Hotel Real Audiencia
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.
What our clients say
Ecuador was a fantastic adventure: welcoming friendly people, beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. To fit in two cities, the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest and the Galapagos islands into a 16 day trip on a seamless itinerary was a fantastic solution provided by Sophie at JLA and we enjoyed every aspect.GE, Glasgow
We had a wonderful holiday to Quito and Galapagos with Journey Latin America. We just wish it had been longer!HS, W4
Most memorable experiences: Snorkelling with huge sea turtles and iguanas whilst they were feeding with sea lions, penguins and flightless cormorants also coming to join in the party.LA, London
From the moment we were picked up, on time, from our hotel in Quito, to the moment we were left at the departure lounge in the airport in Baltra, the organisation and punctuality of everything was impeccable. As residents in South America this was a very pleasant surprise!TP, Lima
Hard to pick one highlight when there were so many superlatives. The scenery in Ecuador was spectacular. The Devil's Nose train ride was great fun. Snorkelling with sea turtles, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas in the Galapagos was simply a-m-a-z-i-n-g !JB, Newcastle
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 a bit of an “add on”, but we thought it was fabulous and would return-Quito was so much better than we expectedPW, Lambeth
Our expert's view
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.
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.
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