Hosteria Rose Cottage Reviews
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Negatives first - very far away from town! You have to catch a taxi every time you go downtown. But the location is great, overlooking Otavalo, really quiet, and at the time of my stay usually in a mystic thick cloud in the afternoon. They serve good food in the restaura t.
I had a very pleasant stay at Rose Cottage. The views are unbeatable, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious, the rooms are cozy and clean, and it is a great value for the money spent. Each house caters to different travelers, so whether you're looking for a dormitory, a family house, a romantic couples getaway, a private space to yourself, or even a campsite, Rose Cottage has something to offer. There is a lot of great sightseeing, hiking, shopping, etc. nearby.
As soon as a meal is over they run you out of the dining room whether you are playing cards or reading a book or whatever - 'go away!' 'leave!' 'you cant stay here!!!!' fairly frustrating
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The location is lovely, and the atmosphere is great. However despite being promised keys I never received them. Because no one gets keys anyone can enter and steal stuff from the dorms. While I was there someone had money stolen from their bag. There are lockers provided, but they are tiny so you can't fit a laptop or a tablet. Also, the lockers aren't attached, so someone could just carry them off. The kitchen is really poorly equipped, and the breakfast is really bad, just white toast.
An excellent hostel with amazing views, chilled out atmosphere and lots of hammocks! A good fit for any traveller that doesn't mind a location that is a bit remote. The staff were helpful to order us a taxi for whenever we needed to go downtown. Defientely recommended!
A really really nice hostel with such beautiful views! It's around $4 to get to Otavalo so it's not bad at all if you are in a group, however, if you are by yourself this could get a bit pricey... The rooms are nice, the staff are helpful and the restaurant/bar is really useful (even though it shuts at 9). The ONLY probably we had was that the dorm rooms can be quite noisy as they are made entirely of wood. We also had a colossal snorer. But I don't blame the hostel for that.. Recommend it :)
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
This is the cutest place ever. Amazing views.... absolutely charming. It is worth taking cabs to get to this location. There is a free ride down to the large animal market on Saturday morning. A must-do/see.
Lovely hostel in a lovely location, far enough from Otavalo to feel like the coutryside, but close enough for the town to be convenient.
This was my second time staying in Rosé Cottage in the last 3 years and it was still an amazing place in an ideal location outside of town on a ridge overlooking miles of farmland. Since my last stay they have extended the kitchen and added a few more buildings to the complex. The dorms are amazing, warm blankets and by far the most comfortable beds I have stayed in any dorm on my trip so far! Rose (the owner) is extremely nice and I would recommend this place 100 times over!
An awesome spot near Otovalo. A great getaway! Friendly and helpful staff. My only problem was with the computer situation: the computer is only accessible when the kitchen is open, and you can only get WiFi in one of the rooms (always open). There was also a $1 charge to use the kitchen...this is pretty expensive, and it is free at most other hostels. The dinners were nice, though, and the owner can cater to special dietary needs. All in all, a great experience. I would go back!
We loved it here. Rosa, the owner is great value and the food and service are excellent. The property is absolutely beautiful.
Hostel much more than a bed and breakfast guesthouse in the countryside. Out of town a little in farming area overlooking town and surrounding valleys. Great place to take it easy.
We loved our stay at Rose Cottage - so much so that we booked an extra couple of nights than originally planned, and we could have stayed longer if we had more time. The cottages are in such a beautiful setting with lots of things to do. It was pretty tough tearing ourselves away from the adorable puppy that was around when we stayed too...
I had a very nice time at Rose Cottage. Staff was very friendly and the property was incredibly charming. The views from both the front and back of the Hosteria were stunning.
This place is great if you're looking to stay off the beaten track. No complaints!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
We loved this hostel and it's location. The fact that it is outside the main town and high in the valley, in my opinion, is a massive bonus. The views are incredible and the design of the cabins and facilities makes you feel like your in a quaint Swiss alp village. The only disappointment was that we booked single private rooms online however we were put in shared twin and told you don't have single privates. You should remove that option from hostelworld.
This place has so much potential! It is very beautiful and what I wanted for my stay in Otavalo, as I love nature and is where I wanted to be. However, from the phone call asking for directions when I first got into town to the arrival, especially the arrival, I did not feel welcome. As I understand, the place is owned and run by people who speak english, yet none of the staff speak english. I also think they overcharge. It´s ok if you´re aware, but they overcharge and plus add tax!