Luna Volcan is one of the most beautiful mountain hotels in Ecuador. This luxury hotel with 29 rooms and suites is located on top of a mountain (20 minutes from Baños in the Sangay National Park) and has an incredible view over the town of Baños and the surrounding volcanoes. The 4 outdoor pools and hydromassages are filled with volcanic hot water. The hotel is ideal for relaxing – there is a very good spa. You can also set up all kinds of activities such as hiking (11 routes have been set out), rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, etc. The restaurant is excellent and not at all pricey.
For more information see lunavolcan.com
This luxurious hotel is located just outside the town of Baños. It is located on a site of four has and has 37 rooms and suites, all beautifully decorated in colonial style. The rooms are set around a patio that is 300 years old and originally belonged to a Jesuit monastery. The hotel has a large heated indoor swimming pool, some saunas, a Turkish steam bath and a jacuzzi. In the morning, an excellent breakfast buffet is served. You can dine in the gourmet restaurant of the hotel and sit in the bar for a delicious cocktail. The hotel offers various activities.
For more information see www.samarispa.com
La Casa del Balcon
Casa del Balcon is the new project of Baños’ most famous hotel, Luna Volcán. It is as luxurious and beautifully finished as Luna Volcan, but with the difference that Casa del Balcon is located in the center of Baños. Here you can enjoy the vibrant life of Baños with its many terraces and cafes where it can be very cozy, both during the day and at night. Here you have your own apartment with kitchen, bathroom, terrace and bedroom. You have to provide breakfast yourself. The price includes the entrance to the thermal baths and jacuzzis of the Luna Volcan hotel, which is about 15 minutes drive from Casa del Balcon.
For more information see casadelbalcon.com
Isla de Baños
Hotel Isla de Baños is located in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Baños, surrounded by a tropical garden with a waterfall. The hotel has a good Argentine restaurant (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) and a nice spa. There are 26 rooms in total, both standard rooms and suites The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a laundry service and you can rent bikes.
For more info see www.isladebanios.com
Hotel La Floresta is located in a quiet area of Baños, within walking distance of the town center. The hotel was founded in 1992 by the Burgos family and is a true family business. There are 29 comfortable rooms and 2 suites. The suites have their own Jacuzzi. The hotel also has a beautiful city garden and an excellent restaurant. The hotel is accessible for blind and wheelchair users.
For more information see www.laflorestahotel.com
The Volcano hotel is within walking distance of the center of Baños. The hotel offers a beautiful view of the Virgén waterfall. There are 12 comfortable rooms, ranging from a standard room to a family room. If you want to relax for a while, you can go to the spa area. There is also an excellent restaurant. For the more active tourist, the hotel offers various excursions, such as rafting, horseback riding, canyoning, etc.
For more information see www.volcano.com.ec
Posada del Arte
Posada del Arte is a cozy hotel located in a quiet area of Baños. Here you are within walking distance of the center and the hot springs. The hotel has 15 rooms and suites, nine of which are in the original building and six in the blue house that was added afterwards. The hotel’s suites have a fireplace and a jacuzzi. The hotel is behind a local development project called “Arte del Mundo”. In addition, the hotel houses some 25 works of art by renowned Ecuadorian artists. Examples include Whitman, Soriano, Rueda, etc.
For more information see www.posadadelarte.com