My girlfriend and I spent two nights here in April, we are both 25. Please see my review below
The Good: Awesome views, friendly staff, fun outdoor hot pools
The Bad: The value, the food
The Ok: The rooms, the spa
- Our 1 hour massages lasted 45 mins, and they coverered us in oil that took a day to get off.
- Room has some charm, but bed was small, no bathtub, no tv, (note - we dont care about the tub, tv etc ...but when the price is $200+ night and the place is run like a resort, the room should not be small and rustic. )
Bottom Line: Luna RunTun is nice, but it is run like a massive hotel even though there were 6 people staying there. The food was the worst we had in Ecuador. My girlfriend salad was unedible. Although the service is good, we stayed at other places in Ecuador for around $100 a night with comparable scenary, better service, better food, nicer rooms, and a place that treats you like your at a home away from home
Advice: Banos the town is awesome, stay at a funky hotel in town, and come up and pay to use the hot pools for the day and enjoy the views. Cheap food in town is way better too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA is a Romantic Hotel for couples, family or friends. It is located in Banos, 170 km (2,5 hours drive) from Quito, the capital of Ecuador, 300 km (5 hours drive) from Guayaquil and 62 km (1 hour drive) from the Amazon rainforest. The setting is unique, surrounded by mountains, 70 waterfalls and thermal water. Spring weather, with an average temperature of 17 - 25°C all year round, and some rainy days. Luna Runtun's 310 acres of unspoilt Andean forest are located on the oriental flank of the active Tungurahua volcano (5.016M), 400m above the charming town of Banos, gateway to the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by Sangay and Llanganates National Parks. Enjoy 25 adventure activities: 11 hikes, rafting, canyoning, biking, horse backriding, travelling throughout the countryside, Amazon rainforest and birdwatching programs; 25 SPA treatments, 4 pools and jacuzzi with hot volcanic water, Runtun Restaurant with fusion food, Cafe del Cielo with 34 varieties of coffee, themed rooms and Romantic Suites decorated exquisitely. Spectacular views! With your loved one, family or friends; Luna Runtun has become the ideal place to celebrate special events: weekend getaways, vacations, relaxing, birthday, wedding anniversary, marriage proposal, honeymoon, reconciliations and romantic getaways. Our Adventure and SPA packages are the perfect combination for your trip to the Galapagos Islands. The volcano has been constantly active since 1999 and showers the sky with her spectacular show of fire and lava, allowing our visitors to partake in one of the world's most impressive natural fireworks displays from the safety of Luna Runtun and the charming town of Banos located in the secure area in the oriental flank of the volcano. Banos and Luna Runtun have not been affected by any type of material in the 16 eruptions in the last 400 years. The Basilica of Our Lady of Holy Water, built in 1944, is made of volcanic stones, as well as Banos City Hall. Adventure, rest, fun and a volcano in eruption. Welcome to the most complete destination in Ecuador! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Luna Runtun Hotel Banos