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Casa Gangotena

Quito, Ecuador

Casa Gangotena: Exterior

Casa Gangotena: Exterior

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Casa Gangotena is a gorgeous, stylish boutique hotel housed within a restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco in the historic heart of Quito. It is thought to be built on a site where an Inca temple once stood and in more recent history, it belonged to the Gangotena family, who were one of Quito’s most wealthy and influential families. With just thirty-one guest rooms and suites spread over three storeys, the hotel offers an intimate, homely atmosphere and it’s contemporary design is accentuated with antiques, fine furnishings and, of course, modern technology such as complimentary wi-fi and air-conditioning. Sophistication and elegance resonates throughout, whether in the dining room, the glass-enclosed patio area, the pretty garden, the wood-panelled library or on the panoramic third-floor terrace, where guests can sit and admire views of the Old Town. 

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:An historic hotel in the heart of historic Quito
  • Feature:Sample the hotel’s own Ecuadorian chocolate
  • Rooms:31 rooms & suites
  • Location:Quito , Ecuador
  • Nearest airport:Quito Airport
Casa Gangotena
Location and transfer

Approximately 45 minutes from Quito Airport by car transfer.

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Due to the property's heritage character, the sizes of guest rooms and suites does vary. All feature high ceilings and décor incorporating rich carpets, flowing curtains and Art Deco-style furniture, as well as either a double or king-size bed, air-conditioning, an en suite bathroom (nearly all with separate bath and shower), a telephone, wireless internet access, 32" flat-screen television with over 90 international cable channels, free WiFi, air-conditioning and heating, a hairdryer and L'Occitanne bathroom amenities.

Plaza View Room:+
  • Rooms: 8
  • Room View: Views across Plaza San Francisco
  • Facilities: The Plaza View rooms are distributed between the first and second floor. Three of them boast two full-size beds and the remaining five rooms feature king-size beds.
Luxury Room:+
  • Rooms: 21
  • Room View: Views of Calle Cuenca or gardens; third floor rooms have view of the Virgin of Quito
  • Facilities: These luxuriously upholstered rooms with plush carpets, fine linen and rich furnishings are an absolute delight. They are even distributed around the hotel some boast two full-size double beds and seven rooms feature king-size beds.
Luxury Plus Room:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: West and south
  • Facilities: Located in the Southwest wing of the property these striking neoclassical rooms feature floral Art Nouveau frieze that runs around the cornicing. One wall is entirely taken up with an original mural of an Italian lake landscape, awash in blues and soft tones. The bathroom is particularly attractive, with two large windows facing west and south, elegant columns and a decadent feel.
  • Rooms: 2
  • Room View: Garden
  • Facilities: Providing more space for families, the suites feature a king king-size bed, with a connecting room which can be arranged according to guests' needs: with beds, sofas, desks. These rooms overlook the garden and receive the best afternoon light of the hotel, with views of the Pichincha Volcano beyond the hills.
Balcony Junior Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Garden
  • Facilities: Situated on the first floor at the end of the south-western wing of the property, the Neoclassical Balcony Junior Suite is undeniably romantic: with a balcony overlooking the inner garden and picturesque views of the Virgin of Quito atop her hillside. The bathroom is hugely inviting, with two large windows that draw in the Andean light.
Junior Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Gardens and the Panecillo hillside
  • Facilities: The Junior Suite is one of the most special rooms in the house. This room used to be the "tea room" of the Gangotena family. Situated on the first floor, the spacious Junior Suite features an original restored mural

The restaurant serves a range of classic Ecuadorian dishes, from the Andes to the coast, and fine International cuisine.

The Restaurant:+
  • Cuisine: Ecuadorian dishes and International cuisine
  • Setting: The ground floor restaurant features a colourful mural as its focal point and serves a range of dishes, with seasonal soups served from traditional clay terrines being a particular speciality. Vegetarian meals are also available.
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
In Addition

Casa Gangotena has partnered with Pakari, one of Ecuador’s most highly-regarded exporters of fine Ecuadorian chocolate, to launch its own line of chocolate bars. Happily, chocolate-tasting sessions can be arranged! Guests can also enjoy Ecuadorian-style Afternoon Tea, served on the patio or in the restaurant, with freshly-brewed Ecuadorian coffee, infusions using different Andean herbs and arriba chocolate delicacies.

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