This popular hotel is a definite step up from most of the downtown options. The large two-story building is built in a broad horseshoe around a large garden that attracts hummingbirds and other bird species. Ali Shungu translates as "good heart" in the native Quichua, and the owners are expatriated Americans who have put their hearts into this project and the area. The rooms are simple but comfortable, with firm beds and colorful art and handicrafts hanging from the walls. The two family suites are big, with two bedrooms and spacious living areas; they are located on the second floor and have large, inviting balconies. In addition to the rooms, all public indoor areas here are smoke-free. The restaurant is one of the best in town. Recent additions include central heating in all rooms, and the Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge, just up the mountain from the hotel.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Hotel Ali Shungu
Ask Otavalo Locals about Hotel Ali Shungu
- Recommended 2010