Casa Gangotena

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Sumptuous boutique hotel with muted neoclassical décor and an unrivalled location at the centre of Old Quito.

Casa Gangotena is a richly luxurious boutique hotel right on the main square of Quito's old quarter. The building is a restored Renaissance-inspired mansion which preserves the opulent ambience and décor of its former incarnation. Furnishings and fittings are mostly neoclassical in flavour, the ornate design tempered by the use of muted colours – beige, light green, cream and gold.

Guestrooms are large, quiet and very well appointed. There is a nod to contemporary style in the spacious bathrooms where you will find marble bathtubs and rain showers.

Befitting its aristocratic ambience, the hotel has no extra facilities such as a spa, pool or gym but there is a terrace bar with great views over the plaza and a small patio garden. There is also a small restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. The staff are very attentive.

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What our clients say

  • “Casa Gangotena, Quito, is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Let down by its restaurant (breakfasts excellent)."

    RDS, Wantage
  • "This was an exceptional hotel.  Am very glad you persuaded us to stay here for all of the time we were in Quito as we had had second doubts at…

  • A lovely hotel centrally located in the old part of Quito just a block or so away from the main square.  Nice room and good restaurant.

    DD, Uxbridge
  • "This was a good luxury hotel but staff seemed to be working from a manual - very wooden."

    CH, Manchester
  • The staff were fantastic.  There was a very odd smell in our room from time of arrival although we didn't mention it until there was loads of rain and a…

    JR, Barnet
  • "The historic town centre is great in the day but more challenging at night."

    ECJ, Newark
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Our Expert's Opinion

In Quito, this luxurious option stands out. The location of this converted mansion on Plaza San Francisco in the old town is unbeatable. The hotel exudes opulence with its marble staircases, spacious rooms, and luxurious decor. However, it also manages to maintain an intimate feel that reminds you of the sophisticated family that once occupied the mansion.

Sally Dodge Travel Expert A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.


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