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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our family, the hotel is beautiful and have friendly staff. We arrived in the afternoon and the check in process was fast. In the night we all went to have dinner on the hotel restaurant and WOW!!!, we got delicious food and awesome drinks. Next morning we went for a family walk and in...

Thank alpaco77
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Amazing view but make sure to have your map with you so you can find it. Very clean, friendly staff as well. There is a big dog roaming around, he is nice and very polite though. I love the pool! The food is very good, and breakfast was great. Only thing is accessibility, you'll definitely need a car to drive...

Thank ranadp
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I was looking for a peaceful place surrounded by nature to escape the city and get together with my family to celebrate my birthday, La Estelita was the perfect choice. It is a charming hotel in the top of a hill with a superb view of the city of Ibarra, lake Yahuarcocha and the Imbabura volcano. Imabura is a magical...

Thank Diego G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Beautiful hotel in great relaxing location. Great staff that are very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are very neat and clean. Food at restaurant was very good. Its a perfect stop if visiting Otavalo or crossing the boarder to Colombia.

Thank 112ange
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at La Estelita during Carnival holidays. Breathtaking views along the way up despite the poor road conditions. Views from the rooms are also stunning! At night we had to take additional blankets because it was freezing. Even though we turned the shower on and waited for the water to get hot, we didn't get enough of it. Food...

Thank Sandy M
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We arrived late to find the hotel staff waiting for our arrival, clearly highlighting that customer service was to a good standing. The rooms were well presented and very comfortable, clean and usable. Views of the city were exceptional and hard to beat. Breakfast offered, was fairly average and perhaps the biggest let down of the stay, with limited variety...

Thank Adam S
Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time of writing a review regarding La Estelita. We always make our best effort so that our clients feel like they are home. Normally, we offer just continental breakfasts, but we decided as a courtesy to upgrade the breakfast to a full buffet so that all of our clients could have a wonderful...

Cotacachi, Ecuador
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a get away retreat then put La Estelita on your bucket list. The drive up is on a twisting winding road but not that bad. You will think you are on top of the world. At night you have a birds eye view or rather like a view from a plane. The lights are beautiful...

Thank Ann H
Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time of doing this review! We really apreciate everything you said and we hope you had a wonderful time with us. The room you stayed in was our Suite Estelita. The fire place gives the room a plus of romanticism with the views of the city and the lake in the...

milwaukee, wisconsin
Reviewed 4 June 2015

the drive up to the hotel on a dirt road takes nearly 25 minutes, but as we say in spanish, " valor de pena " ( the pain is worth it ). nearly at the top of the mountain, the hotel offers outstanding views of Ibarra and the Imbabura volcano ( on a clear day ). rooms are large with...

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time of writing a review about La Estelita. I'm sorry to correct you, but the correct Spanish way of saying "The Pain Was Worth It" is (Valió la Pena). I hope you got to learn some Spanish while you visited us, since its always easier to learn a new language while...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Located high in the hills over Ibarra the Hotel has a nice view of the town and surrounding country side. The hotel itself is nice and the staff very friendly. We booked the presidential suite as I was hoping for a king size bed - it only had a queen bed. We were also suppose to have a balcony overlooking...

Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time on writing a review about La Estelita. The Presidential Suite is our highest room of all, and has a beautiful view of the city and the Yahuarcocha Lake. We are sorry about the confusion about the balcony. We call balcony to the area where the huge window in the room is situated,...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2015

After a slight mixup with our reservation, we had a great weekend. Check about the road before you arrive because it wasn't in the best of shape. We have driven through the mountains and were used to the crazy roads, but for some reason this was the most terrifying drive - the height to get up there is dizzying. The...

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Ivan J, Propietario at La Estelita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time of leaving us a review. We are sorry about the road construction that was going on the day you arrived at La Estelita. the city hall decided to start the work on the road without any notice given to us, but fortunately everything worked good for you. We are glad...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about La Estelita

Address: Km. 5 Via Yuracrucito, a 3 Km. del Arcangel, Ibarra 100150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Ibarra
Price Range: €74 - €92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“The rooms looking out to the West have spectacular views”
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“Rooms on higher levels are more peaceful”
84adams, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“all rooms offer large windows with great views”
dantzingman, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I don't think you can get a bad room. The construction is fairly new. The room I stayed in was spacious, had amazing view of the volcanoes and was tastefully decorated.”
rosalindap23, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
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