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La Luna Mountain Lodge
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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Can't wait to go back!! Tamara and her family are wonderful! They can't do enough for you! The staff is very, very helpful and soooo nice. The property is beautiful, relaxing and very laid back. Breakfast every morning was very tasty. Ate dinner there a couple of nights, the food was wonderful, fire blazing and great company. I traveled alone and felt very safe and welcome there. Like I said can't wait to go back!!.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

My wife and I were meant to stay here for 2 nights but ended up staying 5 as it was a lovely place. Loads to do, friendly staff, great food and a great price. Highly recommend staying here!..................... ..

  • Stayed April 2013
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Anacortes, Washington
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

So glad we found this place. Just a few kilometers out of Otavalo, with stunning mountain views and in a quiet rural setting. It is well situated on the road to Mojanda Lakes, which are great for hiking. After busy days in town or in the mountains, it was a warm and friendly refuge to come back to. The staff, British and Ecuadorian, were most helpful and made great meals. The dining room with its raging fire was a wonderful place to meet other guests and swap stories. Rooms ranged from $20-$26 (single) and $32-$42 (double), tax and breakfast included. Having a fire in our own room was nice at night.

We had trouble initially trying to phone here from the US, but e-mail worked fine after that.

Room Tip: Worth paying the extra to get a room with its own fireplace, although the abundant, heavy blankets w...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

I found La Luna on-line about two weeks ago and I have been in touch with Tamara several times. Anytime I have emailed her she has gotten back to me the same day or the next morning. Tamara offered to make arrangements to get from the airport to their place. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for her. Looking forward to a great, relaxing visit with them!!!

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed at La Luna for two nights and it was a very positive experience. Staff were helpful and friendly, rooms were clean and the food was amazing.

Rates vary from 14-25$ US/w breakfast a night at time of posting.

The restaurant has a decent sized menu with breakfast, sandwiches, starters and a full dinner menu. Prices were very inexpensive and ranged from $1-6. I would highly recommend the "La Luna pizza", their house special cooked on a flat crust. For sure this is one of my top 5 pizzas in the WORLD! Perfectly cooked, seasoned and the toppings were fresh as you can get. Friend had the Mediterranean Salad and his praise was similar. Always very fresh.

Drinks were cheap as well ($2 for a tall boy beer, $5 for a jug of hot cinnamon and booze with local fruits, $15 for a bottle of imported wine.)

I would recommend the more expensive suites though as you have a fireplace, bathroom and heater. (It gets damn cold in the nights even for Canadian travelers.)

Room Tip: Opt for a few extra dollars to get a private fireplace. Very cozy at night. Try the Pizza or Salads...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights early in our three week visit of Ecuador, and liked it so much we came back for two more nights at the end of out trip. We splurged!? And spent $42/night for ensuite B&B with fireplace. And it was needed! The temps drop to seemingly near freezing each night.

During the day we enjoyed the hikes around, and the walk down into nearby Otavalo, especially for its Saturday market day. During the evening the camaraderie with visitors from all over the world around the fireplace with food and drink in the main lodge was unmatched with anywhere we've been.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Golden, Colorado
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140 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Just spent a weekend here. The place is beautiful and located on a quiet hillside with amazing views. The staff were very friendly and it was a very relaxing place. We stayed in the blue room which cost us $32 for 2 people (w/breakfast) and we had a shared bathroom with 1 other room but the room was unoccupied. The shower had hot water which was very nice since it gets a bit chilly at night.

We were in a little building with 4 rooms but 2 of the rooms have their own bathrooms and a fireplace while the other 2 rooms shared a bathroom and did not have a fireplace. Our room was cozy (and very clean) with a little heater that was provided, we were plenty warm. The main house is nice with a dining room and a little TV/game room. The food was decent and the staff were very friendly. From the hotel, it was about a 15 minute cab ride into Otavalo ($4-5) and you could walk but it would be tough coming back since its all uphill. There are 4 friendly dogs on property that loved to beg for food, but they weren't aggressive. At night, the fireplace kept the dining room warm. They also have a dorm room which I checked out (it was empty) and it was nice but it was chilly in there and it didn't look like they had a heater.

From the hotel, we walked about 30 minutes to a nice waterfall, went into town to check out the animal and craft market, and took a cab to lake Mojanda for some hiking. Its a beautiful place for peace and quiet but just know that you are out of town and have to take cabs back and forth. No wi-fi though or internet though.

Room Tip: The blue room we stayed in had a window with views of the hillside, it was great to open the curtain...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Luna Mountain Lodge
Address: | km 4.5 via a Mojanda, Otavalo, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
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