Built around the remnants of a 300-year-old Jesuit monastery, this new spa and resort offers the most elegant and luxurious accommodations in the Baños area. Rooms feature red-tile floors, brick walls, and beautiful stone work in the bathrooms. The deluxe rooms have a tiny separate sitting area (I think you'd do just as well in a standard room). However, the junior suites feature a king-size bed, fireplace, integrated sitting area, and Jacuzzi tub. Rooms on the second floor have high ceilings with exposed wood beams and planking. The spa is modern and well equipped and built around a large, inviting pool under a glass roof. A taxi here from downtown is just $1 (65p).
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010