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El Crater Hotel

El crater Hotel

Contemporary hotel in an extraordinary setting, offering volcano views from all of its spacious rooms.

With its striking modernist exterior, the contemporary El Crater Hotel makes the most of its tranquil countryside setting facing Pululahua Volcano, less than an hour's drive from the bustle of Quito. 

There are just a dozen spacious and stylish guestrooms, each with its own living area in addition to a good selection of hotel facilities. The design and layout takes full advantage of the views with large picture windows and beds facing the volcano. 

The hotel has its own art gallery featuring the work of local artists, as well as a well-regarded restaurant. Aromatherapy and en suite massages can be arranged, and the area is a great base for hiking. 

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • The most beautiful scenery and lovely staff meant that the other hotels on our trip had a lot to live up to!

    CH, Oakham
  • "This was a stunning location. Watching the dawn over the crater from your bed was a real treat and a great way to start the holiday."

    SM, St. Neots
  • “El Crater was a sharp contrast with the Galápagos: cool climate and few fellow guests. However a very helpful waiter and warm welcome from the owner, a fellow vegetarian, who…

    JH, Chester
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Our Expert's Opinion

The volcano, being the only inhabited crater in the world, is home to a vast variety of flora, including many endemic species such as orchids. All 12 rooms offer stunning views into the crater.

Juliet
Juliet Ellwood Travel Expert After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    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.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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