Hosteria la Andaluza
Colonial-style Hosteria La Andalusa is situated on a hacienda in the shadow of Chimborazo volcano, an excellent base for visits to the Avenue of the Volcanoes.
The hacienda upon which Hosteria Andaluza is situated, in the shadow of the snow-mantled volcano Chimborazo, was founded in the sixteenth century, and the hosteria itself harks back to Spanish colonial times with low level, heavily tiled buildings featuring beams and rustic décor.
It’s a warm, cosy place, with golden ochre décor, woollen rugs, polished wood furnishings and wood burning stoves. Traditional colonial-inspired ornaments, paintings and antique-style furnishings are complemented with contemporary facilities such as modern central heating, flat screen TVs, Wifi and fluffy duvets.
Rustic it may be but it’s a full service property with conference facilities, a breakfast room and separate dining room serving Ecuadorian and international specialities. There’s an attractive bar, and other amenities include massages, a games room and children’s playground. Horse-riding can be arranged.
What our clients say
Quito is a fabulous city with residents that seem to be pleased to see you, really helpful if you make just a little effort to address them in Spanish. Ecuador is a wonderful country with much to see and do so often overlooked by those seeking to visit South America and that I now know is a big mistake.DW, Lingfield
Hard to pick one highlight when there were so many superlatives. The scenery in Ecuador was spectacular. The Devil's Nose train ride was great fun. Snorkelling with sea turtles, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas in the Galapagos was simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g !JB, Newcastle
Probably the Tren Crucero (was the top experience) but too many highlights to mention.SB, Cambourne
Ecuador was a fantastic adventure: welcoming friendly people, beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. To fit in two cities, the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest and the Galapagos islands into a 16 day trip on a seamless itinerary was a fantastic solution provided by Sophie at JLA and we enjoyed every aspect.GE, Glasgow
It was all brilliant, we expected the Galapagos to be the highlight, but all the other trips were as good in different ways. All the Ecuadorians encountered at hotels, restaurants, shops, etc could not do enough to help, and they did it with a smile.AH, Eastleigh
Highlight?: The Napo Lodge experience. It exceeded our expectations and we were very lucky to have dry weather.HB, Todmorden
Our expert's view
Jamie Swan - Product & Marketing
Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..
Although far removed from its 16th century routes you still feel the history of the place with the original hacienda now part of the larger property, the décor is in keeping with the history with antiques and paintings littering the hallways. The setting is stunning with views of the imposing Chimborazo volcano and the grounds are well worth exploring.
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