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such as hotels, hostels, inns, restaurants with rooms
"Your home in Loja - Su hogar en Loja"
The customers say it without hesitation: “Hotel Villonaco is like a home to us when we travel to Loja“.
Indeed, at Villonaco, located in the heart of the city of Loja in Ecuador, just a short stroll from the central square,
the hospitality, care and comfort, the kindness, trust and warmth that are offered to the guests make a real difference...
El hotel Villonaco brinda lo mejor de la hospitalidad Lojana a precios muy atractivos.
Hospitalidad, atención, comodidad, amabilidad, confianza y calidez que ofrecen a sus huéspedes realmente marcan la diferencia...
Hosteria Izhcayluma is situated on a hill approximately 2 kilometres outside of
Vilcabamba (heading south), and enjoys spectacular vistas of the village and surrounding
countryside. Guests are housed in beautiful bungalows, set well spaced within the
grounds and decorated in a minimalist style. Balconies and hammocks overlooking
the stunning landscape are a very welcome feature of the rooms and aid an already
Relaxation is also possible while lounging by the pool, walking along the pretty,
flowered pathways, playing pool or table tennis or simply enjoying a cold beer in
the bar. For those wanting a more challenging intellectual activity, the giant-sized
chess set is ideal. The hotel also has a restaurant that is open from 08:00 - 20:00
every day except Monday (when it is closed during the middle of the day). The restaurant
serves a delicious mix of both Ecuadorian and Bavarian specialties. Breakfast is
included and, very unusually, can be taken at any time during the day, other than
a brief spell mid-morning. In the bar area there is a large TV: movies can be borrowed
at the front desk.
There are different parts of the hotel, including cabins, dorm rooms and regular
rooms. Prices vary according to the level of comfort and privacy you want.
Paula Newton. Source: Internet
In addition to the sizzling Mexican and international fare offered up at the restaurant,
Jardin Escondido has 13 pleasantly appointed rooms, singles, doubles and family
rooms, with private baths. The hotel, as the name would suggest, features a beautiful
hidden garden with an inviting pool for taking a dip or lounging about. The owners
are friendly and accommodating, a nice match for the warm atmosphere and peaceful
Paula Newton. Source: Internet
Although I have never stayed here I have visited while a friend was staying. The
room was well presented, clean and well maintained with a bathroom. The facility
is well presented and an excellent location to the Vilcabamba Village. The pool
looked very inviting!
HOTEL LE RENDEZ-VOUS
Le Rendez-Vous was set up by a French couple who fell in love with and chose to
settle in Vilcabamba after traveling extensively throughout South America. The grounds
feature eight adobe cabins with private bathrooms. Each has a pretty terrace where
you can kick back and relax in your hammock, while enjoying views of the manicured
garden below. Before you settle in and swing away, grab a book from the library,
which has books in English, French, German and Spanish. Breakfast and taxes are
included in the room price. For a bit more dough, you can rent bikes and explore
the spectacular surroundings, set up a Spanish class or two, or rent a movie and
vegetate in your room.
Paula Newton. Source: Internet
Although I have never stayed here, I have visited while a friend was staying. The
room was excellently presented, clean and well maintained with a bathroom, wardrobe,
and desk. There was plenty of space around the bed. The facility is beautifully
presented and an excellent location to the Vilcabamba village.
They also have an environmental attitude. For example, they provide large containers
of drinking water to their guests so that they don't have to buy small plastic bottles,
which is definitely a good idea.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room and I was told that it is excellent
with fresh bread that they bake themselves daily on the premises.
A very short walking distance from town you will find Las Margaritas. I have known
a number of people who have stayed here and they always speak very highly of Las
They offer single and double bedrooms and private bathrooms. There is a guest lounge.
Breakfast is included in the price.
The hostel is set in a private cottage styled fenced garden.
.... Arriving about 1.5 hours later in Vilcabamba, we checked out the 3 hotels and
settled on Hotel Margarita, a clean, bright hotel with an egg breakfast and cable
TV, a block off the main square, for $20 a night.
Extract from part of Warren and Cynthia's adventure in South America written 29/02/2009
This is a hotel, spa, restaurant and conference centre. I have visited this faculty
briefly and found it to be very beautiful. Friends have used the spa facilities
and said they were excellent. They had a hot deep earth organic clay bath. I have
dined at the restaurant too. There was a group of 8 of us for dinner all meals were
served at the same time except one, which for a reason I don't know didn't get served
until all of us were finished. Yet his meal was the same dish as another at our
table. The setting for the restaurant is beautiful. The meal was basic. It tasted
good. We were served local non-alcoholic beverage and breads. Would I eat
there again? Yes.
EL DESCANSO DE RAMSES
The Ramses Hotel is more in line with western hotels. It is well presented and located
within an easy walk to the centre of Vilcabamba. The hotel incorporates Diego's
Cafe Canela. I have visited this facility briefly and found it to be very well presented.
An acquaintance of mine has inspected the rooms and advised me that they were very
good and included a fridge. The reception for this hotel can be a little hard to
spot when you first arrive; head down the driveway and you will find the reception.
Rumi Wilco Nature Reserve and Ecolodge
Rumi Wilco is only a 10-minute walk from the center of Vilcabamba, but you feel
like you are miles away. An Argentinean couple, Alicia and Orlando Falco, created
this nature reserve in an effort to reverse the environmental degradation caused
by slash-and-burn agriculture.
The reserve encompasses a beautiful mountainside with plenty of trails for day hiking.
There is also an eco-lodge on the reserve with well-kept rustic adobe cabins with
kitchens. A third of what you pay goes toward various management programs on the
reserve, such as protection and reintroduction of native species, nature trails
and scientific research.
You are also welcome to volunteer on the reserve for a discounted stay. Orlando,
a bilingual naturalist with decades of experience in Ecuador, can take you on a
guided excursion. Homemade organic granola, marmalade and coffee grown in their
own tree-shaded orchard are also for sale.
Unknown Author. Source: Internet
Client Comment(s): I stayed here probably 6 times in the 3 years
I lived in Ecuador. I loved the quiet and the simple yet beautiful cabins. Perfect
for a budget traveller/English teacher/naturalist/bird watcher or anyone just wanting
to get away and enjoy Vilcabamba at a place that is trying to give back to the community
I have visited this facility briefly while a friend was staying there. The hotel
is nestled among nice grounds and the staff was very helpful. The hotel also has
a restaurant with national and foreign dishes. See our Eating Out section for more
details on the restaurant.