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Hostal de La Rabida
Ranked #7 of 114 Hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Excellent, clean, well managed, friendly and warm place to stay. The owners are wonderful and very helpful. While the place is not as "charming" as Veija Cuba, the atmosphere is terrific....they have a lovely main room with comfy couches and we had a fire the night I arrived - and I met lots of great folks from UK and NZ. I would stay here again....oh yes, forgot the food - fantastic! they have an on-site chef....and they gave me the best scotch broth ever!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. I am happy that you enjoyed our homely atmosphere and this helped to make your stay memorable. I have also passed on your compliments to the chef!
Hope to have the chance of welcoming you here again sometime in the future.
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Judy
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Staff were always helpful and very friendly.

The hotel is quite basic but more than makes up for this with the excellent service from all staff we met. Good base for exploring the city and surrounding areas n

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your comments and hope to have the chance of welcoming you back sometime in the future.

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Judy Chiesa
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We stayed here for two nights. We arrived late night, due to a late night flight arrival to Quito. But reception is available 24 hours a day, so that was very convenient. The reception did not waste time checking us in, and brought our luggage promptly to our room, so we can rest and unpack for the night. The guard was very quick to help us with our luggage as soon as we arrived. We felt safe at the hotel. Breakfast was nice, and included in the rate. We requested a room facing the garden, in advance through our travel agent, because we wanted a quiet part of the hotel. Sure enough, it was very quiet, and we were able to sleep peacefully. Bed was comfortable, and the room clean. Shampoo, soap, and hair dryer were provided. It was room #4, if I recall it correctly. Dinner - price was reasonable, and food was good. It is safe to walk along the streets outside and near the hotel. We walked all the way to the Reina Victoria area, where the bars, shops and restaurants are, and felt safe. The reception did suggest we don't walk alone after 8pm, for our safety, and suggested a taxi ride back to the hotel after 8pm. We will stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us.
We greatly appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Best regards
Judy
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed there three different times over two weeks coming and going from Quito. Some starts were very early in the morning and they were always accommodating with breakfast. A real casual feel to the hotel and kid friendly staff. Dinners were tasty and staff accommodating for children's meals. Rooms were a decent size and we did not feel crowded. Judy has a great sense of humor and always had time to help or give some travel advice. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time time write a review, we really appreciate your comments.
I do hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back here again sometime in the future.
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Judy
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed 4 nights at this lovely place in Quito, and really enjoyed it. We were nearing the end of a year of traveling, and were looking for a place that was comfortable and homey. We found it here.

Our room was comfortable, though not particularly special. What made this place stand out was common areas on the first floor. In addition to the restaurant and the reception area, there were two cozy sitting areas where you could get a cup of coffee/tea or a glass of wine and read a book or chat with other guests. They lit a fire in the fireplace each evening, which was also very pleasant.

The restaurant was pleasant and served good food and wine at very reasonable prices. Breakfast was decent, with eggs cooked to order (scrambled or fried).

The staff was friendly and helpful.

I would definitely recommend this cozy place in Quito.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Very many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We really appreicate your comments and hope to have the chance of welcoming you back to La Rabida sometime in the future.
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Judy
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Had a lovely 3 nights stay here. Staff are so friendly and welcoming, they will do anything to help you. Clean and cozy, has a really quaint, family-run feel to it. Rooms are comfortable and clean, not luxury but then again it never claims to be. Breakfast is pretty basic but is nice all the same. Lovely garden with an adorable house rabbit. My only complaint was that we were woken up one night by a lot of noise and people shouting, it is not the quietest of hotels at times. Other than that it was great value for money and can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Very many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We really appreciate your comments. I do apologise for the disturbance in the night , unfortunately, fellow guests, who are either arriving late at night or leaving early, do not always take into consideration that other guests may well be trying to sleep.
My apologies againand I hope that we may have the opportunity of welcoming you back here sometime in the future.
Best wishes
Judy
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We spent single nights here 4 times while we came and went.

For that reason we wanted and needed internet.They advertize internet and wifi. Wifi was not working most of the time and the internet only half of the time. Very disappointing. It is most likely the carrier but I would think there must be better options in Quito.

We have zero complaints regarding the staff, the food, the rooms. All was comfortable and very good. We had room 3 every time. A nice little feature. The staff really did go above and beyond.

We also stayed in the old town and actually preferred that location. So much more to see and in walking distance. In a sense we felt safer on the streets in the old town as well.

A store 'Hilana' that sells really nice (although a bit expensive) alpaca and wool fibre articles is within walking distance. (at the corner of Av 6 de Diciembre and Veintimilla)

There are many good restaurants within the area. Our favorite was Shere-E-Punjab (Indian food)on the corner of Juan Leon Mera and Pinta (very close)

They were able to accommodate a late checkout (for a fee) which was really appreciated

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us - we really appreciate your comments. Please accept my apologies for the internet problems. We had fairly heavy rain here in Quito towards the end of February/ early March when I think you were staying with us, and this unfortunately, has an effect on the internet service in Quito. Our internet provider which, sadly, seems to be the most efficient here, informed us that the rain causes humidity in their cables and it takes them sometime to find out exactly where the problem is and subsequently fix it. I have and am still investigating alternatives, but so far have had no success. However I can report that is has stopped raining and the regular internet service is back on line.

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Judy
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Property: Hostal de La Rabida
Address: La Rabida 227 y Santa Maria, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Quito
#7 Best Value Hotel in Quito
#9 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#15 Business Hotel in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hostal de La Rabida 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de La Rabida is an old traditional home recently restored into a first class, charming Quito hotel. We offer our guests the gracious atmosphere and style of a beautiful vacation home located in the heart of Quito, Ecuador near most places of historical and tourist interest as well as restaurants, banks, travel agencies and shops. With only 11 charming and tastefully decorated rooms, Hostal de la Rabida is a very special Quito hotel in which to enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. For those travelling in the company of their furry friends, you'll be happy to know that we are a pet-friendly hotel and will gladly accept any and all guests that plan to visit with their pets. ... more   less 
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