BAÑOS - Samari Spa Resort

A true oasis of wellness and relaxation , at SAMARI HOTEL you can rest in splendid and luxurious rooms, taste the creativity and subtlety of the chef, relax and experience a feeling of total well-being in their exclusive spa, besides of sharing unforgettable retreats and events, discover the surrounding area and yourself as you contemplate enchanting sceneries and indulge your adventurous side…

Samari Resort & Spa is the new way to experience the pleasures of life in Banos and Ecuador.

Spectacular rooms, upscale spa with a covered pool, conference rooms for 280 people, gourmet restaurant, interior and exterior bars, a unique underground tavern, a variety of adventures and memorable activities are a few of the features that will make you wish you could stay in Samari Hotel forever.

To offer an atmosphere of relaxation and absolute well-being, Samari's 4 hectares of extraordinary gardens are situated in a 100% safe area.

The beautiful spa features a heated indoor pool, sauna, turkish bath, hydro-massage, polar bath, individual sauna-boxes and much more like Chromo therapy and Aromatherapy.593 3 2741859

www.samarispa.com

CUENCA - Hotel Oro Verde

Built in harmony with the architecture of the city which was elected as the world cultural heritage site and the majestic andean landscape. Only five minutes from the historic town center. Situated overlooking the river Tomebamba. Waiting for you 77 rooms, including 3 suites, coffee shop, restaurant-bar, room service, banquets and conference facilities, business center, fitness club.

Enjoy of a warm atmosphere in a calm place. Oro Verde Cuebca Hotel's 77 deluxe rooms including 3 suites makes your stay comfortable. Fully furnished, all with airconditioning, minibar, internet, safety box, cable tv and 24 hour free movies, laundry and room service. Transfers to/from airport on request. Private parking.

And also : Oro Fit, if you like to work out daily, or just like anti-stress exercising, you will find complete weight equipment and modern machines in our gym. Heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center with sauna, turkish bath and massage room.

www.oroverdehotels.com

GUAYAQUIL - Hotel Oro Verde

The Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil, Ecuador is part of the Oro Verde Hotels group. Each of this chain's 4 properties in Ecuador, Oro Verde Hotel in Cuenca, Oro Verde Hotel in Machala, and Oro Verde Hotel in Manta - stands out from the competition thanks to a superb location, commitment to traditional European-style service, a superior range of elegant services and amenities available, and their sensitivity to the local lifestyle and tradition. But above all, it's their staff dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets them apart.

The Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil features 230 beautiful guest room accommodations, 28 business tower suites, 5 sumptuous club floor suites, including 1 Oro Verde suite and 1 Presidential Suite, all generously proportioned and furnished in an elegant residential style. Their guest rooms feature not only the latest in amenities and technology, but also ample natural light, which makes your accommodations balanced, inviting, and welcoming from the moment you open the door.

The Oro Verde suites are the ultimate lodging in style, luxury, and pampering, with a bedroom, separate living room, and a marble-floored bathroom with walk-in closet. These elegant suites offer the ultimate in luxury including a hydro massage shower with water jets in the ceiling and walls, a complete home theater system, alarm clock with iPod dock, and a king-sized bed with luxurious bedding.

www.oroverdehotels.com

LOJA - Grand Victoria Boutique Hotel

A place with History: The Grand Victoria is the first Five Star Boutique Hotel in the city of Loja, synonymous with class and elegance, and the highest standards of quality: fine furniture with inlaid details , chaise longues covered with rich chenille fabrics, generously-proportioned curtains in a classic style and marble flooring, taking the utmost care in every detail, making this hotel a truly majestic place.

The hotel has 34 rooms and 4 suites, 2 restaurants: Gourmet "Meditarraneo" and "El Patio", the Cafeteria "Café & Canela", the "Alma LOjana Bar", a pool and spa area, a multipurpouse room, a business center and a Travel Agency.

Located in the historical, commercial and financial heart of the city, this hotel is an ideal place for tourists and business travelers to relax in a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere.

www.grandvictoriabh.com

OTAVALO - Hostería Hacienda Pinsaquí

In the heart of Ecuador's lake district, Hotel in Otavalo, Hacienda Pinsaquí, rich with centuries of history, invites you to become part of its magic, tradition, romance and legends. Hacienda Pinsaquí is ideally situated at the base of Imbabura Volcano, just north of the world-famous Otavalo market, and only an hour-and-a-half from Quito, Ecuador's charming capital. Its location also allows effortless access to the region's many attractions: the lakes of San Pablo, Cuicocha and Mojanda, as well as the white colonial city of Ibarra and local handicraft villages like Cotacachi.

The colonial hacienda was constructed as far back as 1790, and following a disastrous earthquake that shook the region in 1867, faithfully and caringly restored. The building originally housed a textile workshop, employing nearly one thousand local weavers and spinners. In the late 1800s, the unique creations of these workers became internationally renowned.

www.haciendapinsaqui.com

PUERTO LOPEZ - Mantaraya Lodge

Mantaraya Lodge is located on the Pacific Coast, in the heart of the Machalilla National Park in the Province of Manabi, 5 minutes from Puerto Lopez with a beautiful Mediterranean Style in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings. The hotel has a capacity for 42 people.The rooms are very spacious with a balcony or terrace, hammock, fan, air conditioner not need because of their size, private bathroom with hot water. The Mantaraya Lodge has a lounge with cable TV access can enjoy the pool and can taste dishes of international and Ecuadorian cuisine in the restaurant.There is also a video room with cable TV.

This Lodge is a perfect place to rest and visit the Machalilla National Park that holds various attractions and where you cand indulge in such diverse activities such as: Jumping, Biking, Kayaks, Bird Watching, Fishing, Museums and Crafts.

www.mantarayalodge.com

PUQUITO - Hotel JW Marriot

The JW Marriot Hotel is located on the famous Amazonas Avenue, very close to the tourist center of Quito, 15 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport and 10 minutes from the colonial city. Right in the commercial sector, the JW Marriot Hotel invites you to enjoy your stay in the city and visits to museums, restaurants and shopping centers are around. Due to its excellent location is possible from the hotel to see the Andean landscapes and the majestic peaks of volcanoes like Cotopaxi. The hotel has 257 rooms which are spacious, with view of Magnifico hotel pool and the breathtaking snow-capped mountains surrounding the city. All rooms have individual climate control, 2 telephones with message indicator, 2 telephone lines, modem lines and voice mail, color TV, AM / FM, cable movie channels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, direct international dialing, personal safe, internet access and a café.

The hotel restaurants offer a wide variety of Ecuadorian, Peruvian and international cuisine delicious fusion. Relax in the tropical garden or take a refreshing dip in the pool. During exercise your muscles stay in the fitness center and rejuvenate with a massage or body treatments offered by the Spa therapists.

www.marriotthotels.com/uiodt

RIOBAMBA - Hostería Abraspungo

Abraspungo Lodge is located at 2,754 meters above sea level, surrounded by the magnificent Andes of Ecuador, in the residential Las Abras, city of Riobamba.

Its name comes from the Spanish "open", meaning deep ravine in the cangagua (volcanic material) and the Quichua "pungu", which means door or entrance. Abraspungo is also the name of a glacial valley that lies between the Chimborazo (6.310m) and Carihuairazo (4,000 m).

The idea of building the lodge was to offer the visitor accommodation and comfortable stay amidst a natural and peaceful environment, with a pleasant climate. The plan was to convert Abraspungo in a first class resort in Riobamba, in order to meet the unmet demands of the customer first class service in a natural environment. Today is one of the largest service centers in the province of Chimborazo.

This includes a mix of tools and objects used in daily life of the rural population, combined with a selection of very illustrative photographs of the spectacular Andean landscapes and its people, especially the province of Chimborazo. Abraspungo is an example of the extraordinary diversity that exists in Ecuador, where a fusion culture, legends and traditions.

The inn offers 42 comfortable rooms with private bathroom and hot water. The rooms have been adapted a rustic rural yet - ancestral. The farm is divided into different wings, which houses the singles, doubles, triples and suites, each equipped and furnished with the best to meet your needs.

Each room offers direct access to the magnificent gardens and social areas that connect to each other.

www.abraspungo.com

SAN PABLO - Hostería Cusin

Hacienda Cusin, a restored 17th century Andean estate at 8,500 feet is 90 minutes north of Quito and 20 minutes south from the famous market town of Otavalo. The Equatorial line and snowcapped Cayambe mountain are 30 minutes away.

Cusin's terracotta-tile roofs, winding cobblestone pathways, courtyards and perennial gardens nestle beneath a deep blue sky in a wide, pastoral lake valley. Nearby, the often snowcapped 15,000-foot Cotacachi volcano is reflected in Lago San Pablo.

An ancient lakebed, cool nights and a predictable equatorial sun have conspired with avid gardeners to create several acres of ever-blooming gardens which include belladonna, bougainvillea, agapantha, acanthas, foxgloves, orchids and palms that attract over 50 species of birds.

Over the past 400 years, Hacienda Cusin has remained, for the most part, in the hands of two different Spanish families. Cusin had been operated as a farm until converted into a hotel by Eugene Metz. In 1970, when tourists were rare, Metz sold the hotel, ending three centuries of ownership by the Chiriboga family. The Creightons, the new owners and Cusin's former managers, attempted to begin a rose-plantation, sold all of the surrounding land, and allowed Cusin to fall into disrepair. The Creightons sold Cusin in 1990 to the present owner, Nicholas Millhouse, who began the ambitious project of refurbishing the buildings, restoring the landscape, and constructing beautiful additions. With an eye on international tourism, the Hosteria's original name, Hacienda was restored. The 1993 New York Times Travel & Leisure reviews of Cusin, followed by those of guidebooks, newspapers and international magazines dramatically increased occupancy. As a result, the additional income provided capital for necessary construction and for additional staff. Purchase of land in Gualavi valley gave space for Cusin's horses and crops for the kitchen. The construction of El Monasterio in December1995, only a garden walk from Cusin, provided additional space for guests, conferences, weddings and seasonal festivities.

El Monasterio is a self-contained, reflective site characterized by colorful gardens and mysterious cobblestone courtyards. Constructed for the purpose of conference and discussion of contemporary ideas instrumental in changing tomorrow's world, El Monasterio is also a place for the celebration of life's triumphs. The monastery, the 'computer' of the Middle Ages, was a meeting-ground for great minds and a place of inspiration for fervent creativity. The irony of building a monastery in the actual computer age was appealing, as was constructing an historic building in the ancient landscape of Imbabura appropriate.

www.haciendacusin.com

TULCAN - Hostería El Angel

Hosteria El Angel (built in 1999) is located in a priviliged area of the North Andes of Ecuador, at the entrance of the friendly village of El Angel (50 m from the "La Vasija" monument). The lodge is at an altitude of aproxim. 3.000 m (9000 feet). The lodge has beautiful gardens and warm social areas.

Hosteria El Angel is an ideal starting point to visit the Paramo of El Angel, famous for its Frailejones plants which are unique to the whole South American continent and with flowers up to 5 m high.

Here you can walk between thousands of "frailejones" (Espeletia Pycnophylla), one of the world's tallest flowers and you will find some of the most stunning and impressive landscapes with many small lakes. If you are lucky, you could even see the Andean condor.

Attractions nearby are: the Paramo del Angel and the voladero lagoon, the grotto of La Paz, a worshipping place for the locals and the extraordinary cemetery of Tulcan with its mystic indian figures, cut in cypress trees. You can also visit small colonial cities where time seems to stand still the valley of Chota with old sugar cane mills and home to Afro-Ecuadorian communities (50% of Ecuador´s world cup soccer team procedes from this valley). Our very own Cotinga lodge located in the nearby cloudforest, perfect base camp to explore the paramo: In this private area you can find different paths and viewpoints. The flora and fauna posseses a high diversity of different species above all bromeliads, orchids, ferns, moss, climbing plants and a lot of endemic trees as well as a big variety of birds. In very remote parts there stille exist pumas, bears, deers and condors. A true paradise for nature lovers. Nearby is a Polylepis forest - paper tree - (Quinoa) called El Colorado due to the red bark of the trees. Chiles volcano and its mountain scenery and foothills. And to top it off, there areThermal waters.

Tourism alternatives include: ecotourism, horseback riding, mountain biking, trekking, birdwatching.


PUERTO AYORA - Hotel Silberstein

The Hotel Silberstein is our flagship on the islands and is located on the central Island of Santa Cruz, in the town of Puerto Ayora. We offer 22 rooms equipped with AC and ceiling fans, as well as private bathrooms with hot water and showers. Our pool and surrounding endemic garden are very tranquil and enjoyable. We have a full service restaurant that serves international specialties, and an international library. Also available in our office area is a public laptop with internet, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property. 
We offer fax service, and in-house laundry.


QUITO - Hotel City Art

The City Art Hotel is the perfect place for relaxing and making your stay unforgettable. The hotel is located in the tourist area with in the capital city Quito. The hotel has 3 floors, with 10 beautiful rooms, furnished with antiques and typical handicrafts from Ecuador and South America. The daydream garden in the hotel allows you to rest laying down, drinking some hot coffee or reading a nice book. Take this opportunity to visit the many beautiful facets of Quito, where you will find the perfect activity for every taste.

 

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