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Casa Amarilla

Final de la Juan Leon Mera sendero peatonal | Chutan, Banos 593, Ecuador
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Ranked #15 of 25 hotels in Banos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014
Brian L New York City, New York
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Casa Amarilla is an excellent lodging option in Banos located in the woods just above the city. It´s a 10-15 minute walk uphill from the edge of the town and inaccessible by car. Service is great and the views are incredible, and it´s great being in such a peaceful location yet a short walk from the town. The fact that... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Because of the fantastic references, we decided to go to Casa Amarillo. We had an heavy suitcase with us and expected that there was an horse to pick us up. But there was no horse at all. The woman is really nice but the room was not clean. The room too expensive for what you get. The view is very... More

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights during Carnaval. The views are outstanding. The owners were very nice. We had a mix up about the horses. The horses did not come for us and we had to carry our luggage up the hill. I was a little disgruntled by the time I got to the hotel entrance. The... More

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Even though you have to hike over a mile up a STEEP hill, it is worth the effort, even with luggage. We were greeted with fresh squeezed lemonade. Casa Amarilla is a beautiful place perched above the city, the view is spectacular. We soaked in the hot tub with water from the waterfalls. Nice showers, nice beds and really nice... More

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is fabulous!!! We traveled all over Ecuador and stayed in some really nice boutique places but we really enjoyed this place. We had no idea what to expect because they asked us if we wanted horses to meet us at the trail or if we wanted to walk up ourselves. Considering that this was our last place to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

La Casa Amarilla is a special find. It is simple and sweet, and has beautiful vistas overlooking the town of Baños. The 20 minute climb up to it is a little tough with bags, but well worth the trek. Mayra is a lovely hostess who cooked us great meals and took us through her gardens, naming the flowers and introducing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I visited Quito, Cuenca and Baños in Ecuador and I stayed in many hotels, but The Casa Amarilla has a unique and perfect view. A walk up to Runtún with my friends and saw this place in the trail, what a sorprise!!You can see many kinds on birds, inlcudes hummingbirds, quin quin, azulejos, and a beautiful flowers. The arepas prepared... More

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18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

When I visited Ecuador for two months ens of 2010 I stopped for few weeks in Banos. Banos is great for all kinds of things. But the Casa Amarilla is a secret tip. Run by a very friendly family its located on the hill side from where you overlook the town. You hike up there so maybe store heavy things... More

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Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

The best place I stayed in all Ecuador. Wonderful place with nice people close to nature. Mayra thanks for your hospitality. Your garden is wonderful ! I took there a lot of nice pictures of Colibris. I believe it was not my last visit of this place. Radek

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

it's a place of stunning mountains and full of adventure, a place for relax with nature and friends, the food is excellent and very good attention

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Address: Final de la Juan Leon Mera sendero peatonal | Chutan, Banos 593, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
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La Casa Armarilla provides a unique opportunity for a peaceful mountain getaway. The hotel is of a rustic European style beautifully located near a majestic mountain trail only fifteen minutes away from Banos. This magical adventure will bring you closer to nature. You can choose to travel the nature trail by foot (which is the best option for enjoying the biodiversity and natural beauty of the trail) or on horseback ... more   less 
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