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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It takes some 20 mins' drive from Otavalo centre, along a small mountain road, and the last bit to the property is off-road and you really should have a SUV...but once you're there it's a jewel! The property, with 5 lodges, is beautiful. The lodge we stayed in was incredibly charming, with Ecuadorean and Bolivian furniture, including indigenous art. It...

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 April 2016

What a wonderful place. The view is stunning of the Andes Mountains and San Pablo Lake. The gardens are full of blooming flowers and a hedge of Lavender. The air smells of eucalyptus trees and your mind is a peace. The houses are adobe covered structures that are painted to blend into the environment. Each home is furnished with Ecuadorian...

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you love nature and want to get out of the city, this is the place to stay. Ali Shungu consists of four individual cottages of either two bedrooms or one bedroom. They are roomy, clean, and comfortable. Meals are served in a nearby larger building, and the food is excellent. The environment is natural with flowering trees and bushes...

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Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 April 2016

You won't find another lodging like this on the planet, I will say. I've traveled in dozens of countries and, to me, Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge is one of a kind. It is close to Otavalo (the center of an age-old culture) yet secluded and private. The guest homes are very spacious and beautifully decorated. The large windows seem to...

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 30 March 2016

If you ever want a quite, beautiful, serine place to stay then Ali Shungu is the place. I have never stayed anywhere that I've felt I wanted to come back with my family and friends to enjoy. I can not express how beautiful this is and how wonderful the staff and owners Frank and Margaret are. The guesthouse that we...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We spent the last 4 days of our 7 week vacation at Ali Shungu--it was perfection. The house was beautifully decorated with every amenity one could need. Frank and Margaret are delightful hosts and will take care of your every need. We probably had the best food we had in all our time in Ecuador. If you visit Otavalo, stay...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We had a fabulous trip to Ali Shungu during December. We are a family of 6 with 4 kids (2 in college and 2 teens). Francisco and Margaret kindly gave us two gorgeous house, beautifully decorated with local and Peruvian art and crafts, equipped with full refrigerators, coffee, extremely spacious and comfortable and perfect for relaxing in the morning and...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Wow, what a wonderful place! Frank and Margaret have done an amazing job building those beautiful houses and a beautiful garden. Very "zen". The entire property hosts some amazing views. Everything is just perfect, and coupled with a great hospitality from the entire team we spent just fabulous few days at Ali Shungu. The food was delicious. My husband is...

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Trumbull
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed at Ali Shungu during a month long trip to Ecuador last August. It was magical--stunning views; beautiful, spacious and comfortable accomodations; lovely staff; wonderful food; and hosts who made us feel like family. They catered to our food preferences, provided thoughtful touches like huge amounts of drinking water, and showed us around the area in a way that...

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed at Ali Shungu for the first few days of our honeymoon in September and had an amazing time. Frank, Margaret and the team are wonderful. They helped us organise great day trips, made sure we were comfortable and we a had large hearty breakfast and dinner each day. The lodge itself is lovely - really relaxing and homely....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

Address: Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range: $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the guesthouses are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Elena246, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All houses are exquisite, updated, quiet, unbelievably fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles DKG7, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We took over the whole place. All were equally great, but different. Describe your situation and Frank will help you decide.”
 of 5 bubbles valerieg153, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Easy transportation to town, nice area for a few days”
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 of 5 bubbles Susaneer, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are large and spacious and decor is fascinating. No bad choices!”
 of 5 bubbles 511pamc, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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