This resort will definitely take you out of your comfort zone, in a good way. First you arrive to the hotel via canoe. Traveling down the Napo River was an adventure in itself and very picturesque I might say. You cannot see the hotel from the river. Once you arrive at the hotel you have to take a 7 minute walk up the ramp or take the steps. The hotel sits on a large bluff overlooking the river. Once you get to the top of the bluff the views were stunning and ever changing. We had a cabin located towards the end of the property. The room was lovely. We had two full beds and a balcony with a hammock. The room was sparsely furnished the bathroom was updated. The commode had it's own room but the walls did not go all the way up to the ceiling. Therefore, you can hear everything that takes place. This can be a little awkward for people traveling with friends. Something to consider. In addition, the room is very open there is a very large window, with only a screen, located at the front of the cabin that looked out onto the main pathway and gardens. It was a bit disconcerting since the bathroom area is located right next to this window. Quick frankly if the person was tall enough they could look into your room and hear everything that you say and do. Not to mention the commode was located there as well. The shower was off to the side and since their was no door to the bathroom in it's entirety, I tended to take showers with the lights off, to gain a bit of privacy. Since this hotel is located in the Amazon Basin it can get very humid. The rooms have no air conditioning but the ceiling fan could be put on turbo to cool you room down. Since the humidity is so high the air is always moist, therefore we found that the linens on the beds (blankets, sheets, pillows) smelled faintly of mildew. I however travel with Febreeze and it was extremely helpful with masking this odor. Many other hotel patrons complained of the odor as well. I suggest you pick up a small travel size bottle of Febreeze or perhaps a couple of scented dryer sheets to help with the odor. They will also help to keep your luggage smelling fresh. The hotel provided soap, lotion, and two towels. However, they did not provide washclothes. Bring your own loofah or pouf sponge. The balcony was wonderful however we had a little visitor. A bat hung out in our room. We noticed that both doors leading to the balcony had about a 1 inch gap between the door and the floor. Therefore, any little critter could crawl under it and snuggle with you. The hotel did provide two extra blanket in the bathroom area. I suggest that you utilize these blankets to cover the gap under the door. Just roll up the blankets and stuff them partially under the doors. It will be sure to keep at least keep the critters at bay. I should also inform you of the roosters. They were roaming free and extremely loud. Be prepared to be awaken at the crack of dawn. If you don't want to be awaken get yourself some good earplugs. The property had a very large pool and a wonderful bar. They also had a great buffet. The food was delicious. However, I would stay away from the raw vegetables and fruits without a peel, a couple of the hotel patrons had a few digestive issues. The hotel also had a small gift shop that was lovely. They also provided tours into the jungle and provide you with knee high rubber boots. Make sure that you bring a sturdy pair of socks and plenty of mosquito repellant. A ponch would be nice as well, however if you forget to pack one they sell them in the store for $3. If you have time I recommend getting a massage. The prices are reasonable and the massage area is located at the edge of the bluff overlooking the Napo River. The views are stunning, especially during sunset. Overall, this was a wonderful hotel that forces you to let go of your inhibitions and come out of your comfort zone. The best part of travel is experiencing something you never have done before.
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- La Casa Del Suizo Hotel Quito
- La Casa Del Suizo Quito