I had a quick stay at Vieja Cuba but enjoyed it.
I arrived mid afternoon from the Amazon region and they accommodated a pre requested early check in. I was given a small but comfortable upper room in the exterior wing. They had already explained there was laundry close by and marked all my needs on a map. Laundry was 3 short blocks away and was able to return clean clothing before end of day closing. There is a MegaMaxi three blocks the other way that allowed me to get groceries prior to several days in Mindo. They also indicated a secure ATM near the laundry.
I regret not getting the name of the woman at reception, but she was pleasant and efficient. She explained the restaurant was closed for renovation, so I planned on getting some good Cuban food at their restaurant down the way, but when I joked about the good smells coming from some kitchen, she set me down and provided the last serving of arroz con pollo from their personal kitchen to me on the house. How kind was that? I also needed breakfast before the regular 7am service, and they accommodated. Real coffee (not always readily available in Quito) was ready as was a cold breakfast as we arranged. Nicely set up and ample for the early start to a long day.
The room was clean, and though noisier with windows open, I found the windows closed out a lot of sound from what seemed to be the inn keeper's residence..or staff area? Ample hot water - but it does take a bit of time to get hot.
There were few people in that wing, but I did hear an early departure. When travelling, ear plugs are a must.
There was a tv, but I don't watch it, so cannot comment on reception or channel options.
As it is not always the case, they did accept credit card payment with no extra charges....some businesses charge the merchant fee to the client.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The comfortable Vieja Cuba ideally located in Quito in the La Mariscal district, the elegant Hotel Vieja Cuba is a lovely 3-star hotel in the heart of Quito's tourist area, bustling with lively cafes and restaurants, only 6 km/3.72 miles from Mariscal Sucre International Airport. A majestic carefully renovated colonial house, the Hotel Vieja Cuba features 26 rooms with all the services that modern life requires. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vieja Cuba Hotel Quito
- Vieja Cuba Quito