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Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old hotel in Quito's colonial quarter. The rooms are clean and well-appointed. The lobby is charming and decorated with many paintings and murals. The family gave us a wonderful dinner and rose at 4:30 am to give us breakfast before we caught an early flight.

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Llangorse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very traditional in style, spotlessly clean with good service and a good breakfast. The hotel is small, not much storage space in the rooms, all a little cramped. No tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

This hotel is in a restored mansion in Old Town, Quito. While the hotel is quite pretty and the breakfast was delicious, I don't think that I would stay here again. First, our room could have use some improvements. The bathroom in our room was odd. It was very small and not in the theme of the room nor was... More 

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Relicarm, Gerente at Hotel El Relicario del Carmen, responded to this review

Sorry for your negative experience in the old town of Quito. You stayed in a colonial house built in 1705. We are glad you liked in general the hotel and the breakfast. All our mattresses are new and of a semiorthopedic type. Thanks for staying in our hotel and if you come back to Quito please give us a chance... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Nos quedamos aqui en familia- 2 ninos chiquitos y nos gusto mucho el hotel. El lugar esta buenisimo para conocer el Centro de Quito. Di solo las 4 estrellas porque el precio me parecio alto por el lugar. Hay que decir muchas gracias a Marisol y Alfonso por ayudarnos tanto durante nuestro alojamiento en el hotel. Todo estuvo muy bien-... More 

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London
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a lovely place to stay. The place is full of antiques and art works, the rooms are lovely, the staff are charming. Great breakfasts. You're five minutes walk from the Grand Plaza. It's certainly expensive, but it's a wonderful, quiet, civilized place to stay.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had a wonderful experience with this hotel from start to finish. We arrived at midnight and made previous notification to the hotel to ensure they could accommodate us at this late hour. A friendly staff member was there to greet us, welcome us, and get us settled into our room. The friendly and helpful service continued throughout our stay... More 

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Thank GINA M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Beautiful boutique hotel in historic "El Centro". Rooms were on the smaller side, but very clean and comfortable. They are tastefully decorated in an historic style. The included breakfast was excellent! The staff, especially Tarquino, is always pleasant and very helpful.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

You can easily miss it from the outside at first - but inside is a trip back in time. Our room was small but comfortable and functional. Breakfast is included and There are hot and cold options. The staff are extremely helpful and will arrange taxis, restaurant bookings, laundry, luggage storage etc. Nothing is too hard or too much trouble.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stayed twice in a period of 10 days whilst on tour of Ecuador. not the easiest to get to due to Quito's one way system, and a little daunted at first as it's basically a blue door onto street. But once inside.... quaint & eclectic place with lots of interesting artifacts ...including a Red telephone box!! Mere stones throw from... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very comfortable updated historic B & B, within walking distance of most of the Old Town sights. Helpful staff available at all hours. Good breakfast, and courtesy coffee, etc. periodically. Would certainly stay here again.

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly historic house, dating back to 1705 has just opened it??s door as a hotel with 18 comfortable rooms. It is beautifully renovated with great emphasis on the original details and has all the comfort expected today, including a central air conditioning system. All the furniture is handmade by recognized Ecuadorian artisans and many original paintings decorate public and private areas. You will live in a real historic surrounding. The hotel is definitely declared non-smoking. It is located a block away from the main square "Plaza de la Independencia", the Government Palace and very close to many historic monuments of Quito. We also have an exclusive dining room and coffee-shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Relicario del Carmen

Address: Venezuela 1041 y Olmedo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: £91 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Relicario del Carmen 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#16 Family Hotel in Quito
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“My room faced a quiet courtyard. Rooms facing the street may have heard traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferv341, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have no external window and just overlook the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles 675avrilg, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were happy on the bottom floor but I think most of the rooms were on the second and third floors.”
 of 5 bubbles ginam605, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Note, there were small TV's in the bedrooms, but you're generally not going to stay in the room to watch TV”
 of 5 bubbles 999ChrisA, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Grund floor rooms only ones with wifi, rooms away from the front road are quieter,”
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