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La Estelita

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Km. 5 Via Yuracrucito, a 3 Km. del Arcangel, Ibarra, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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217 reviews 217 reviews
178 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located high in the hills over Ibarra the Hotel has a nice view of the town and surrounding country side. The hotel itself is nice and the staff very friendly. We booked the presidential suite as I was hoping for a king size bed - it only had a queen bed. We were also suppose to have a balcony overlooking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After a slight mixup with our reservation, we had a great weekend. Check about the road before you arrive because it wasn't in the best of shape. We have driven through the mountains and were used to the crazy roads, but for some reason this was the most terrifying drive - the height to get up there is dizzying. The... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time of leaving us a review. We are sorry about the road construction that was going on the day you arrived at La Estelita. the city hall decided to start the work on the road without any notice given to us, but fortunately everything worked good for you. We are glad... More 

San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Before getting to this hotel, there was a long uphill drive. Once arrive at the hotel, you will find everything worths it. Since the president suite's price is not much higher than standard room, we booked it. The view was spectacular!! You can see the while Ibarra city, volcano, the lake and mountains. Hands down, it was probably was the... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Lily, Thank you for your awesome review about La Estelita. As the road is truly uphill for about 15 minutes, it is absolutely rewarding once you get to our property. The view is simply fantastic, since you have the city of Ibarra and Yahuarcocha lake, all in one view. The Presidential Suite is located in the last floor of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is a very nice hotel. The rooms are big and very comfortable and clean. The beds are excelent. The food served is very good and with good variety. The view of the lake and city is spectacular. It is a great spot if you go eith kids (7 years old and above) Highly recommended to visit if you go... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time of writing us a review about La Estelita. One of the many things that make La Estelita such a wonderful place, is where it is located. Since its on top of a mountain, it has the privilege of watching over the city of Ibarra, and the lake named Yahuarcocha, AT... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a hotel located high in the Andes with a spectacular view of San Miguel de Ibarra and the surrounding volcanoes in the area. I was able to relax there, so much so that I didn't feel like going anywhere. I just wanted to stay to enjoy the natural beauty and the eucalyptus scent that was in the air.... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time of writing such a nice review about La Estelita. It is true that this place, emanates tranquility and relaxation, and this allows for anyone to rest like never before. Next time you visit us, you should definitely use the sauna if you didn't this time, as it adds a plus to everything... More 

Kaltbrunn, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the place to stay when You are in Ibarra. In fact, this hotel is a reason to visit Ibarra. It wasn't my first visit and it won't be my last. The perfect place to spend some romantic days to escape from the grey everyday life.

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving such a nice review for La Estelita. We are always working very hard to make La Estelita, as you say, a reason to visit the beautiful city of Ibarra. Thank you again, and we will be waiting for your next visit to La Estelita! More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I can't say enough about La Estelita. I was only able to stay for one night as I was on a business trip. As a person who has traveled to many amazing hotels around the world I have to say La Estelita is by far one of the best I have seen. It's amazing not only due to the natural... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guillermo, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review about La Estelita. We are very happy you had a wonderful experience staying with us, and also that you enjoyed our surroundings. Since La Estelita is at the top of a hill overviewing the city of Ibarra, it has a spectacular view of the city, and the lake... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

You can't beat the views from this hotel, absolutely fantastic. The staff is very friendly and we're very patient with the little Spanish I know. They served a nice supper and great breakfast was included. They were very supportive when my wife took ill. The rooms are wonderfull. There was plenty of hot water in the morning. The ride up... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. We are glad you had a wonderful time staying with us, and we really hope you can come back soon and visit us. We are always happy to take care of our guests, and your wife is no exception. We hope she is feeling better now. About the WiFi,... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

if you want to relax and be free from all the smoke and smog of Quito, La Estelita is the place you should be at. Sure, drive is bit challenging up the hill but it pays off. Beautifully decorated rooms, rustic yet modern, cool but filled with the warmth of the helpful staff. it was one of the most amazing... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time of writing a review about La Estelita. The architecture of La Estelita is a mix of different architectures of different countries we have been in. The most prominent is Switzerland, which we borrowed some of the techniques they use in their villas. That is why La Estelita feels rustic, yet modern at... More 

San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I stayed one night at La Estelita and had a wonderful stay! The views are spectacular and the staff were incredibly hospitable and warm. They arranged for a taxi driver to take us from Ibarra to Quito and took extra care that our taxi driver knew where to go. The dinner we had at the hotel restaurant... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time of writing a review about La Estelita. It makes us very happy knowing our guests had a nice experience staying with us. La Estelita is the most romantic place for having dinner, while watching the sunset in front of you and your husband, isn't it? We are sorry about the... More 

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