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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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  • 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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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I stayed here at the end of March into early April of 2015. Ove and Aase were great hosts. It was my wifes birthday and they sang happy birthday for her at breakfast and made a toast. They are both extremely nice and accomodating. Aase even brought us coffee and Danish rolls immediately after returning from a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great B&B. Rooms are beautiful. Location is a short walk (5 mins) into town. Beautiful views. The owners are exceptionally accommodating and helpful. Arrange for very reasonable rates for a driver. Sent in the right direction for a few good hikes. Very close to the thermal pools. Go before 8:00 AM and you will be the only... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

All the previous reviews sums up Magic Stone very well. We really enjoyed our stay here. Aase & Ove are wonderful people. We highly recommend Magic Stone. Breakfast should not be missed, the food is excellent, especially enjoyed the homemade strawberry jam and toast.

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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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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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