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“A Very Special Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Posada del Quinde

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La Posada del Quinde
Calle Quito con Miguel Egas, Otavalo EC100450, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Otavalo
New Orleans
1 review
“A Very Special Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

The Posada del Quinde is an absolute treat, with beautiful grounds and l gardens, a terrific staff, excellent food, and a wonderful owner. The town of Otavalo is noted for its market, which is why we went there, but the atmosphere in the bright and airy public area overlooking the gardens was so delightful and restful, the conversations with Maggie, the new owner were so much fun, the food in the restaurant so good, that we regretted not being able to stay a few more days. If you're going to Otavalo, this is the place to stay. And think about an extra day or two!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

I stayed at La Posada del Quinde for 7 days in January for business. The hotel is located just a few blocks from the market, various wholesale vendors and artisans. The rooms are comfortable and have views of a large garden area. Maggie, the owner, made me feel right at home and was very helpful. She recommended an artisan that made blankets and he did an excellent job on my order. The food is great, I ate most of my meals at the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone coming to Otavalo on business.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooksville, Maine
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Stayed here 2 nights in January. After being in the busy, congested, diesel fume city of Quito it was an oasis. It is any easy walk into the center of town and indigenous craft market. All of the heated guest rooms and suites have tile floors, folk décor, and bathrooms with hot showers. There is free wireless internet. The owner, Maggie, was very friendly and helpful. She employs a friendly, knowledgeable, indigenous staff. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is very attractive with native décor, a wood burning fireplace, and many windows overlooking the gardens. The breakfast was attractively served and included eggs, rolls, fresh fruit bowl, and fresh squeezed juice, plus excellent coffee.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

We stayed 4 nights at Posada del Quinde and enjoyed every moment. There was ample time to explore the markets and environs, and owner Maggie's guidance was right on-target. The space was warm and inviting for reading and relaxing in front of the fire and catching up on emails. It truly felt like a home away from home. I was also impressed by the genuine friendliness of Maggie and her high quality staff. Returning from a first stay (under previous ownership) some years ago, I was delighted to find that the hotel's best qualities had been retained, with the addition of a truly hospitable ambiance.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitefish
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62 hotel reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We stayed just two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. It's in a great location...just a short stroll to the huge market. The common areas are very comfortable and include purified water to fill your water bottle and a computer with Internet access. The large terrace is beautiful and overlooks the garden and includes a wonderful view of the mountains. Rooms are more than adequate in size with "matrimonial" beds. Realize the hotel is in a city so expect vehicle noise - light sleepers use ear plugs. The hotel is very clean and all foods properly washed, etc. Breakfast is included and we enjoyed eggs, coffee,juices, fruit and breads. Maggie arranged various trips for us....she's an expert with enormous patience. She also arranged a taxi from Quito and William drove a most comfortable new passenger van.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orland Park, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

La Posada del Quinde is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. Our room, the family suite, had plenty of space for the 6 of us and had incredible views of both the charming gardens and the spectacular mountains. The water pressure and temperature were great and the beds quite comfortable. The whole place is decorated with lovely handmade tapestries and crafts from local artisans. Delicious breakfast was included and we had a delicious dinner in the restaurant. We were within walking distance of the famous Pancho Market as well as a produce market. Maggie, the owner, was endlessly helpful before we arrived, and Sarah, Maggie's fill-in, was exceptional with advice and arrangements. It made us feel quite comfortable having English speakers around to help and translate when needed. We did not spend nearly enough time here. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights after spending 2 nights in busy Quito. It was a nice change, we enjoyed the comfy area by the fireplace to relax, read and hang out. The owner was out of town during our visit, but her replacement was great and very helpful. The staff is wonderful, very friendly and great in the kitchen :)
Close walk to all the markets too.
Short taxi drive to the little town with the waterfall is a nice afternoon trip, and would also recommend the Condor Park (has wonderful views of the town).
Would recommend for a nice change of pace from Quito.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Posada del Quinde

Address: Calle Quito con Miguel Egas, Otavalo EC100450, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our spacious, heated guest rooms and suites have tile floors, folk decor, and bathrooms boasting steaming hot showers day and night. Additionally, there is free WiFi wireless internet access. The rooms and suites overlook the garden and patio, where guests can enjoy a good book or snap pictures of hummingbirds. For families and groups, the suites sleep 4-6 people and offer roomy living and dining areas, as well as balconies overlooking Otavalo. Our native Ecuadorian staff and manager, as well as our US ex-pat owner, are incredibly helpful and will ensure that you have a pleasant stay. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
La Posada Del Quinde Hotel Otavalo
Ali Shungu Hotel
Ali Shungu Otavalo

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