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Soy una persona que me encanta conocer gente de todo lugar, y practicar y aprender nuevas costumbres , me encanta hacer mucho deporte y enseñar mi región de la mejor manera
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The location was great--a short walk into town and the amazing Saturday market. It's also only a short bus ride to the leather shops in lovely Cotacachi.
The room was pleasant, part of a family compound but very quiet across the courtyard, which is beautiful. Internet speed and reliability was great. I had clearer (website hidden) conversations from here to the US than I have had in US locations. I'm not sure the bathroom had been cleaned (spots in the shower and sink), but overall it was clean and tidy.
The hosts were warm and friendly and very helpful in pointing out things to do in the area. My Spanish is very limited, but we got by pretty well. I felt safe, comfortable and welcomed--overall a great experience and much better than staying in a hostel with many others.
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This was our first airbnb experience and we were satisfied with the room in Juan Alex's house. The room was clean and tidy and similar to how it is pictured. Juan Alex was unfortunately away but we had a tiny bit of interaction with his family who were kind and accommodating when we talked to them in Spanish. There was some confusion about our booking, even though we had confirmed and sent a message asking to expect us on our arrival date. The room was made ready very quickly though and Juan Alex was quick to admit his mistake and make us feel welcome before he left on business.
There wasn't obviously a kitchen available for us to use and there was no breakfast laid out. Maybe things would have been explained to us a little bit better if Juan Alex had been around.
Overall, this is great value for money and the location is amazing!!
A little note : take your own toilet paper!!
Juan Alex's room is more than just a place to stay. Juan Alex went above and beyond the call of duty. He spent the weekend showing my boyfriend and I all around his incredible town; something we weren't expecting. He is gracious, accommodating and helpful. He was truly looking out for us to make sure we were safe and having a good time. His family is also warm and welcoming. The room and bathroom are clean, comfortable and private as described. If we stayed in a hotel, it would have been a completely different experience. We really got the feel of the town, the people and the culture thanks to Juan Alex. If you are looking to stay with a family in Ecuador, I highly recommend staying with Juan Alex. Also, he has the biggest avocado tree I have ever seen in my life!
This is a great option to stay in Otavalo.
The room is clean and cozy, location is good and Family Ruiz are very friendly.
i will definetely stay at Juan´s house again.
Excelente opción para hospedarse en Otavalo, el cuarto es limpio y acogedor y la familia Ruiz son muy amables.
This is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are lovely, inside the family property but separate from the family home. The location is convenient to everything in Otavalo, especially the bus station. Best of all, this is a large, welcoming family who follow many traditional Ecuadorian customs. I loved the opportunity to learn more about life in Otavalo in a private and friendly environment.
we had an incredible 5 weeks with the ruiz family in otavalo. we had the option to rent the cabana at their house or stay in an apartment by ourselves. staying with the ruiz family made our time in otavalo an unforgetable experience that we would not have had if we hadn't stayed with them. we feel that we have made a new family in ecuador. the ruiz family could not have been warmer, more friendly and thoughtful, supportive and willing to show us their beautiful city. we experienced hot springs, hiking, ice cream shops, and were directed to the best spots in otavalo and beyond. we shared christmas, new year's eve, and homemade meals with a close knit, beautiful family. we were taken in and cared for in a way that exceeded our expectations. we will return to stay again with our new friends and hope to share more time together in the future! we highly reccommend that singles, couples, or families stay at cabana arrayan. our trip to otavalo was made complete because we stayed with the ruiz family.
This was my first AirBNB stay and it was so incredible. Juan and his family are the nicest people we have met so far in Ecuador... they took us all around Otavalo and surrounding mountains and lakes, showing us what a real Ecuadorian experience is. We ate together, drank together, and shared our cultures for hours upon end.
The room is wonderful. Very clean, bright, and with its own bathroom. You can use the fireplace outside too. It´s not absolutely silent here, but I doubt anywhere in Ecuador is. I highy, highly recommend Juan and his family´s home for a stay in Otavalo.
***** Si usted quiere hablar con yo sobre Juan en espanol, mandame un mensaje y puedo responder in espanol.