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Magic Stone

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Calle Ambato | El Campamento de los Pinos, Banos 0059, Ecuador
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NEW YORK
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aase and Ove are exceptionally hospitable, and provide such a comfortable, clean and positive atmosphere for every guest. I always come back to their place in whatever travels can get me back there. You really cant find anywhere else that allows you to feel like you live there as well. What a magical place it is!

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Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week with Aase und Ove and had an amazing time. We actually changed hostels in order to be able to stay with them. They have just two rooms, so the atmosphere is very personal and familial. The rooms are great and offer everything you need. The breakfast was among the best we've had in 4 months travelling:... More 

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Brisbane
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

While in Baños we based ourselves at Magic Stone B&B a short walk from the centre of town but far enough away from the noise and maddening crowds. Our gracious hosts Ove and Aase are originally from Denmark but settled in Baños after travelling long term through South America themselves. The B&B has only 2 spacious rooms in a separate... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

When you arrive at Magic Stone you might notice the 'Se Vende' sign outside - after many years, the owners are moving on. So if you have been thinking about visiting Banos, now is the time. This is the ideal place to stay if you are getting a break from a busy city like Quito and you want to unwind... More 

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Scotland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Arrived in Banos on the recommendation of a fellow traveller. When I got there I was overwhelmed by the kindness and help afforded by the owners. The accommodation is very clean, modern and comfortable. Breakfast is amazing. I have stayed in many places in South America so far and this was by miles the best.

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Austin, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is absolutely perfect! If you are expecting the typical Latin America level of quality, this place is not it. It is beautiful, clean, like new, European-quality. The hosts are two of the nicest people I have ever met, and after two days and nights there I feel like I have made new life-long friends. The B&B is on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I am the other person that UKVISIT was referring to. I have spent time in Banos before and have checked prices at many places to stay. When I was told that the price was $25.00 per night, not including breakfast, I said that is too expensive for the area. My friend said they were going to book there and I... More 

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Vi står meget uforstående overfor den kritik, da vi som tidligere nævnt allerede havde gjort opmærksom på vores priser i... More 

Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had some confusion on price... its a per person price not a per room price which is unusual. Our friends had stayed in Banos before and this to them was very expensive for the area, for us we didn't know and thought it was average. The place was nice and spacious. Certain areas need a good clean like the... More 

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magicstone, Ejer at Magic Stone, responded to this review

I don't understand why our guests was confused about the Price because we told them how much we charge per person per night already in the first e-mail they send us and Again when they asked us when they arrived ! Aase Jauert Magic Stone. More 

Munich, Germany
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62 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Red Room (3 persons) for 3 nights and they could not have been an better! The house is located 300m from the main square in a safe and very quiet area - away from the hustle and bustle of the town center. The room was clean and provided enough room though not being overly spacious. The... More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed at the Magic Stone in Banos in May 2015. We found the owners, Ove and Aase, to be very helpful and hospitable during our stay, advising us of the local area and things to do / places to eat etc. Our room was clean and well presented. The main centre of Banos is a few minute walk away.... More 

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