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“Modest accommodations in a lovely setting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hosteria Cabanas del Lago

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Hosteria Cabanas del Lago
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lago San Pablo Otavalo Imbabura Ecuador | Otavalo Lago San Pablo, Otavalo 0000, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #7 of 21 Otavalo B&B and Inns
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Modest accommodations in a lovely setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This hotel is difficult to judge, because the hotel rooms are nothing special, but the setting is so beautiful. The best way to describe the accommodations is “rustic,” the nicest touch being the fireplace in each guestroom that the staff will light for you in the evening. Otherwise, the rooms are pretty spartan and chilly; and the light in the bathroom is so dim that shaving is a chore. In-room wi-fi is theoretical rather than actual, but the wi-fi works fine in the common areas. The hotel grounds are a great treat! The hotel consists of rows of “cabins” built right on the banks of the lake, and the property is teeming with beautiful flowers. In sum, the setting pleases more than the actual accommodations, but the hotel is fine for a brief visit while touring the countryside.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I was only at this hotel for about 12 hours so too late to enjoy the water sports and a bit too cold but it is a beautiful property with many activities! There is a fireplace in every room. The bar and restaurant area is nice. I'd go back for a long weekend with kids!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Thanks for your comments. We are sorry for the late response. By the time you wrote them, we didn't have a good performance in social networks and also, we didn't have a assigned person to do that labor. Thanks for take the time to write them.
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I just had lunch here but food is well made if you want to have an idea of what highlands cusine is. The place is beautifil traditional achitecture and an awesome place for kids. I'd love to stay here for a weekend since the "Marina" has a lot of water activities to do! You should def give it a chance despites the high cost.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Beautiful hotel on the lake with volcanoes around it. This hotel is very child friendly, they have chickens, sheep, bunnys and children's drawing room. I wished I had my kids with me on the trip when I saw how child friendly they are. The food was good and staff at the hotel is very friendly. One of the nicest touches was coming back from dinner to a fireplace in our room. That was truly romantic!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed at these cabins as part of a Gate 1 tour. We loved the cabin we were in. The location on the lake was beautiful. Lots of flowers planted on the grounds. A boat dock. A slide into the lake. We were there in September so it was way too cold to swim, but there was a nice setup for swimming or boating from the hotel. The main lodge had a restaurant and bar. The food was good (we had our choice of 3 different entrees.) The wine selection was good. They also had a tasting of a creamy Ecuadorian chocolate liquor that we enjoyed. The cabins were comfortable with beds, set-in window seating and a shower/bathroom. There didn't seem to be heating or air conditioning in the cabin room but, while we were eating dinner, the staff started a fire in the room's fireplace that heated teh room to a toasty temperature for us. There didn't seem to be any other resorts or larger hotels in the area, though the lake is quite large and there could be other places to stay around the other shoreside.

Room Tip: We were in the row of cabins that paralleled the lake. There were also cabins in the main buildings...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dear guest:
Thanks for your comments. We are sorry for the late response. By the time you wrote them, we didn't have a good performance in social networks and also, we didn't have a assigned person to do that labor. Thanks for take the time to write them.
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Hoosick Falls, NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed here as part of our Gate 1 tour of Ecuador. Our room was our least favorite of the tour. They have some newer cabins that looked really nice. Our cabin was next to the newer ones. The problem that stands out was there was very little light at night in the room, and the light fixture in the bathroom was awful. Very difficult to see. They lit our fireplace after dinner which was a nice touch until the screen came crashing down from the raised hearth.

There was not much hot water. The beds were comfortable. As with many of Gate 1 tours, we got there late and left early, so we were not there that long.

The redeeming thing for this property is the setting on the lake, and the restaurant and bar area. A really neat bar and lounge area with fireplace. The restaurant is right on the water. Breakfast buffet was just outside the restaurant on a deck over the water. Really nice.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012 via mobile

Cabanas del Lago was included as part of an 8 day tour of Ecuador. After departing Quito and touring the folk market in Otavalo we spent the night here. We were greeted by a friendly staff in what I assume was local dress. The "cabins" are gorgeous, complete with working fireplace. The restaurant, bar and outdoor dining areas are very nice, and overlook the gorgeous lake. The food was excellent and nicely presented. Try the chocolate liqueur which is made locally. Hotel staff had a nice fire going in our room when we returned from dinner which took the chill off of the crisp Andean night. The hotel has water sports and child-related activities, as well as a small gift shop. Despite a pesky rooster who began crowing at 4 AM, and a really annoying "clicking" creature just outside our room we really enjoyed our short stay. If you are "tech" addicted be aware that there is no WiFi available here. I wish we could have spent more time here - a great place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lago San Pablo Otavalo Imbabura Ecuador | Otavalo Lago San Pablo, Otavalo 0000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hosteria Cabanas del Lago 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An awesome lakeside hotel offers a traditional and international cuisine. Comfortable and cozy cabins decorated with a unique andean-contemporary style. Beautiful and peaceful gardens in the middle of a typical andean scenery. ... more   less 
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