‘I came here
to write a fairy tale
so imagine my surprise when
I found myself in such a story
complete with stone towers,
and guinea-pig sandwiches.
Who knew that
running a hotel
was a high art?
Barbara Ensor, author.
Hacienda Cusin is a restored, 17th-century estate at 8.500ft/2.600m in the Ecuadorian sierra. This very personal hotel and its 38 attentive staff and famous gardens are 1 hour from Quito’s new International airport, near the Equatorial line, the market town of Otavalo and 2 hours from Spanish Colonial Quito, via the PanAmerican Highway. Cusin’s 25 guest rooms garden cottages, suites and salons, furnished with antiques and select Andean craft, most with log-burning fireplaces and beamed-ceilings, overlook several acres of landscaped perennial gardens, ancient trees, and often snow-capped mountains.
GUEST ROOM RATES INCLUDE Waiter-served breakfast, wifi access, optional log fire & hot water bottle, games rooms squash and basketball courts, extensive perennial gardens $90-$300 + 10% Service, 12% VAT
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TRANSFER Quito’s International Airport to Cusin. All flights can be met at Quito’s new international airport, closer to Cusin than it is to Quito.
One way. 70 minute. 1- 2 guests, $70. 3-5 guests $ 90. Plus taxes.