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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I paid USD 50 dollars for a room with a dirty bed comforter. The hot water in the shower lasted for 3 minutes, and there were huge spiders there. The owners weren't there the morning we were leaving, the guy in charge was clueless. The place was so dirty that we preferred to have breakfast elsewhere, even if they included...

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We were trying to make it low cost, and we could thanks to the camping. The staff is nice and makes you feel confortable. The restaurant it's Ok, you can find cheap things and good. The problem was the bathroom (there is only one for all the first floor and the people camping there) they dont clean it often, at...

Thank Flor S
Washington State
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I don't understand the positive reviews here. Yes,the owners were sweet, but the place is worn down, feels dank and old. The bedding really needs an upgrade. The bedspread must be 15 years old. The pillow literally a brick. Also, when we got up the next morning, she said there was no breakfast. I didn't argue because I questioned myself...

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valecordovae, Gerente at Posada del Abuelo, responded to this review
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Saludos! Primero agradacer su comentario, ya que nos ayuda a crecer. Somos una nueva administración (2 meses) y estamos intentando...

Reviewed 2 January 2015

The staff are terrific. However, this does not make up for the fact that this guest house has seen much better days. The rooms are sparse, the bathroom tiny with fixtures falling off. Not once was bedding refreshed over 4 days, nor baskets emptied or room cleaned or bed made. Other family members in other guest houses around Banos paid...

1Thank BriaBoston
Cortez, Colorado
Reviewed 1 January 2015

What a lovely old home, with delightful hosts Christian, Valeria and son Paola (who showed us around), and Argentine staff Neo and Federico. Very nice breakfast out on the covered porch, and a block from the wonderful hot springs with (visible from our window) the cascada...a waterfall so high you can see it from most anywhere in Banos. And incredibly...

1Thank Gail L
Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I spent 3 nights here very recently. Maybe it was related to the time of year, but there was a late concert on two of those nights, and one morning, the school marching began practicing quite early. I could hear other guests at all hours, as there is no sound insulation in this place, so the amount of sleep I...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Run by the very welcoming Ines and Misael, this is more of a bed and breakfast, but they do rent beds in the larger rooms as if they're dorms, and at similar prices to other hostels in Banos. Basically this place has it all - comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, well-equipped guest kitchen, scenic views of nearby waterfalls, good meals available,...

Thank Bruno D
Misael T, Manager at Posada del Abuelo, responded to this review

Hi Bruno! Thanks for your review!! We enjoyed having you with us. Hope you had a great vacation and learned more Español to take back home with you. Misael and I are no longer at Posada del Abuelo. We left a couple months ago. If you ever want to write to us you can find us at imhr82@hotmail.com

South Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Ines and Misael make the Posada del Abuelo the most welcoming place we stayed during a month in Ecuador. Large, comfortable rooms with nice common areas give the house and grounds a homey feel and it's location made it perfect for getting anywhere in town quickly. Having the hot springs only a block away was a big plus. One night...

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Misael T, Gerente at Posada del Abuelo, responded to this review

Hello Ann. Thanks for the review!! We also enjoyed having you and your daugther with us. Misael and I are no longer at La Posada. We left weeks ago. Now it has new people that rented it in case you come back, you won´t find us in Baños. However we very much like to meet again someday...We got new jobs...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 30 September 2014

One of my favorite places I've ever stayed. My husband and I had a room that looked out at the waterfall, which is almost a stone's throw. The woman who runs the place is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is good and there is a cute, very playful German Shepard pup who lives there. The rooms are comfortable and...

1Thank Holly F
Brooksville, Florida
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed here 2 nights and enjoyed our stay very much. Wonderful old house with plenty of warm water for showers and all rooms have private bathrooms. We could see the waterfall from the window of our room. The town of Banos is compact enough you can get around everywhere by walking using the church and the mountains as guides....

1Thank russ3950

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable & cozy small art hotel next to the waterfall, located in an antique house in a quiet neighbourhood, just few blocks away from downtown. Easy access, relaxed atmosphere, clean facilities and bedrooms with private bathroom. Friendly service, attention to detail. Dinner is cooked on the grill. Art exhibition from Ecuadorian artists. WIFI Nightly fire and bbq. Garden with hammocks and organic fruit & vegetable juice bar. NEW AREA OF CAMPING ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada del Abuelo

Address: Montalvo y Vieira | A 50 Mts. De la Cascada de la Virgen, Banos 010151, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“"bad wifi"”
 of 5 bubbles flors341, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you decide you must stay here, request a room in the back. There is a lovely view of the cascade, but other guest houses have the same view!”
 of 5 bubbles BriaBoston, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Our room in the back, facing waterfall, was great except for loud music nights.”
 of 5 bubbles 857gaill, 31 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the front on the first floor mean you get easy access to the massive balcony at the front of the building, which is perfect for lounging.”
 of 5 bubbles 607brunod, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the waterfall!”
 of 5 bubbles AnnW849, 10 Nov 2014 | Read review
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