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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge
Ranked #1 of 20 Otavalo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights in February and oh how I wish it had been longer. Where do I start? The guest houses are just splendid with more amenities than you can imagine. The owners are a charming American couple who seem to delight in their guests and in making your stay a joyous one. The breakfasts and dinners... More

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63 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a GEM!! If you are looking for tranquil, for hospitality like no other, for peace and quiet, for a huge house (6 houses in total and you get an entire house to yourself with 2 bedrooms a kitchen and a bathroom), for fantastic food and amazing people, this is the place to be! My friend and I... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for four nights in early February, extending our stay because we enjoyed it so much. This is a quiet retreat 5 kms up a mountain (a $5 taxi ride) which overlooks the small town of Otavalo and has a magnificent view across the valley to the peaks of Volcan Imbabura. We stayed in one... More

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Farmington, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I and another couple spent a thrilling and beautiful week at Ali Shungu in January 2014. The setting on the mountaintop is spectacular, the guest houses are elegant and yet fit in with the mountain scenery, the meals were delicious and were presented and served with much attention to detail. Owner and host Frank not only helps... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I think this was our 5th time at the Lodge. We have been visiting Ecuador since the 70s and this place continues to delight. Our children now stay here when they travel in Ecuador. Generations of satisfied clients, Ali Shungu provides everything you desire in terms of comfort, and offers an experience with nature, culture and cuisine that will keep... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Enjoyed three nights in a beautifully appointed 2 bedroom bungalow. Food was abundant and delicious and by the delightful daughter of Jose Maria, owner Frank's right hand man. Attention was paid to keeping the chill out of the air by loading the small wood stove. Frank escorted us to the animal market and helped us to understand the cultural context.... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Ali Shungu has it all. The cabins are huge, full of comfortable furniture and wonderful art, well equipped and the views! Huge corner picture windows offer views of the valley below and the mountains and volcanoes above. The main bedroom looks into the beautiful garden. The coffee is great, the food is varied, delicious and the portions should satisfy even... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife started crying when we arrived to Ali Shungu and saw the view of the giant volcano in the near distance. As we stared at the incredible view from the window in our guesthouse, we were warmed by a wood fire that had been started for us, and we listened to soothing Andean music that was playing on the... More

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West Linn, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We spent 4 wonderful nights enjoying the fantastic hospitality and gorgeous scenery at Ali Shungu. Frank and Margaret made sure that we were able to see and do all that we wanted in the area. Fabian, the driver they provided was as kind and accommodating as anyone could be. The property is beautiful, the casitas are spacious and beautifully decorated... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Not only was this property a beautiful and tucked away property, the owners of this great place, Frank and Margaret, were fantastic. They truly made our trip to the Otavalo area memorable. They shared ideas for day trips and their recommendations were spot on. ALL the employees were fantastic and the homemade breakfasts and dinners were delicious. The property itself... More

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Additional Information about Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

Address: Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more   less 

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