Room, Mama Cuchara, Quito, Ecuador

Mama Cuchara

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Chilcabamba Lodge £££££

  • Americas - South
  • Wilderness

Built from local materials, Chilcabamba Lodge is cosy, unpretentious and charming. This family-owned lodge has only 13 rooms and is surrounded by the rugged peaks of the four towering mountains.

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Patio Andaluz £££££

  • Ecuador
  • City

A truly charming boutique hotel that has been declared a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, Patio Andaluz is a former 17th century mansion house. The property is just minutes away from the hubbub of the city’s historic centre whilst being encapsulated in an old-world piece of architecture. Typical of the style of the city, its 32 spacious rooms and suites are arranged around two glass-ceiling internal courtyards, most rooms only have internal windows. The courtyard restaurant often features live music and is decorated with exotic flowers year-round, serving delicious Ecuadorean cuisine that is fused with Italian influences.

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Casa Gangotena £££££

  • Ecuador
  • City

A spectacular three-story boutique hotel set within a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, Casa Gangotena boasts an exquisite interior that combines contemporary aesthetics with antiques and fine furnishings. A number of charming nooks and cosy spaces can be found dotted around the property, providing ideal spots to tuck into tea or cocktails. Its 31 spacious rooms and suites are appointed with rich carpets, towering window frames and lofty ceilings, while original restored fittings can be spotted throughout the entirety of the property. A lovely third-floor terrace boasts commanding views over Quito’s historic Old Town and the surrounding mountains, and the restaurant serves an interesting menu inspired by the biodiversity of Ecuador.

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Hotel Plaza Grande £££££

  • Ecuador
  • City

Rising above Independence Square in a historic district of Quito, Hotel Plaza Grande was formerly the home of the Spanish conquistador Juan Diaz de Hidalgo before been conscientiously remodelled. Its restaurant serves French and traditional Ecuadorian specialities, and a wine bar offers live music at weekends. Offering 15 spacious suites, each handsomely appointed with colonial-style furnishings and tapestries, Hotel Plaza Grande is decorated with heavy drapes and original artworks that set off the traditional ambience. In addition, a stately presidential option with noise-reducing windows ensures total peace and quiet amid the city bustle.

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La Casona de la Ronda £££££

  • Ecuador
  • City

Situated on one of Quito’s most traditional streets, La Casona de la Ronda has been wonderfully restored to maintain its original colours, stone walls and traditional character. Entering through wooden doors into a piece of Ecuadorean history, the heritage hotel is within a mansion built in 1738. Featuring 22 rooms, each arranged around a central patio, the property boasts a concoction of cultural, traditional and contemporary design elements. Each of the rooms is well-appointed, containing polished wooden floors and elegant furnishings.

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