In travelling all the way to an historic city like Quito, we definitely didn't want the usual Sheraton-Marriott chain treatment, so we went with this charming, historic inn. Yes, it has some creaky floors, cool drafts here and there, and small bathrooms... it is OLD - that is its charm in my opinion. The lobby, upper sitting area and breakfast nook (complete with budgies in cages) are lovely. A peaceful oasis. Our room was spacious and beautiful, inviting with a huge bouquet of roses. The bed was warmed, and very comfortable. If you're sensitive to street noise or want to sleep in, I would recommend a room at the rear, but we loved the gorgeous view from our front window. Staff are quiet and reserved, but very helpful -- and willing to act on any request.
It's true the hotel is small, less known and the location is a bit off the usual tourist beaten track. We had one cabbie who didn't know where the hotel was, so we hopped into another cab, who got directions. We also had a cabbie who didn't know where one of the best restaurants in town was - so this unfamiliarity may say more about the state of cabbie knowledge in Quito than the hotel itself. By the way, gas is very cheap in Quito and so are the cab fares, so despite the location, getting around town from the Mansion is pretty inexpensive.
If you like super-modern, predictable accommodations, obviously this wouldn't be your choice. But we enjoyed it, and felt it added a very nice historic dimension to our journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This former mansion, built in the 19th century, overlooks Alameda Park and is a 10-minute walk from Quito's historic quarter. It offers luxurious accommodations and free Wi-Fi. Boutique Hotel Mansion del Angel is restored in its original charm. The large and spacious rooms and suites all feature a unique decor. Each one differs in size, color and decoration. They have hardwood floors and are equipped with LCD satellite TV, a sitting area and a work desk. Guests can enjoy breakfast in Mansion del Angel's glassed patio. A complimentary tea is served in the communal living room every day at 5 p.M. Ecuadorian and international cuisine is prepared during the evening and room service is available 24/7. This boutique hotel offers a tour desk that can arrange city tours with private guide and several day tours. Transportation to and from the airport is also available. There is 24-hour front desk service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mansion Del Angel Quito
- Mansion Del Angel Hotel Quito