Samari Spa Resort
Samari Spa and Resort is a cosy countryside hotel built in Spanish colonial style close to Banos in Ecuador's Andes.
Samari Spa Resort is a welcoming countryside property inspired by the design of a Spanish colonial hacienda with an authentic Ecuadorian ambiance and décor. Inside the low whitewashed buildings with their heavily tiled roofs, you’ll find a warm atmosphere with open log fires, dark wooden beams, antique furniture, terracotta floor tiles and exposed brick walls. It’s a family friendly place with snug and homely en suite bedrooms featuring cosy beds smothered by goose-feather duvets for chilly nights.
You’ll dine in the tavern-style restaurant which offers traditional and contemporary Ecuadorian food or seek out one of the bars dotted about the property. The on-site spa is a highlight, offering an array of relaxing treatments; there’s a sauna and a particularly lovely swimming pool.
The centre of Banos is around a 20-minute walk away and offers plenty of dining options, as well as acting as the hub for a collection of soft adventure activities such as rafting, walking, horse riding, bike riding and quad biking. The town is also famed for its thermal baths which provide a relaxing alternative to the more active excursions.
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