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Magic Stone

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Calle Ambato | El Campamento de los Pinos, Banos 0059, Ecuador
Magic Stone
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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
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I don't even know where to start with this review because it's hard to put perfection into words! Aase and Ove are amazing people and staying with them was such a treat. They are the kindest people in the world and they made our experience perfect by being such excellent hosts and being so knowledgable so that we could maximize... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Private guest house, wonderfully designed and decorated. Couple who owns the property are friendly and very helpful. For breakfast we tried something different each of our three days there, and all were delicious. Clean, comfortable, almost luxurious. Great place and highly recommended.

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Ghent, Belgium
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

At the and of an almost one month trip we ended up in Baños and were lucky to find this B&B. It's located at a couple of hundred meteters from the town center - ideal as this town center is not the nicest place to be. The B&B is great, with a clean and nice room for a very affordable... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First off, I can't say enough about Aase and Ove - they went above and beyond for us during our stay. We arrived very late because of the bus from Quito to Banos (4.5 hrs), but when we got here we were greeted with smiles despite the late hour. They were able to take our breakfast order for the next... More 

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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great stay at this lovely guest house. Owners very friendly and helpful, and the bread made for breakfast was delicious! If you get chance go to Casa De La Abuela...it's a great walk up if you are hikers (alternatively get a taxi) and remember to take your camera for some great shots swinging over the valley! Also Santa Ana thermal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you want excellent hosts, super clean rooms and bath, comfy beds,good value, pleasant surroundings, and easy walk to town, stay here! We had a wonderful stay for three nights last week. It is easily the best B&B in Ecuador and probably my most favorite stay in any B& B anywhere. The prices are extremely reasonable (they are usually quoted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We loved our stay at Magic Stone in Banos. Ove and Aase are magical hosts. They accommodated our family of four in the Red Room. The rate was very reasonable and Aase made us excellent breakfasts each morning and even arranged for our taxi pickup on our departure day. We would love to stay there again on our next trip... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After three days at Magic Stone, we did not want to leave. The hosts are fantastic and do everything in their power to make you feel at home. The rooms are spotless and comfortable. But the best thing is the breakfast. Everything is homemade and the quality of the food is superb. Order everything you crave for, pluss a bit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed three nights at Magic Stone and it was great. It is literally 5 minutes walk from the center of Banos- a safe walk also at night. It is clean, spacious, quiet, cute and I felt very safe. It is also in the safe part of town from the volcano :-) The breakfast is the best. Everything is home... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed in Magic Stone for 2 nights. The B&B was a real relief after having stayed in several hostels around the Quilotoa loop and in Latacunga. The Danish couple who owns the place is lovely and they make great breakfast (all own made!). Amazing bread, pancakes, jam and fresh fruit, served in the living room with views over Banos!... More 

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