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Samari Spa Resort

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Av. de las Amazonas | kM 1 via al Puyo, Banos 2000, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pulled up to a gorgeous entrance and after checking in were led to a gorgeous room. We had splurged and selected the suite with a beautiful mountain view and a jacuzzi tub. However, our stay in this room was short lived as we were smoked out when the chimney flue was not opened when the staff lit us a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Samara Spa Resort is truly stunning. Nestled amount the mountains the views are great. The grounds themselves are spectacular and evoke a fairytale atmosphere to explore within. My friend and I stayed here in April which was low season and were upgraded to a suite. The room was fantastic, a joy to come home to. I would recommend the hotel... More 

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CristianGarcia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Samari Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review, we appreciate your preference we will see what we can do to improve our breakfast Kind Regards Samari Spa Resort More 

Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
39 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Here we have the making of a great boutique hotel. Samari Spa Resort has all the ingredients required: fantastic concept (pool, spa, sauna, etc), great location, stunning natural environment, tastefully designed and decorated, and fantastic service. So what's missing? Read on ... Rooms Our room was tastefully decorated and beautifully appointed. Previous reviews point to the noise from the road... More 

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CristianGarcia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Samari Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kindly comments we really appreciate a comment from you since you are an expert traveller. We wil review all your recommendatios and we will do our best effort to improve our service in the areas that you recommend. We hope to have you here again as guest soon. Kind Regards Samari Spa More 

Port Chester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at finding this jewel. I'll recommend my friends stay here. The rooms were very clean and equivalent to a four star resort. The guests' comfort was obviously a high focus and details were not missed. As an example - it rains frequently in Baños and umbrellas are provided for guests liberally throughout the resort. The staff... More 

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CristianGarcia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Samari Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your great review we hope to recommend us to your friends, and also hope to have you here again as a guest and try some or treatments in our spa Kind Regards. Samari Spa Resort More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed here for three nights on a family vacation. We had side-by-side rooms with adults in one room and teens in the next. Beautiful setting, huge clean rooms, fantastic service. Clearly at the luxury level. Unbelievable breakfast. We used pool and spa and among the best anywhere, Don't eat dinner here, though, there are better, cheaper options in town.... More 

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CristianGarcia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Samari Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for giving us the level of an international hotel chain. We try harder every day to make feel our guest as pleasant and confortable as possible. We hope you are doing well, please visit us again we will be waiting for you Kind Regards Samari Spa Resort More 

Saratoga, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, lovely rooms, great service. An oasis in Baños. It is about 1.5 miles to the center of Baños, which is a bit far to walk to. It has a restaurant and very nice breakfast. An indoor pool in the spa area is very nice. Would definitely recommend.

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CristianGarcia, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Samari Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recommendation our indoor pool is really appreciate by our guest, we hope you have had an spa treatment, if not, we would love to have you here again as guest and bring to you all our services. Kind Regards Samari Spa Resort More 

Bostonian turned Floridian
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130 reviews 130 reviews
42 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We chose Samari for our honeymoon stay in Banos. The resort was so sweet to upgrade our room given the occasion. Town is a $1.50 taxi ride (one way) or 15 minute walk. Our room was a suite which had a large bed, fireplace, sitting areas and a large bathroom with a shower and separate whirlpool tub. It was clean... More 

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Salinas, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed 4 days/nights at Samari Spa. My room (#32) was huge. The bed and bedding were first class and so comfortable. Views of the mountains were unbelievable and the windows opened to allow a breeze to fill the room. The Samari property is full of fantastic gardens, walkways and sitting areas. The service and restaurant was excellent. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great resort, never been to Baños and it was definitely a great experience. Beautiful view out of the spa area. Fruits in the suite definitely a great detail, I would actually wake up at 3 in the morning due to time difference and have a fruit which was lovely. My friends and I have a saying of Ecuador; NATURAL FRESH,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stayed at Samari for two nights over Christmas holiday last year. The accomodations (beautiful suite-type lodging with a few sofas, entryway, desk, etc) were clean and comfortable and the grounds of the resort were maintained in excellent condition. We were welcomed with a nice fruit basket and some snacks as well. It was a nice peaceful contrast to the... More 

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