This place is fabulous!!! We traveled all over Ecuador and stayed in some really nice boutique places but we really enjoyed this place. We had no idea what to expect because they asked us if we wanted horses to meet us at the trail or if we wanted to walk up ourselves. Considering that this was our last place to stay in Ecuador and we had accumulated significant quantities of goods we opted for the horses. We had a short rest at the trail head then our horses arrived, and we ventured up the side of the mountain for a quick 10 minute ride. Mayra met us at the gate, welcomed us to our room, greeted us with fresh squeezed lemonade, and quickly knew we had stumbled on a wonderful, beautiful place. This 4 to 6 room villa is nestled into the side of the mountain, surrounded by lush vegetation, beautifully colored birds, and overlooks the quaint adventurous town of Baños. We walked back and forth from the place to the town (yeah walking back uphill is a little strenuous, but they do it everyday). The hosts were the most wonderful people on the planet. We were there over New Years and Mayra's parents and sister came for the holidays. They welcomed us into their family like they had known us for decades. George had me help with the effigy for the New Year's event, Mayra's mother & father coached from the sideline, and in the end we had one fine stuffed resemblance of, well, of me. At midnight George struck a match and we celebrated the the New Year. In addition, the location of Casa Amarilla provided a spectacular view of Baños ringing in the new year. George and Mayra make fantastic breakfasts. Mayra was incredibly helpful in booking trips and giving us recommendations for activities. We really encourage you to consider Casa Amarilla for a stay in Baños.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guest house La Casa Amarilla is a litte paradis e in the mountain which offers you the unique opportunity to be in th e middle of nature. However, you get all the comfort you need to relax. Enjoy the gorgeous view on Banos and its surroundings with your partne r, your familiy or your friends. The guest house is situated above Ban os and can be reached - by foot (15 minutes) - on horseback (10 minutes) We offer: - Double room, twin room and family room, each featu ring private bathroom with hot water shower - cable TV, free Wi-Fi - especially quietness which makes us unique in Bano s! The restaurant offers regional and international di shes. The price includes breakfast, the access on horseba ck and a parking space in Banos. Extra activities: - hydro-massage tub - free karaoke session in the restaurant - garden with BBQ facilities and a variety of flower s - birding (mainly hummingbirds) - short walk to the Virgins Scenic Outlook - nocturnal excursions Moreover, rafting, sand buggies, horse riding, cany oning, and excursions to the rain forest can be arranged. Guests need to contact the hotel to tell their wish es regarding the access to the guest house. We are looking forward to welcome you in the Casa A marilla. ... more less
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