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La Posada del Arte

#6 of 26 Hotels in Banos
Certificate of Excellence
Calle Velasco Ibarra y Av. Montalvo, Banos, Ecuador
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Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Banos
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bronx, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and I found this hostel/hotel from the lonely planet book and walked in to check availability. We were stunned by the beautiful colors and paintings of the restaurant and lobby. After booking we're even more pressed by the rest of the hotel including our rooms. Our rooms were lovely, no tv thank goodness. We had a lovely fireplace... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a lovely little hotel! Four of us traveled to Banos for a few days; my sister, mother, husband and I stayed for four nights at La Posada Del Arte and were delighted with the stay. Mom and sis stayed in the room "Verde 2" and it was charming and perfect - 3 windows with french doors overlooking the main... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed in La Posada del Arte in feb 2015. Loved everything about this place. Fabulous hosts, great food, Can't say anything negative about this place. Especially loved the countryyard. Thank you to the wonderful people who run this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a treat to stay in this creative oasis. Wonderful location right near the banos with roof top views of the waterfall. Marsha and Jim are wonderful hosts and staying here was a real treat! Our room looked onto a jungle garden and was very pleasantly decorated. We ate here and enjoyed the delicious meals. We were even treated to... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I am sitting at the foot of a mountain face sipping roasted coffee... Drinking fresh squeezed papaya... And languishing over hot breads, cheese, and jams... All after a night of perfect sleep. Posada del Arte is centrally located... And it's your loss not to stay here. Very amiable staff. $1.50 taxi or walk from bus after you arrive.

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We recently stayed here and should have made more time in Baños to enjoy ourselves. We stayed in the Blue House with views of the waterfall from our room. The owners are very nice people who have a great staff working for them. We don't understand some of the reviews that reflect negatively on the owners. I guess there are... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Jim and Barbara are great host. The breakfast was the best we had in Ecuador. The room was comfortable and plenty of hot water. The lounge area was very comfortable with great wifi. Conveniently located near the hot springs which is just a short walk. Also just a short walk to town or the bus station. I would definitely stay... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed 4 nights, Dec. 31 to Jan 4. Our room was clean and comfortable, with views of the waterfall. The place is so cozy, especially the living room with the fireplace on. Friendly owners and staff, huge breakfasts (try their hot chocolate), and excellent value for money made our stay a 10 out of 10 experience.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Marsha and Jim have created a great atmosphere. Just prior to my friends wedding we got a room at Posada for the groomsmen to get ready. The wedding itself was happening at another location but Posada was great and let us leave are things there until we came back after the wedding for the rest of our stay. There morning... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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19 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While La Posada del Arte does have art all over the walls, don't miss the archaeological display of indigenous Ecuadorian cultures, mostly pre-Inca statues, stone tools, etc. The hostal is clean and has a great full breakfast, but all rooms face the central courtyard, so sleep can be compromised. Location is very good, close walk to town, and a few... More 

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