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Hostal Dona Esther

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Juan Montalvo 4-44 y Bolivar, Otavalo 0000, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very nice hotel located in convenient part of the great city on Otavalo. The rooms are basic but very clean. We recommend a room towards the back because the road particularly on market day Saturday Can be very noisy. The staff is very hard working and will help you with travel needs. The restaurant is very good and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel ist nice and, the rooms are quite big. In my opinion it is too expensive and you must use paypal if you wanna pay by credit car to share the costs. The personel was very (!) unfriendly and not helpful at all.

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WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hostal Dona Esther, responded to this review

I remember you told our receptionist when checking out you thought everything was too expensive and that you were told the other day on check-in that you would be able to pay with a credit card. Well, that is indeed possible, but we do it through Paypal and ask a tiny 3% extra for sharing the Paypal costs. My receptionist... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This cozy hostal is located right in the center of it all. Located right around the corner from Otavalo's famous artisanal markets, farm markets, and just a short walk from the mercado de animales. The Hostal is very safe, and secure. Rooms are simple and cozy, studded with art from Otavalo. All the rooms circle a tranquil courtyard. A restaurant... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in early February and it was great. It's quite basic, but clean, very secure, cozy, and the people were so nice. The food was good, even had the wood-fired oven pizza two nights in a row. Breakfast was very good. WIfi worked fine. Hot water sometimes takes a couple minutes and is then fine. Location... More 

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WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hostal Dona Esther, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a good time with us. We'll keep your remarks in mind, and will try to improve those issues. Thank you, we'll hope to see you again one day! More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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220 reviews 220 reviews
63 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very nice hotel right in the middle of the old town. Great location, within walking distance from all the mayor sites. Simple but clean rooms, good bathroom. Friendly and helpfull dutch owners. There is a nice restaurant downstairs. We can recommend it.

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WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hostal Dona Esther, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review, it was nice to meet you and have you as our guests. Nog vele mooie reizen! Groetjes, Wendy More 

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Really good central location next to one of the main squares. Lovely and secure building with a courtyard and clean, tranquil rooms. Incredibly welcoming and friendly host and staff. A perfect stay really, there is nothing bad at all to say about Doña Esther! The restaurant at the hostel is also wonderful - we ended up eating all our meals... More 

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Wilbur, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Close in to town, friendly and helpful people at hotel. Safe place with locked gate at street. Restaurant on site but food not included in room rent. Free Wireless worked well. Reading room available, also roof top views.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Located in the centre of Otavalo - yet the inner courtyard style hotel is kept from much of the outside city noise. Rooms have a rustic charm, shower was great (warm and good pressure despite 2nd floor room, clean fluffy towels). Restaurant has good wood oven pizza's. Staff is friendly and helpful. Separate reading/ TV room available. Feels clean and... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Nice cosy hotel. The staff is friendly, however, brush up you Spanish as only one person might speak a little English. The restaurant within the hotel is great -> good food for local prices. The room is average, just enough space to put your stuff and move around a little. Good shower with warm water. Because of the time difference... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Dona Esther at the beginning of September and we loved it! We had two rooms (one for myself, and one for my parents) and they were spacious with good size private bathrooms that had big showers with hot water and great water pressure. It can get cold at night and they don't have central heating, so... More 

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