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

Standing in Quito’s Plaza San Francisco, the historic Casa Gangotena Hotel is the first and only hotel in Quito to become part of Relais & Châteaux. It has a distinctly European feel to it from the outside – a remnant of the city’s rich colonial past, and has been lovingly restored and converted into a chic boutique hotel that blends Art Nouveau with contemporary elements. 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, with chic Art Deco-style furniture, plush linen, beautiful carpets, high ceilings 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 2019
Casa Gangotena is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 2nd in the Top 10 Hotels in Ecuador.

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Accommodation information

31 rooms


• Enjoy Ecuadorian-style afternoon high tea or Sunday Brunch* • Check out the many churches dotted around by the hotel — the dramatic 16th-Century Catedral Metropolitana de Quito has beautiful neoclassical architecture and four colourful chapels


Dining room, bar

*Denotes local charge