ECUADOR - HOTELS
From colonially styled traditional hotels, environmentally friendly lodges to modern design hotels Ecuador will have an accommodation style to suite.
Plaza Grande 5*
Located close to Quito’s main square, the Plaza Grande oozes colonial style crossed with minimal detail of a modern 5* hotel. With only 15 suites the boutique hotel offers attentive service and an excellent restaurant. The restaurant has fantastic views across the historic centre of the town and is an excellent place to watch live opera from.
Patio Andaluz 4*
The Patio Andaluz is a charming colonial hotel full of character. With only 32 rooms, the Andaluz is crammed with period features and antique furniture. The different areas of the hotel radiate off a central courtyard decorated with large whitewashed arches. The hotel’s restaurant ‘El Rincon de Catuña’ serves traditional Spanish dishes and local cuisine whilst lighter tapas dishes can be tried at Marques de Jerez also managed by the hotel.
Mashpi Lodge 5*
Made of recycled steel in the heart of the cloud forest, the eco friendly Mashpi Lodge, is one of the more unusual places to lodge in South America. Combining natural tones, with eye catching angles, clean lines and hints of colour, the lodge is modern, bright and minimalistic. Offering luxurious surroundings teamed with an interesting selection of activities such as a ride on the elevated Sky bike, the Mashpi Lodge is an extraordinary place to stay in one of the most bio-diverse and nature rich places in the world.
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Samari Spa Resort, Baños 4*
Surrounded by mountains, the Samari Spa is a beautiful hotel with 37 well appointed spacious rooms. The style of the hotel is classic luxury and with a luxurious spa offering an array of treatments, an indoor heated pool, hydromassage and Turkish Bath the hotel is a heavenly place to unwind and relax away from it all. For the more adventurous or those who want the best of both worlds, activities such as canyoning, horse riding, rafting, zip lining and jungle walking can be arranged in Baños.
Hotel Casa San Rafael, Cuenca 3*
Set in the heart of Cuenca, the Hotel Case San Rafael is a charming and perfectly formed boutique hotel. Encompassing the charm of Cuenca, Casa San Rafael, once a Cuencano home, is a modern hotel providing comfortable and well facilitated accommodation in the centre of the city
Sacha Lodge 4*
For wildlife enthusiasts, Sacha Lodge is a little slice of heaven. Set deep within the Amazonian forest, Sacha Lodge delivers an authentic wildlife experience in natural surroundings. With native Quechua guides and naturalists on hand to learn about the unique eco system, guests can spot caiman, giant otters, and piranha.
Napo Wildlife Centre 4*
Set on the shores of the beautiful Añangucocha lagoon within the Yasuni National Park, The Napo Wildlife centre nestles in natural beauty. With observation towers, on site naturalists and a variety of activities the Napo is well placed to explore and investigate the surrounding area whilst feeling worlds away from normal life. Each of the centres’ 12 cabins and 8 suites have private balconies with either views of the forest or the lagoon. With private bathrooms, hot water, mosquito nets and constant electricity all requirements of the modern traveller are provided for.
Wyndham Guayaquil 4*
The Wyndham Guayaquil is a large modern stylish hotel overlooking the Guayas river close to the Malecon 2000 broad walk, the 2.5km walkway along the riverside which passes many of the historical sites of Guayaquil. With a gym, outdoor heated swimming pool and close to the local airport the Wyndham is ideally placed for a stop over before or after visiting the Galapagos islands
Mansión del Río 4*+
Situated on the banks of the Guayas river the Mansion del Rio is a renovated 1920s mansion located in one of Guayaquil’s oldest neighbourhoods. With sumptuous decor, rich drapery, marble finishes the Rio is a beautiful boutique hotel combining style, luxury and comfort. The panoramic veranda, colonial style patio and tile work all lend an air of a gone by era but combined with the amenities required by the modern day.