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Hotel La Cartuja

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

I was La Cartuja for 2 nights at the beginning and end of a GAP Adventures Galapagos trip. It is a nice, basic clean hotel in a good part of town. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a market nearby with great leather, wool and other souvenir items. Plaza Foch is nearby with many good restaurants.

1Thank Mac4YYZ
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Had a quiet stay when I was here before and after my GAP tour.. Although there's no lunch or dinner service(good breakfast though), a lot of good restaurants are only a cab away. A short walk to fastfood such as Mcdonald's and KFC are available. The hotel is very clean with a small courtyard. The staff are nice and helpful....

Thank andthenwhat
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2011

Very welcoming and helpful staff, who understand the weary travellers needs. Beautiful renovated building with high ceilings and original wood and tile floors. Excellent breakfast and the most gorgeous courtyard to relax and suntan in. The staff are very special and take care of every need. Very well spoken English. As well, they make sure that you are enjoying the...

Thank MacnT
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2011

Stayed before and after our Galapagos trip with GAP. Lady that runs it is very friendly and helpful. had 2 different rooms - 1 on the courtyard outside and 1 upstairs in the main building. The one upstairs was much bigger and more grand, but both were fine. Streets outside don't feel the safest at night - but that is...

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Reviewed 8 December 2010

Friendly helpful welcome, everthing clean,comfy beds with spare blankets if cold.Nice to relax in garden after tiring journey.Will certainly stay there again.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 August 2010

I also, like some reviewers, stayed at this hotel for a GAP Adventures trip. The staff, particularly the hotel manager, are very helpful and very friendly. The hotel is clean, the beds are super comfortable and there is free internet (WIFI works in some rooms but not the ones that are farther away from the center of the complex). Bathrooms...

Thank pikachau
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 August 2010

I stayed here before our trip to the Galapagos with GAP Adventures (we booked the "Budget Tour"). The English-speaking staff are wonderful and accommodating. Location wise it's 5-10 blocks from the city center if you're interested in grabbing a bite to eat or seeing the town at night. Breakfast was fresh fruit, toast with jam/butter, eggs, and some fresh fruit...

Thank wysgal
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 July 2010

A friend and I stayed here for a few nights before and after a trip to the Galapagos with GAP Adventures. The staff at the hotel was incredibly friendly and helpful--they immediately learned who we were and helped us out with whatever we needed. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, and clean. The breakfast was ample and always included delicious fresh...

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Vista, California
Reviewed 11 May 2010

Hotel La Cartuja is a former foreign embassy, turned into a hotel on the fringe of downtown Quito. Staff is friendly and helpful, going out of their way to give directions, opinions as to the safelty of nearby areas and even calling several other hotels in another town for us. The hotel was quiet, beds comfortable, breakfast was basic but...

Thank Gilbert00
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 May 2010

We stayed here a total of 5 nights -- 3 before and 2 after a recent Galapagos trip. The hotel was arranged by the company we toured with (GAP). Originally, we were booked into a "higher end" hotel and then were reshuffled to this hotel. In the end, we had to stay one night at the massive hotel and had...

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“My room opened on to the internal courtyard on the ground floor and I loved it.”
Lindles_88, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room #1 is the largest, Rooms off of the courtyard seem to have larger bathrooms.”
J9756ODbradc, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The room is spaceous with a comfortable bed, a roomy closet and a useful desk.”
lupita_stl, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The courtyard rooms have very thin walls; we could hear the neighbor coughing at night. Probably quieter inside the main building.”
tiadora, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Theres a cheap laundromat down the road, it was only 11USD for about 9kg of clothes to be washed dried and folded.”
jacobh606, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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