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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

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Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge
Ranked #1 of 21 Otavalo B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our three generation family of eight spent three nights in 3 bungalows at the Ali Shungu Mountain Lodge during the 2014-2015 holiday season. The bungalows were clean, spacious and comfortable. Our children, ages 11 and 14 loved the relaxed pace and enjoyed making friends with the dogs, cats, horses and llamas on the property. The food was AMAZING! Frank and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a 3 night stay at this beautiful lodge. It's even nicer than the pictures on their website. Everything seems brand-new, and the grounds are immaculate. Frank is a great host, and everything went smoothly. We're vegetarian/vegan, and were easily accommodated with multiple courses, and larger portions than we could finish. This was actually a six... More 

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Enterprise, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights after a hectic two weeks in Quito and Cuenca. Since we live in an isolated mountain cabin, it was a bit like coming home but the volcano perched out the front window of the guesthouse was spectacular. We rested, read, and visited the markets and artists recommended by Frank and Margaret. This is a wonderful way... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I spent seven weeks exploring Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. We stayed in some very nice places along the way. None, however, came close to being as incredibly wonderful as we found Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge to be. We stayed three nights and wish we could have stayed three weeks ...... at least. Reflecting back on 50 years... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Three friends stayed at Ali Shungu and had a great experience. Although isolated, the friendly owners recommended an excellent safe driver to pick us up in Quito and drop us off at the airport after our stay. The place is very luxurious! The cottage was well decorated and stocked with beverages and fresh water. The fireplace heated the cottage well.... More 

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Monticello, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My sister and I, who are writing this review together, have been struggling on how describe our experience at Ali Shungu, as it seems somewhat different from most of the other reviewers. But we feel that we must give our honest evaluation of Ali Shungu, as we rely on Tripadvisor reviews in planning our yearly trips. The "cabins" at Ali... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Ali Shungu Lodge in October, and my only regret is that it was for only 2 nights! The accommodations, food, and service were incredible - way beyond anything expected and all for a reasonable price. The rainy weather at the time could not even dampen the experience, and I can't wait... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Ali Shungu and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Frank and Margaret, and their friendly staff are some of the most warm, welcoming and helpful people you will encounter. Staying at Ali shungu gave us a wonderful glimpse into life in Ecuador...from the traditions of the people to the... More 

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We loved staying with Frank and Margaret at Ali Shungu! The cabin was tremendous, beautifully decorated and well taken care of... even a fireplace tended hourly by Jose Maria! The food was beautiful. Fresh and specially catering to everyone's needs. Frank was extremely kind and generous, even brought my husband to the local medicine man to have the massage of... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I spent one night with 2 friends at Ali Shungu Montaintop Lodge and wish I could have been there a few days longer. We were in a beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin with a full kitchen. It was both beautiful and comfortable, with a fireplace that was lit for us to keep the chill away. The natural beauty and... More 

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Address: Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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