Patio Andaluz

Quito, Ecuador

At a Glance

  • Well located in the old town for discovering Quito's cultural charms

  • One of Quito's first boutique hotels housed in an attractive historic mansion

  • Comfortable suites and guest rooms are decorated in a typical traditional style

  • The rooms surround a pleasant interior courtyard

  • Welcoming staff

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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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Insider's View

If you are looking to dine out whilst in Quito, why not try the Theatrum Restaurant, near the Patio Andaluz. The décor and cuisine really pack a punch. Theatrum is a beautifully decorated restaurant located on the second floor of the Sucre National Theatre and built in the late 19th century.

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Description

In the heart of Quito’s historic Old Town, just a stone’s throw from the city's main attractions, lies the simple but charming Patio Andaluz. This cosy hotel offers an authentic taste of colonial Quito with its classic courtyards and original artwork.

The delightful Patio Andaluz is situated within easy reach of Quito’s ornate colonial churches, plazas, museums and national monuments and is set in a historic mansion originally dating back to the XVI century.

Patio Andaluz is set around a beautiful central courtyard and its wide corridors, expansive stairways, large arches, picturesque balconies, and towering atrium-style patios give Patio Andaluz real character, reminiscent of Quito’s colonial period.

The comfortable suites and guest rooms are decorated in a typical colonial style and feature elegant carved wood furnishings and reproduction artworks. There are areas for relaxing dotted around the hotel, including the library and guests can also enjoy Spanish and local cuisine in the restaurant or some tapas and a glass of wine in the cosy bar.

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Accommodation

Patio Andaluz has 21 spacious guest rooms and 11 suites. These are simply yet tastefully furnished in a traditional colonial style and have large beds and polished wooden floors. Some of the rooms are mezzanine style, with separate living and sleeping areas on two different levels, joined by a winding staircase.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Patio Andaluz but there are no formal children's facilities. Babysitting can be arranged on request.

Facilities

Patio Andaluz has a restaurant serving Spanish and local cuisine, a tapas bar, library and artisan shop. There are plenty of spaces for relaxing with hammocks and loungers.

Activities

Guests at Patio Andaluz are ideally located for exploring Quito's colonial quarter, with many churches, museums and historic buildings, all just a short walk away. It is also possible to take a ride on the cable car, for great views of the city and the snow-capped Andes, or an excursion to one of the colorful Indian markets in the highlands, such as Otavalo.

Reviews

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Sarah Lee (Staff)

I felt that the Patio Andaluz really did have one of the best locations in the historic quarter of Quito and is well placed for seeing the city’s main attractions and for going out in the evenings to nearby restaurants. The hotel is set in a beautiful colonial building . The rooms all face out to an internal courtyard, which is slightly strange but completely understandable due to the layout of the historic building. There is a big window above the courtyard so the rooms don’t feel dark. I would say the décor in the rooms is quite paired down and could perhaps be jazzed up a notch but in terms of value for money and location in the heart of Quito it's hard to beat.

Experiences

  • Antisana volcano and ecological reserve

    Look out for Andean condors in the highland wilderness surrounding the Antisana volcano as you explore this private reserve, a sanctuary in the Paramo region of Ecuador. View impressive sections of lava flow and enjoy panoramic views of surrounding peaks.

  • Explore Quito & the Middle of the World

    A private half day guided tour of Quito exploring the colonial center, monasteries and churches, before heading to the "Middle of the World" monument that divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere on the equatorial line!

  • Gastro Tour of Quito

    Explore Quito's old neighborhood of San Roque with the chef at Casa Gangotena, visiting his favorite shops and the colorful market. A great way to start the day, both for foodies and anyone wanting to uncover a different side of Quito.

  • Panoramic Quito at night with dinner

    Soak in the city sights on this drive through tour of Quito, as the city's beautiful plazas are lit in vivid hues adding a magical feel to this already charming capital. Ascend one of the surrounding hills for superb views and enjoy a delicious dinner.

  • Quito's Hidden Treasures & El Teleferico

    Explore the hidden treasures of Quito on this full day excursion, taking in the less visited sites of the city such as San Diego monastery and Santo Domingo church on the far side of El Panecillo, the iconic hill which watches over the center.

  • Scenic Walking Tour of Quito

    Marvel at the art and architecture of Quito as you explore on foot, accompanied by a private guide. Discover Quito's colonial quarter which has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and contains innumerable treasures of design and history.

Location & directions

Quito, Ecuador

Situated on García Moreno in the heart of the Old Historic Center of Quito, just one block away from the Quito Independence Square.

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