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Hosteria Hacienda Pinsaqui

Haciendas

This traditional, quality hotel with a historical background, located at the base of the Imbabura volcano and 5 km away from the famous Otavalo craft market, offers its guests a unique experience. The building was a colonial hacienda built in 1790, originally used as a textile plant, employing at one time 1000 local weavers and spinners making fabrics that were exported to the USA. Pinsaqui has kept its character and traditions through the centuries. Many important figures have lodged at the hotel, including Simon Bolivar, South America's liberator, who used to stay there when he traveled between Ecuador and Colombia.

An enchanting place to stay in the heart of the Lake Province of Imbabura.

FACILITIES:

. A restaurant featuring the finest Ecuadorian and International cuisine

. 200 year-old grounds with ponds, palm trees, walking trails, and roaming llamas

. The Terrace snack bar with lovely views of the garden

. Sitting-room with fireplace

. Several patios and gardens with views to the Imbabura volcano

. Chapel

. Small library with books in Spanish, English and German

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has huge windows giving onto the landscape beyond. It offers three meals a day, from light meals like soups and sandwiches, to complete dishes including fish, meat, and pastas and a selection of vegetarian dishes.

Sip one of the cellar's many fine wines, or enjoy a 'canelazo' by the fire in the cavern bar, while admiring the equestrian equipment and medals, the photos and other objects from the history and tradition of the family and the hacienda.

Roam among gardens and explore the hacienda's antiques.

ACTIVITIES

. Horseback Riding

. Mountain Biking

. Hiking

EXTRA SERVICES

Spanish and English-speaking staff, laundry service, room service, massage service to the room, national and international phone calls, internet access (extra charge), live Andean music during lunch hours.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have about the hacienda or the surrounding area to members of staff; they are eager to make your stay more enjoyable.The staff is also on hand to assist guests in planning tours of the entire country, particularly the Amazon and the Galápagos Islands.

HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS

The family has cultivated a passion for horses for generations. Hacienda Pinsaquí offers customized tours to the summit of Imbabura Volcano for up to 10 people, with very experienced bilingual guides.

Directions

Panamericana Norte km. 5, Otavalo, Northern-Andes

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Best For Whom

  • Couples
  • Families With Teenagers
  • Mature Travellers

Best For What

  • Off The Beaten Path

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