This is a wonderful hotel with a beautiful garden and a very relaxing place to stay in town. Since I am a light sleeper I usually sleep with earplugs and since my room was away from the highway I had no problem sleeping. I only booked one night to go to the Saturday market because I wasn't aware there were more things to do such as various hikes, etc. If I hadn't left all my clothes in Quito I would have stayed longer. I really recommend people book for a few days because there is a lot to see in the area. As a single woman I don't want to go hiking by myself but Maggie said she could arrange for a local person to go with me. So that's a great option to consider for people who don't want to go hiking by themselves. There's a fireplace and sofas and at night a lot of the people staying in the hotel hang out there and it's a great way to meet hiking or travel buddies or just talk to people and also meet Maggie. All the woman working there were indigenous women and it was really wonderful to see that because at all the other hotels I stayed, I only saw mestizos being employed. The hotel also is environmentally friendly and has a big water bottle in the common area where you can fill up your own water bottle and also encourages people to reuse their towels. If you want to do your laundry the prices are very reasonable and are charged per load rather than per piece as is in the case in some hotels. The restaurant has many local dishes such as quinoa and also many vegetarian options. I highly recommend checking out the restaurant even to people who aren't staying there. Also on Fri. there is free live Andean music which everyone is welcome to attend guests and nonguests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Posada del Quinde is an ecologically- and socially-minded hotel that strives to make all of its guests feel at home. All of our spacious, heated guest rooms and suites have tile floors, folk decor, and bathrooms boasting steaming hot showers day and night. Additionally, there is free WiFi. The rooms and suites overlook the garden and patio, where guests can enjoy a good book or snap pictures of hummingbirds. For families and groups, the suites sleep 4-6 people and offer roomy living and dining areas, as well as balconies overlooking Otavalo. Our native Ecuadorian staff are incredibly helpful and will ensure that you have a pleasant stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Posada Del Quinde Hotel Otavalo
- Ali Shungu Hotel
- Ali Shungu Otavalo