Sangay Spa Hotel Banos
Sangay Spa Hotel Banos Reviews
Mar 16, 2010
Well, when we were shown to our hotel room at the Sangay Spa Hotel, we were quite dismayed. I thought we were staying in the nicest hotel in town, but the room was very “Motel 6”. It was clean, but very small, worn, and no character whatsoever. We were able to upgrade to the executive wing where the room was a least a little bit larger and supposedly had free WiFi.
I had picked this hotel because it had lots of kid-friendly features: swimming pool with slide, trampoline (no nets and under power lines), tennis courts, ping pong, pool tables (one with duct tape), and foosball. In the end, we didn’t use any of these amenities.
It is in a great location next to the hot springs and waterfalls, and it is walking distance to everything. It is also great for families, but I highly recommend the executive wing.
We also visited the Hotel Pasada del Arte, which had a lot more character, is only a block away, and is run by an American couple. The Volcano Hotel is another decent choice. The Samurai Spa appears to be the nicest hotel in Banos (the only 4-star hotel), but it is just far enough outside town that you would have to take a taxi into town (probably $2 each way).
If you are a budget traveler, there are at least a hundred hotels in town, so unless you are there during the busy season June-August, you are probably safe just finding a hotel when you arrive.
If I went there again, I was stay at Hotel Pasada del Arte.
Part of the Family Trip to Galapagos and Ecuador 2010 travel blog
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A bit of a disappointment May 08, 2005
Hotel Sangay Spa is said to be the best in town. The location is very good, a bit outside of the center of town but still easily walkable and the waterfall next door is nice with a soothing sound. The baths are also right next door.
That said, the service is disinterested at best (which is strange for Ecuador, with its friendly people), the spa facilities were practically unavailable (we must have asked about eight times, only to be told, "we'll book you later", when 'later' finally arrived, the spa was closed for cleaning, etc, etc, At last we gave up). The rooms are clean enough, but very dark and gloomy, and the hotel was noisy with small children running around screaming.
Would I recommend this hotel to someone else? Not if you would like the services the hotel prides itself on like the spa. Yes for the location.
Part of the Ecuador and the Galapagos (2005) travel blog
Sangay Spa Hotel Banos Overview
Hotel offers a tranquil atmosphere, a lovely garden and swimming pool and an ideal starting point to many activities such as climbing, horse riding, cycling.(ma1207) Colonial style building on two floors located in the Mountain Spa town of Ba?os at around two hours drive south from Quito and forty five minutes from popular Ambato, Hotel has an ideal position facing the eighty metres waterfalls and at walking distance from the popular thermal baths.
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