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Glad we went

We were glad we went because it was interesting. We enjoyed watching everyone. The hot pool was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennie383
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Tipp City, OH
nice!!!!!

nice! very big. also, i really like that you dont have to pay anything to see this. i know its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“hot springs” (36 reviews)
“changing rooms” (14 reviews)
“cold pool” (9 reviews)
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Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were glad we went because it was interesting. We enjoyed watching everyone. The hot pool was filled with a big mix of foreigners and a few locals. The extremely hot pool was all locals. I could not even keep one foot in there! Save...More

1  Thank Jennie383
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice! very big. also, i really like that you dont have to pay anything to see this. i know its right in town, but i thought someone would be charging for you to go at the bottom to have a picture, but they dont. its...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the baths on a Monday evening at around 7pm. Had such a lovely time. The baths are fab. It costs $2 during the day or $3 after 6pm. Swimming caps are necessary, you can purchase at any shop going up the street towards the...More

Thank Christina P
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This waterfall is in the heart of the city next to the thermal baths. We visited the Monday of carnival so it was very crowded. There is a very nice hotel across the street with a spa and cafe - Hotel Sangay.

1  Thank AshleeTC
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Soothing and therapeutic, these baths are at least as popular with locals as with visitors. I couldn't make the 5am opening at which I'm told is almost exclusively local families but the mid afternoon crowd was a lot of fun. After climbing to the Bellavista...More

Thank dwf747
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We went at the night, but it was not possible to get changed because there was a huge line and actually the fitting rooms are disgusting, the restrooms are old and it doesn’t look that well.... but the water is amazing!!! I really enjoyed the...More

Thank AngieMoya
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We avoided the new baths because it looked like a kids waterpark. We then headed to the old ones. They were so dirty we decided to leave. Probably the worst thermal baths we've seen (but we have seen some pretty nice ones through the rest...More

Thank Alice B
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

As you walk towards the tall waterfalls at the edge of town, you come to the huge NEW Termas de la Virgen first, on your left. Entrance in through tall gray stone wall. The NEW Termas is super clean, modern, tile & stone everywhere. Huge...More

2  Thank Over60Nomad
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The hot springs was one of the attractions that I have enjoyed the most in Baños. There were four open pools when we went there: one of 38 degrees celcius, one of 15 degrees, one of 42 degrees, and the last one was probably about...More

1  Thank Karoline A
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The hot springs were super relaxing and felt really good on all my cuts and burns. Although you will have to pay 50 cents for a shower cap because they don't accept your average hotel room variety. It was also pretty crowded with two warm...More

Thank np234
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BrianaTraveler
23 January 2015|
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Response from Canadien56 | Reviewed this property |
There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotels in the centre of town. Banos isn't very big and there are plenty of people in the streets, so I think it's safe. Several hotels (and even some hostels) have... More
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