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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Termas De Papallacta Hotel Quito
- Termas De Papallacta Quito