The gardens and art were amazing, not to mention the 400 year old structures. Our suite was warm and cozy, contrary to what many on TripAdvisor have said. Fire was built promptly at 7 each night. Pablo, our dinner waiter was excellent!
We felt that the Hacienda was a bit too stodgy and stuffy for our tastes. It is better suited to older travelers (and we are in our 60s) that seem to prefer 5 star accomodations. It seemed more like being in Europe than Ecuador. We were also uncomfortable with the armed guards and the disparity between the town and the Hacienda. We prefer to mix with the local environment, not to be "protected" from it.
We also felt that it was over priced, given that dinner was not included.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel. A restored, 400 year-old hacienda with restaurant - organic food, sports facilities - squash, basketball, horseback riding, mountain bikes & games rooms, library, several acres of gardens. 38 Staff. Within 20 minutes of Otavalo's markets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Cusin Hotel Otavalo