After decades in town, the owners of the popular and longstanding Ali Shungu Hotel have found peace and quiet on a high hillside just outside Otavalo. Here you'll find four large, fully equipped guesthouses; two have one bedroom, the others two bedrooms. Both varieties have full kitchens and large, comfortable living rooms. The one-bedroom units have a large dining room, which is used as the second bedroom in the other houses. There's a working woodstove, and the wraparound windows provide good views. Highest up the hill is the complex's main restaurant and lounge area. Excellent home-style meals are served here, and vegetarians can be heartily accommodated with advance notice. Locally produced organic fruits and vegetables are featured as much as possible. Sixteen hectares (40 acres) of private reserve surround the property. Several hours of guided horseback riding are included in the room rates, and there are trails through the neighboring cloud forest for self-guided hiking. A 2-night minimum stay is required.
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