About La Posada del Quinde
La Posada del Quinde is a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Though posada is the Spanish word for inn, or place of lodging, it is also derived from the word posar, which means to rest or to perch. Quinde is the Ecuadorian Kichwa word for hummingbird. Just as a hummingbird calms its frenzied flight to pose on a branch, we hope that our guests will take their time here at the inn to relax and come back to center.
La Posada del Quinde was founded on the property of the former Hotel Ali Shungu, which was at one time a hidden gem of Otavalo and enchanted many guests over the years. In 2010 the founding owners sold their property to Maggie Reniers, a woman from California who had fallen in love with Ecuador years before. Under Maggie’s direction, La Posada del Quinde was born. La Posada del Quinde imbues a spirit of positivity and tranquility and provides a window into the Ecuadorian culture from the comforts of a cozy hotel.
All of our spacious accommodations and heated guestrooms have tile floors, folk décor, and bathrooms boasting steaming hot showers. Additionally, there is free WiFi wireless internet access in the hotel common areas and a complimentary guest computer for those not traveling with their own. All of the rooms and suites overlook the garden, where guests can enjoy a good book or snap pictures of hummingbirds. In fact, the birdwatching in our garden can be quite good. For those traveling with families and groups, the suites sleep 5-7 people and offer roomy living and dining areas, as well as balconies overlooking Otavalo. Our native Ecuadorian staff is incredibly helpful and will ensure that you have a pleasant stay.