We stayed here for 10 days in July when we first arrived. The staff keeps the place very clean and nice. Our room was comfortable and accommodated our needs nicely. The two ladies may be the happiest people you meet and are immediately responsive to your needs. It was wonderful to see them working happily and enjoying their friendship daily. A great example for all.
Jairo is very helpful and knowledgeable and speaks English well also. I've not met a more accommodating owner. He even invited us on a family outing to a hot spring spa. A very nice family.
There is a kitchen to prepare food and coffee with a large dining room and two large dining tables. The area has a large T.V. and DVD player etc we did not use, but was available. The rooftop has excellent views and lines to dry clothes on.
The town wakes early beginning with noises from all sorts, trucks, busses, taxis, church bells, dogs barking. The town goes to bed around 9pm and is pretty quiet between. If you are a late sleeper, get a room away from street side.
The hostal is expanding and the new section when opened will have great views of Mt. Imbabura which is stunning and over 15,000 ft in elevation.
This is a great place to begin or end your visit and is located in town short walking distance from all things in Cotacachi.
Dining out can vary from local places little bigger than a broom closet to fine dining in modern restaurants tourists hang out in. The cuisine locally includes plenty of starches and meat so you may learn to love the market with it's variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Jairo can assist you with plans and recommendations as well as transportation to and from airport and surrounding places.
While here using the hostal as a home base, we found an apartment by asking around and searching internet. You can find anything from modern mansions to local homes depending on your tastes. Get on busses and check out all the area has to see and do. It is so cheap to ride! There are many day trips one can enjoy by bus from town. They are well used locally so you might want to avoid the first and last busses if crowds are not your thing. We found that if you leave from the terminal, the bus has many seats. From the square it is usually pretty full. Etiquette requires you to leave the front seats available to elderly, pregnant ladies or women with small children, and handicapped people.
Try your Spanish, it will be appreciated and mistakes tolerated well. Many have helped me with words or phrases when misspoke.
Enjoy your stay!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Cuadra Hostal Ecuador/Cotacachi