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Hotel Dona Esther

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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great pizza”(3 reviews)
“colonial style”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
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All reviewsgreat pizzacentral courtyardcolonial stylepretty courtyardon site restaurantwithin easy walking distancemiddle of townthird floorrestaurant serves good foodloved this hotelenjoyed our stayshort walkperfect locationhandicraft marketrooms are smallbeds were comfortablestayed for nights
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had a great stay at Dona Esther. It advertised many of the same things as other places but the difference was everything worked! The hot water was really hot, the wi-fi was very reliable... the room was cosy and comfortable and I also appreciated...More

1  Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I have stayed at Dona Esther for eight years. It is the most AMAZING place to stay. The owners, Arthur and Wendy are wonderful, the staff is courteous and helpful, Lucy is GREAT, always trying to meet the needs of all their quests. I can't...More

Thank Judy K
Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hotel Dona EstherResponded 11 June 2014

Thanks Judy! Sorry to hear you won't be here this year, but we're looking forward to next year then! Best regards, Wendy

Reviewed 12 May 2014

At $49 a night for two during May 2014, this was a find. Rooms are spotless and cozy, and location is one block off a vibrant public square and 7 minutes' walk from the central crafts market. When my wife got sick from a bout...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is the best place to stay for location, accommodation price, service and food in Otavalo! Always clean and kept up, the simple rooms are charming. The staff and owners couldn't be more helpful or kind! And the view from the roof top is lovely-...More

Thank Rochelle M
Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hotel Dona EstherResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you so much, we're always happy to have you as our guests!

Reviewed 25 February 2014

Been coming here approx twice a year for nearly 15 years. My very first trip to Otavalo back in the 1990's I started out staying at another hotel that was not satisfactory. Moved to Dona Esther and been with them ever since. Quaint, relaxing, and...More

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US$63 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$63 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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mariteth
15 May 2015|
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Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador | Property representative |
Hello! The apartment does sleep 2 adults and two children ( on sleeping couch). If you can tellme dates i can see if i have availibility for the rooms needed. Airport pickup for one car, 4 people, is $ 55. Let me know. Best... More
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Cheryl N
30 April 2015|
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Response from WendyOtavalo_Ecuador | Property representative |
Hi Cheryl, I guess you just made a booking in our hotel for a twin room? By far the best choice, since the apartment has a matrimonial bedroom and besides that, is high up the stairs. We will give you a twin room on the... More
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"Walking distance from everything; familiar"
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"I would guess any of the rooms here would be good, perhaps quieter at the back."
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"Rooms in the back avoid street noise. You will always have barking dogs."
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"Bring ear plugs for a great night's sleep."
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