We travel the world filming the best accommodation options – a picture may paint a thousands words, but these videos will show you what you can really expect from a variety of hotels and hostels before you book.
El Marques de Banos, Hotel & Spa, Banos, Ecuador
With impressive views of the waterfall in Banos, El Marques de Banos is the perfect place to tour the local area. With large spacious rooms, a simple and tasty breakfast, the Hotel offers you all you need. It also boasts a lovely Spa where you can get all the treatments and pampering you might want.
Banos is a great base for a multitude of activities and excursions and a great place to spend some time.
Galapagos Eco Lodge
In the Pacific Ocean are the amazing Galapagos Islands. On San Cristobel there is a really quality Eco Lodge called, simply enough, Galapagos Eco Lodge. This hotel has some great views over the town and down to the ocean shoreline and is a fantastic place to come home to after a long day at sea.
Whether you are in Galapagos for the diving, the nature or to get away from it all, check out the hospitality and simple luxury you get for your money here
Casa Mojanda, Otavalo, Ecuador
Casa Mojanda is a set of beautifully crafted lodges luxuriously made in traditional adobe style. Set against a magnificent backdrop of stunning valleys and lush countryside, this is a truly peaceful getaway.
There are great walks, waterfalls, horse riding and specialised activities available, as well as their open air Japanese wooden hot tub which overlooks the Andean valley, this breathtaking place has to be seen to be believed!
Posada Del Quinde, Otavalo, Ecuador
A restored colonial mansion with immaculate gardens, La Posada Del Quinde is set against spectacular mountainous vistas in the Northern Highlands of Ecuador. With fantastic food in the in house Cafe Pachamama and excellent service, this is a great base for Otavalo.
Through the hotel we arranged a visit to a Shaman and traditional backstrap loom weavers available, as well as enjoying gorgeous walks and scenery.
Hotel Salento Real, Salento, Colombia – Video Review
This is the only proper hotel in Salento and it is a gorgeous place to stay. Elegant design, impressive rooms and quality service really contrasts with the rustic countryside of this part of Colombia. With a fine restaurant and full tour booking service, this is a chance to enjoy modern comforts while exploring the famous Colombian Coffee Region.
Su Casa Bed and Breakfast, Medellin, Colombia – Video Review
In Medellin we stayed at Su Casa, a luxurious B&B in the heart of the city. With gorgeous rooms and a delicious breakfast served on the patio, Su Casa is the perfect place to base yourself in Medellin. Located close to the Stadium and with a metro station 5 minutes away, nothing is too far. They also arrange tours of the city and much more. Super friendly service means you will feel right at home.
The Betsy Hotel, South Beach Miami – Video Review
In Miami we stayed at the luxurious Betsy Hotel in South Beach Miami. Not only are the rooms, grounds and service gorgeous, they have a philanthropic bent that is so perfectly suited to Five Point Five we could not have asked for anything more!
Don Diego de la Selva Hotel Tulum – Video Review
Don Diego de la Selva is a gorgeous boutique hotel in a jungle garden 5 minutes from Tulum town in Mexico. Lush by the pool or grab a bite in their gourmet restaurant – it is the ultimate romantic getaway location.
Secret Garden Hotel, Tulum, Mexico – Video Review
The Secret Garden Hotel is a home away from home in Tulum, Mexico. The hotel is made up lovely rooms and self-contained cabanas in a gorgeous tropical garden. The perfect place to lay your head in Tulum.
La Iguana Perdida Hotel & Hostel, Lake Atitlan: Video Review
La Iguana Perdida has the perfect views of stunning Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala. Their beautiful hotel rooms are exceptional value and the location so relaxing that you will you will not want to leave!
Panama’s Paradise, Bocas Del Toro, Panama
The best way to describe these gorgeous self-contained cabaña’s is delicious! With beautifully stocked kitchens, thoughtful design, blissful gardens and free bicycle hire you will soon drift into “Caribbean time”.
Magnific Rock Surf Hotel and Yoga Retreat, Nicaragua
The views from Magnific Rock, are… magnificent! This is a place where the sunsets are so impressive that every person, dog, cat and crab stops to enjoy the moment. This is a must see place in Nicaragua whether you surf or not.
Hostel San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
A brand new spot in Lake Atitlan, don’t let the super cheap prices fool you, the cabins are cute and well designed with the best food in town.
Mamallenas Hostel, Cartagena, Colombia
Under new Australian management Mamallenas has had major renovations with new bathrooms, custom furniture and bedding. They specialise in tours and sailing trips from Colombia to Panama and have a comprehensive booking service.
Aluna Casa y Cafe, Santa Marta, Colombia
More like a hotel than a hostel, Aluna Casa has rooms to suit all budgets and a level of service that will leave you smiling. Beautifully designed, modern rooms and delcious healthy food in their cafe. This is a great base for exploring the area including Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City).
Costeno Surf Camp and Eco Lodge, North Coast Colombia
A place to absolutely relax from the bustle of Santa Marta, Costeno Surf Camp has a variety of cute “Robinson Crusoe” style accommodations but only has a limited capacity, so make sure you book first!
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