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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

What a wonderful place. The view is stunning of the Andes Mountains and San Pablo Lake. The gardens are full of blooming flowers and a hedge of Lavender. The air smells of eucalyptus trees and your mind is a peace. The houses are adobe covered structures that are painted to blend into the environment. Each home is furnished with Ecuadorian... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

If you love nature and want to get out of the city, this is the place to stay. Ali Shungu consists of four individual cottages of either two bedrooms or one bedroom. They are roomy, clean, and comfortable. Meals are served in a nearby larger building, and the food is excellent. The environment is natural with flowering trees and bushes... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

You won't find another lodging like this on the planet, I will say. I've traveled in dozens of countries and, to me, Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge is one of a kind. It is close to Otavalo (the center of an age-old culture) yet secluded and private. The guest homes are very spacious and beautifully decorated. The large windows seem to... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

If you ever want a quite, beautiful, serine place to stay then Ali Shungu is the place. I have never stayed anywhere that I've felt I wanted to come back with my family and friends to enjoy. I can not express how beautiful this is and how wonderful the staff and owners Frank and Margaret are. The guesthouse that we... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We spent the last 4 days of our 7 week vacation at Ali Shungu--it was perfection. The house was beautifully decorated with every amenity one could need. Frank and Margaret are delightful hosts and will take care of your every need. We probably had the best food we had in all our time in Ecuador. If you visit Otavalo, stay... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We had a fabulous trip to Ali Shungu during December. We are a family of 6 with 4 kids (2 in college and 2 teens). Francisco and Margaret kindly gave us two gorgeous house, beautifully decorated with local and Peruvian art and crafts, equipped with full refrigerators, coffee, extremely spacious and comfortable and perfect for relaxing in the morning and... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Wow, what a wonderful place! Frank and Margaret have done an amazing job building those beautiful houses and a beautiful garden. Very "zen". The entire property hosts some amazing views. Everything is just perfect, and coupled with a great hospitality from the entire team we spent just fabulous few days at Ali Shungu. The food was delicious. My husband is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We stayed at Ali Shungu during a month long trip to Ecuador last August. It was magical--stunning views; beautiful, spacious and comfortable accomodations; lovely staff; wonderful food; and hosts who made us feel like family. They catered to our food preferences, provided thoughtful touches like huge amounts of drinking water, and showed us around the area in a way that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed at Ali Shungu for the first few days of our honeymoon in September and had an amazing time. Frank, Margaret and the team are wonderful. They helped us organise great day trips, made sure we were comfortable and we a had large hearty breakfast and dinner each day. The lodge itself is lovely - really relaxing and homely.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Ali Shungu is no ordinary hotel or lodge. It actually has four separate what we would call single family houses, spread out around a beautiful garden. Each has two bedrooms, bathrooms, full kitchen etc. But you don't ever need to cook. Owner Frank, a super nice American immigrant, will arrange excellent staff for just about anything and everything. The chef... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

Address: Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range: $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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