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La Cuadra Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Cotacachi B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This is my second time visiting Cotachachi The Owner Jairo was an excellent host. The rooms were clean large enough and the water was hot. he is building a new wing behind the old. Great pricing for the rooms. There is a kitchen and rooftop views.

Room Tip: Right off the main suare by the large church. A little noisy at times but everything else was terrif...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I stayed here twice. I loved my room in this hostel - very clean, plenty large, comfortable, and neatly decorated. And the wifi worked as well as anywhere in Ecuador. The host,Jairo Gomez and other staff were very nice and very helpful.This is a great value!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

La Cuadra is located very close to one of the main squares in Cotacachi, close to taxis, and close to the buses to Ibarra, Otavalo and Quito. Otavalo is only 10-15 minutes away by bus (0.25 cents) and Ibarra (0.45 cents) a little over twice that time. Jairo is extremely helpful, kind and considerate -- even when I set off the front door alarm at 6am.

Do expect to hear church bells every morning at six, and if you are as fortunate as we were, you may hear a 5am marching band toot their horns as they trod past under your window. But that was only 1 day out of 5, and likely due to the 152nd anniversary of the official forming of the town. La Cuadra is also very close to the center square where music festivals occur (again, probably rare enough), so you can dance until 2 and then stumble home with ease.

The rooms are very clean, the showers very hot, and the rooftop always open - good for a coffee and sunrise over Mt. Imbabura or wine and sunset over Mt. Cotacachi. We cooked a few meals in the kitchen, which had everything we needed. The indigenous food market on Sunday mornings is a can't miss, and it is close to the regular market if you need to round off your shopping list. Be sure to grab a $5 taxi to Lago Cuicocha - a wonderful, semi-strenuous (and safe - if you are wondering from guidebook reviews) 5 hr. hike around the lake.

We would stay at La Cuadra again without hesitation.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #7, which was a premier choice if you want to peek out the window and see if the c...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We arrived into Cotachaci without having anything booked and we were luckily to find La Cuadra. The hostal was located just across from the main plaza, a few blocks away from the bus station, several restaurants and various stores. The owner, Jarro, was very helpful and provided great advice for day tours that we were interested in seeing.

The rooms were large, very clean, and had lots of storage, which was what we needed with a 2 year old. There was also a very well equipped kitchen that we were able to use, as well as a common table where we met great friends and had good conversations.

We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back would be quieter
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This is a great hostal located close to the main plaza. The rooms are excellent, large and clean with lovely wooden joinery and plenty of storage/hanging space. It's relaxed and secure and superb value for money. Many rooms have shared bathrooms, which by the way always have hot water. For the price shared bathrooms was fine. There is a rooftop with amazing views of both Imbabura and Cotacachi volcanoes as well as the main church. Top place

Room Tip: There are rooms with ensuite bathrooms if you ask.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Hostal is in the center of town in great proximity to plenty of restaurants. There are great views of both Cotacachi and Imbabura mountains from the rooftop. The hostal owner, Jairo, is wonderfully friendly and eager to make your stay the best possible. It can be a little noisy at night but no other complaints. There is a common kitchen to cook and store food which we found to be an exceptional bonus. Highly recommend this hostal.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

After a grueling 2 days of travel, we were exhausted and brain dead when we arrived at La Cuadra at 3am. Jairo greeted us at the curb as our taxi from Quito, which he arranged, pulled up to the hotel. Both in our mid 60's and not adjusted to the 8500' altitude, we were so appreciative when Jairo so graciously carried our five 50 lb bags up 3 flights of stairs! Because we are moving to Ecuador permanently, we were not traveling light.

Our room was very clean and Jairo most helpful with local directions and advise, plus he speaks excellent English. Shared kitchen, dining, TV, wifi area provides homelike setting to befriend fellow travelers.

We of course recommend the good value and welcoming atmosphere of La Cuadra.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about La Cuadra Hotel

Address: Modesto Penaherrera 11-46, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Cotacachi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Cotacachi
Price Range: £38 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer exclusive services in a homely and familiar environment. We have 28 beautiful and comfortable rooms, that will make your stay in La Cuadra very pleasant. The service is top quality and our staff is bilingual. We offer complete peace and security so that your days in Cotacachi will be enjoyable. We are located in the center of the town and from our terrace you can enjoy the beautiful views of the volcanoes that surround us (Cotacachi and Imbabura) ... more   less 
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