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Hostal Dona Esther

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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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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Rogersville, MO, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Once again I recently stayed at the Dona Esther in Otavala Ecuador. Very clean and friendly Great place. Best staff ever!!!! Love their restaurant inside the hotel also. Great Food - I had spaghetti with their homemade sauce - wonderful - great pizza from their clay oven, homemade tortilla chips in their nachos, pepper steak was fabulous. Tried their chocolate... More 

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Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great stay in Dona Esther. Great people, cozy rooms, fantastic food and heartwarming South American atmosphere. At Dona Esther you can leave the turbulence of the city for a moment and enjoy the peace full atmosphere. We really experienced the warm hospitality of the Ecuadorian staff and the Dutch owner family. After having had Ecuadorian food for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This hotel has a nice rustic "Old Hacienda" theme to it. We where allowed to switch rooms to a room with one big bed after being told that the only room available was one with two small beds the first night. We stayed here for the Saturday Market and had a bit of trouble getting a reservation. Ended up booking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a great stay at Dona Esther. It advertised many of the same things as other places but the difference was everything worked! The hot water was really hot, the wi-fi was very reliable... the room was cosy and comfortable and I also appreciated all the useful travel information. The location's great, just a few blocks from the main... More 

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Catlettsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have stayed at Dona Esther for eight years. It is the most AMAZING place to stay. The owners, Arthur and Wendy are wonderful, the staff is courteous and helpful, Lucy is GREAT, always trying to meet the needs of all their quests. I can't say enough good things about this hostal and although I can't go this year, I... More 

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

Thanks Judy! Sorry to hear you won't be here this year, but we're looking forward to next year then! Best regards, Wendy More 

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Address: Juan Montalvo 4-44 y Bolivar, Otavalo 0000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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