aled Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
July 4th, 2018 Lavanderia Otavalo

Very reasonable - cost by weight. Clothes in at 1400hrs, told to collect at 1700hrs.
Note, there are TWO 'Unidad Educativa Otavalo', the lavandaria is one block south of Santa Fe Hostal. It's a long walk if you head to the college at the northern end of town!

July 3rd, 2018 Camp Aruba Hosteria

Still $15 pppn. Great shower - proper hot water, not a just heating element at the shower head! WiFi reaches room, but it's not the fastest. Restaurant is quite expensive (after coming from Colombia).
Plenty of space for bicycle in room - could easily fit 2 in here.

July 1st, 2018 Hotel Moros

Hotel with ground floor access. Indoor courtyard for secure bicycle storage and possibly motorbikes (although might be a squeeze with panniers through the corridor from the street. 30k for a single room, cold shower.

June 30th, 2018 Hotel Arturs

Nice place. Happy for me to take bicycle into room. 20k for single room. Shower has heating element at the shower head so pressure isn't great. No heating or fan in the room so doubt any of my soaking kit will dry overnight!

June 29th, 2018 Danny's Hotel (Hostal San Valentin)

I stayed at this location, but it doesn't match the description.
The name is Hostal San Valentin, there's no porch or parking for motorbikes that I can see, and there's a supermarket more or less opposite!
They're still happy for a bicycle in the room (25k for single) but it's quite a steep flight of stairs up to the hotel from street level.
No fan in room, but not required at this elevation. Indeed, the cold shower is edging towards the uncomfortable side of refreshing if you leave it late into the evening!
Good WiFi but noisy.

June 29th, 2018 Hotel Central

OK hotel, quite old - not spotlessly clean, but good enough. Room with shared bathroom above street: 17k, away from the front: 22k. I opted for right at the back with own bathroom for 28k.
Happy for bicycle to squeeze into the room with me, but offered the corridor too. Note, it is up 2 narrow flights of stairs from the street so caring a loaded bike up is hard work after a long day!
[2 doors up the street (towards the park) is hotel Los Pinos which has ground floor access/rooms - would be easier for cyclists but no vacancy for me.]

June 28th, 2018 Hotel Casa Quinta

Nice friendly hotel. 30k for single room with fan. Offered to keep my bicycle in one of the courtyards but had no objection to me taking it into the room. 2 WiFi networks, one has strong signal in the room... but only the other appears to be connected to the internet! Good connection close to reception.

June 27th, 2018 Hotel Las Palmas

Nice motel. Relatively quiet. Good WiFi, clean rooms. 25000 for single room. Happy for me to bring bicycle into the room "so long as I didn't mark the white walls"!

June 25th, 2018 Hôtel Sucre

Lovely place, very helpful owners. Spotless rooms and bathrooms. Very accustomed to accommodating cycle tourists now! Bike stored in a back kitchen. Very secure. 35000 for a solo cyclist in a large room with 2 beds and a balcony!

June 25th, 2018 Lalavaseco

Washing machines, dry cleaning and steam cleaning.
Very expensive for normal washing: 3500 per underwear/pair of socks, 4000 per pair of shorts/t-shirt!
But, the only place I could find.

June 24th, 2018 Hotel La Melissa

Motel, restaurant, garage and tyre repair place on the edge of town. Quite busy/noisy. 28000 for single with fan, air con for 60000. There is WiFi, but Claro signal here is good so I didn't ask for the password.

June 24th, 2018 Restaurant y Estadero "El Mirador"

Roadside cafe/restaurant that has rooms available upstairs. 25k for a room with fan. No WiFi, no air-con and water pressure in shower is not the best.
But the food is excellent and the cheapest I've had so far at roadside stops.

June 22nd, 2018 Hotel-Restaurant Ruta del Sol

Clean, air-con, no WiFi. The shower was quite warm, but they may just have been sun on the pipes/tank! Not the cheapest - 40 000 for a single ensuite room - but (for cyclists) it's the first hotel southbound from the 45/62 junction.

June 22nd, 2018 Hotel la lizama

Good clean rooms, cold shower, air con and decent WiFi speed if you're close enough to the router!
I believe this is the same place as described by the Hotel Lizama listing, but I think that's a different hotel over the road (that may or may not still be open - not much life there!)
Good restaurant opposite for dinner and a couple of snack kiosks here too.
Single room for me was 30 000.

June 19th, 2018 Hotel Sueño Real

Another cheap hotel option in this lively little town. This one has WiFi (in/near reception area), although perhaps they all do now. Very small room with fan and cold shower: 20k.

June 17th, 2018 Hotel Winsor

Prices update - please see photo.
Clean room, cold shower, WiFi, air con. Nice place, if relatively expensive.
EDIT: The rooms aren't very well sound-proofed so can be noisy.

November 7th, 2017 Hotel Garibaldi

Not the cleanest place I've ever stayed and the bedding and towels are a little tired (and stained), but... you can't argue with the price - 200pesos for the night. Scalding hot showers and decent WiFi. Good stop if you've got camping stuff with you and can use your own sleeping liner and towels! Nice to be able to cook on a raised surface instead of the usual crouching on the floor.

October 30th, 2017 Hotel Cristina

If cycling down the 15, it's a good option closer to the road than going into Ruiz. 300pesos a single, 400 for a double (Oct '17). Air con and satellite TV.

October 28th, 2017 San Angel

Prices have gone up slightly, but still good value.

October 28th, 2017 Purificadora 'Del Carmen'

Opening hours not known, but thought worth logging location.

October 23rd, 2017 Llantera Motel (no name)

This is a small pink building with numbers on the doors set slightly away from the road on the Eastern side of the road. I think there's about 4 or 5 rooms. We paid 350 pesos for a room with 2 double beds, there was also one with just 1 double bed for 250 pesos. Air conditioning and toilets and showers - couldn't ask for any more when otherwise expecting to have to wild camp!
Ask at the llantera on the opposite side of the road - they appear to run the place.

October 17th, 2017 La Casa Del Cylista

Highly recommended for cyclists. I met up with 5 others here tonight. Hot shower, good WiFi. Very friendly hosts.

October 14th, 2017 Coco's Corner

Great place! Coco is quite a character! We liked it.

October 13th, 2017 Cowpatty

Willing for cycle-tourists to spend the night here. Not an extensive menu, but 8 hotdogs do the trick! Drinking water available during opening hours only. Flush toilet and small sink out the back.


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