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Casa Gangotena

Quito, Ecuador

Casa Gangotena boutique hotel is a beautifully restored colonial mansion in the heart of historical Quito with a prime position at the corner of Plaza San Francisco, a cobbled square rich with history, stretching back to the days of the Inca.

At a Glance

  • Beautiful converted mansion on the corner of Plaza San Francisco

  • Enjoy daily complimentary activities that bring colonial Quito to life

  • Wonderful location for exploring Quito’s historical old town

  • Rooftop terrace affords panoramic views of Quito

  • The hotel's lush gardens are a great place for a gentle stroll

  • Sophisticated interiors, one of the city's most exclusive boutique hotels

Couples, Culture, Family,

Insider's View

The views at night from the roof terrace over the Plaza San Francisco and Quito's floodlit churches are stunning.

Katie Aston

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Casa Gangotena or take a look at our itineraries to Quito

Description

Beautifully and eclectically appointed, Casa Gangotena's recently restored interiors draw the eye with Art Nouveau and contemporary touches combined with original Neo-Classical architecture. From painted ceilings to handsome aedicules to stucco architraving, huge efforts have been made to preserve and restore the mansion's original details, assuring an air of history and sophistication dressed up with understated luxury.

The hotel has 31 sumptuous guest rooms, some with Plaza views, and a wide terrace on the third floor offers further impressive views over the Old Town, the bell towers and spires, the Panecillo hillside, the Pichincha Volcano and special events such as the Easter procession from the San Francisco Church. The hotel's cozy glass-roofed patio, meanwhile, is perfect for relaxing, with a patio-garden planted with orchids and flowers just beyond.

On the ground floor, the restaurant is decorated in harmony with the rest of the property and the cuisine is a modern international take on traditional Andean and coastal ingredients. A range of complimentary activities have recently been added to Casa Gangotena's portfolio. Departing at 7pm daily, guests can embark on tours of the Old Town plazas, explore Quito's history from the hotel terrace or learn the art of mixing the house beverage - Agua de Frescos.

Casa Gangotena is a perfect base for exploring Quito as well as for short stops on the way to the wonders of the Andes, the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands.

Accommodation

31 guest rooms, all decorated in a contemporary classical style and with full amenities: 20 luxury, one junior suite, eight plaza view, one balcony junior suite, and one suite.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Casa Gangotena. However, there are no specific facilities available for them except for the two deluxe rooms which can interconnect to accommodate families.

Activities

Guests at Casa Gangotena are perfectly located to explore the beautiful city of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Americas, with a wealth of beautiful churches, monasteries and other historical buildings. It is possible to arrange a ride on the teleferico cable car with fantastic views over the city and the snow-capped mountains, a visit to the equatorial monument, or a trip to one of the colorful Indian markets such as Otavalo or Saquisili.

Location & Directions

Quito, Ecuador

Casa Gangotena is situated on Simon Bolivar, overlooking Plaza San Francisco in the San Roque neighborhood of Quito's historic center, Ecuador.

When to go

All year round destination. Due to its position on the equator and its altitude, Quito’s temperature varies greatly between night and day. Daytime temperatures average 23-25ºC, while at night temperatures drop to around 10ºC. In general, days are clear in the morning and cloud over in the afternoon, with rain common in the afternoon. The drier season runs from the end of May to the end September, with another brief summertime in early December (which coincides nicely with the city’s fiestas).

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Casa Gangotena or take a look at our itineraries to Quito

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