Set between two volcanos. Nice cozy fireplace to keep room warm as it was chilly at night. Excellent service. High altitude requires extra stamina. Trip was with Gate 1 travel and this was one of many unique hotels
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
The site is wounderful but the hotel has a bit to improve. The restaurant had good food but the decoration is very cheap and worse of all, it was very cold. I had to have dinner wearing an anorack and a scarf. The cabanas are confortable but since they have the hot spots right in front of the rooms they should have bathrobes as a standard item.
Even if the weather wasn't really good, we did a little hike through the rainforest and we had the chance to see lamas and alpacas. After the hike we were looking forward to lie in the hot springs. It was great, lying in the hot springs and enjoying the mountains.
We spent the night at Papallacta. Arrived late in the afternoon, enjoyed body mudpacks followed
by wonderful lavender oil massages. Totally relaxed for a light supper of Ecuadorean locro (potato soup) and shrimp cocktail. Next morning a hike (distance depends on your stamina at 10,000+ feet) and then an hour in the thermal baths. Paradise!!!
NICE and relaxing! It was raining, but hey that's how the rainforest can maintain! the food was good, service was slow, but again, relaxing. We went to the second hot springs ( short distance from the hotel room) and that one was more lover's lane. If you have kids with you, avoid going at night...
No AC or heaters so, bring layers for clothing. The lobby area has computer upstairs and Wi-Fi, so yes, you can still connect to outside world.
Arrived to the Termas de Papallacta in the midst of drizzle. Therefore, it was not the best condition to witness the beauty of the place. The food selection was limited for vegans. No heat radiating from the floor! Needless to say, it was cold! Not a highly hospitable staff! The thermal pools was voted the best feature by my travel companions on the tour. It did have free wifi access in the room.