With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives. Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
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Bellavista Cloudforest Reserve
Bellavista is a rustic lodge situated on the fringe of Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve. Built in a dramatic dome shape it has stunning views down the hillsides into the valley below.
This 31-suite boutique hotel occupies a grand house on the corner of Plaza San Francisco, the capital's most iconic square.
Casa Iguana Sol Y Mar
A really comfortable option on San Cristobal island where you can relax and enjoy great views over the harbour....
Casa Opuntia is a new beachfront hotel close to San Cristóbal airport.
Chilcabamba Lodge offers simple but cosy accommodation in a stunning setting just minutes away from Cotopaxi National Park.
Eric, Flamingo & Letty
Eric, Flamingo and Letty are three, near identical, 25 metre motor yachts with capacity for 20 passengers each. The guide to passenger ratio of one to ten is amongst the best in the Galapagos.
Finch Bay Hotel
The Finch Bay Hotel, named after the famous Darwin’s finches abundant in the hotel grounds, has 27 rooms, each with air-conditioning and private facilities.
Floreana Lava Lodge
Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra in front of the ocean, the Red Mangrove Lava Lodge is built entirely in pine wood from the mainland man-made forests.
Galapagos Tented Camp
The Galapagos Safari Tented Camp is a 55-hectare farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island bordering the national park.
A welcoming retreat in a peaceful setting, looking over snow-capped mountains.
Dating back to 1680, Hacienda Piman is considered one of the oldest haciendas in Ecuador.
This uniquely restored hacienda is full of charm. The rooms are comfortable and have a wonderfully rustic atmosphere.
Zuleta is a beautiful working farm with plenty of outdoor activities. Although more remote than other haciendas in the Otavalo area the effort is worth it to see the Ecuadorian countryside in its full glory.
The Hampton Inn is a modern hotel with 95 rooms and a range of dining options, ideally-located in the centre of Guayaquil.
Hosteria La Cienega
La Cienega is one of Ecuador’s oldest haciendas and contains more than 300 years of colonial history.
Hosteria Pantaví is a charming country lodge which is located near the Chota valley in the remote Afro-Ecuadorian region of north-west Ecuador.
The Hotel Carvallo is located in the heart of Cuenca, and is built in a beautiful colonial house. This stylish hotels enjoys an excellent location, making it one of the best choices in Cuenca.
Hotel Dann Carlton
Located in the heart of Quito’s commercial district, the Dann Carlton offers 212 well-appointed rooms,a restaurant, fantastic swimming pool and spa facilities.
Hotel El Relicario Del Carmen
Hotel El Relicario del Carmen is located in the heart of Colonial Quito. This hotel is deceptively very quiet (an uncommon trait with old town hotels) and provides a great base for exploring the historical centre.
Hotel Hilton Colon
The Hilton Colon is one of Quito's hotel traditions, a fine hotel set at the end of the main Amazonas commercial street by the Parque El Ejido.
Hotel La Casa de Marita
A delightful little establishment, the Hotel La Casa de Marita offers 10 en-suite rooms in a fantastic location on a secluded beach just a short walk from the centre of Isabela.
Hotel Oro Verde
A centrally-located and plush property of 212 well-appointed rooms and suites, the Hotel Oro Verde boasts a fitness centre, pool and four restaurants.
Formerly called the Angermeyer Hotel, the fully renovated Hotel Silberstein is located on Santa Cruz Island in the heart of town of Puerto Ayora, five minutes walk to Charles Darwin Research Station.
Housed in a converted colonial building, the grand Hotel Victoria is Loja's finest accommodation and a lovely base for your time here.
Hotel Vieja Cuba
Vieja Cuba is a large converted colonial house located in the heart of the vibrant Mariscal area of Quito.
Huaorani Ecolodge provides accommodations for just 10 people in a style harmonious with the surrounding environment and the Huaorani culture.
A 13 room hotel well located on the edge of a long, beautiful beach on Isabela Island, but near enough to the main area of the small town of Puerto Villamil for eating out.
Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve
This award winning eco lodge is run by the Achuar community and is highly recommended for its level of service.
La Casona de la Ronda
La Casona de la Ronda is an excellent addition to Quito's growing collection of boutique hotels.
La Selva Jungle Lodge
Located deep in the Amazon rainforest, La Selva Jungle Lodge is a comfortable and ecologically-aware property.
M.Y La Pinta
Named in Spanish after the remote island of Abingdon in the north west of the Galapagos archipelago, La Pinta is a 207 foot motor yacht which has been extensively renovated especially for Galapagos expedition cruises.
This brand new motor boat has been designed and built specifically for Galapagos expedition cruising.
Manatee Amazon Explorer
The 90 foot long and 24 foot wide “Manatee Amazon Explorer” riverboat has been specially built for cruises in the Ecuadorian Rainforest.
This property is a fully renovated late 19th century mansion that is located in the heart of Cuenca.
Mashpi is a new, luxury lodge in the cloudforest region of Ecuador. It features contemporary design and décor, mixing warm earth tones and clean lines: a cosy cocoon amid the forest.
An Amazon lodge with a difference, Minga Lodge offers excellent access to one of the most ecologically rich regions of the world as well as an authentic insight into life in this beautiful but challenging location.
The MV Anakonda accommodates 40 guests in 18 suites with air-conditioning and private bathrooms.
The Eclipse is a superb option for those seeking comfort and excellent service while enjoying a genuine experience of the Galapagos Islands.
The M/V Galaven is an 88ft. Expedition vessel accommodating just 20 passengers in 11 double cabins (approx 10m2), all with private bathrooms, air conditioning and ocean views.
MV Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz is one of the larger vessels operating in the Galapagos making it perfect for anyone who may suffer from a bit of sea sickness. She carries 90 passengers in a variety of bright cabins located across 3 decks.
This comfortable boat is one of the simpler that we use at Audley, however the Cachalote boasts a great crew and an excellent reputation for its naturalist guides.
The Samba is a 78 foot classic steel hulled motor motor-vessel with a true European Dutch class feel to her in line with her owners.
Napo Wildlife Centre
A beautiful lodge located in a tributary of the Napo river deep in the Amazon, The Napo Wildlife Centre offers the visitor an authentic Amazon experience.
This hotel is tastefully restored, extremely well located and provides a flavour of Quito's colonial past.
The Hotel Plaza Grande aims to become the jewel in the crown of Quito's luxury hotels and has been designed specifically for the most discerning guests.
A funky hotel full of character for those that would like to stay in the centre of Puerto Ayora. It is built right on the seafront amongst the captivating red mangroves.
Royal Palm Hotel
The hotel is located just 20 minutes drive from the town of Puerto Ayora and 40 minutes from the island of Baltra.
Located deep in the Amazon rainforest, Sacha Lodge is a comfortable and ecologically-aware property with a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
Sachatamia Lodge is a privately owned ecological reserve, just over an hour and a half from Quito, nestled in the cool cloudforest near to Mindo.
San Agustín de Callo
This hacienda has been receiving guests since the 15th century, and therefore has a rich historical tradition.
A wonderful, community-owned lodge overlooking a black water lagoon.
Conveniently located in the centre of Cuenca, just steps away from the main square, this hotel is a lovingly restored building full of character.
Secoya Lodge is owned by the Secoya indigenous group who are generally considered to be the wise and colourful magicians of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Sol Y Mar
Sol y Mar is a small-scale, modern hotel located on the seafront in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. This pleasant hotel offers a small pool, terrace with hot tub and superb views across the harbour.
SS Mary Anne
With almost 1,000 square metres of canvas, the Mary Anne is one of the best options for sail boat lovers in the Galapagos.
The luxurious Swissotel has 240 tastefully-appointed guest rooms and is located within easy reach of the Mariscal area of Quito and the airport.
Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort
A relaxing and comfortable hotel in an area of outstanding natural beauty, ideal for wildlife enthusiasts.