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“Quiet, Comfortable and Clean!”
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Magic Stone
Ranked #9 of 54 Banos B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Magic Stone is perfectly located just on the outskirts of Banos Central and a short walk into town. Owned by a wonderful Danish couple, Ove and Aase - they put a stamp on excellent hospitality and an amazing peaceful experience. Offered great choices on restaurants and things to do, such as an off the beaten path Thermal Springs. I have no issues offering a recommendation for this guesthouse and would go back without hesitation.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

It was a real treat for us to stay here a couple of nights. We so enjoyed having such a pleasant, high quality place to go back to after hikes or a banos/piscine visit. We tried the three main public hot spring centers – two are within walking distance, and the third is a short taxi ride, Ove and Aase will fill you in. Ove also does guided tours, they have been in Ecuador for many years and have a lot of information to share.
As has been said in all the other reviews they are the quintessential hosts! – and both are great bakers to boot! Don’t miss the Danish rolls (tebirkes). Filtered water is provided in a jug to your room, and the internet worked perfectly while we were there. All in all highly recommendable. Very reasonably priced as well – just go to their website magicstonebanos to book.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Or, even if you hadn't planned on visiting Banos, just get online and make your reservation now. Because you would be missing one of the best guesthouse experiences going-anywhere! I have stayed in this type of accommodation in many, many locations around the globe over the past thirty years and Aase and Ove, the wonderful Danish couple who own/manage the B&B, are the consummate professionals at this not-so-easy task.

Every last little thing at the Magic Stone is just perfect in my estimation. From the simple elegance of your surroundings up on the hill overlooking the town, the tasteful decor of the well-appointed rooms, to the terrific Danish style breakfast (a nice change of pace, I must say) with *real* organic coffee, properly made-yes, you do have to pay a bit extra for the breakfast, but it is *soooooo* worth it. Where else are you going to get homemade Danish for breakfast, unless you have a lovely little Danish grandmother at your house?

But, if you are like me, the reason you travel is to meet some of the best people on the planet Earth and there are two fantastic examples here running the Magic Stone to offer you their gracious hospitality and valuable advice. Just don't miss it. I will be sure to be back again myself!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Magic Stone is more than just an excelent B&B; it is a home away from home, a peaceful haven run by a wonderful Danish couple who offer a nice, quiet, clean and safe place to rest. My girlfriend and myself spent two wonderful nights at the Magic Stone, I can only recommend this place if you are going to stay in Baños. My only advice: make sure to book in advance!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We stayed in Magic Stone for three nights and felt wonderful there. The room was impeccably clean; we could finally take properly hot showers; the bed was the most comfortable we have had in our three months of traveling and we got really good sleep, also thanks to the quiet location. Although the place is located away from the noise of the town, it is only a few minutes walk to the main square and all the rest. The owners were very kind and helpful and I can't say enough good things about their delicious breakfasts. The home-baked bread and everything else we were served made our hearts sing! Overall a great experience and I can truly recommend this beautiful place.

their breakfasts were heavenly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Magic Stone feels like a home away from home. The danish couple who runs the place, do everything possible to make you feel at home. Situated at the far end of town, it is quiet at night, but still in walking distance to everything. Breakfast is just something, specialy the homemade bread ( rugbrød) was just what we needed after some week's of travelling. Aase and Ove were very informativ, there were always something extra in the afternoon, coffee and Aase's homemade cakes, yummi.
When we needed a dentist, they offcouse knew the best in town.
We are happy to recomend Magic Stone.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this wonderfull place for 6 nights and it was just perfect. The rooms are very nice, big and clean. The place is just a few minutes away from the center of the town, which has the advantage that you don't have much noise at night and can sleep well. As well you h ave a nice view of the city.

But what it made really magic where the owners Aase and Ove! They are so helpfull and kind, they really know what the word SERVICE means!! We made a fantastic trip with Ove to the jungle, he knows a lot about the plants, animals and culture and tells interesting stories. You should definitely do this trip.

We would really recommend this place! !

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Magic Stone

Address: Calle Ambato | El Campamento de los Pinos, Banos 0059, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Banos
Price Range: £11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The place is located in the far end of the main street, towards the waterfall. Ask for: "Campamento Los Pinos" Magic Stone is a great place to relax, with hammocks in the garden and amazing views. If you need information about tours in the area etc, we are here to help and you can order our famous breakfast with homemade bread and jam, fresh pressed orange-juice,crepes, fresh ground coffee/tea,scrambled egg ect. everything in best quality.Magic stone make day-trips only for our guests to a special place in the highland jungle where nobody else are coming, and to a very low price.We look forward to see you here in Magic Stone. ... more   less 

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