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 in to 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.
Why we like Casa Gangotena
The most luxurious hotel in Quito, Casa Gangotena is teeming with flourishing orchids, white balconies and marble bathrooms. Its glass-roofed interior conservatory, complete with multiple cosy seating areas, is a superb spot to congregate and make plans for a day of discovery, while the remarkable rooftop terrace is a memorable location from which to sip a sundowner.
For respite from the incredible architectural marvels and galleries that the city is known for, take a trip to the Dulce Placer ice-cream shop in cobblestoned La Ronda for an interesting tasting experience – visitors can choose from odd flavours like popcorn and avocado!
- Reading room
- Bar and dining room
- Garden and patio
- Third-floor terrace
Right on the doorstep of a living and breathing museum, the historical centre of Quito’s Old Town, Casa Gangotena is ideally placed for explorations of the plethora of passageways and plazas the colonial city is known for.
Casa Gangotena has been named as one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotels of the World.