My wife and I and another couple (all 70 or above) stayed here for three nights. Very remote in a beautiful area. We highly recommend. Breakfast and dinner and a very comfortable room. The people, including Mama Hilda, were all very hospitable. Highly recommend the hike from Ilsinivi (Llulu Llama) to Chugchilan (several miles, about 1,900 ft ascent...at 10,000 feet and in our 8th decade not easy but totally exhilirating and doable-slowly :-). On a beautiful sunny day, saw for the first time in our lives, straight overhead, a 360 degree rainbow...incredible). Visit the cheese factory and walk down. Do the plateau walk above the canyon. Take a look at the Black Sheep Inn website for good hiking suggestions. The Inn itself is no longer available for independent travelers but the website is full of good info.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Mama Hilda is a family run hostal in the small town of Chugchilan on the Quilotoa Loop. We are ideally situated half way around the loop and have been welcoming guests to our hostal for many years. We're a popular, inexpensive hostal that is a great place to base your exploration of the surrounding area. If you're looking for somewhere to relax and take in the breath taking views offered by the Ecuadorian Andes, this is the place to be. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Mama Hilda Hotel Chugchilan
- Hostal Mama Hilda Ecuador/Chugchilan