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Avenida Quito and Miguel Egas, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
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#2 of 19 hotels in Otavalo
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After a several-year hiatus to exclusively serve student and volunteer groups, La Posada del Quinde has reopened. This time, seven of the previous staff have formed their own business. As owner-operators of a 100% indigenous-run business, they look forward to offering the same award-winning service and amenities that they did from 2010-2017. La Posada del Quinde is an ecologically- and socially-minded hotel that strives to make all of its guests feel at home. All of our spacious, heated guest rooms and suites have tile floors, folk decor, and bathrooms boasting solar-heated, steaming-hot showers day and night. Additionally, there is free WiFi. All of the guest rooms and suites overlook the garden and patio, where guests can enjoy a good book or snap pictures of hummingbirds. Our spacious suites sleep 2-7 people and offer roomy living and dining areas, as well as balconies overlooking Otavalo. The indigenous Ecuadorian owner-operators are incredibly helpful and will ensure that you have a pleasant stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
24-hour check-in
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Separate living room
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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BethanySP wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, UK51 contributions11 helpful votes
I loved my 3-night stay at Posada del Quinde! It’s a beautiful, airy, light-filled space, filled with warm wood and colourful handicrafts. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the Plaza de los Ponchos, but feels like a sanctuary. The gardens are wonderful, providing a habitat for the frogs that sung me to sleep at night. Some of the Kichwa people who run the hotel have worked there for decades and it shows. It feels very much like being welcomed into a harmonious home. The rooms are thoughtfully equipped, the bed was soooo comfortable, and the piping-hot shower was a joy. I would totally recommend Posada del Quinde!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Ryan N wrote a review Feb 2020
Bakersfield, California2 contributions
La Pasado Del Quinde is a gem in the city of Otavalo. This was my first trip to Ecuador. I was impressed by Hotel's friendly staff, quality of the accommodations and the sanctuary feel of the grounds. I enjoyed the views from gardens where I walked and meditated in the mornings. I highly recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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SGood wrote a review Feb 2020
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I've been a return guest at Posada del Quinde for 10 years, and am thrilled that my home away from home has re-opened. The location in Otavalo is ideal - an easy walk to shopping & restaurants, as well as a taxi ride to all the beautiful sites & nearby towns. If you want to be surrounded by Andean culture & still enjoy all the comforts of a dedicated staff, comfortable beds & pillows, fabulous hot showers, restaurant with delicious (and safe) food, and a stunning garden in the middle of a city, then don't miss the Posada del Quinde experience. I'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from MargaretR2004, Public Relations Manager at La Posada del Quinde
Responded Feb 17, 2020
It was wonderful to have you back with us, SGood! We are excited to be open again and to be offering this "home away from home" to so many travelers. Your support of the new owners of the lodging and restaurant operation is highly appreciated, helping them get the word out that they are back in business and welcoming guests from all over the world. Thank you for returning--can't wait for your next visit!
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Tiese E wrote a review Jul 2017
Tampa, Florida9 contributions4 helpful votes
Service: The workers here were always available, polite and ready to answer questions about what to do in the city and how to reach various locations. The hotel also has a brochure with clear recommendations on what to do in the city. Location: The hotel is a short walk from the famous market in Otavalo. Amenities: The beds here are quite honestly the best I have ever slept on and they are made with soft comfortable blankets and sheets that make you not want to leave! The room we stayed in was big enough to fit 6+ people comfortably so staying as a big group in this hotel will not be a problem! Relaxation: Wow, the views here were my favorite things about this quaint hotel in Otavalo city. Our room had large glass windows that let light in and afforded us the beautiful views of the outside seating area (with amazing landscaping) and the mountain in the distance. This is the place to sit back, relax and reminisce about your city experiences. We were only here for one night and I instantly regretted how short it was once we arrived. Thank you to the staff and owner for providing a mini-paradise for travelers in the city of Otavalo
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Camila T wrote a review Jul 2017
1 contribution
I had the privilege of staying at La Posada del Quinde with a couple friends on a spontaneous trip to Otavalo. We were in Awe of how beautiful this hotel is. Suite we stayed in was super spacious, beautiful decor, and view.The BEST sleep I've gotten during my stay in Ecuador has been at this hotel!! Super comfortable beds and the blackout curtains are my best friends. The hotel is located at a pleasant 5 minute walking to the Plaza de Ponchos (artisanal market).
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
$66 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Posada del Quinde
Which popular attractions are close to La Posada del Quinde?
Nearby attractions include Otavalo Market (0.3 miles), Cava Caran - Beer Experience (0.3 miles), and Etnia Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Posada del Quinde?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Posada del Quinde?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at La Posada del Quinde?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Posada del Quinde?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Posada del Quinde?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Cosecha Coffee & Bakery, Cafe Pachamama, and Balcon de Imbabura.
Does La Posada del Quinde have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Posada del Quinde offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Posada del Quinde located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Otavalo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Posada del Quinde?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does La Posada del Quinde have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.