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Luna Runtun Adventure Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via a Runtun Km 6, Banos EC180250, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the place. My room had an amazing view and the cafeteria and the pools also. The restaurant had good food, the breakfast was one of the best in Ecuador. I felt that in the pool they should have a hairdryer. In the room i missed a shower cap. The shower is a vertical one so if you don't... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you loved the view and that you found the food good. Thanks for your feedback. I plan to follow up on your concerns right away. We hope to see you back in Baños soon. Remember to book online in our web page, confirmation is immediate. Regards, More

Charlotte, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is truly heaven...the views from the pools and the Cafe are breathtaking and if Tungurahua Volcano is not covered in clouds you can see that too from many points on the property. The rooms are well appointed with everything that you need and great views as well. The site is quite a respite from the towns and cities... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear that you've been impressed with your stay. Thanks for reaching out about your experience with us, and I'm very happy to read your recommendation as a "place not to be missed if you are in the country". Thanks so much. We are already looking forward to your next visit. Wishing you safe travels in the... More

Denver
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place has the most amazing views! You can sit in the hot tub (heated by volcanic water) and see tyhe clouds pass by. The place is beautiful and the food was also great. I would come back for sure.

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

I appreciate your recommendation about Luna Runtun. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the hot tubs, the food, and I'm glad that you took the time to write about your stay. Can't wait to have you back. Remember you can book online in our web page and all our services are open to the public too. Best wishes. More

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is my fourth hotel in Banos and it blows the competition out of the water. “Beautiful hotel but difficult if you are not in good physical condition, you need a car and be young because it is outside the city

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation, our future guests and visitors will appreciate it. Any taxi can get to Luna Runtun ($5), and travelers can also walk from town (1 hour uphill), beautiful views. Thanks for the review. I send you my best regards. More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed at Runa Luntun two weeks ago for a weekend. It is a bit of a drive from Quito but once you pass Ambato you get to enjoy incredible views! The hotel consists of spread out bungalows allowing for maximum privacy. I had the Yoga Suite which was a nice room with a little bit of a walk from... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for reaching out about your recent experience with Luna Runtun in Baños. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the privacy of the Yoga Suite and the views from the pools, and it's great that you were impressed with the service, too. I appreciate your recommendation, and I look forward to having you back! I send you my best regards. More

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is my fourth hotel in Banos and it blows the competition out of the water. It sits on a high crag overlooking town, in fact, it's probably a precarious, 15 minute drive up the mountain from the centre of town so not ideal if you want to enjoy the nightlife. This is its real charm. From my room we... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for providing such detail about your visit with us! It's wonderful to hear that you've been impressed with the excellent views, the hot pools, the food in the Runtun Restaurant and breakfast at Café del Cielo. I agree with you, we work with Papallacta together promoting the Andes & Amazon circuit: Quito - Luna Runtun (Baños) - Cotococha Ecolodge... More

Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I loved the beautiful views and the pools and the decor but I wanted to write and warn people how far away the restaurants and pools are from the rooms. There are LOT of steps making getting around very strenuous if you are not in good shape. Our room was lovely but lacked some basic things that I am used... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Dear livinglif: I'm glad to hear that you were pleased with the beautiful views and decor. Thank you for the warning to all guests regarding the location and steps. They will really appreciate it. It´s true that the rooms have no coffee maker, but all suites do have electric jars to do it and the coffee station in the reception... More

Bermuda
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

So many things to say about this place! The views from the resort were simply unreal. We stayed in the Romantic Suite Mi Amor and were so happy with this choice. We knew it was smaller than some other rooms but it was really all we needed. The main reason we chose this room is that it has a jacuzzi... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Dear krispy6: It makes me happy to know that you had a great stay! Thank you for the wonderful compliments especially the great location and of course, our beautiful views of Baños and the Llanganates National Park! I sincerely thank you for choosing to stay with us. My team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back... More

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at Luna Runtun for one night and the overall experience was really good. The views from the hotel are amazing, full of mountains and wonderful landscapes. The hot springs at the terraces are just so great to spend the afternoon relaxing and chilling. Dinner was also really good. Only bad point was the fireplace in our room. We... More

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Dear Alexis V: Your comments on the hotel’s views and the hot springs are appreciated. However, I do apologise for the disappointing experience with the fireplace that you have outlined which have been comprehensively reviewed and rectified. New hermetic eco-fireplaces have been installed. You can check the new rooms and suites in our web page. Total customer satisfaction is our... More

San Pablo Del Lago, Ecuador
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are in Banos this hotel is about 20 minutes and a couple of thousand feet above the town. It was just perfect for us as I do not recommend staying in town. The hotel is lovely the staff friendly and you are way above the town so it is quiet and peaceful (Just what a spa should be)

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LunaRuntun, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, responded to this review

Dear shmelvin, Your compliments on the hotel’s great location, staff, food and service are greatly appreciated. Hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Warm regards, More

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Address: Via a Runtun Km 6, Banos EC180250, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Luna Runtun Adventure Spa 4*
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Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA is a Romantic Hotel for couples, family or friends. It is located in Banos, 170 km (3 hours drive) from Quito, the capital of Ecuador, 300 km (5 hours drive) from Guayaquil and 62 km (1 hour drive) from the Amazon rainforest. The setting is unique, surrounded by mountains, 70 waterfalls and thermal water. Spring weather, with an average temperature of 17 - 25°C all year round, and some rainy days. Luna Runtun's 310 acres of unspoilt Andean forest are located on the oriental flank of the active Tungurahua volcano (5.016M), 400m above the charming town of Banos, gateway to the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by Sangay and Llanganates National Parks. Enjoy 25 adventure activities: 11 hikes, rafting, canyoning, biking, horse backriding, travelling throughout the countryside, Amazon rainforest and birdwatching programs; 25 SPA treatments, 4 pools and jacuzzi with hot volcanic water, Runtun Restaurant with fusion food, Cafe del Cielo with 34 varieties of coffee, themed rooms and Romantic Suites decorated exquisitely. With your loved one, family or friends; Luna Runtun has become the ideal place to celebrate special events: weekend getaways, vacations, relaxing, birthday, wedding anniversary, marriage proposal, honeymoon, reconciliations and romantic getaways. Our Adventure and SPA packages are the perfect combination for your trip to the Galapagos Islands. The volcano has been constantly active since 1999 and showers the sky with her spectacular show of fire and lava, allowing our visitors to partake in one of the world's most impressive natural fireworks displays from the safety of Luna Runtun and the charming town of Banos located in the secure area in the oriental flank of the volcano. Banos and Luna Runtun have not been affected by any type of material in the 16 eruptions in the last 400 years. The Basilica of Our Lady of Holy Water, built in 1944, is made of volcanic stones, as well as Banos City Hall. Adventure, rest, fun and a volcano in eruption. Welcome to the most complete destination in Ecuador! ... more   less 
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