Sumptuous boutique hotel with muted neoclassical décor and an unrivalled location at the centre of Old Quito. Voted number 21 in Trip Advisor's top 25 Hotels in the World (Jan 2015)
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.
The hotel has achieved what for many is the ultimate accolade: to be included on Condé Nast Traveller's Hot List of favourite hotels around the world. To have done this within 6 months of opening is impressive indeed.
What our clients say
"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 one point."TV,Reading
"Very stylish in every way and the complimentary afternoon tea was a bonus.”VB, Sloane Square
“Casa Gangotena, Quito, is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Let down by its restaurant (breakfasts excellent)."RDS, Wantage
"The historic town centre is great in the day but more challenging at night."ECJ, Newark
"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 gutter leaking above our room. They upgraded us and treated us to a taster menu with wine which was delicious.JR, Barnet