Ilatoa Lodge

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Nestled on the slopes of the Ilaló Volcano just outside Quito, Ilatoa Lodge offers a comfortable stay in a picture perfect setting.

Whilst Quito has no shortage of hotels within the city centre sometimes it is nice to escape the hustle and bustle to enjoy the more serene outskirts. Ilatoa Lodge has the perfect setting, nestled on the slopes of the (extinct) Ilaló Volcano with expansive views of Quito in the valley below.

With only 6 comfortable and airy bedrooms each with huge picture windows and local artwork you’ll find a personalised and friendly service during your stay. There is a restaurant offering set local dishes, a small garden to explore (and maybe spot a hummingbird or two), and there’s even a wine cellar if you want to indulge.

The location is around a 30-minute drive from both Quito Airport and the old city centre (depending on traffic) and you can also head to the crater of the Ilaló Volcano, which makes for a challenging, but rewarding uphill hike. The out-of-town location also means you can more easily visit the amazing sights around Quito, from the cloud forest in the north to Cotopaxi Volcano to the south.

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What our clients say

  • 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…

    DH, Portsmouth
  • It was all amazing to use an overworked word, but (i) the Cotopaxi days (train plus condors plus steaming volcano) was extraordinary, and (ii) encountering the Galapagos Islands and their…

    JL, Winchester
  • 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,…

    AH, Eastleigh
  • 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,…

    JB, Newcastle
  • Ecuador is perhaps a most underrated country for a great visitor experience. The people are great and helpful and, for anyone with an interest in the natural world, there is…

    IB, Kendal
  • Ecuador Highlights: Seeing hummingbirds & humpback whales, summiting the Pasochoa peak with Kristian, Quilotoa Volcano Lake, Quito cable car ride, the Las Cajas Park walks with Wilson. 

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Our Expert's Opinion

This hotel is a lovely option for staying outside of the bustling city yet still within an easy driving distance of everything the area has to offer

Juliet Ellwood Travel Expert After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!


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