La Casa Sol Otavalo exceeded our expectations. You never are sure how a hotel will be until you arrive. We were pleasantly surprised at what a gorgeous, serene, peaceful place this hotel is. It is everything others said it was and more. The pictures on their website don't do it justice. It is the highest structure on the hill and is among gorgeous trees with amazing views. The Peguche Falls are a 5 minute walk and water from it go through the waterfalls that meander through the hotel. It is a very unusual structure and every room was different. My husband, 7 year old son and I had a HUGE room (I would say at least 400 square feet) with amazingly comfortable beds and down comforters. For just $72 + tax we had this amazing, spotless room with hot water, fabulous fresh breakfast and gourmet dinner . My son loved how the kitchen was open so that he could watch the amazing chefs prepare meals. He actually loved the food and he hates everything.
Everyone at the hotel was so kind and another pleasant surprise is that the water from the tap is purified so you did not have to buy bottled water and have those horrible plastic bottles go in the trash (there did not appear to be recycling in Otavalo like in Quito and the Galapagos). Our family can attest to the fact that their water was safe because it has been a week and we did not get sick.
The hotel found us a wonderful driver, Guillermo, who picked our family up at the airport and drove us to the hotel playing music from Otavalan musicians. We even saw a double rainbow on the way. He was a kind, safe driver and had a squeaky clean taxi with functioning seatbelts.
We spent 2 nights at La Casa Sol in Peguche arriving on a Sunday. The second night there we were the only guests. I highly recommend coming to Otavalo after the market. We walked around the entire area for 2 days and saw almost no tourists (our favorite way to travel). What an amazing experience to walk over the hills and see how all the locals live. The views were breathtaking and everyone was so kind. We highly recommend hiking over to Puerto Lago from the hotel. A gorgeous walk that allowed us to meet so many wonderful indigenous people. Our family gave away 2 suitcases worth of things in the span of 2 days and we have never met such greatful people (and we do this every time we visit developing countries).
We can't say enough about this hotel and can not wait to return.
Something I would recommend to guests is to get clarity on the pricing. There is just a bit of disconnect between their sister hotel in Quito that seems to handle pricing. It all worked out for us once the Peguche hotel called Quito. You just have to be patient. They are truly kind and incredibly honest.
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- Also Known As:
- La Casa Sol Otavalo Peguche, Ecuador