We stayed at the Alameda for two days in front of a group tour of Ecuador, and two days at the end of the tour. It was an ideal hotel for this purpose. The desk agents were knowledgeable and helpful, and the location was close to restaurants, a park, banks and an entertainment zone for the more adventurous. The rooms were well equipped and very clean. Your room key provides access to your floor via elevator, providing an additional level of security, and frustration if you are visiting a fellow traveler on another floor. The included breakfast was adequate, although on get away days for tour groups (of which there were many) restocking of breakfast items was slow at best. There is no heat controls in the rooms, and they were a bit cool for some. Despite the cookie cutter appearance of the floors, there was considerable difference in some of the rooms. The rooms in the rear had little or no view, and the higher rooms in front and on "Amazonas Avenue" have a great view over the city to the mountains. There is a casual bakery/coffee shop attached, and a restaurant (with a sushi chef at times) off the lobby. There is also a small bar off the lobby, although their prices are not inline with other venues just a short walk away. The area felt safe during the day, and we walked in a group of four early in the evening, but of course were advised not to walk at night. There is a large handicraft market about three blocks away, and handicraft stands in the park just a short walk down Amazonas. One word of caution, the prices for this hotel were all over the map. Compare their website for promotions, and the bucket shops for better rates. The best rate for any night we stayed there was through our tour company (Gate1) to add a night after the tour. The worst rate was almost double that rate when we ended up arriving in Quito a day earlier than expected, and had to take their rack rate. (I know, amateur mistake on our part.) But when it is said and done, we enjoyed the Alameda, and would probably stay there again if we find our way to Quito in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mercure ALAMEDA Hotel, located in the heart of Quito, is the best place to stay and discover the wonders offered by this city, which is a World Heritage center. We have a variety of rooms for family and corporate events to satisfy all your needs. They are equipped with the latest in technology, which will ensure that your meeting is a success. We have now available the new Cipreses Mercure Ballroom Theater, the only one of its kind in Quito, with a capacity for 320 people. At the Spicy Bistro restaurant, you will find a world that will surprise you with an exquisite national and international cuisine. And to enjoy a delicious cocktail or glass of wine, we offer the GlobeWalker & Winebar, with a wine list selected by an exclusive tasting that the MERCURE Hotel Alameda. holds every year. We also offer our informal hanging-out spaces such as the Alameda Q, where a good coffee or a delicious appetizer are always available. Of course, our Bakery serves you the best cakes and pastries, which are ideal for take-out. At ALAMEDA Hotel Mercure, you will always have the guarantee of good service and excellent quality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Grand Hotel Alameda Quito
- Mercure Quito