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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 de Agosto s/n, Cotacachi, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cotacachi
New Jersey
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2006

Unfortunately, I was disappointed by this hotel experience. The gardens are pretty and the customer service was good (very attentive) but the hotel is VERY overpriced for what you get, especially by Ecuador standards - the prices are comparable to a NYC hotel - the food was OK at best (two meals a day included in price), and the location is not great. Some nice touches but overdone in terms of formality (peacocks roaming the grounds) - you really do not get the local flavor here - just hanging out w. a few other Americans. I'm not sure why the guidebooks recommend it so highly, frankly.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2006

Where do I start...we were only here for 2 nights, and during that time, there were some "parties" happening in town, which lasted ALL NIGHT LONG....the bass of the music didn't die down until around 9am...
horrible, there is even a sign in the room saying that the locals "tend to party" well into the night, and that they will provide you with earplugs...not enough...I had my ipod on until it died, and it was still awful.
Besides this, the restaurant was really over the top with the presentation, almost forced elegance, which was laughable to this New Yorker...
Spa was okay...
Bed was comfortable, and some of the extra touches were good, but I would never stay here again....
Please ask for a room as far to the back of the property because of this problem, which they are more than well aware of. Thanks

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2004

We just returned from a 5 week trip to Peru, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Island. Our final week was spent at La Mirage Garden Hotel and Spa in Cotacachi, Ecuador, only a two hour drive from Quito. We would recomend this spot to anyone who enjoys beautiful grounds, elegant accomodations, a gorgeous Dining Room, excellent food, wonderful service, and a hotel staff and owner whose goal it is to make your stay a five star experience. The Spa is to die for!
Enjoy!!!

PS: Cotacachi is the leather capital of Ecuador. It is a lovely village just a few blocks away from the hotel. We bought beautiful leather jackets, and other items for a fraction of the cost in Quito or here in the states.

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Additional Information about La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa

Address: 10 de Agosto s/n, Cotacachi, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Cotacachi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cotacachi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Mirage is a contemporary resort built on the grounds of a 200-year-old hacienda. Wander through the extraordinary fragrant hummingbird-filled gardens, watching peacocks strolling by. Enjoy delightful regional and international cuisine. Relax in the unique and elegant spa for a variety of 11 different treatments. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Mirage Garden Hotel Cotacachi
La Mirage Garden Hotel And Spa
La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa Ecuador/Cotacachi

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