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“Luxuriant Oasis in a Country Garden Setting”

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La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cotacachi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2012

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa is probably one of Ecuador's best kept secrets. It is a luxuriant oasis located on the grounds of an old 200 acre Ecuadorian Hacienda, roughly two hours drive from Quito on the outskirts of the delightful town of Cotacachi, otherwise known as the "Leather Town."
The hotel consists of several individual cottages interspersed around the lush and beautiful gardens situated on the property. These gardens are known to be home to over 48 species of birds which have been observed at various times. Graceful peacocks flaunt their plumage and walk undeterred among guests in the gardens who are greeted upon arrival with a "Welcome Refreshment" consisting of ingenious concoctions of fruit juices and herbs. My welcome drink consisted of a mixture of fresh basil, pineapple and lemon juices which might sound strange but was superb!
The name "La Mirage" is reference to a "Hidden Secret" and when you find this hidden secret, you will be most impressed. It has not received the Relais et Chateaux designation undeservingly. Some 26 years of hard work by the owners to achieve perfection is noted in one detail after another. The staff are fabulous and their command of English is excellent. You feel like you are being treated as royalty and ... you are! One of the lesser known facts is that La Mirage was host to the Queen of Spain during a visit of hers to Ecuador.
A culinary experience at La Mirage is a delight to any palate and where else would you find such unusual details that make your dining experience unique and worthwhile such as a chef's complimentary appetizer served in a wooden music box? Fresh herbs and local organic ingredients make the dishes in the dining room something to remember and the breakfast buffet is not to be missed.
The public areas of the hotel and guest rooms are filled with antiques and antique reproductions, so tastefully decorated you would think you are in a European castle! Grand beds with canopies and real wood burning fireplaces within the rooms make for wonderful ambiance and restful sleep. There is Direct satellite TV with countless selections of music channels to prepare you for your evening rest. And ... the grand bathrooms with lavender infused toiletries and fresh lavender flowers sprinkled around will ensure you rest well. The fresh lavender is organically harvested from the enormous bushes located along some of the walkways throughout the gardens.
The spa is well worth a visit and a traditional Ecuadorian Shamana is on site to provide a genuine experience of Andean culture that you will not forget. A large swimming pool, every kind of spa related therapy, as well as the traditional Andean Shamanic healing is available, all of which far exceed expectations. I would sincerely recommend a "Purification" with Estella, the spa's Shamana!
On site also is a gift shop filled with locally crafted items. Many items are exceedingly unique designs created by the brilliant artistic sense of one of the owners, Senor Jorge Espinosa. Garments with intricate and delicate leather cut out designs sewn on to them, colourful and joyful masks that make one think of Carnival, beautiful jewellery made from silver and coastal Ecuador sea shell as well as many other superb creations are worth taking a look at and considering to bring home as souvenir or gift.
I would return to La Mirage in an instant and I give it full marks--it is a little piece of heaven, is not a "mirage" at all, but is an Ecuadorian oasis where I know I can rest, be comfortable and receive a little bit of pampering!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Patricio H, Manager at La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

On behalf of the entire management and staff I take great pleasure in thanking you for the very detailed and complimentary review of your stay with us in January of this year. It would be a privilege and we look forward to welcome you back when visiting Ecuador in the future. Kind regards.

Patricio Hidrovo
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Hope to one day return. Food, rooms, everything was top notch. Man, I miss this place! A slice of Heaven!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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EstudioKuno, Public Relations Manager at La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2012

Thank you so much for your comments Mr. William

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa has a deeply commitment with the quality of our services, to ensure that every guest felt like "in heaven"

We are looking forward to have you as a guest again

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

After being 4 times at La Mirage in Cotacachi, our best friends from Florida are coming to treat me with a stay at this piece of heaven in earth, they know me how excentric I am. There are no words to express how much I enjoy being there. At our arrival we are treated with kid's gloves, its always a feeling I am arriving at my own house.
To Ecuador and to the owners of this beautiful place my congratulations for having this exclusive place in a hidden paradise.
I love it!

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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EstudioKuno, Public Relations Manager at La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2012

Dear. Mrs. Alba

Thank you so much for you comments, as you described, we care about small details to make every guest feel in paradise.
We hope to have you as a guest again

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

By far since you enter until you leave you will find this Hotel like an small Paradise in the middle of the andes in Ecuador.
The gentle courtous friendly people that attend you always with an smile is part of the Total extraordinary experience.
Then the rooms , the spa seems we are in heaven, the flowers all around the Hotel.
I don't say more because you deserve to see it by yourself.
the touches of each area take you to back ages, If you are in Ecuador don't miss this opportunity, when you come to Galapos go to La Mirage without fail.
about 2 hours driving from Quito .To summarize FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ANDES.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Beautiful location, great restaurant&food, amazing rooms.....what you want more in life!!! The hotel has a personal touch and you feel back in time. So much refreshing after all this minimalist&lounge hotels......But don´t fly Iberia to Ecuador....use LAN or KLM, Iberia has ruined our holidays.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

I’ve been to Cotacachi four times, and each visit consist of at least one trip to the spa here at La Mirage and dinner in the fabulous restaurant. While I have yet to stay a night here I have seen several of the rooms and can say they are each unique and gorgeous, not sure there is any way to go wrong here.
The food is presented in stunning display, and is every bit as good to eat.
The spa is what takes this place to new heights. It can be difficult to pick from the various treatment options they offer, but suffice it to say, if you get one, you will experience a spa treatment like none other.

Room Tip: Any room is amazing I am sure, just let your specific needs be known and I am sure they will find a...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

If you want to experience the full on princess treatment - put this place on your bucket list! Down a dirt road outside tiny Cotacachi Ecuador (great leather shops!) this oasis in the Andes welcomes you with a real 5-Star Relais and Chateaux treament! The place itself is a park, with peacocks wandering the grounds and each "room" an individual cottage. Our king sized bed was out of a movie set, full sitting room, dressing room, marble bath - the works. Direct TV with NFL package! Spa treatments - pricy but worth every penny for the service and the experience. Try the Amazon treatment! Dinners were excellent with uncomparable level of attention and service that you just dont get in the US - no matter where you stay (or pay) My only quibble - a $15 charge to use their internet/wi-fi. Seems a bit out of touch for 2011..

Room Tip: I dont think you can get a bad room here- they are all fabulous.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa

Address: De Agosto S/N 10, Cotacachi 100350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Cotacachi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cotacachi
Price Range: £213 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Mirage is a contemporary resort built on the grounds of a 200-year-old hacienda. Wander through the extraordinary fragrant hummingbird-filled gardens, watching peacocks strolling by. Enjoy delightful regional and international cuisine. Relax in the unique and elegant spa for a variety of 11 different treatments. ... more   less 
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