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La Estelita

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Km. 5 Via Yuracrucito, a 3 Km. del Arcangel, Ibarra 100150, Ecuador
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Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to relax with great views of Ibarra and the mountains. Location: Nested in the mountains. 5Km via Yuracrucito. There are 3 ways to access the place: own car, taxi, or bus. Own car: your smart phone and use any traffic app. [I used Waze and uploaded the route from a place with wifi ] Taxi: from Ibarra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was amazing. Beautiful views, beautiful rooms, amazing food, friendly staff. And what must be the best shower in the entire country. I can't recommend this place enough. The picture is the view from my room at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our family, the hotel is beautiful and have friendly staff. We arrived in the afternoon and the check in process was fast. In the night we all went to have dinner on the hotel restaurant and WOW!!!, we got delicious food and awesome drinks. Next morning we went for a family walk and in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Amazing view but make sure to have your map with you so you can find it. Very clean, friendly staff as well. There is a big dog roaming around, he is nice and very polite though. I love the pool! The food is very good, and breakfast was great. Only thing is accessibility, you'll definitely need a car to drive... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I was looking for a peaceful place surrounded by nature to escape the city and get together with my family to celebrate my birthday, La Estelita was the perfect choice. It is a charming hotel in the top of a hill with a superb view of the city of Ibarra, lake Yahuarcocha and the Imbabura volcano. Imabura is a magical... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Beautiful hotel in great relaxing location. Great staff that are very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are very neat and clean. Food at restaurant was very good. Its a perfect stop if visiting Otavalo or crossing the boarder to Colombia.

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at La Estelita during Carnival holidays. Breathtaking views along the way up despite the poor road conditions. Views from the rooms are also stunning! At night we had to take additional blankets because it was freezing. Even though we turned the shower on and waited for the water to get hot, we didn't get enough of it. Food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We arrived late to find the hotel staff waiting for our arrival, clearly highlighting that customer service was to a good standing. The rooms were well presented and very comfortable, clean and usable. Views of the city were exceptional and hard to beat. Breakfast offered, was fairly average and perhaps the biggest let down of the stay, with limited variety... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time of writing a review regarding La Estelita. We always make our best effort so that our clients feel like they are home. Normally, we offer just continental breakfasts, but we decided as a courtesy to upgrade the breakfast to a full buffet so that all of our clients could have a wonderful... More 

Cotacachi, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a get away retreat then put La Estelita on your bucket list. The drive up is on a twisting winding road but not that bad. You will think you are on top of the world. At night you have a birds eye view or rather like a view from a plane. The lights are beautiful... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time of doing this review! We really apreciate everything you said and we hope you had a wonderful time with us. The room you stayed in was our Suite Estelita. The fire place gives the room a plus of romanticism with the views of the city and the lake in the... More 

milwaukee, wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

the drive up to the hotel on a dirt road takes nearly 25 minutes, but as we say in spanish, " valor de pena " ( the pain is worth it ). nearly at the top of the mountain, the hotel offers outstanding views of Ibarra and the Imbabura volcano ( on a clear day ). rooms are large with... More 

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time of writing a review about La Estelita. I'm sorry to correct you, but the correct Spanish way of saying "The Pain Was Worth It" is (Valió la Pena). I hope you got to learn some Spanish while you visited us, since its always easier to learn a new language while... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about La Estelita

Address: Km. 5 Via Yuracrucito, a 3 Km. del Arcangel, Ibarra 100150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Ibarra
Price Range: $96 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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