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La Estelita

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Km. 5 Via Yuracrucito, a 3 Km. del Arcangel, Ibarra 100150, Ecuador
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel in great relaxing location. Great staff that are very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are very neat and clean. Food at restaurant was very good. Its a perfect stop if visiting Otavalo or crossing the boarder to Colombia.

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Quito, Ecuador
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144 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at La Estelita during Carnival holidays. Breathtaking views along the way up despite the poor road conditions. Views from the rooms are also stunning! At night we had to take additional blankets because it was freezing. Even though we turned the shower on and waited for the water to get hot, we didn't get enough of it. Food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We arrived late to find the hotel staff waiting for our arrival, clearly highlighting that customer service was to a good standing. The rooms were well presented and very comfortable, clean and usable. Views of the city were exceptional and hard to beat. Breakfast offered, was fairly average and perhaps the biggest let down of the stay, with limited variety... More 

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

Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time of writing a review regarding La Estelita. We always make our best effort so that our clients feel like they are home. Normally, we offer just continental breakfasts, but we decided as a courtesy to upgrade the breakfast to a full buffet so that all of our clients could have a wonderful... More 

Cotacachi, Ecuador
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135 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a get away retreat then put La Estelita on your bucket list. The drive up is on a twisting winding road but not that bad. You will think you are on top of the world. At night you have a birds eye view or rather like a view from a plane. The lights are beautiful... More 

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

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time of doing this review! We really apreciate everything you said and we hope you had a wonderful time with us. The room you stayed in was our Suite Estelita. The fire place gives the room a plus of romanticism with the views of the city and the lake in the... More 

milwaukee, wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

the drive up to the hotel on a dirt road takes nearly 25 minutes, but as we say in spanish, " valor de pena " ( the pain is worth it ). nearly at the top of the mountain, the hotel offers outstanding views of Ibarra and the Imbabura volcano ( on a clear day ). rooms are large with... 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 a review about La Estelita. I'm sorry to correct you, but the correct Spanish way of saying "The Pain Was Worth It" is (Valió la Pena). I hope you got to learn some Spanish while you visited us, since its always easier to learn a new language while... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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208 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time on writing a review about La Estelita. The Presidential Suite is our highest room of all, and has a beautiful view of the city and the Yahuarcocha Lake. We are sorry about the confusion about the balcony. We call balcony to the area where the huge window in the room is situated,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

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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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 

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