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Termas de Papallacta
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Papallacta
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

The rooms are nothing special, they fit into the "rugged mountain retreat motif, but the public areas are fabulous. The keys are the thermal pools and the spa. The spa is marvelous. When you drive past the industrial town near the entrance you fear that it will not be what you hoped. But once you get onto the grounds of the hotel itself everything is beautiful. Flowers. Fog and mist creating marvelous shadows. Butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering. The spa rooms are clean and the staff is competent and friendly. Expensive for Ecuador but not by first world standards. The pools are clean and warm and heavenly. Different pools at different temperatures so you can find one that is just right. Incredible mountain views. Nice bar. Tasty but not spectacular food. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

It rains here a lot in the winter but it is rather splendid to step out of your room into the cold rain and immediately plunge into a hot thermal pool.

Our room was very comfortable with good amenities but not quite as luxurious as we'd expect for the price. The hotel is quite isolated so you will probably use their dining room. The food was competent, decent but not inspiring.

Service was capable and reasonably friendly but of the impersonal hotel variety rather than the personal guesthouse touch.

By far the best thing about Termas de Papallacta are the semi-private outdoor hot pools shared by each group of rooms. These are absolute bliss. There are a lot of other pool and spa facilities here which guests use at a discount but we did not try them.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We recently stayted at Pappalacta and had a great time. The pools are spotlessly clean and the setting is beautiful. The accommodation is great....like small haciendas with the thermal pools right outside the door.

If you need a massage after tripping around, this is the place for you.
The facilties are amazing - make sure you allow a few days to enjoy it.
We were there in May and the weather was really good.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

we stayed in one of the "suites" which is basically a little semi-detached cabin by some semi-private thermal pools. i cannot recommend this highly enough! we had am amazing view at night of Antesana volcano from where we were sitting in the thermal pools, and although the pools are shared with other guests, there is still a good amount of privacy so you feel like you're in your own little Hobbit village. the tile floors of the suites are heated so even in the crisp night you are cozy in your room. we also got a massage at the spa and they were EXCELLENT. absolutely amazing value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

In between hikes our stay at Papallacta was a treat. Beautiful resort full of Ecuador roses with private termas right in front of your hotelroom in wooden little cabins. Lots of hot water and fluffy white towels, spacious rooms with good beds, very nice bathroom, all nice and warm! Use of the public balneares is included so we went twice: sunday afternoon in the sun with a lot of friendly Ecuadorian people from Quito and early monday morning in the mist, almost deserted. Best hot pool right next to the cold spring coming from the mountains.
We walked the trail along the Papallacta river up to 3450 m with lots of bromelia's and bamboo. The massages in the Spa were very good indeed, surrounded in luxury with Ecuadorian music in the backgroud, and reasonably priced.
We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant: very nice trucha papillon and pristinos with honeysauce as desert. Breakfast was a feast with tomatotree juice, mocacino's scrambled eggs and fresh bread, served by friendly waiters. All in all a completely relaxing stay that we can highly recommend!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

We stayed here for a night after a cruise around the Galapagos and sightseeing in and around Quito. I am getting more inclined to have a chill out at the end of our holidays and this hotel was the perfect choice. We only stayed one night but we arrived early on the Sunday and they were able to give us an early check in. We went for a walk along a river which was well signposted and great to take in some of the landscape and we spotted some interesting birds. There is a guide available as well (although not sure of the cost).
The hot springs are outside your room so we were hopping in and out as much as possible. The cool mountain rain and the clouds rolling over the mountains whilst you are warm in the springs is a wonderful relaxing experience. We didn’t have any spa treatments in the end as we just enjoyed the springs along with sleeping and reading.
The staff were helpful and friendly. The restaurant was nice and relaxed and is not too expensive when compared with the price of the hotel. The food was very fresh and well prepared although it was pretty standard when it came to the menu. The waiters were really nice and welcoming.
On the negative side, although the rooms are lovely in terms of architecture they could do with sprucing up a bit. It generally looks a bit tired. Our heater which looked very basic was not working; luckily it wasn’t too cold a night. Also we arrived early on Sunday and it was very noisy around the pools. I think a lot of wealthier people from Quito come up for the weekend and perhaps it is little bit “party party” on a Friday and Saturday night. People then starting leaving and it was mostly tourist arriving to replace them who seems to want the quiet chill out that we did. As a result the night we stayed was lovely and quiet even though you can use the pools in the hotel 24 hours a day. We mostly had the pools to ourselves in the evening. Obviously it depends what you want but worth noting that you may want to avoid the weekends if you want more peace.
All in all I am very happy we tagged to the end of our holiday, it would be so expensive to do anything similar in Europe, and the spa treatments looked very cheap too, when compared with something similar in Europe. So would definitely say go for it.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

This place is fabulous and perfect for relaxing and unwinding amidst your travels. Worth every cent. The pools are amazing and the layout of the place adds to the charm of having your own hot pool literally at your doorstep. The food and service was very good. The rooms basic yet comfortable and cosy, but why would you waste time in them? One night was not long enough.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Termas de Papallacta

Address: Km 65 via Baeza, Papallacta 150753, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Napo Province > Papallacta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Papallacta
Price Range: $156 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Termas de Papallacta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Termas de Papallacta is a Hot Springs SPA, Resort & Convention Center nestled in a majestic valley of the high Andes only 45 minutes driving from the new Quito Airport and 1 hour from Quito city. We are located at Km 65 on the way to Baeza following the Interoceanic road. Our resort is on the "Cinnamon Trail", the same route that the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana took in 1542 when he crossed the Andean mountain range searching for gold and other treasures, and which unexpectedly led him to discover the Amazon River. Papallacta is the doorway to the Ecuadorian Amazon region, despite being in the Ecuadorian Highlands at an altitude of 10.827 feet (3.300 meters) above sea level and of an average daytime temperature of 14°C (57°F). ... more   less 
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