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Hotel El Molino

Quito & the Northern Andes

Rating: Modest    

Hotel El Molino overview

This hotel is the town of Alausi, best known as the starting point for the famous Devil's Nose train ride. Hotel El Molino is on a cobbled street near both the railway station and the centre of town and makes a comfy and convenient overnight stop before or after the train journey. 

The hotel is an attractive townhouse with rooms arranged on two floors. They include single, double and triple rooms, all with an en-suite bathroom, TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The accommodation is comfortable and rooms feature paintings and murals. 

Breakfast is served in the pretty covered courtyard and consist of a number of buffet dishes including fresh fruit, bread, meats and cheeses. Throughout the hotel there are displays of local artefacts, artworks and plants, all adding character. There are several sitting areas. The hotel does not serve lunch or dinner but staff can advise local dining options within an easy walk.

Photographs courtesy of Hotel El Molino



Open: Hotel El Molino is open all year.

Location: The hotel is in the small town of Alausi in Chimborazo province. It is close to the centre of town and to the railway station at the top of the famous Devil’s Nose section of track.

Rooms: The 21 rooms, a mix of singles, doubles and triples, are arranged on two floors and are simply furnished. All are en-suite, have a TV and free Wi-Fi.

Activities: The hotel is mainly used as a stopover prior to or after the Devil’s Nose train ride. Alausi is a pretty town and easy to explore on foot.

Facilities: The hotel has a covered central courtyard used for breakfast. There are small siting areas on each floor.

Dining: The hotel serves a buffet breakfast. It does not provide other meals but there are restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is not a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.

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