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Estrella del Chimborazo

Ambato, Ecuador
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Vienna, Austria
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335 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... you find this homely lodge, run and owned by Marco Cruz, he is a well known mountain climber. coming from the mighty mountain with a climb up to 5300m we were happy to have a rest here at the very comfortable lounge/restaurant/sitting area. i felt relaxed here, furnitures and decoration in warm colors and friendly people around you. unfortunately... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

You will be taken away from everything, where only a volcano, lamas and wild birds will keep you company in the most beautiful, well equipped, modern chalet. Make sure you ask for the newly built chalet when you book. Dinner and breakfast are included. They won't be your best meal but they are more than good. The place is just... More 

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Thank ilSeriedipendente
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85 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are so comfortable and surprisingly warm for the cold temperatures outside. The lodge where the meals are served is very cozy. The food is delicious! Of course, the best part of the lodging is the view of Chimborazo itself. The property sits at the base of Chimborazo where some professional mountain climbers... More 

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Milano, Italia
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's one of the places I'll never forget in my life! We stayed here just one afternoon and one night while travelling from Cotopaxi to Cuenca. It's not easy to get used to this altitude but the atmosphere, the wonderful view, the nice rooms, the perfect dinner help a lot in feeling "at home". We enjoyed walking with lama and... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

There is one big plus: the rooms and common areas are as comfortable and stylish as it can get, and considering the altitude, it's by no means too expensive. And there is one big minus: the management and the staff are truly aweful. To pick one example: My girlfriemd had severe altitude sickness and needed transport to Riobamba immediately. The... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went there during our drive from Quito to Cuenca. The place is exactly what we expected. A well hidden jewel at the foot of the volcano. The rooms are so comfortable ( big comforters and alpaca blankets in a Wooden comfortable bed) the little wooden chalets so nice. You feel really well when you arrive here. By the way,... More 

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Thank retmrey
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66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The lodge is high up at about 13,000 feet on the Chimborazo volcano. There is very little else around you, so you feel completely surrounded by nature. The view of the volcano and the wild grasses changes constantly with shifting clouds. Hummingbirds land on your window sill, alpacas shift around the landscape much like the mist, and small rabbits and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed this lodge on the way to Volcano Chimborazo. Very quiet and nice place with amazing views, full of wildlife (lamas, birds, small animals like rabbits). Attention: the name sign of the road has the other name - "Lodge Chimborazo by Mark'', not Lodge Estrella del Chimborazo as you book it. No wifi access, no mobile network.. Absolute silent..

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Wilmslow
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is normally used as the focal point for the Chimborazo base camp. The moment we entered, we thought we were somewhere special. Before entering the main room of the building, We removed our shoes and donned the slippers provided. As we arrived, lunch was being prepared - there is no choice! No matter, it was delicious. There is a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I really do not want to write this review. I want this place to be selfishly mine, and mine only. Unfortunately, the mind-bending beauty of Estrella del Chimborazo must be shared. I traveled here alone and stayed for two days and one night to acclimatize for my climb up Chimborozo. The meals were superb and the scenery is unbeatable and... More 

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