"Way Beyond Our Expectations"
We were at the end of a two month visit of Peru and Ecuador and had 3 days to fill before flying home from Quito. We decided to drive to Baños de Agua Santa for the beautiful vistas, the thermal baths, and hiking opportunities. We booked a room at the Napolitano Hotel based on recent reviews, rates, and location. When we arrived, the proprietress showed us to a room on the top (3rd/4th in the U.S.) floor and apologized that it wasn't the type of room we had rented, but it was the only room left in the hotel. Wow! The room was an immaculate apartment suite with a kitchen, dining area, living area, fireplace, separate bedroom, a bathroom with a large round shower that included a concave picture window looking out on the beginning of the Amazon basin, and a large bedroom with a king bed and ample storage space for our luggage. Each morning we awoke to views of the Virgen de Agua Santa waterfall and the surrounding volcanic foothills; all told, the suite offered more than 270 degree views of the valley. And to top it all off with a bang, the local volcano, Tungurahua, erupted for the first time in two months early on our second morning. The boom from the eruption generated a sonic wave that, besides being possibly the loudest noise I've ever heard, shook the suite windows for several seconds afterward. So, in every way, even ways beyond the owners' control, we were overjoyed with our stay at Napolitano.
N and S from San Francisco