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“A charming spot”
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Casa Mojanda
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Otavalo
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“A charming spot”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Private cabins, excellent food (mostly vegetarian and organically grown), warm, caring service--and a large, well-organized library, miles above the usual handful of books left behind by previous guests--make this quiet spot a great getaway. There's an outdoor hot tub and a viewing room full of DVDs. If you like horseback riding, they can provide mounts and a guide. Hiking is another option, and a separate space is dedicated to yoga and various New Age practices. You'll need a car or cab to get into Otavalo.

Room Tip: Since each cabin is private, they're all good choices.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Everything about Casa Mojanda was great. The food was simply delicious, the staff was lovely and so helpful and the location in the Andes was spectacular, incredible views in every direction. The close proximity to Otovalo and other towns was great for sightseeing and getting a sense of the local culture.
Hope to return one day soon!

  • Stayed February 2013
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1 Thank Sakinsag
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Sebastopol, California
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Casa Mojanda is beautiful. quiet and peaceful The staff is so nice, providing for every comfort, including laying a fire in our fireplace! The kitchen staff provides varied and excellent meals, we even requested and got cuy (yummy!), and some of the best locally grown coffee we have ever had! They helped arrange for a wonderful traditional band, and we danced, plus a naturalist guide for our group, and he was great!

Room Tip: We had #10, with a kitchen and fireplace! But I think each had their charms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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colorado
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We had a delightful 4 nights at Casa Mojanda. Katherine, the manager, got us settled in and made sure all our needs were met. We rode their wonderful Peruvian Pasos into the surrounding farmlands and we also hiked up at the Mojanda Lakes. Betty & Diego, the owners, are gracious hosts and were so helpful with our trip planning. They set up transfers from Quito to Casa Mojanda and had guides for all our activities. The hot tub was a relaxing way to end the day overlooking Cotacachi Volcano.

Room Tip: We were in room #10 and it had all the space one would need to really stretch out. Views were excep...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

It was a very nice and friendly place to stay with the family. The food was good (its an all included place), the attention personalized and they even have a little library where guest have free access. We look forward to visit the place again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in October of 2011. The manager is very friendly and a helpful resource for activities in the local area. The rooms were like small cottages and were very clean. We returned from dinner each night to a roaring fire in the fireplace. We did a tour of the local artesian villages and took some walks around the area. The only drawback is the location....it is a long hike from town up a steep road....best to take a taxi. The remoteness can be a benefit but also a drawback if you want to be closer to town. Overall, would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

My experience at Casa Mojanda was exceptional from the moment I got there until the moment I left. I was awed by the beauty of the surrounding mountains and countryside, and the architecture of Casa Mojanda fit perfectly into the environment. The entire complex of buildings is made of rammed earth and wood, all made by the hands of people who truly care about the earth and living sustainably. Our room was cozy and relaxing, and we were thrilled when the staff built a fire in the fireplace for us. When we arrived, we were the only guests, and got royal treatment from everyone. We were fortunate to have met with Lucia, the owner's (Diego's) sister, who was there helping out but who provided us with a wonderful tour of the property. We took advantage of some of the activities - horseback riding, hike to the waterfall, tour of the villages, and of course, the market in Otavalo. Everyone was consistently attentive and helpful. The owners and administrators speak English, but I had no problem communicating with other staff members with my high school Spanish. The food was delicious - much of it is grown on the property and all of it is organic and fresh. I have never tasted such amazing juices and soups, among other delights. They also had a library and computer, allowing us to be in the real world when we wanted to. This is a place that I hope to return to - it was a true highlight of my vacation.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Mojanda

Property: Casa Mojanda
Address: Apartado 160 | Km. 3.8 via a Mojanda, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Mojanda 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Mojanda operates on the basis of a firm and ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of ecological tourism and contribution to the surrounding community. Casa Mojanda was designed to have a minimally intrusive impact on our local ecosystem and culture. We believe that ecotourism operations must at a minimum “do no harm,” and be sustainable socio-economically and environmentally, as well as harmonious with and actively supportive of indigenous traditions and cultures. When it comes to lodgings and resorts, we believe that small is beautiful. By keeping Casa Mojanda large in vision but small in scale, we are able to interact with our guests personally, and whenever there is interest, we will connect visitors with local schools, clinics and environmental projects. Each guest is a part of this ongoing process and your feedback and participation are most welcome. ... more   less 
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