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Hotel Dona Esther

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Traveller (48)
Dining (10)
Room & Suite (10)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great pizza”(3 reviews)
“wood oven”(2 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Pool
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Dona Esther is a small colonial style hotel in the center of Otavalo, near the famous Saturday crafts market and all other activity. With only 12 rooms and a family room for 4 on the top floor, we can keep it personal. Your room has a view on the green inner court yard, so you can take...
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Location and contact
Juan Montalvo 4-44 y Bolivar, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
25.2 miles to Mariscal Sucre Airport
33 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
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All reviewsgreat pizzawood ovencentral courtyardan excellent restaurantcolonial stylepretty courtyardon site restaurantwithin easy walking distancethird floorloved this hotelshort walkenjoyed our stayperfect locationstayed for nightsrooms are smalllovely hotelbeds were comfortable
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Back again at this "hostal". Staff is still very friendly and you can ask them everything. They do what they can to help to accomedate you. There have been some small changes like better closets in the rooms and better internet. But it is still...More

Thank berrypeggybod
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in this cozy hostal. The place has a true feeling of Otavalo with clean, comfortable, basic rooms and an excellent restaurant. The staff are exceptional. The location allows you to walk everywhere in Otavalo including the 3 plus markets. It...More

Thank caughlins
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Stayed here in April with my son. I had been to Ecuador 20 years ago and I wanted my teenage son to know the area that I loved so much. Dona Esther did not disappoint while we were there. Staff was very accommodating and helpful...More

Thank tericksen12
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I spent four nights at Dona Esther and was more than pleased with everything. The hostal was accommodating of my super late arrival, even providing a car service to transport me from the Quito Airport to their hotel. The staff was extremely helpful and provided...More

Thank elmadaeu
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We stayed here 3 nights in November and loved this hotel. Our room was simple but very attractive, comfortable and clean. We had a little sitting area on the balcony outside our room where we could see down to the pretty courtyard and up to...More

Thank linawood
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Dona Esther is a small colonial style hotel in the center of Otavalo, near the famous Saturday crafts market and all other activity. With only 12 rooms and a family room for 4 on the top floor, we can keep it ...More personal. Your room has a view on the green inner court yard, so you can take a seat outside your room and enjoy a glass of beer or wine after a day of activities. Our restaurant with a delicious and inventive menu is just downstairs, our reading room has enough books to buy or exchange and the Wifi is free for guests. A choice of breakfasts available. Restaurant closed on monday evening. Less
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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mariteth
15 May 2015|
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Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador | Property representative |
Hello! The apartment does sleep 2 adults and two children ( on sleeping couch). If you can tellme dates i can see if i have availibility for the rooms needed. Airport pickup for one car, 4 people, is $ 55. Let me know. Best... More
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Cheryl N
29 April 2015|
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Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador | Property representative |
Hi Cheryl, I guess you just made a booking in our hotel for a twin room? By far the best choice, since the apartment has a matrimonial bedroom and besides that, is high up the stairs. We will give you a twin room on the... More
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Room Tips
"Walking distance from everything; familiar"
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"I would guess any of the rooms here would be good, perhaps quieter at the back."
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"Rooms in the back avoid street noise. You will always have barking dogs."
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"Bring ear plugs for a great night's sleep."
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