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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Quito, Pichincha Province

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Lisa G
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful apartment with fantastic views”
Reviewed 15 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

I stayed in Francisco's apartment for 5 weeks and it was wonderful. Very, very spacious (2 bed, 2 bath) with a well-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable sitting areas, a wonderful view over downtown Quito, and very, very convenient to everything.

Francisco was very responsive to all my requests and I absolutely loved my stay here - including the walk back up the hill! It's a great way to work off some of that wonderful Ecuadorian food!!!

I highly recommend the apartment if you want to stay near downtown (my preference when in Quito). Would definitely stay here again when next in Quito!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Dear Lisa:

Thank you very much for your review.

I am glad you enjoy muy apartment and Quito´s old town.

Sincerely

Francisco
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Travellin...
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An amazing apartment and host in Quito ”
Reviewed 19 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We are just packing up to leave this fantastic apartment tonight after six days in Quito. The photos don't give the place full credit - it is even better than it looks on the site. The views from the balcony alone are worth it - you can see the Basilica del Voto and El Panecillo, gorgeous at night. Francisco covers everything you could possibly need at check-in, in English as we were dead tired after a long flight. Full kitchen is nice, washer and dryer very handy and location is in the heart of the Centro Histórico. Nice to have flat screen tvs with Spanish/English language conversion, which we enjoyed as we recovered from jet lag and altitude sickness in our comfy apartment for a day.

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Management Response
24 Jun 2017
Dear Christine:

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review following your recent visit to my apartment at Balcon de la Cuenca.

It is lovely to read that you enjoyed your time at my apartment and in Quito.

I make a great effort to ensure that my guests have everything they need to make sure that their stay is comfortable and memorable, so I am thrilled that you felt my hospitality was great.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the my apartment again.

Yours sincerely,

Francisco
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Richard F
Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spacious apartment in Old Town”
Reviewed 26 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Lovely space - far more than two of us needed, in fact 5 or 6 could sleep here and fit around the nice dining table. Three blocks from (and a great view of) the Basilica; small tiendas close by for basic groceries; five minutes down a steep cobbled street to all the main attractions. Thank you Francisco for being such a friendly and helpful host.

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Management Response
31 Mar 2017
Dear Richard:

Thank you for your review.

It was a pleasure to have you in my Apartment.

Sincerely

Francisco
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Juanfran...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing experience”
Reviewed 14 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Excellent location, close to everything, with an amazing view of the city. The apartment is very comfortable with all the services.

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Management Response
16 Feb 2017
Juan Francisco.

Thank you for yur review.

Sincerely

Francisco Baca
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tsknight2...
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“More than met our needs”
Reviewed 15 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This two bedroom, two bath apartment was ten minute walk to Calle Garcia Mareno near the Grande Plaza of Quito. We had quick access to all of the activities in and around the Plaza, nice restaurants and good shopping. From the balcony of the apartment we had a wonderful view of The Basilica VOTA and the Monasterio de Augustin. The apartment had all the modern amenities are we were very comfortable there.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Dec 2016
Dear Sally:

I am very happy you enjoyed your trip to Quito and my apartment.

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor.

Sincerely,

Francisco
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Christoph...
Iron River, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay in Quito's old town...”
Reviewed 10 March 2016 for a stay in October 2015

Francisco B is a great host and made the stay (one month) easy and very pleasant. The condo is just as it is represented in the photo's and descriptions. It is comfortable and has a lovely view.

We requested a few more pans for the kitchen (we love to cook) and Francisco delivered what we wanted promptly. His interest in the history of the USA led to some interesting chats and Francisco is very knowledgeable about Quito and the old town.

The Condo is up hill from the main area of commerce in the Old Town (Historico Central) and we enjoyed the hike back to the Condo after our spanish classes in the "downtown"... the walk up the hill could take a day or two to get used to (altitude) but cabs are easy to use and the view the Condo has is worth it.

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Liked best: Very comfortable and pretty condo with convenient location for Old town activities.
Liked least: Kitchen lighting was dim - Francisco indicated that he would improve it.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Katharine...
Buckhannon
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great view, great location, beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 18 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed a month in this apartment and found it spacious, nicely decorated, and comfortable with a wonderful view of the city. Views from the second floor balcony, especially at night, were gorgeous. Living room furniture was extremely comfortable, and the room was a great place to relax after long days of sight-seeing. Both bath rooms are roomy and have showers, with good water pressure and hot water. There are two TVs, one in the upstairs bedroom and another in the upstairs lounge, with lots of channels and many can be set to English. The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed with a balcony off it, and the downstairs bedroom has a regular full size bed and an easy-to-use lock box in the closet. Although a few blocks uphill, the location was very convenient, only a 10-15 minute walk, to all the churches, museums, and plazas of Old Town. Two grocery stores 15-20 minute walks away were also convenient, but even more so were the wonderful bakery 2 blocks uphill, two little hole-in-the-wall family-owned groceries just one and two blocks uphill, and a convenience store less than one block uphill. Friendly people were everywhere. Another plus was the fact that the apartment is in a gated complex with a helpful guard 7am-7pm. We found Francisco Baca, the owner, to be extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any concerns, like needing a brighter light in the kitchen. WIFI worked well all over the apartment. We highly recommend this apartment!

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Liked best: Spaciousness, comfort, security, and views of city
Liked least: Uphill walk back from center of Old Town. But it gets you in shape!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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