Recommended by a friend, and I wasn't disappointed. Maggie and the staff were great. We were able to book transportation through La Posada for arriving and departing that was safe, friendly, and clean. The hot water system has been updated... there is plenty and it is HOT. (and no electric showerheads!) A nice thing after traveling much of the country. As others have mentioned, the location is fantastic, a few blocks to the Plaza de Ponchos, a few more to the bus terminal that can take you to nearby cities for $0.25-0.50 per person.
The restaurant served fantastic food. Our only negative was the menu was very North American, but upon reflection, this is a good thing. If you want to experience the local flavor, there are restaurants throughout the city (I recommend wandering away from the touristy areas for authentic food at locals' prices,) but if your tummy is less adventurous than your mind, a familiar menu is a comforting thing at the end (or beginning) of the day.
Bottom line: I will recommend La Posada del Quinde to friends, and will stay there again if my travels take me back to Otavalo.
- 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