Overall, this is a pleasant hotel which is deceptively large, spreading over a number of floors and stages. We were there for two days before we learned there was a turkish bath and sauna.
Two nights in the room with windows overlooking the reception desk had us recalling the advice of other travelers on this site in relation to many hotels: Don´t accept a room close to the lobby! The noise of constant phone calls, late and early guests and the buzzer from the front door were too much. We changed rooms to something smaller but considerably quieter (with the promise that the adjacent turkish bath machine would be turned off at 9 pm).
The rooms are clean and the water hot. The staff are pleasant and helpful. As to the facilities in general, guests have access to a safety deposit box and there is one PC for internet access. The TV in the room is barely operational but a large screen TV with cable is available in the guest lounge. The staff contend cable will be installed throughout the hotel by July 2007. Breakfast can be taken in the lovely courtyard but is a bit basic. However, the hotel is well located in the historic centre of town and is therefore a short walk to better options.
Strangely, our first room had two half sized pillows that would hardly qualify as a head support even when folded over. A request for additional pillows was met with a very bulky chunky pair that barely fitted into their covers. The next room had perfectly acceptable pillows that might appear in any hotel - hard to understand...
Great location - close to sights, transport and good cafes.
- 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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