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Vieja Cuba
Ranked #16 of 115 Hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Loved our stay”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Beautiful hotel located in a good location in Mariscal, highlighted by excellent customer service. We stayed here our last night in Quito and really had a good experience. The hotel is very unique looking, like a big family house with a lot of different rooms set up in various nooks and crannies on different floors. There were flowers everywhere and the hotel had a rustic cabin feel to it.

We had to get up at 3am the last night we where there, and the front desk made sure our wake up call and taxi pick up were in order. He also went out of his way to make us a small breakfast before our departure. He really went above and beyond my expectations.

There is a lot of nightlife and restaurants nearby the hotel, so if you're looking to have a good fun night after dark, I'd recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Managua, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

this hotel was nicely located relative to Mariscal district. it has a pleasant style and rustic sort of atmosphere that we liked. the room was a bit small. price okay. food very good. While other reviews complained of noise, we did not find it to be noisy. Our room was up front looking over the street.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I really love the Vieja Cuba....it is well situated - (walking distances to shops and restaurants) but most of all it is charming and pristine and super comfortable. The rooms are lovely amd the views are great. The service is excellent and the staff are very helpful - they even got me a Doctor at 4 am! Overall, I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay when visiting Quito.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The hotel is located in New Town, quite a distance from the Old Town but within easy stroll to the lively La Mariscal area around Juan de Velasco street. Judging by the many intimidating-looking fences, though, this is probably not the safest area particularly at night so avoid coming back on your own.

Vieja Cuba was built in the style of Spanish hacienda and is rather quaint. Rooms, however, appear to have paper thin walls (and it can get rather noisy even late at night) and glass doors that lit up the room with the light from corridor's energy-saving lamps any time somebody walks past. So perhaps not for light-sleepers.

There is no lift to the second floor and stairs are quite steep.

Free internet access is provided.

Bathrooms are not that functional with little storage space and soap provided in little bottles, rather inconvenient to use.

Breakfast was varied and quite sufficient. Staff friendly though could do with being a little bit more efficient considering the status of the hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 2 as it seems to be in the busiest part of the hotel
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Ness Ziona, Israel
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Very nice hotel, very nice design and atmosphere. The room was nicely decorated, comfortable and very clean. Good breakfast good location - quite place in a central touristic area with many restaurants and coffee shops. Wonderful and very helpful team. Highly recommended

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Vieja Cuba has a good vibe and feels a bit posher than it is because of the lovely exterior. The rooms are not ornate, but have most of the things you'd want in a medium budget hotel. We were particularly happy with the layout of our twin room which had a separate sleeping area up one level. We've had our first taste of the hot water problems that can be an issue in these parts, but that was really the only irksome thing about Vieja Cuba.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

This is a spotlessly clean, friendly and charming hotel. The location is excellent for getting to the old town as well as being close to many restaurants and bars. The staff are really kind and helpful, giving good information, maps and making phone calls as well.

The rooms are beautifully decorated and have the comfiest beds, pipping hot water in the showers and lots of TV channels in English.

Breakfast is included and is delicious.

I would highly recommend this hotel and if I ever return to Quito then I would definitely stay here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Vieja Cuba

Property: Vieja Cuba
Address: Diego de Almagro 1212 and La Nina Quito | New Town, Quito, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Quito
#19 Family Hotel in Quito
#28 Romantic Hotel in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vieja Cuba 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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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