This was our 2nd stay at this lodge.
We had booked 1 week to enjoy a quiet location at the end of a long journey in Ecuador. We have not been disappointed, nothing had changed. Frank the owner gave us a warm welcome .
Here we die not hungry, portions are big and fresh food in the region.
Despite the lack of electricity we have never had cold, José Maria had constantly put the wood in the wood stove that made it very comfortable chalet although I am asthmatic, I understand so not a previous opinion because this type of stove gives off no smoke unlike open fires encountered often in Ecuador.
Lodge was clean every day.
The place is ideal to gravitate in the region but under-served by public transport, so Frank can lead you to Otavalo. Agencies also organize excursions to Cuicocha and Mojanda. Relax on the balcony of his cabin with a decor also based mountains after a long hike that is the dream.
Host in a cozy cottage located in a valley in the middle of a community at 3000 meters is also extraordinary.
We rented a small 4 x 4 we have therefore not had difficulty climbing the short path that leads to the lodge but this may put off people who are not use to off road driving .
No doubt these people will prefer to leave their car a little further down from the lodge or come by taxi.
We hope to go back to Ali Shungu Top Lodge because it is one of fiew places that you want to go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more less