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Hostal Rincon del Viajero
Ranked #21 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Otavalo
California
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed March 16, 2010

The hotel is very nice and clean. The owners are very helpful and friendly and both speak english very well. There is also wifi available for no charge. My wife and I chose a room with a privet bathroom and it was very clean and convenient to the market, shops and transportation. There are several other towns that are easily reachable from Otavalo. They also do hikes into the mountains. I highly recommend this hotel for travelers. Being a bed and breakfast, they also have a complementary breakfast and other breakfast choices as well.

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Reviewed August 23, 2009

Rincon del Viajero
Roca 11-07, corner of Quiroga y Quito
Otavalo
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We had originally checked into Hotel Riviera Sucre upon arrival in Otavalo but moved into Rincon del Viajero for the next 5 nights. The latter had cheaper rooms (breakfast included in the room rate), hotter showers and was nearer to the craft market and bus terminal.

Rooms at Rincon del Viajero cost US$10 per person (including breakfast) for a private room with shared bathroom. We managed to negotiate a slightly cheaper rate for 5 nights.

The guesthouse is incredibly clean. It's very cheery, with many handpainted murals decorating the walls in the common areas and in the rooms. The rooms are a good size - not too big (which tend to be really cold) and very cosy. Beds were comfy, sheets clean and pillows the fluffiest I've had in hostels in S.America. Rooms are not cleaned daily unless you request for housekeeping services (which is just the way we like it.) All rooms have window which can be opened from behind the safety grills.

Bathrooms are spotless and relatively spacious. The toilet paper never runs out, hand soap is available and hand-dryers are actually provided! Hot showers are gas-powered, and albeit erratic at times, never fail to provide a powerful warm shower on demand. Guests are provided with big white towels - the newest and thickest I've had while traveling in S.America - and bath soap.

Security is well taken care of. The front gate is always locked and the staff only buzz guests in once they verify the guest's identity via the security camera.

The staff are incredibly attentive, responsive and friendly. Guests are encouraged to deposit their room keys at the reception when leaving the guesthouse. The staff always recognised us and had our room key ready for collection on the counter the moment they buzzed us in.

Facilities: laundry service, free WiFi in the common areas, pool table, TV room (but no DVD player), roof deck with hammocks, luggage store.

Tours: half-day tours of Mojanda Lakes, Cuicocha & Peguche are offered by the English-speaking owner. Cost: US$5-US$10 per person, depending on group size.

High recommended!

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Property: Hostal Rincon del Viajero
Address: Roca entre Quito y Quiroga | Roca 11-07, Otavalo N/0, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #21 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Otavalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet environment,secure,qualified staff,friendliness and culture. ... more   less 

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