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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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  • Location
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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nyc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Richmond Hill
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 days at Ali Shungu this past August. We were picked up by Frank, the ex-pat owner and were driven up a rocky road, not knowing what awaited when we got to the grounds of the lodging. Gorgeous setting, great views of the Imbabura volcano and beautiful accommodations, more importantly, the staff. Frank and Margaret... More

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Santa Monica, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were fortunate enough to stay here for two nights during our honeymoon and had an incredibly relaxing and restful time with the most beautiful scenery. The food was delicious and fresh and our room was very comfortable. We can't recommend it highly enough.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Beautiful spacious "cabins," spectacular views, too much delicious food, gracious and helpful hosts. I agree with everyone else who's raved about Ali Shungu and want to add this: We would never have seen Otovalo in the same way without Frank's recommendations. Visits to weavers and musicians, letting us accompany him on his visit to the food market, giving us perspective... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's difficult to improve on the previous reviews, so ditto!!! Thank you Frank and Margaret for everything. Wishing you continued success with the Ali Shungu Foundation, and your new initiatives. It was a pleasure and a joy spending time with you at your beautiful lodge. Gail and Barry

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We can not add anything to the wonderful reviews already posted. We stayed for two nights in February 2014 and wished we had spent our entire two months in Ecuador at Ali Shungu. Frank is the consummate host and the whole staff, including the dogs and llamas, made our visit perfect. Thanks Jose for the warm fire and your help.... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was in Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge for five days recently, and it was the perfect vacation for me. I enjoyed the chalet with the wood burning fireplace, the mountain scenery was spectacular, and the privacy was delightful. I enjoyed the food which was entirely homemade, organic fruits, and vegetables, with a nice selection of wines. The staff was helpful,... More

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Dunn Loring, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Can't really add to the superlatives on Ali Shungu other than to confirm what other reviews have said. The lodge is beautiful and Frank and Margaret are perfect hosts. You gain a fascinating perspective on Otavalo, Ecuador, and life in general when you spend some time talking with Frank. If are you are coming to Ecuador to visit the Galapagos... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spectacular views, amazing food, wonderful people. We stayed for 5 nights in February and enjoyed every moment. We particularly loved going in to town with Frank to visit one of the markets. The three room lodge where we stayed was huge and very comfortable. We liked Otavalo, but glad we stayed on a hillside out of town. Highly recommended

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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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