We were put in this hotel as part of a trip to the Galapagos arranged by intrepid travel. On first appearance the hotel looks charming and has many original features however there are several areas for improvement. The main issue is that all the rooms are off the main courtyard and the rooms only have a thin wooden door with open panels that do not block any sound at all. This means any other guests returning late at night or starting tours early in the morning and talking in the courtyard is easily heard in the rooms and will wake you.
We were also troubled with a very noisy, squeaky bed that woke both of us when either of us turned over during the night.
As other reviewers have said, the breakfast is woeful, scrambled eggs and a rather odd tasting roll is all you get as part of the main breakfast. You can pay extra for bacon etc but this should be standard. It is a real shame as the breakfast room has many original features that the food does not live up to.
On a positive note it is very well located for the old town with the main square a five minute walk. Although this area is busy during the day it is deserted at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quito's Colonial downtown area is the largest and best preserved architectural space in all the Americas and was designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Surrounded by this wealth of culture, history and tradition is the Hotel San Francisco de Quito, located in a XVII century colonial house, which was restored carefully, keeping all its original details. Our recently renovated rooms are completed equipped with private bathroom, television with cable TV, telephone and permanent hot water. Our spacious common room offers free Internet and WiFi. "Camino Real" Restaurant. Laundry service. Safety boxes. Luggage storage service. It also counts with an inspiring viewpoint "Balcón Quiteño" up to 25 meters high where you can appreciate the beauty of the old and charming city, taking you into a journey through colonial century. We offer single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, also suites. ... more less
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