I spent 3 nights in Quito before going on a diving cruise in the Galapagos and this hotel satisfied my needs - inexpensive in a very safe and central location. I don't want to waste more money as the dive cruise already cost me an arm and a leg. I arrived in the middle of the night - as most airlines coming from the US and luckily there is a 24 hour cafeteria just a half a block away from the hotel. Hilton Hotel Colon is just 25 paces away and this is very strategic since most day/city tour agencies pick up the customer here.
Other Plusses: Lot of restaurants around - local and foreign like Micky D's or KFC. Very helpful and friendly staff. Close to park with market. Reliable WiFi.
Negative: You need to turn on hot shower for some time before it becomes hot. After that no problem.
I would not rely on the arrival transfer though as the hotel botched this one up. I requested for an airport pickup and it never arrived. You can just use the airport taxi service which is also safe. Just after exiting customs there are 2 taxi service counters. Tell them your hotel and ask the price and pay there immediately. They will call the taxi service for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy and elegant Hotel-Cafe located in the heart of Quito, on Amazonas Avenue, just half a block from Hotel Hilton Colon and main city attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Othello Hotel Quito