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wuustwezel
Reviewed 7 October 2013

very beautiful rooms, good diner and breakfast, but the patio isn't so good for people who have asthma because of the smell of fungus specially when the tiles of the patio are wet, the same problem occurs in the restaurant , the wall behind the rietmats have the same smell

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WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hostal Dona Esther, responded to this review

The smell you're writing about is probably because of the plants and natural tiles, the same ones we have in the restaurant. These tiles are cleaned profoundly every 2 weeks and may smell wet after cleaning, , but that's all in my opinion and we never had any complaints about that. Anyway, we're glad you enjoyed your stay.

Houston
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Great location. Nice clean rooms. People who work there arranged reliable fairly priced transport for us twice. They had a driver pick us up in Papallacta and drive us to Otavalo. Then same driver took us to the airport when we were ready to leave town. Note: it is about the same distance from Otavalo to the new airport as...

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Location is walking distance to all the markets. Building has Spanish decor and style with solid wood floors Clean rooms - ours had cob webs and lamps were really dusty Hot water for showers Room was above the restaurant and kitchen. Quiet after it closes.

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WendyOtavalo_Ecuador, Owner at Hostal Dona Esther, responded to this review

thank you for pointing out dust in the rooms, we'll take better care of that! By the way, the prices mentioned in the hotel reception an on our website are including all taxes and services. Only breakfast is complementary.

Westerlo, Belgium
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Otavalo was our first stop on our tour through Ecuador. Very nice place & certainly the market. This hotel is quit basic at our European standards altough runned by somebody of Holland. The rooms are spacious and clean and the restaurant is also good value for money.

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Florence, South Carolina, USA
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Centrally located near the city's center, it's in the heart of shopping and dining territory. The bathrooms were spotless- which is a big one for me, and the beds were comfortable. We stayed for 8 nights with our two young children, ages 12 and 6 in two different rooms. The first room had the advantage of being above the wood...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Very secure. Right in the middle of the city. Beautiful courtyard. Wooden floor boards a bit creaky. Fantastic water pressure in shower. Plenty of hot water. Basic room. Restaurant attached which had good food. Helpful staff. Noisy doorbell that could be heard throughout at all hours.

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 30 March 2013

A delightful place in the heart of Otavalo; probably the best place in town. The owners have created a charming environment that is run with a European sensibility about service. They speak English (Spanish and Dutch as well) and provide great information about anything you would need in the area. They have the best showers in Ecuador, and the place...

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Denia, Spain
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Beautiful hostel (12 rooms plus small apartment), good rooms (beware doubles, as often in Ecuador, extremely small), great location (near the main square, short walk to the market/Plaza de Ponchos), vriendly staff and excellent restaurant (though our experience was to avoid the cocktails - only tried once but 6 people, none good). Beer (most expensive we've seen in four months...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 23 December 2012

This is a lovely, cozy hotel with a wonderful location. It is only 1/2 block from the main square where there is much action. Our stay was during the Christmas season, so each day we could hear music playing from the square or nearby alerting us to the fact there was some festivity happening. If you come here for the...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 17 November 2012

We stayed in the top roof appartment with our 3 children and this was great. You have a smaal but practical kitchen, a livingroom, diningpleace, nice beroom and confortable bathroom and the best is the big roof top terrace. You can enjoy the beutiful city of otavalo from here. Th hotel is in the middle of the town, you walk...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dona Esther is a small colonial style B&B in the center of Otavalo, near the famous Saturday crafts market and all other activity. With only 12 rooms and a family room for 4 on the top floor, we can keep it personal. Your room has a view on the green inner court yard, so you can take a seat outside your room and enjoy a glass of beer or wine after a day of activities. Our restaurant with a delicious and inventive menu is just downstairs, our reading room has enough books to buy or exchange and the Wifi is free for guests. A choice of breakfasts available. Restaurant closed on monday evening. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Dona Esther

Address: Juan Montalvo 4-44 y Bolivar, Otavalo EC100208, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range: ₹ 3,074 - ₹ 4,120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Rooms in the back avoid street noise. You will always have barking dogs.”
 of 5 bubbles Rues427, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs for a great night's sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles bronwynh386, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all about equal.”
 of 5 bubbles wwileyb, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Perhaps a room higher up woud help with the noise, but they all face the loud courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles kari562625, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“this place is not for light sleepers.”
 of 5 bubbles Andeangirl, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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