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Hacienda Manteles
Ranked #1 of 54 Banos B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

I spent one night here and like many other, wished I had more time to spend there. The best way I can describe the Hacienda is to say it is like the home you wish you had. Comfortable rooms that are beautifully decorated but also cozy and invite you to relax over a glass of wine or tea. Yes, the Hacienda is a little difficult to get to but that only enhances its beauty as your are met by the serene countryside. Looking forward to returning to this magical place.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We spend one night here on our Gate 1 tour of Ecuador - for me it should have been two giving us a day to explore and see the beautiful setting and enjoy the surrounding forests and trails - the manager, Fernando is great and rightfully extremely proud of his staff and the Hacienda - dinner and breakfast were outstanding - the owner came by and was extremely pleasant and interesting - they grow much of their own food so the menu is fresh and appetizing - The volcano was mostly clowed in the morning we were there but the views are still beautiful

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

A breathtaking drive up the narrow lush valley took us to a magical hideaway called Hacienda Manteles. We were greeted by the manager, Fernando, his attentive staff and three beautiful retrievers. After we were settled into our rooms Fernando gave us to a tour of the grounds. The lush foliage and gardens were immaculate and each exotic plant was explained in detail. The decor of the main house is rustic and tastefully decorated. Our dinner was gourmet quality with Fernando overseeing every step of the meal. Our room was comfortable and the view of the valley was amazing. We would highly recommend Hacienda Manteles as a perfect Ecuadorian getaway. Thank you Fernando!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Set in a lush, beautiful mountainous farming region w gorgeous views of Tungurahua Volcano, this old school working hacienda was absolutely amazing. Fernando (the charming, charismatic, rightfully proud manager with a terrific sense of humor) and his staff bend over backwards to ensure one is comfortable and happy. Even the dogs were eager to be friendly! Fernando is a wonderful host, inviting all to learn and see more of the hacienda, explaining the different plants in his kitchen garden. The newer constructed buildings blend in well with the original hacienda and all of the unique rooms are tastefully decorated to reflect the locale/culture. Our room, #22, had fruit from the hacienda's orchard for snacking, and FABULOUS views of the volcano and valley. The food was delicious as well: perfectly cooked shrimp, and the best chocolate cake I've ever tasted. Being well travelled and not given to hyperbole, maybe the altitude got to us -but we both still talk about Hacienda Manteles and would return to Ecuador just to return here. HIGHLY recommended.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hacienda Manteles is a masterpiece! The B&B is on the grounds of a beautifully landscaped farming region with terrific views of the active Tungurahua Volcano. The quaint facility is tastefully decorated with artifacts excavated from the local land. Some pieces are dated to 500 BC. Fernando and the staff welcomed us warmly and made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They extended themselves to make certain we were happy. Each room is unique and reflects the local culture. The food is very good. Fernando gave us an informative tour of the magnificent grounds. His sense of humor is fantastic. We loved the dogs, sheep and donkey. The donkey gets excited when he hears reggae music. This place is beautiful, the people are wonderful and I hope to return one day. I highly recommend Hacienda Manteles.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a working hacienda with beautiful gardens and farm animals one can go see and feed. Kids and adults in our tour group loved it. We could see the Tungurahua Volcano from the property and it actually spew ash while we were there. The rooms are lovely and very charming. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant stay. The room where they serve the meals had amazing views with lots of windows and natural light. The manager of the property, Senor Fernando, was super friendly and gave us a tour of the property and let us feed the animals. He also showed us the vegetable garden and explained to us about the different plants. We truly enjoyed our stay there. The rooms had no a/c but none was needed. We actually used the heater in the room at night. Highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

In two visits to Ecuador this is the nicest place I have stayed. The location is beautiful and peaceful, the welcome warm and friendly. Our room was excellent, comfortable and clean. The public rooms are interesting and pleasant, the food excellent. If you want to relax in peace and tranquility you won't do better than this.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hacienda Manteles

Address: Ecological Route Banos - Patate km. 18.5 (Via Las Antenas), Banos 0000, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Banos
Price Range: $215 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hacienda Manteles 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hacienda Manteles, a hotel near Banos, awaits your visit, offering you a homely and welcoming atmosphere in one of the most beautiful haciendas in Ecuador. Manteles, built in 1965 was transformed into a hotel in 1992. Little by little, the property has been remodelled and refurbished to include all the home comforts and services that our guests deserve. Located 18km from the town of Banos and offering stunning views of the active Tungurahua Volcano, the hacienda has become a 'must see' during any trip to Ecuador.The natural environment and ecotourism come together in Hacienda Manteles. Along with the wonderful gardens surrounding the main house, the hacienda encompasses a 200 hectare area of protected primary and secondary cloud forest, through which one can reach the entrance to the mystical Llanganates National Park. This forest, among other wonders, is home to an abundance of wild orchids and animals. For those who love mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and trekking Hacienda Manteles offers the perfect setting, with a whole network of natural trails to really enjoy these activities. The surrounding peaks of the Andes provide the perfect back drop for an unforgettable visit. ... more   less 
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