I stayed here in Otavalo recently with a large group of friends, and our experience couldn't have been better. The owners of the property were incredibly nice, helpful, and accommodating throughout our experience from booking over the phone to getting back to the bus terminal to head back to Quito. Not only did the owner picked us up personally at the bus station and bring us back to the Cottage, but he also gave us rides into town for the market on Saturday (which is probably why you're planning to go to Otavalo). We arrived mid-afternoon, and once we settled in, they even led us on a hike to a waterfall.
We rented out a whole house plus some rooms in the dormitory, and everything was comfortable and great. Some of us ate in their restaurant, which was delicious, and others were able to cook in the kitchens in the guests' houses. The houses have living rooms with TVs and an extensive DVD collection, which were great for relaxing after a long day of travel or being at the market. Also, there are plenty of hammocks and chairs around the property, from which you can get absolutely incredible views of the Andes.
This place could not have been cooler or more helpful. I highly recommend it for any traveler looking for an authentic experience (especially those who may want a break from Spanish).More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking