We stayed the last week of October 2011.
My wife and I arrived to Ali Shungu Mountain Lodge very tired after driving all the way from Mindo. We were very pleasantly surprised. Frank was very useful giving us directions to get there. The cabins are humonguous, very tastily decoraded and super clean. Flute Andean music was playing and the fireplace was sparkling with a very romanting fire.
The food was excellent and plenty, we had a little problem with a toilet and it was immeditedly resolved.
Overall very reasonable for the price, family enviroment, very safe and so reclusive, far away from the tourist trmoil of Otavalo. Still close to go to Cotacachi, Antonio de Ibarra and Otavalo itself.
Highly recommended. We have been visiting Ecuador twice a year and we are familiar with many places: Luna Runtun, Hacienda Cusin, Papallacta etc. But this place it always will be in our hearts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more less