just came home from my 3rd visit at Cusin.......and NOT just one night! This time I stayed for a whole week and loved every second of it. This place takes you back in time,the rooms are cozy and wonderfully decorated,every night a crackling fireplace - and a hot water bottle in your bed - make you feel you are......well,in heaven! The food is wonderful,3-course lunch or dinner for $22,-......hey,I'm talking great (no excellent) food for good value (yep,sometimes the budget needs to be considered),when I sat in the lounge in front of the fireplace I felt like the "lady of the manor",beautiful tapestries,paintings and all sorts of interesting stuff all over the place.......and there are some wonderful walks possible around the hacienda (if you need to build up an appetite).At my age (????) I DO appreciate these "geriatric" walks......not too steep,wonderful landscape,the smell of eucalypthus from the trees,a rosefarm nearby in case you want to see how your favorite flowers are grown.........and if you feel up to it,they have horseback riding and bikes.Hacienda Cusin is the place to be IF YOU WANT TO STAY IN PARADISE.......but don't panic - thet DO have WiFi - just in case.
Check-in is easy,they have a very efficient pick-up service from either Quito or the airport,Lupe,Valeria or Brian make sure you are taken care of,Esther,Delia and others keep your room in top shape,Ramiro,Pablo and Mesias take the best care of you in the dinig room.........and this trip I was lucky enough to meet the owner! Mr.Nick is a fountain of information about this place.........and,like me,once you have been there you want to come back.
If you wish they can arrange a taxi for you to go to the market in Otavalo (textiles,etc.) or Parque Condor,which is a wonderful place to see Andean birds you won't have a chance to see so easily otherwise.
I'm a single woman traveller,as I said I was here before and I can assure you that you will NOT be MORE welcome in any other place.
You want paradise with the personal touch - gooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes,ladies,they DO even have hairdryers in the room,just take your own showergel.......if you are a "fusspot" like me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel. A restored, 400 year-old hacienda with restaurant - organic food, sports facilities - squash, basketball, horseback riding, mountain bikes & games rooms, library, several acres of gardens. 38 Staff. Within 20 minutes of Otavalo's markets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Cusin Hotel Otavalo