Andean Lodge is located 95 km from Quito and a 2-hour drive from the city´s international airport.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very friendly. The hotel is really nice and well located.
Cons: Parking very hard to access to if you don’t have a 4x4 due to the slope where the hotel is located. The staff propose to park the car on a land below without precising, it’s not the property of the hotel. You discover it when the owner of the land asks for money!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location and the accommodations were great.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Food was really good. We enjoyed the pasta options and the juices the most. They even offer some good locally brewed beer thats worth tasting. Rooms were clean and spacious. Good for a weekend scapade.
Cons: The entrance to the property is dirty, same for the paths to the waterfalls. Locals and visitors just don't take good care of the area, its a real shame.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel integrated organically into the hillside. Our room had a patio with a view of the entire valley and beyond. Away from the bustle of Otavalo, near (walkable) the Peguche Waterfall. Dinner was excellent. Staff friendly.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Place is beautiful, simple a must visit place. It’s quiet, surrounded by nature. However, My experience was from scary to nice. Access is very difficult, a 4x2 or a small car won’t be able to go up the hill. My car could not make it to the top and started to drift away from main access. We requested help at the hotel and there was only 1 person at the counter and could not leave the premises. We spend 30 minutes asking people around to help us pushing the car and avoid falling or crushing the car, till then we received NO Help by hotel. Moreover, We have to ask a neighbor to let us park our car in their empty lot which is close to the hotel. Advice: leave own car in a parking lot close to the hotel. Better use taxi once there.
Cons: Previously described. Recommend hotel to let know costumers about access. If there is rainy conditions, it could definitely be a scarier moment.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly Staff, Beautiful views and exceptional decor Good dinner, expensive
Cons: Mosquitoes. Need a bug spray Breakfast is average Up a hill. not exactly in otavalo city.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location near the waterfalls and high above the town of Otavalo. Beautiful views. Rooms are clean and well decorated. Lots of hot water in the shower. Santiago (chef) is excellent as are the meals in the restaurant. Eat dinner here, you will enjoy it. Breakfast is also very good.
Cons: Nothing
Medina Del Lago - Otavalo - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (65 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Medina del Lago in San Pablo del Lago, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of San Pablo Lake and Lago San Pablo. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is stunning and breakfast was fabulous!!! Staff were extremely courteous and helpful!!!
Cons: But, the paintings for sale were outrageously expensive and ridiculously over-priced relative to European paintings of famous painters..... need to address this cause it leaves a bad impression....
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic view from the hotel. Our extra wishes, e.g. breakfast for our early departure, were accomodated. Cultural excursion was organized on short notice.
Cons: The gym is very basic. We had a Suite for 3, 1 of us had to sleep on a sofa bed, which was not at all comfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Love the service and the rooms are amazing!! Peaceful and the service by sissa was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful spotless clean hotel. Very accommodating and sweet staff. Highly recommended!!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great, location was very picturesque but difficult to get to!!
Cons: See above
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff. Nice friendly and engaging
Cons: Slow internet
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, great views. Loved staying there.
Hostería Cabañas del Lago - Otavalo - Building
10
8.6 Excellent (37 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in San Pablo del Lago, Hostería Cabañas del Lago is on a lake, within a 10-minute drive of Peguche Waterfall and Condor Park. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. This inn has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: Beautiful setting. Meals were good but beware of the Sunday brunch. It is not worth the money.
Cons: Staff could speak more English. We were happy until the Sunday we left. They ONLY offer a brunch. It is EXPENSIVE and not worth the money. Go somewhere else for Sunday breakfast. The staff says there is a sign in the room, we never saw it, so we were surprised when we were chaeprged $65 for 3 people who ate yogurt, scrambled eggs and a few prices of bacon. There was no one at the omelet station. No fresh bread, and little fruit selection. It ruined our otherwise nice visit to the area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A heater was provided, not always the case in our experience. Staff was helpful. The grounds are lovely with plants identified. We enjoyed the options in the restaurant.
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Alojamiento Vertientes del Imbabura in San Pablo del Lago, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Lago San Pablo and San Pablo Lake. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It was really home away from home! Marco and Marta were absolutely adorable and really caring. We had wonderful nights talking with them beside the fire. Don't bother eating elsewhere, Marta is a very good cook! The place is nice to visit the lake and all the other places around. Would definitely come back!
Cons: The chickens were a bit loud during the night
Mashys Hostal - Otavalo - Bedroom
12
8.7 Excellent (61 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Otavalo, Mashys Hostal is a 4-minute drive from Plaza de Ponchos and 6 minutes from Otavalo Animal Market. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location. It couldn't be better. Excellent quality/price Very friendly staff
4.0 Okay
Pros: Nice beds and big window.
Cons: Located right next to the bus station it is quite noisy also at night. Corridors are dark and uninviting with blinking lamps. We chose this hostel because it has a kitchen, but the kitchen facilities are very disappointing. No knives and forks are available, only spoons. When we asked for more cutlery we were informed that it is the policy of the hostel only to provide spoons for the guests! The kitchen is also rather dark and small, there is only space for one group to cook or eat at a time, which was problematic since it is a big hostel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I've been coming to Mashy's for a few years. It's one of my favorite hostel's. It's a super convenient location, peaceful, clean, plenty of hot water. There's nothing they can improve on. Yet, they keep trying. There's now a pool table that is great fun in the evening.
Cons: Can't think of a thing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, perfect location, friendly helpful staff, nice clean bright room, amazing facilities
Cons: No lift,
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location if you want to visit the area by bus because the hostal is 5 second walk to the bus station. Very convenient. Fairly quiet at night except for a few cars etc but things get going around 6-7am at the bus station. Overall comfortable hotel-style place with nice artwork and rooftop hammocks. Friendly and helpful staff who provide room cleaning, and reasonable rate for airport transfer available for early morning flights, etc
Cons: The kitchen is nice but not very well equipped (needs more silverware, bowls, coffee/tea cups, etc)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was great. It was clean, comfortable, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was nice and quiet. Would recommend this place.
Cons: Nothing
El Tio Hostal - Otavalo - Bedroom
13
8.9 Excellent (186 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Otavalo in the Imbabura Region, 16 km from Iluman, Hostal Tio Cajas features a sun terrace and views of the mountain. Free private parking is available on site. Hostal Tio Cajas features free WiFi. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport is 46 km from the property.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Cozy Hostel with wonderful crew.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the family atmosphere in this place, and the fact that you can learn a lot about the local culture. Everyone has been super friendly and helpful, and the location is simply stunning!! The best room I have ever slept in... so stylish!
5.0 Okay
Pros: El Tio really put a lot of thought in this place. It is a cosy hide away with a beautiful surrounding, but it is also really rustic. So you have to enjoy brushing your teeth outside camping style to enjoy that place. What I really loved was the herbes garden. They explain a lot about the plants growing there and you can use them for making some tea.
Cons: I did not like the fact that the dogs ate out of the cooking pots in the evening. Unfortunatly the super sweet grandma used them for that purpose. Also you have to defend your food from the cats. They are not afraid to eat through your bags of food even when you store your bags in the cupboards. And I did not enjoy the cold shower. It was supposed to be hot, but the difference to the cold water was minimal. Also there is no Wifi. That's not a problem but it is something you have to be aware of.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful with cancelation
9.2 Excellent
Pros: What a great escape from the city! Our family of 3 stayed for 3 days in our own little cabin, and loved the welcoming atmosphere. José was a wonderful host, there to great us at reception and help us get settled, brought us fresh breakfast each morning and helped arrange taxis for longer journeys (for example, returning to Quito after our stay). Iluman and Otovalo are easily accessible by foot or bus. Our son loved being surrounded by the animals and squealed with excitement when interacting with the dogs. We would definitely recommend El Tio to others, and hope to return again some day.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location, el tio and his family are ver nice:) If you like dogs, you will be pleased!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The farm location.
Cons: The reception being away from the property. It was the cold season and no warm place to chill out, plus no reading light. M
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Perfect atmosfeer and friendly people. Nice garden with fresh herbs for cooking or tea. José is really helpfull and this is a perfect way to experience the ecuadorian life.
Cons: Only one shower for all the gasts
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our stay, Tio and his family are such wonderful people! It’s cozy, and the dogs are AMAZING! A very friendly environment for travelers as well. It’s off the beaten track and is peaceful and tranquil! Muchas gracias Tío!!! Perfect spot to stay if you’re on your way to Colombia or on your way into Ecuador, or just want to get away from it all.
Cons: Nothing! It was very dusty because you’re on the farm, but that’s what we expected.
Doña Esther - Otavalo - Building
14
8.9 Excellent (190 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Doña Esther in Otavalo, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Plaza de Ponchos and Condor Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous restaurant. Good atmosphere with attentive staff. A great selection of really good food.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice room with cosy feel. Very clean. Lovely inner courtyard with plants.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had a room at the back so didn't get street noise but the rooms at the front are straight on the street. We arrived on Saturday and stayed until Tuesday, as soon as Monday morning arrives the place is empty. We loved Otavalo it is so worth to stay longer here and use it as a base to explore the area. This hotel is in the centre, easy to get to from the terminal or Panamericana either by taxi or on foot. The area is very safe at night. The room was warm, hot water, comfy bed and spacious, walls are a little thin so can hear noise from other guests and the barking dogs!
Cons: I wouldn't recommend eating in the restaurant, unless you have the quinoa soup which was delicious, we had pizza and the trout which was not good at all and quite expensive for what it was. They didn't replace the drinking water bottle.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is what makes the place pleasant and accommodating. Lucy and her colleagues really took so good care of us in every aspect and all with a humble kindness and a smile. Thank you Lucy.
Cons: Breakfast must be dramatically improved. Compared with other places we stayed in Ecuador the breakfast is quite minimal and if you don't take extras for extra payment it's quite disappointing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very well located!
Cons: Not much fruits at breakfast.
7.9 Good
Pros: Helpful staff. Good breakfast unlimited coffee at breakfast. Cold nights had to ask for another blanket. All good.
Cons: My room was #4 directly above the kitchen. All kitchen staff conversations are clearly heard during breakfast & dinner hours.
Hostal El Geranio - Otavalo - Bedroom
15
9.3 Excellent (420 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostal El Geranio in Otavalo, you'll be a 4-minute walk from Plaza de Ponchos and 7 minutes by foot from Otavalo Animal Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Supper kind stuff, great location, family room: very comfortable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful and tranquil place to stay in Otavalo. The rooms are simple but very clean and comfortable. The staff is super friendly. The breakfast was delicious and the dining space bright and cheery. I would definitely recommend this hostel and would return again.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: People are great. The bed, though small, was comfy. Very tidy and clean.
Cons: No where to relax in the room, besides the bed.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great friendly staff. Comfortable bed. Hot water. Very new. Good breakfast. Kitchen use. Secure. Close to everything.
Cons: Wifi was poor. Roof top patio with no tables, chairs or anything, same for back yard. No table lamps.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean modern room.very efficient staff , free off street parking, two blocks from the indigenous market square. Absolutely outstanding delicious breakfast
Cons: Hot water was solar so you had to catch it at the right time
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very nice and helpful, breakfast was really good, beds were comfy, rooms were clean. The clothes rack was very helpful because we could hang up our wet clothes and did not have to hang them in the closet. The place is very quiet. The internet worked well. There were enough towels for everybody. There were two cute dogs. Plaza de Ponchos is just two blocks away.
Cons: Unfortunately there were no curtains for all the windows and the lights in the corridors were on for a long time in the night so the rooms unfortunately stayed light. Although there is a small lounge area at the reception we (as the weather was bad) missed a place where friends or large families who are travelling together could meet and sit for a while. Next time, we'll probably ask to use the dining room.
Hostal Arauco - Otavalo - Bedroom
16
8.7 Excellent (88 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostal Arauco in Otavalo, you'll be a 4-minute walk from Plaza de Ponchos and 7 minutes by foot from Otavalo Animal Market. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very close to the famous Otavalo Market, walking distance. Also close to the Laguna Cotacachi (15 min, drive). Hot shower. Comfortable bed. Secure parking space within the hotel. Very friendly owner.
Cons: Room to the road has been noisy.
7.0 Good
Pros: Room was clean and building secure. Bed was comfortable. Purified water available at reception. Laundry service for $3/kg very efficient same day service. Quiet. Location was an easy walk to bus station and 2 blocks from Plaza de Ponchos the main market with several nearby restaurants.
Cons: Toilet didn’t have a seat. I was locked out of the building for 45 minutes the first day of Carnival but then I was given a key to enter the building independently. I asked for hot milk for coffee and was told it is not included in the breakfast. The owner was rather rigid- breakfast was coffee or tea, a roll, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, and juice. No jam or butter for the roll.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This family-run lodging is new and very clean and comfortable. The decor is fun and cheerful (which was especially appreciated after spending weeks in rental apartments with bare walls). The shower had plenty of hot water. The wifi was decent. The location on the quiet end of town was convenient for getting on and off buses on the Panamerican Highway. It's also just two blocks from the big modern indoor produce market, which has a great traditional food court on the top floor. Our room (#10) had a lovely view mountain out the window. Breakfast was filling, and we loved the fresh fruit and juice. Having a water dispenser in the lobby was very helpful.
Cons: The rooms aren't cleaned during a stay, which is a bother when you stay for four nights, as we did. We had to ask to have our bathroom trash emptied and had to request more toilet paper several times. Also, they don't provide keys to the front door, so you have to push a buzzer and wait for a response every time you want to go into the building. That feels like a bother. Note that no English is spoken by the staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We got in very late. The rooms were quiet, clean, and comfortable. They let us keep our bags there for hours after check out so we could enjoy the Saturday market. They were very accommodating.
Cons: I had booked two rooms with king beds for us and another couple we were traveling with. Apparently there was some snafu as I booked the rooms online and someone there had already been given the other king room. One of our rooms ended up being a double room with to full beds. No big deal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, ambiance, great breakfast.
Cons: WiFi needs attention.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hostal is operated by an indigenous family who also have a wholesale textile business. We had a large, clean room in the back with a great view of the volcano. Front rooms open on a quiet street about 3 blocks from the Saturday market. Owners were extremely helpful and concerned about our comfort. For the money, would certainly stay here again.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hostal felt brand new and was immaculate. Great hot showers! It was very secure, and an easy, safe walk to Plaza de los Ponchos and area restaurants, but off the beaten "backpacker" path. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, a very good value.
Cons: Would have liked real coffee with cream or milk instead of black instant coffee for breakfast.
5.4 Okay
Pros: New building basically clean and tidy. Lots of hot water and pressure in showers Great safe garage for car Good location
Cons: They offered laundry facilities. 24 hrs after giving them it was returned to me wet, crumpled and some T shirts the fabric was destroyed. Worse than being dirty. Kitchen - lacking a sink Need more crockery esp as we couldn’t wash them Bin not emptied for at least 2 days. Bedrooms - rooms not cleaned daily or at least toilet bins not emptied.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Really nice new rooms.

Best rooms in Otavalo

La Luna Mountain Lodge - Otavalo - Building
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9.1 Excellent (118 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Otavalo, La Luna Mountain Lodge is a 2-minute drive from Taxopamba Waterfall and 9 minutes from Otavalo Animal Market. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful, comfortable, the food is delicious, the service is fabulous and the owner speaks well in English. Lots to do in the area
Cons: The internet connection is a little weak and only in the main house, but still ok for me.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful views. Very friendly helpful staff.excellent breakfast
Cons: Quite cool in evening, staff need to be asked to light the fire
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, nothing not to like. Location great staff very helpful And prices hard to beat. I could have stayed there for months!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the staff and owner. They were kind to us when we showed up a couple hours early. They also let us take showers after our long morning's hike.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff and the location were wonderful, with easy bus access to town. Walks in the area were fabulous. But the staff and their helpfulness were amazing.
7.0 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good, the owners were lovely. The grounds were beautiful, but quite rustic and hilly. I did not expect the hills, it sort of hems you in. The rooms were cold - it is chilly, you are up high.
Cons: There is very little to do there, and since it is cold you stay near the fireplace in the kitchen area, which is cozy and has lots of board games. There are many dogs, one was playing and bit my son - not hard but it scared him. And then dogs barked all night.
7.5 Good
Pros: Kids loved the trampoline and dogs. Dogs came on walks with us kids loved, We speak Spanish so we could communicate with the Spanish workers Rosa was lovely. If you don’t speak Spanish might be tough though. Food was well prepared . A few good walks around the property including waterfall.
Cons: It is up the mountain so if you want to get around it is expensive to take taxi 12 euros one way. The dogs were so cute but they all need deworming and de flea. It’s cold at night in the rooms even with a small electric heater. We had a fire in our room but the fumes were too tough to use it. It was Christmas and hoped to eat something nice but lots not available on menu. We were pretty much the only ones staying.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: You can't find nicer, more helpful, staff. The food they serve is also very good, and you have nice vistas in the direction of town.
Cons: A greeting by the owners would have been nice.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautiful and had lots of room to longe about.
Cons: Follow the written map or it can be hard to get to. Our driver got a little lost, but it was worth it for an awesome stay and wonderful hosts.
Las Palmeras Inn - Otavalo - Outdoors view
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9.0 Excellent (110 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Las Palmeras Inn in San José de Quichinche, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Otavalo Animal Market and Plaza de Ponchos. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful and relaxing. Authentic. And close to town. We The owner was very attentive, making sure the guest were satisfied. The food was very good with vegetables from their garden. We really enjoyed our meal.
Cons: The dinning room was cold and the room but the after dinner fire place in the room was very nice.
7.5 Good
Pros: The garden with the variety of plants and birds was amazing
5.4 Okay
Cons: Not very clean. Staff not helpful at all. A bit run down.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely beautiful hacienda style cottages and main building. Large grounds that are like walking through a botanical garden. Included breakfast is excellent and in a beautiful room. Staff very helpful and accommodating. Each night they light the fireplace in your room and bring a hot water bottle to make the bed nice and warm.
Cons: It's a bit outside of Otavalo, so they call a taxi, but really, this is no problem.
7.5 Good
Pros: I like the country setting with lots of florals. It has a Nice cabin with wood burning fireplace. It was so cute that they bring you a hot water bottle. Location is out of the way from the center. Breakfast was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Grounds, staff, room, everything was wonderful. The special touches like lighting our fire in our room each night, hot water bottles in the bed, etc were great. Breakfast (3) was great as was the one dinner we had.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Thé location is perfect! Beautiful gardens and 5 min by taxi ( $3) to town. Very comfortable beds and very quite surroundings.
Cons: There is nothing we don’t like
Hotel Indio Inn - Otavalo - Bedroom
3
8.5 Excellent (280 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Indio Inn in Otavalo, you'll be 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Peguche Waterfall. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a water dispenser. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Bathroom window 210
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very enjoyable hotel in a great location. Quiet, comfortable, very clean and well designed.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Patio
Cons: The room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location for the market, breakfast was wonderful! (and the server was great). The most beautiful hotel inner area that we have seen in Ecuador. When the large sliding window would not lock in one of our rooms, staff generously offered a different room, which we didn't see a need for.
Cons: My family noticed a lot of signs all over room about towel stains or flushing toilets and conserving water and other things. Windows we had did not see outside of hotel and one would not lock.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, the best breakfast.
7.0 Good
Pros: The staff was very helpful and kind. Good location.
Cons: The room's door lock did not work properly and breakfast was rather poor, bread was not fresh.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent shower, comfy bed, very friendly and helpful staff, good location
Cons: Shower window/mesh cover needed fixing, drains in wet room smelt a little when not used; ie overnight or when returning from a day out. Minor issues.
Puertolago Country Inn & Resort - Otavalo - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (102 reviews)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location, Location, .... and the open fire place, .... and other services like wifi all working It has been a real pleasure after the meal to have the fire lit up in the room Not the usual fire place for show, but a real one wood fired,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, except television. They need to install DirecTV, since the local channels and signal reception is very poor
7.0 Good
Pros: The place itself and location was fantastic.
Cons: Staff were difficult in that they pretended to understand communication such as breakfast and timings. This interrupted our schedule and I had to negotiate further to be understood.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful view of the Tunguragua volcano. Property with beautiful gardens, flowers, and alpaca animals.
Cons: Getting the fire turned on was a bit problematic
7.5 Good
Pros: The lake and the chimney in the room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The resort was beautiful and the room was nice and with good view
Cons: The bed was a little hard and didnt like that the door closed at 9 pm. We wanted to go to a fiesta but didn't because we worried about getting into the parking lot.