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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

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Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Although it has been six weeks since my wife and I stayed at Ali Shungu Lodge, the memories of our experience are as fresh and warm as if it had been only yesterday. From the moment that we were picked up at our Quito hotel by our driver, Fabian, the professional care and concern of Ali Shungu for its clients...

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

While nestled within the forest atop a mountain, it’s difficult to imagine a place finer than Ali Shungu to appreciate the beauty of Ecuador. Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge owners Frank and Margaret are outstanding souls who go out of their way to make your stay at their retreat seamlessly enjoyable. This was my third visit to this enchanting locale with...

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 December 2013

If you are looking for a tranquil place to relax that is located in a mountainous equatorial region, this is for you. Sara and I were treated to the extremely warm hospitality of the Ali Shangu at the end of our Ecuadoran vacation and I am so glad it worked out that way. The four days and three nights were...

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Ellsworth, Maine
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Ali Shungu is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. My friend and I spent our last night there following a hectic business trip in Otavalo, and before heading to the jungle. The guesthouse we stayed in was exquisitely decorated, and even the most expensive camera in the world could not capture the beauty of the panoramic views from...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Ali Shungu is a great place to stay when in the Otavalo area. My wife, two-year-old daughter, and I stayed three nights and enjoyed every minute of it. Everything written in the other reviews is spot on. Each guesthouse is tastefully decorated and very spacious. The regional folk music added to the atmosphere, as did the wood burning stove. You...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Ali Shungu is a beautiful, working farm outside Otavalo. Don Francisco is a terrific host who takes good care of his guests. We stayed in a large cabin that was beautifully decorated with art and crafts from the area and equipped with a wood stove. We stayed two nights and wished we had had more time to enjoy the peaceful...

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

My friend and I had some business in Otavalo, but wanted to have a special ending to our days there. We had stayed in the former Ali Shungu Hotel and knew that the original owners, Frank and Margaret, had built this new place nearby in the mountains. Well, this was incredible with postcard views, a huge mini lodge all to...

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We spent 4 peaceful nights enjoying the first part of out trip through the Ecuadoran Sierra. Hidden away on a hillside with a gorgeous panoramic view of two volcanic peaks, the lodge is a perfect place to slow down and remember what its like not to have a frantic schedule. Frank is a great host whose many years in the...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Frank and Margaret's Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge exceeded my expectations - great location, great property, great view, great food, and awesome hosts. The staff was wonderful. We felt welcomed. The guest houses were well appointed. We want to go back...and stay longer. I have a feeling we will be seeing Frank and Margaret again.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

A rough and bumpy ride brought us to this idealic guest house away from busy downtown Otavalo. The cottages were huge, clean and very well appointed. The 2 meals a day were amazingly fresh and well sorced with many of the items coming from the garden. Frank and his wife were the font of all knowledge having lived in the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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: $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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