Hacienda Cusin

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hacienda Cusin is a rare example of 17th century Ecuadorian architecture, lovingly preserved by its owner, Nicholas Millhouse. The English eccentric has filled the hotel with idiosyncratic antiques, and makes it his business to ensure that guests are happy and comfortable in this shabby-chic gem.
Perfect forLovers of the great outdoors who’ll appreciate the stunning mountain setting, and verdant gardens.
In the knowVisit the nearby Otavalo Indian market for colourful indigenous finds.

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  • History & Heritage
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


Otavalo, Ecuador.

Rooms at Hacienda Cusin

Each room is unique, and furnished with antiques that merge colonial style with country-pile cosiness. In keeping with this theme, there are crackling log fires to take off the chill in winter. All rooms at Hacienda Cusin have beautiful views of the surrounding gardens and mountains, and some have their own terraces. There are also cottages with their own gardens, making you feel totally at home.

Food and Facilities

A team of no less than twelve specialist chefs preside over the kitchen, turning out a range of delicious offerings, from freshly baked breads to mountain trout and crème caramel for dessert. After dinner, the hotel’s in-house balladeer entertains guests in front of the log fire. A variety of animals roam the grounds amid acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Activities at Hacienda Cusin

Horse riding, mountain biking and hiking in the surrounding countryside, basketball and volleyball in the grounds, massages in your room or a private Spanish lesson are all on offer.

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