A boutique hideaway with superb colonial architecture, an easy stroll from Quito’s buzzing centre.

Head to Quito’s colonial old town to discover this stunning heritage retreat which dates back to 1738. The three-storey hotel is set around a spectacular atrium-courtyard, dotted with pretty plant pots and supported by stone pillars and wooden beams which lead up to a pentagonal glass ceiling. Make the most of the fantastic location — you’ll be on Quito’s famous Calle de la Ronda which is lined with shops, bars and restaurants, and within 10 minutes’ walk of attractions including Independence Square and the City Museum.

You can enjoy fresh Ecuadorian cuisine in the restaurant, and wind down with tea and biscuits in the cosy lounge after a day of exploring the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site capital. Be sure to try the cheap local tipple Canelazo, served hot and made from cane liquor, tangy citrus fruit naranjilla and cinnamon. The hotel’s rooms have warm cream walls and a rustic, homely feel, with authentic features including beautiful wooden shutters and bedheads.

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Key information

In a quiet spot on Calle de la Ronda, the most famous street in Quito’s colonial district

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes’ drive from Quito airport
Rooms: 22

Accommodation information

22 elegant rooms

Dining

Restaurant, bar

*Denotes local charge