Cultural heritage and contemporary luxury meet at Quito's finest hotel

Standing in Quito’s Plaza San Francisco, the historic Casa Gangotena Hotel has a distinctly European feel to it from the outside – a remnant of the city’s rich colonial past. Lovingly restored and converted into a chic boutique hotel that blends Art Nouveau with contemporary elements, each of the comfortable rooms are elegantly furnished. Head to the roof-top terrace to enjoy panoramic views over the red-tiled roofs and spires of the captivating Old Town.

A tantalising fusion of modern and traditional Andean cuisine made from fine local ingredients is served in the elegant dining room and the terrace bar which overlooks the bustling square is the perfect spot for drinking in the local atmosphere.

The classically elegant rooms are set across three floors and are individually styled. They feature high ceilings, Art Deco-style furniture and a sitting area. The Luxury Rooms are set on the ground, first and third floors with the former offering garden access and the latter offering access to the terrace. The romantic Balcony Junior Suite is set on the first floor and overlooks the inner garden. 

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Key information

Set in the heart of Quito's Old Town at the edge of San Francisco Square

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour from Quito airport
Rooms: 31

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017
Voted 7th in the Top 25 Hotels in South America.

Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards 2017
Voted 4th in the Top 10 City Hotels in Central & South America.

Accommodation information

31 rooms


• Enjoy an Ecuadorian-style afternoon high tea*


Dining room, bar

*Denotes local charge