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La Casa Tolena Hostal
Ranked #41 of 233 Quito B&B and Inns
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84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Awesome little gem”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

This place isn't the Ritz but it is an excellent hotel, great value for money and in a great location. The rooms are very clean and we had plenty of space in ours.

It is true that the fountain in the rooftop bar doesn't work but it's not the end of the world. There is a fantastic view and you can buy beer at a reasonable price and watch the world go by.

There isn't an inhouse restaurant but there in one next door ( and the excellent San Blas cafe about five minutes away).

The owners dont speak English but hey you're in South America, and despite the language barrier it is easy to work out how wonderful they, and all of the staff there, are. So helpful and friendly. They stored our luggage for free on two occasions and in the end we stayed three times spanning eight nights. I really was sad to leave.

It really is a fantastic find and well worth a visit!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

The description of the hostel does not match what is actually working and available. There was no restaurant so light lunches and room service did not exist, the rooftop fountain did not work (and looked as though it had not worked in a while), the parquet floors are actually a very bad idea as the noise they create makes sleep impossible if you have someone walking on them above you and unless you have very good spanish skills the offer of a tour desk is no good. That said if you are aware of these things the hostal is within walking distance of the old city (with a good workout walking back up the hill) and the manager? was very friendly and tried very hard to cope with our non existant spanish and the breakfast was good and the wifi great

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

In a hurry to put together the final details for our month in Ecuador I chose Hostal La Casa Toleña from an online hotel reservation source. The reviews were fine. We weren't looking for fancy. Our goal was overnight accommodation since Quito would be the hub for Galapagos and Amazon excursions. They were 15 minutes from the airport, but we played it safe and only secured one night. Mind you, the price is ultra cheap and Quito can be dicey.
I cannot emphasize enough how much we enjoyed our stay at Hostal La Casa Toleña. It isn't fancy, but does offer a nice view of the Old City and Basilica from the hodge podge roof top lounge. The rooms are adequetly appointed and ours was called the "junior suite". It allowed extra space and room to organize all the treasures we were accumulating in our travels. It was quite a climb up narrow stairs. If your not into physical exertion check out a 1st or 2nd floor room. Truly, I would have called this an unremarkable location until we spent some time there. Immediately we noticed how generous and accommodating the owners were. We ended up returning back every visit to Quito, and they were gracious enough to store our overflow luggage. By the end of our journey, it felt as if we were parting ways with family and would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Casa Tolena Hostal
Address: Av. Chile E4-13 y Leon (esquina) | La Tola Alta Centro Historico, Quito 02, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #41 of 233 B&Bs / Inns in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — La Casa Tolena Hostal 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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