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La Posada del Arte
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Banos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We spent 4 nights at Posada del Arte and would advise you to stay in the Blue House or new section of this establishment. The old section is in need of some renovation but the Blue House is wonderful. The restaurant has great meals, the owners are helpful and the courtyard was a great place to gather and enjoy a glass of wine. The location is close to one of the best baths in town and overall we would recommend this place if you are headed to Banos.

Room Tip: We stayed in the older section of the Posada for 2 nights and then we moved to the Blue House in roo...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Best breakfasts in Banos for sure. Try the papaya honey-- freaking delicious. Very good coffee too!

Wifi always worked-- strong plus.

Hot water with strong pressure is so fantastic. It's quiet, has views of the falls, & is pretty. We only stayed a night but would return!

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

La Posada Del Arte is a great place to stay while in Banos. The location is perfect since it is just a short walk from the city center and close enough to the waterfall to be serenaded to sleep by the sounds of the cascading water. The rooms are comfortable and the hot water is plentiful. The breakfasts are generous and delicious, to say the very least. And the STAFF are very helpful and friendly. It is the staff's warm reception and friendly attitude and the delicious breakfasts that will have us returning to this great little hotel the next time we are in town.

Room Tip: Canela 1 has a hot tub/ jet bathtub in the room, but room number three has the best location for sle...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Have stayed many places in Banos, and we really enjoyed Posada Del Arte. Nice atmosphere, the rooms are really well decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast is very good, and the service staff (Ecuadorians) are wonderful. The comments on the owners are pretty spot on. They don't seem to appreciate their guest and are generally not friendly.

Room Tip: The Garden room(s) were nice.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The owners of this property live life on their own terms. They serve Coke in bottles like God intended because they don't like trash. They buy fresh produce from the local market because it builds their own community not corporate food. They have great Internet and have good bandwidth. Their breakfast is free and sensational and the setting is like eating in a gallery. Meet Jim---a Jimmy Buffet wanna be who is a great poet. We hated to leave

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a nice hotel situated a little out of way, but close to a beautiful waterfall and a thermal bath, which we enjoyed greatly.
The pluses: Beautiful decoration and art work, very quiet location and if you get the rooms facing the waterfall, you would enjoy the scenery. Excellent breakfast. English speaking staff.
The minuses: Rather expensive for what it can offer, bathrooms and toilets were not clean. Overall not a very clean hotel. The owners (or folks in charge) were Americans and rather aloof. After having been pampered by other warm and hospitable Ecuadorians hoteliers in our trip , we experienced a somewhat of rude and cold treatment.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the waterfall.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband, daughter and I stayed the the Posada for two nights because it was colorful, quiet and had a great view of the waterfall. We were pleased to be given a choice of rooms before checking in, and all the ice we needed for our cooler when we asked for it. The food was very well prepared and presented. The most satisfying aspect of the hotel was the service we received after we were gone. I left my favorite sneakers there, and when I called the Posada the owner, Marshia, found the shoes, packed them in a box and sent them to the rental car agency at the Quito airport via a local delivery service (without charging the delivery fee to my credit card). She then contacted me via email to inform me that the address I had given her for the rental car agency was old, so she provided me with the delivery agent's name and phone number. The manager of Hotel Mandela in Puerto Lopez (who happened to know Marshia personally) spent about an hour on the phone a couple of days later in a valiant but unsuccessful effort to help me locate where the delivery service had sent the shoes (thank you Jill). When we returned the rental car, the package was there and I was so delighted to have my shoes back! I would definitely stay at the Posada del Arte again for the GREAT SERVICE.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about La Posada del Arte

Address: Calle Velasco Ibarra y Av. Montalvo, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Banos
Price Range: $78 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Posada del Arte 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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