CheckIn Ecuador: Casa Gangotena


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CheckIn Ecuador: Casa Gangotena

 

Location:

Historic part of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city

In the iconic San Francisco Plaza

Walking distance to everything worth seeing in the city

 

Style:

Boutique hotel

Tranquil setting

Unassuming facade

Understated elegance

Owned and operated by Metropolitan Touring, one of Ecuador’s leading tour operators.

 

Rooms:

Many rooms have great views of The San Francisco Plaza

Tasteful decorative details

Traditional furniture

In the room is a safe, slippers, large umbrella, satellite TV, heavy drapery (to block light), complimentary bottled water (still and sparkling)

 

Bathroom:

Marble

Deep bathtub

Separate shower

L’Occitane amenities

Bathrobes

 

Restaurant:

Elegant dining

International cuisine with Ecuadorian infusion

Excellent breakfast buffet

Vegan options

Gourmet presentation

 

Bar/Lounge:

Upscale yet cozy

Library/Study feel

Specialty cocktails available

Food is served here

 

 

Must see excursion:

The Bell Tower at The San Fransciso Monastery.  This is a must-see attraction at sun set.  It is absolutely a stunning view of the city with a milky pastel sky in the background.

 

Service:

Formal

Friendly

Impeccable

Staff speaks English very well

Knowledgable

 

 

What to Bring:

Good walking shoes

Camera

 

The Local Perspective:

An expensive upscale hotel that locals do not frequent

 

When to go:

Anytime.

 

How to get there:

Taxi or tour bus

Quito Municipality is constructing a Metro Station outside of the hotel. Estimated completion early 2018

 

Good for Families:

Yes

 

Good for Weddings and large groups:

Yes

 

Highlights I love:

 

How to get there:

Taxi or tour bus transfer

Metro (starting 2018)

 

CheckIn Ecuador Casa Gangotena FACTS:

Casa Gangotena was once a private residential mansion in a bygone Colonial era

They maintain exclusive relationships with local businesses and attractions to give special access to their guests