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Hotel Real Audiencia

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Real Audiencia is a relatively small, classic-style hotel right on the main square of historic Quito. 

The Real Audiencia has a marvellous location overlooking Quito’s stately Santo Domingo square. Built in 1950, it displays a classic style which fits harmoniously with the colonial buildings nearby.  There are 31 wooden-floored guest rooms, all with a warm and homely feel, with sturdy wooden furnishings and cosy mellow yellow and gold décor. (Guest rooms are distributed over three floors and there is no lift). 

The hotel’s greatest asset, perhaps, is its top floor restaurant, from which you can look out over the comings and goings on the plaza. The hotel also accepts business conventions and there’s access to the internet and Wifi. 

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What our clients say

  • Two parts: Seeing cotopaxi and the surrounding area for the first time, and stepping off the boat onto floreana and having to avoid sea lions and iguana, magical.

    HT, Conwy
  • Quito is a fabulous city with residents that seem to be pleased to see you, really helpful if you make just a little effort to address them in Spanish. Ecuador…

    DW, Lingfield
  • We had a wonderful time…we thought the guides we had were among the best we have known anywhere; we went for the Galapagos and would admit to mainland Ecuador being…

    PW, Lambeth
  • It was all brilliant, we expected the Galapagos to be the highlight, but all the other trips were as good in different ways. All the Ecuadorians encountered at hotels, restaurants,…

    AH, Eastleigh
  • Highlight?: Galapagos Islands

    RN, London
  • Most memorable experiences: Galapagos snorkeling at Devils Crown and the inland lagoon; walk on Fernandina; mountain bikes and trek at Cotopaxi.

    JG, Sevenoaks
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Our Expert's Opinion

Well-situated in Quito’s historic quarter this hotel has a breakfast room overlooking the square below so you can see the hustle and bustle as you drink your morning coffee. Rooms are simple but comfortable and the pedestrianised street with plenty of restaurants is just a short walk away.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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