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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

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Farmington, Maine
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My husband and I and another couple spent a thrilling and beautiful week at Ali Shungu in January 2014. The setting on the mountaintop is spectacular, the guest houses are elegant and yet fit in with the mountain scenery, the meals were delicious and were presented and served with much attention to detail. Owner and host Frank not only helps...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I think this was our 5th time at the Lodge. We have been visiting Ecuador since the 70s and this place continues to delight. Our children now stay here when they travel in Ecuador. Generations of satisfied clients, Ali Shungu provides everything you desire in terms of comfort, and offers an experience with nature, culture and cuisine that will keep...

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Enjoyed three nights in a beautifully appointed 2 bedroom bungalow. Food was abundant and delicious and by the delightful daughter of Jose Maria, owner Frank's right hand man. Attention was paid to keeping the chill out of the air by loading the small wood stove. Frank escorted us to the animal market and helped us to understand the cultural context....

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Ali Shungu has it all. The cabins are huge, full of comfortable furniture and wonderful art, well equipped and the views! Huge corner picture windows offer views of the valley below and the mountains and volcanoes above. The main bedroom looks into the beautiful garden. The coffee is great, the food is varied, delicious and the portions should satisfy even...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My wife started crying when we arrived to Ali Shungu and saw the view of the giant volcano in the near distance. As we stared at the incredible view from the window in our guesthouse, we were warmed by a wood fire that had been started for us, and we listened to soothing Andean music that was playing on the...

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West Linn, Oregon
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We spent 4 wonderful nights enjoying the fantastic hospitality and gorgeous scenery at Ali Shungu. Frank and Margaret made sure that we were able to see and do all that we wanted in the area. Fabian, the driver they provided was as kind and accommodating as anyone could be. The property is beautiful, the casitas are spacious and beautifully decorated...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Not only was this property a beautiful and tucked away property, the owners of this great place, Frank and Margaret, were fantastic. They truly made our trip to the Otavalo area memorable. They shared ideas for day trips and their recommendations were spot on. ALL the employees were fantastic and the homemade breakfasts and dinners were delicious. The property itself...

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West Linn, Oregon
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We just got back from a wonderful vacation in Ecuador and Ali Shungu Lodge was one of our highlights. Frank, Margaret and the amazing staff made our visit complete. The location is wonderful, even the adventure of the drive up and down into town became enjoyable. The casitas are gorgeous, wonderful views, great decorations, huge shower, hot water bottles at...

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Fair Oaks, California
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We spent four wonderful days at Ali Shungu and highly recommend it. It is truly a slice of paradise, complete with very accommodating and knowledgeable hosts, a great staff, friendly dogs, llamas and horses and a magnificent view of Pinchincha volcano and the green hillsides and valley below. There is a sense of peace and tranquility the moment you arrive...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Our three nights at Ali Shunga were exceptional, and a perfect end to our South America trip. The drive up (even with a 4x4) was a challenge, but Frank and Margaret were welcoming. Frank was very helpful and offered lots of ideas and tips about local sightseeing. We particularly liked hearing Frank's stories about acquiring and building the lodge and...

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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