Hosteria la Quinta
Hosteria la Quinta is a rustic guesthouse in Alausi, handy for passengers on the famous train down the Devil's Nose.
A convenient place to stay for those taking the celebrated train down the Devil’s Nose zig-zag from Alausi, the Hosteria La Quinta is a typical rustic guesthouse with whitewashed walls, roof beams and patio garden decorated with pot plants. A brick-walled open fireplace keeps the place warm and cosy, while the polished wood floors are most attractive. Guest rooms are of varying size and furnished in a somewhat Spartan fashion.
The property is set on a hillside and some rooms have expansive views over the valley and the town of Alausi. Little English is spoken, but service is friendly and staff helpful.
What our clients say
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
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
Highlight?: The trek up the Chimborazo with mountaineering legend will live with us forever!!TT, Bolton
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
Most Memorable Moment?: Very hard to say! Loved Hacienda Venecia, and Napo, and Bellavista, and the Avenue of the Volcanoes.DL, London
Most memorable experience: "Where to start? Huge evening skies on the Napo river, pulling out of Chimbacalle station on the Tren Crucero in a cacophony of whistling and hooting; the Devil's nose, swimming with penguins, sharks and sea lions. The moment on the Tren Crucero when our guide wanted to reassure us, You may have heard that Cotopaxi has been erupting recently, don't worry, it's all under control. The library in the Hacienda Zuleta; Firefly larvae in the dark on Limoncocha; smoking a cigar in the garden of Hacienda La Cienega - its's hard to keep a cigar alight in the thin Andean air, but you can pretend to be Alaxander von Humbolt."DH, Portsmouth
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