Remember where you are ....which is Ecuador. This is not the Omni! I feel in love with this 140 year old historic retreat. You are located in the heart of the village and within walking distance to all the shopping. The rooms are small and bathroom even smaller but we were there to explore not to spend time in a room. Yes, the floors squeak but you would to if you were 140 years old. Ask for a room with a balcony which is only large enough for one person to look out of but nice view of the cathedral and convent across the street. You may request a small heater to take the chill off. Slept great! Complimentary breakfast offered. Great local fruit juice. Later had a wonderful one hour massage for only $30.
Now about those church bells. We arrived very late only to be woken up early and it sounded like someone banging on a iron pot with a spoon it lasted so long that I told my husband that maybe it was a Ecuadorian fire alarm. He got up to investigate but did not see a soul stirring. We went back to bed only to be woken up again in 30 min. Later we learned it was the church bell. We learned to appreciate and love this wake up call and 30 min snooze alarm.
We found the staff to be helpful and understanding of our very limited Spanish. Proceeds from the hotel go back to the indigenous people. I think you will enjoy The Land Of Sun but always keep in mind where you are and opt for the adventure and charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Land of the Sun Hotel and Spa is a historic colonial landmark in the city of Cotacachi Ecuador. It has 15 rooms and a penthouse suite along with a fireplace room for private parties. The restaurant seats over 100 and is ideal for lunch or dinner meetings. Land of the Sun has hosted President Correa when in town as well as the Ms. Ecuador pageant. We are pleased to offer this Hotel to the public and can truly say that it is the jewel of Ecuador. Carter Hall G.M. Land of the Sun Hotel & Spa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Land Of The Sun Hotel & Spa Ecuador/Cotacachi