Hacienda Piman is a historic property in the dry mountains of Imbabura Province in the northern Ecuadorian Andes, an hour from Zuleta. The original buildings may date from the 1600s but the owners offer a really fresh (and refreshing) take on staying in a luxury hacienda in Ecuador.

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Designed as a blend of traditional and modern architecture, Hacienda Piman has 17 simple but tasteful bedrooms, with seven in the main house and ten distributed across a further five cabins, all with thick stones walls, and decked out with faux antique furniture (designed by Roxanna, one of the owners, and built locally) and paintings. The bathrooms are contemporary and well thought out with enormous showers.

Roxanna and husband Guillermo take pride in their Ecuadorian culinary heritage and serve up a wide selection of home-cooked dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The specialities are soups and fresh fruit juices using seasonal Ecuadorian fruit.

The Hacienda is a perfect sanctuary that affords guests the chance to rest and relax in a peaceful setting by the open-air swimming pool or in the beautiful and colourful gardens but more energetic activities are also on offer, including walking and bike rides, particularly to nearby Otovalo.

Why we love it

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This former colonial and republican country manor has been beautifully restored. During construction, instead of chopping down trees the builders built around the trees so they are incorporated into balconies and through windows. The old chapel has also been fully restored to its former glory.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

17

Eco Rating

4

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