Hosteria PapaGayo dates back to the early 1800s and occupies lands at almost 10,500 feet that were part of a hacienda where battles for the liberation of Ecuador took place in years past. Now owned by Eran Hayoun who arrived from Israel in search of a self-sufficient farm in the mountains, the country home opened its doors as a hotel in 2002 so that the landowner could share his experience with guests from around the world.
Guest rooms are named after different historical characters and themes, and are likewise unique in floor plan, decoration and amenities, which may include canvas paintings, intimate lighting, a private bathroom, bathtub, balcony, fireplace, kitchen with kitchenware, and heater.
Internet is accessible throughout the entire building, free parking is available and guests may relax in the Jacuzzi within a wooden gazebo-like space. In partnership with Gulliver Expeditions, the hotel offers excursions in the area, such as mountain climbing, visits to indigenous markets, bicycle tours and horseback riding.
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The hotel is located in the Interandino Valley of the Andes, around 22.5 miles south of Quito after the town of Machachi. Cotopaxi Volcano within Cotopaxi National Park lies at a distance of 12.5 miles.
Food & Beverage
A complimentary breakfast is included in the room rate. There is a bar on site and Restaurant La Bolivia, overlooking the gardens, serves Ecuadorian and international dishes. Room service is available.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from Quito by car, take the Panamericana Highway southbound. The entrance to the hotel is at the 26-kilometer mark of the highway.
Amenities & Services
General:Fountain, On-Site Parking (free), Bar, Fireplace, Garden, Cable/Satellite TV, Restaurant, Breakfast, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, 24-Hour Front Desk, Ground-Floor Terrace.
Services:Dry Cleaning, Room Service, Tours and Excursions, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Laundry Service, Train Station Transfer, Ticket Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Wake-Up Service.
On-Site Activities:Hot Tub, Riding School, Foosball, Billiards, Mini Zoo.
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