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“GREAT IN EVERY RESPECT!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa
Ranked #7 of 11 Cotacachi B&B and Inns
Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“GREAT IN EVERY RESPECT!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

The staff of Land of the Sun Inn could not be better! They constantly strive to please their customers to the fullest extent. The manager is extremely courteous and helpful, the cooks and servers are polite and try hard to make your meal enjoyable. And, the food is well prepared and excellent! We could not have been more pleased with every phase of the operations at Land of the Sun Inn!

L. Quentin and Evelyn S. Lane

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larry L
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34513451, Owner at Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 17 November 2015
Firstly, we did not own this hotel at the time of the review but we feel that the guest must have mistaken the review of a '1' instead of a '5' for the best review he could have given.
Confirmation of this appraisal is evident after reading the glowing review.
We thank our guest for his review and his opinions were duly noted.....which by the way were very complimentary.

Thank you for your kind works.

Carter Hall, GM
Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa
Cotacachi, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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British Columbia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Yes the floors squeak and yes there is some street noise but what a great little oasis. We stayed in room 105 which was very large with a comfortable king sized bed, closet, good lighting for reading etc. all staff have been excellent. We would come back in a heartbeat.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We have been traveling exploring Ecuador.. came to Cotacachi.. a small prosperous town.. The Land of the Sun hotel is located on the main town square, beautiful architecture, lovely inside.. an old beautiful building with a traditional inner court yard, tables with sun umbrellas.. lots of flowers.. very pleasant.. staff are very courteous and attentive, food is very nice... bathrooms a bit basic but for Ecuador small town.. it works...we have really enjoyed staying here.. relaxed atmosphere... very affordable.. In Cotacachi, this Definitely the place to stay. This would definitely be my choice in Cotacachi if i visit again.

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sasha P
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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149 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Basic rooms at The Inn Land of Sun are greatly compensated by excellent staff. Prices are average range.

Breakfast comes with the room and kitchen is open for lunch and dinner too. Staff is extremely accommodating and the Inn offers laundry service and an on site masseuse.

The Inn is an old mansion that belonged to the local governor back in the day. All profits go to help local indigenous peoples.

Room Tip: Ask for room room 104 which had double balconies and siting area.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Love this place!! Have stayed there twice and it's the only place I will stay during future visits to Cotacachi. The staff are wonderful, helpful and pleasant - like family. The food is awesome and the room rates are the best in town - and they include breakfast. I have stayed in other places in Cotacachi and this beats them hands down. Not sure why people say it's overpriced. The profits from this Inn go back to the people of Cotacachi, so if you're philanthropic do consider this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PennyW53
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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150 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

This was our second time to stay at The Inn of Land and Sun. This time our visit was for 10 days and it fulfilled our needs. You will receive a discount if you are members of Gary Scott 's publications. So the cost is very affordable. The location is perfect for walking to Leather Street, market, La Mirage and the bus terminal. I recommend room 104 which had double balconies. When we arrived we had fresh roses in our room. This trip we were more prepared and brought a little kettle and French press for early morning coffee since we are early raisers. Breakfast is available around 7:30 and you can request an omelet. The staff were excellent and go out of their to be helpful! This little hotel is certainly not fancy but offered the basic needs: good bed, hot shower and nice views of the church. The building is 140 years old and the floors creak but the old charm is part of the experience. We were their during Inti Raymi and were glad to have the balconies for viewing all the celebrations from our safe little perch. When you visit try to go to some of the Ecuadorian restaurants which we love.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ann H
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beautiful Vermont
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

This little place in nice but totally overpriced, over-rated and over promoted. The last time I stayed there, and it WAS the last time, we had a dinky, cold room with plank hard beds. Their food is good and the staff great. Thanks to a couple poor experiences we found a great place just outside of town & it has been out haven every time we return to Cotacachi.
Just because the owners promote it heavily does not make it worth the costs.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa

Property: Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa
Address: Garcia Moreno 13-67 y Sucre, Cotacachi 100307, Ecuador (Formerly Hotel Land of Sun)
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Cotacachi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Cotacachi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Land of the Sun Hotel and Spa is a historic colonial landmark in the city of Cotacachi Ecuador. It has 15 rooms and a penthouse suite along with a fireplace room for private parties. The restaurant seats over 100 and is ideal for lunch or dinner meetings. Land of the Sun has hosted President Correa when in town as well as the Ms. Ecuador pageant. We are pleased to offer this Hotel to the public and can truly say that it is the jewel of Ecuador. Carter Hall G.M. Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa ... more   less 
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