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Hostal de La Rabida
Ranked #7 of 114 Hotels in Quito
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18 reviews
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“As cozy as home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

This boutique hotel felt like a home away from home. The receptionist, Gloria, always greeting us by name and with a warm smile, the resident bunny rabbit, Brownie, the cozy fire in the den each night, the balcony and gorgeous magnolia tree outside our bedroom... Great memories! If you'd like a respite from the city smog, hustle and bustle, this is a great refuge.

  • Stayed June 2014
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hostalrabida, Owner at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding your stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to let other travellers know about your experience and hope to have the opoportunity of welcoming you back sometime in the future.
All the staff, including Brownie, join me in sending you our best wishes
Judy Chiesa
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Friendly staff, very helpful. They indicated to us two interesting places to visit La Ronda on a Saturday evening, wonderful architecture, very good music in each restaurant and tons of restaurants within a few blocks. They also told us to go to see on Monday the change of guard at lunch time. Nice unique place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

This small hotel is very quaint and charming. There is a comfy sitting room with a fireplace. And it was cold enough to burn a fire each night. Then there is another small room where you can sit in a comfortable chair, have a drink (they have a small bar area) or work on the provided computer. (Note: remember, if you are English Speaking, the keyboard is different..but they will help you). They all speak English very well, BTW. They provide breakfast and dinner for a good price in the dining room. While eating, it is very charming looking out onto the terrace area. It is VERY safe hotel also.
The people were FANTASTIC. Judy, Carlos and Gloria and the people in the kitchen. The bed comfort level to us was average, but that can be a very personal thing. The room size itself was a bit small...if you are used to larger hotels. We really only had room for one suitcase to be open, otherwise there would be no walking room. But, the living room and bar room in the main house made this "OK" for me, as I would go there when I was tired of sitting on the bed or small table chair available in the room.
The location was in the Downtown area..which I would recommend. We went to visit the Old Town...and it was fine...but I'd prefer to stay where this hotel is in the Downtown area. This is in contrast to Cuenca, where I would recommend to stay in the Old Town area.

Room Tip: If you need a larger bed, we were in Room 10 and it was a large bed (I'd say a Queen). We had e...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Macas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Fantastic service by the staff, very helpful and friendly. Our family room was perfect - a double bed and two singles in an adjoining space separated by a curtain, and the children enjoyed their eggs for breakfast every day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants but is not in the busiest part of town so its not too noisy to sleep. The breakfast is simple but delicious and plentiful. The staff is everything you might want. Restaurant suggestions to luggage storage is all done with a smile. We especially liked the unlimited supply of super filtered water. We like to avoid drinking from plastic bottles and we were able to fill our metal water bottles for free. If you have mobility issues, make sure you get a ground floor room as the stairs are quite steep. We really enjoyed our two visits to this hotel during our recent visit to Quito.

Room Tip: If you have mobility issues ask for a ground floor room. Also the rooms off the patio are larger th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.
Best regards
Judy
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank KeepMovinLondon
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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.

Best regards
Judy Chiesa
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Additional Information about Hostal de La Rabida

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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