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Magic Stone

Calle Ambato | El Campamento de los Pinos, Banos 0059, Ecuador
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Magic Stone
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Richmond, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We arrived by taxi from the bus station and were welcomed by the charming Danish hosts Ove and Aase. Getting acquainted with them was a large part of why this is a magical place. The property sits on a small hill overlooking town. It is a short and safe 5 min walk to town. The rooms are spacious and very... More

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United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Am absolutely pleased I booked this place. I was worried they wouldn't have availability. We arrived late on the day but the owner came out to greet us. We felt bad as it was late but he immediately made us feel welcomed. Immediately I was so pleased at the size of the room, bedding, toilet, décor- it looked and felt... More

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Jena, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is one of the best stays i have ever had during my travel through southamerica. I'm still missing the amazing breakfast with selfmade whole grain bread, selfmade jam, a wonderful cheeseplate and all the things you miss whilst travelling. The house is a place to feel home in the moment you enter it. You will have breakfast in the... More

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Cayambe, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Friends did us a favor and recommended Magic Stone. The owners were very friendly, great hospitality and a wonderful breakfast where we could select from several items. We ordered all of it, did so the next day too. Definitely will stay with Ove and Aase again when we are in Banos. Ron & Donna Carlson

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Manchester, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

From the moment we arrived the owners Aase and Ove made us feel very welcome and they are very warm and lovely people. The room was great, very spacious and comfortable and good value for money. Breakfast was also nice with lovely home made bread and the best eggs we have had in 6 weeks travelling. We were also given... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Magic Stone and loved it! We had some rainy weather while we were in Banos and didn't get to do what we had planned to see/do, but we know we want to come for another trip to stay in the oasis of calm that Aase and Ove have created here. Banos centre is quite... More

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Weinheim, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Magic Stone and we felt like being at home. Aase and Ove did everything for us, we talked a lot about travelling and they gave us tips what to do during our stay. The breakfast was the best we had after 7 month of travelling!!! I wish to meet such nice people more often!!!... More

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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The rooms are much better than what they seem, which is great!!! The room we had had two beds and it was very very comfortable. For 50 dollars approximately you'll have your room in one of the best places in banos. You'll have a quiet, pleasant stay that will make you feel at home. You'll can walk few blocks to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It is such a delight to encounter a gem of a Danish place in the heart of Banos.. the hosts have created a wonderful, comfortable, functional, and high standard accommodation. I love the small Danish details from the bed to the fixtures in the bathroom. The location is actually an advantage since it is quiet and away from the craziness... More

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Address: Calle Ambato | El Campamento de los Pinos, Banos 0059, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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The place is located in the far end of the main street, towards the waterfall. Ask for: "Campamento Los Pinos" Magic Stone is a great place to relax, with hammocks in the garden and amazing views. If you need information about tours in the area etc, we are here to help and you can order our famous breakfast with homemade bread and jam, fresh pressed orange-juice,crepes, fresh ground coffee/tea,scrambled egg ect. everything in best quality.Magic stone make day-trips only for our guests to a special place in the highland jungle where nobody else are coming, and to a very low price.We look forward to see you here in Magic Stone. ... more   less 
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