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Hacienda Pimán

Hacienda Pimán dates back to the late 17th century and has been owned by the Zaldumbide family ever since. In a labour of love lasting three years the owners restored the historic building, with its antiques, paintings, library, immense stone walls, old chapel and beautiful gardens, and embellished it with tasteful, modern elements. Today the Hacienda, set in a dry valley in the Northern Andes less than 2 hours from Quito airport, and surrounded by mountains, is the perfect hotel for guests who value the comfortable accommodation, peaceful surroundings and delicious home-cooking. Guests have the option of exploring the rich natural and cultural heritage of the region – excursions to Ibarra (Salinas train), Otavalo, San Antonio, Cotacachi can be arranged, as well as mountain biking and horse-riding.

The Hacienda’s rooms are a marriage of the traditional and the modern, numbering seventeen in total; seven are in the old manor house and the remaining ten are distributed in large, new chalets a short walk from the main hacienda. Modern comforts are combined with a traditional warm, homely ambience and friendly, attentive service. The restaurant and lounge areas are housed within an impressive modern, exposed brick structure that contrasts sharply with the original buildings. There are also an outside eating area, open-air swimming pool and extensive gardens with beautiful old trees and colourful, exotic plants.

Hacienda Pimán’s sister hotels are Sacha Lodge in the Amazon, reached from Coca; in Quito, Casa Aliso; and new in 2016 Scalesia Lodge on Isabela in the Galapagos.