Stayed three nights during May & June 2012 - there were not very many foreign tourists around during this time. The hotel definitely had character, the rooms were spacious, clean, there was a television (though I didn't turn it on) and we appreciated the free internet. The breakfast was average - nothing special, but enough to start the day.
There was always a security guard by the front door. I felt comfortable walking around during the day - it was approximately 20 to 30 mins to walk to the historical center and no more than 10 mins to Plaza Foch in the newer area, where all the bars and restaurants are located. At night the area got a little "shady" i.e. prostitutes across the street two nights in a row, and some "strange folk" walking down some of the streets nearby, which made us feel a little uncomfortable.
The staff there spoke a little English, were quite friendly, but I didn't find them to be very knowledgeable or helpful regarding tourist information and getting around. My biggest disappointed was when I asked if they'd call us a cab to go to the bus terminal, and they called us a non-registered, non-metered taxi which took a REALLY long route there and charged us about double or more what it should have cost...I thought we could at least trust the hotel to call us a proper taxi...anyway, we probably should have sent it away, found our own, and I'm sure it would have helped if our Spanish were better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fuente de Piedra II, built in 2000, is a colonial style hostel located in the heart of La Mariscal, the most traditional, commercial and touristic zone of Quito where you can find banks, restaurants, bars, discotheques and other attractions that the night life of the city offers us. It is the ambition to host our guests in our hostel, our home. Fuente de Piedra II features the authenticity and diversity of Ecuador with a heart for quality and a home feeling in every aspect ranging from accommodation to service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fuente De Piedra Ii Hostal Hotel Quito