Located on the corner of Plaza San Francisco in the heart of Quito’s historic old town, this three-storey colonial mansion provides the ideal base from which to explore Ecuador’s capital. Recently renovated, Casa Gangotena’s eclectic style combines understated opulence with traditional Ecuadorian influences to create a magnificent, luxury boutique hotel. It will appeal to travellers looking for a tranquil haven with warm hospitality and impeccable service.
Casa Gangotena offers 31 spacious and exceptionally elegant rooms featuring high ceilings, art deco-style furniture and large marble bathrooms. The Balcony Junior Suite is terribly romantic and includes a balcony overlooking the garden with impressive views across the city.
Dining at Casa Gangotena is a superb gastronomic experience. The restaurant features a delectable menu of traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. Sample the finest coffee and tea served at the Ecuadorian-style high tea on the terrace or patio, a Quito tradition not to be missed. The hotel also runs chocolate tasting sessions – a must. You will find plenty more restaurants and bars nearby.
Casa Gangotena is ideally located to explore the city. Moments away you’ll find the gilt Jesuit church of La Compañía, Museo de la Ciudad and the Franciscan monastery.Further afield discover the incredible natural wonders of the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands. After a tiring day sightseeing, admire the spectacular views from the roof terrace, sip a cocktail in the cosy bar or browse the fascinating collection of books in the library.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Quito into a greater Ecuador & Latin America holiday. Take a look at Nature and Wildlife in Ecuador and The Galapagos as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Casa Gangotena Information
- Location & Getting There
Located on the corner of Plaza San Francisco in the heart of Quito’s historic old town, Casa Gangotena is a 1-hour drive from Quito’s International Airport.
Casa Gangotena offers 31 spacious and exceptionally elegant rooms featuring high ceilings, art deco-style furniture and large marble bathrooms. Plaza View rooms provide superb views across the Plaza San Francisco; Luxury rooms enjoy views of the Calle Cuenca to the west or onto the gardens; Luxury Plus room features an extra sitting area and large windows for a brightly-lit interior; Suites comprise of 2 Luxury rooms, with sofas and desks arranged according to guests' needs; Balcony Junior Suite boasts a romantic balcony with views of the Panecillo Virgin; the Junior Suite is the most spacious of all, overlooking the garden and the Panecillo Hillside.
- Wood-panelled library
- Glassed-in patio
- Dining: 1 restaurant
The colonial mansion provides the ideal base from which to explore Ecuador’s capital. Guests will find the gilt Jesuit church of La Compañía, Museo de la Ciudad and the Franciscan monastery just moments away. Further off, they can discover the natural wonders of the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.