Originally a colonial-era textile enterprise, Hacienda Pinsaquí is one of Ecuador's great historic hotels. Simón Bolívar once stayed here. The hacienda immediately transports you back in time with its antique floors that have the scent of old wood. The homey smell of well-worn fireplaces permeates the air. The narrow, old-fashioned hallways are filled with flowers fresh from the gardens. And the rooms are sumptuous; each is unique, but all have a touch of old-fashioned country elegance. No. 8 has a magnificent canopy bed and beautiful antique furniture, as well as a separate sitting area where you can gaze out onto the property's wonderfully landscaped gardens. This room also has a sunken Jacuzzi tub, near a large window overlooking the gardens. All units have working fireplaces and colonial-era decor (though in general, the bathrooms aren't perfect). Once you leave the comfort of your room, you can walk around the property's gardens or explore the area by horseback -- the hotel offers guided riding tours. Superb meals are served in an elegant dining room.
- © Frommer's 2013
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