Best Hacienda Hotels in Ecuador
Ecuador is one of the jewels in South America’s crown, with breathtaking landscapes and a vibrant culture to match. The Ecuadorian Andes and highlands are peppered with luxurious haciendas that really showcase the jaw-dropping views and celebrate the country’s rich heritage at the same time. Here, we have rounded up some of our favourite hacienda hotels in Ecuador.
Hacienda Luna Volcán, Baños
Perched on the hillside, overlooking the Andean town of Baños, Hacienda Luna Volcán offers visitors opulent accommodation in a quirky, unique setting. Each stylish guestroom has its own distinct character and comes equipped with lovely little extras, from underfloor heating in the ‘My Treasure’ entry-level room to the decadent whirlpool on the balcony of the ‘Huayna Cápac’ suite. Meanwhile, the hotel itself has a gorgeous spa and four heated pools all looking out to the stunning mountain range and nearby Llanganates National Park. Round your evening off with a cocktail from Moon Bar as you admire the view; perfection!
Hacienda Hato Verde, Mulaló
Renovated with passion and meticulous planning, this former colonial farm has been transformed into a stunning boutique hotel. Guestrooms are expertly dressed, with stonework and beams left exposed, flaunting the building’s fascinating lineage amongst the traditional furniture. Cotopaxi National Park is on your doorstep and with countless activities available, from horse riding to hiking, you can spend the day exploring before returning to the hacienda for a delicious meal. All dishes are prepared using produce from the kitchen garden, ensuring you get a true taste of Ecuador.
Hacienda Zuleta, Zuleta
Possibly one of the most revered hotels in Ecuador, this prestigious hacienda was once owned by President Galo Plazo Lasso. Since then it has become an award-winning, family-friendly boutique hotel blessed with soul-stirring views across the 5,200-acre estate. Décor is simple and sophisticated allowing the 350-year-old building to shine with guestrooms having a wonderful homely feel to them. Being a working farm, you can be sure of dining on the freshest ingredients, with mouth-watering Ecuadorian cuisine being the order of the day. As dusk settles gather around the bonfire in the courtyard for music and storytelling, a blanket of stars twinkling above you!
Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo
At over 300 years old, the Hacienda Pinsaqui is as important to the local area as the world-famous craft market, also located in Otavalo. In fact, it was at this very manor house that the peace treaty between Colombia and Ecuador was signed in the 19th century. Pretty courtyards and tropical gardens are lovely sanctuaries to retreat to, while within the historic building itself expect to be greeted with colourful Ecuadorian touches and design features amid striking white walls. During your stay you can take the opportunity to learn even more about the local culture with everything from weaving and embroidery tuition to cookery classes run by the hotel’s chef. A stay at Hacienda Pinsaqui will certainly give you an authentic experience.
Hacienda Abraspungo, Riobamba
Effortlessly fusing quintessential Andean rural living with all the fine trimmings of a deluxe hotel, Hacienda Abraspungo brings classy Ecuadorian living to the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’. Guestrooms are rustic-chic affairs with a natural colour palette complementing the wooden furnishings and exposed rafters. Then, in the restaurant, you can look forward to reimagined regional favourites, with fresh produce sourced as locally as possible, all to be enjoyed in charming surrounds thanks to the antiques and other artefacts of interest dotted throughout. What’s more, you can really make the most of your time in this picturesque area of Ecuador with a 3-hour horse ride into the wilderness, and thrill-seekers will love the opportunity to experience the ‘Devil’s Nose’, one of the most adrenaline-filled train journeys in the world, leaving from nearby Riobamba.
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