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Casa Gangotena Hotel {Review}

Casa Gangotena Hotel

Casa Gangotena Hotel
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Casa Gangotena Hotel In Old Town Quito – Ecuador

Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito is a beautifully restored historic mansion, situated alongside Old Town’s San Francisco Plaza.

Today, it is one of Ecuador’s most luxurious Historic Boutique Luxury Hotels.

Casa Gangotena Hotel – Location

For those visiting Quito either on business or pleasure, this luxury hotel is ideally located in the heart of {Historic Old Town}.

You are just a few minutes walk to many popular tourist attractions including; ⛪ Compañía de Jesús Baroque Church, City Museum and so much more!

This area is filled with shops, restaurants, churches, museums and more.

About The Casa Gangotena Hotel

San Francisco Square Quito

Situated along historic San Francisco Square, the original building, an 18th-century family mansion, was destroyed by fire in 1914 and was rebuilt in the 1920s.

The Casa Gangotena Hotel is owned by {Metropolitan Touring}. This well established and world renowned travel company began operating excursions to the Galapagos Islands back in the 1950’s.

Santa Cruz II

Galapagos Islands Cruise Review

Since then, the company and with its original founder {Eduardo Proano Paz y Mino}, own and operate three expedition ships in the Galapagos (Yacht Isabela II, Yacht La Pinta and the Santa Cruz II).

The company also owns two other luxury hotels in Ecuador and which my wife and I had the pleasure of staying at as well.

They include; The luxurious {Finch Bay Hotel} on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands and the world renowned {Mashpi Lodge} in the Andean cloud forest.

Casa Gangotena Hotel – Guest Rooms

Casa Gangotena Hotel Guestroom

This restored Mansion has just 31 beautiful Guest Rooms including:

Luxury, Luxury Plus, Junior Suite, Balcony Junior Suite, Suite, Plaza View Rooms

All rooms are unique and distinct in their own way and luxuriously appointed.

From comfortable air-conditioning, beautifully thick carpeted floors, sound-proofed and all are non-smoking.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Guestroom Bath

Each has a large private bath, with most appointed with separate bathtubs and showers. Each bath with all the expected amenities of such a luxurious hotel.

Guest room amenities include:

Intelligent door key-cards;
In-room safe boxes;
Wireless internet access;
Large flat screen television with international cable channels;
Complimentary flat and sparkling water;
Bath robes and slippers;
Coffee/Tea facilities and much more.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Luxury Guestroom

Our guest room was very large, including the guest bath. The room had a very comfortable king bed with plush pillows, 2 luxurious chairs with table and a full desk with chair.

In all our travels throughout the world over the years, we have never stayed in a more luxurious hotel guest room, than that of the Casa Gangotena.

We felt like royalty!

Hotel Amenities

Casa Gangotena Hotel Reception

Upon arrival, you are escorted to a private reception area for check in. You are warmly greeted by staff with a welcome beverage.

Check in is quick and you are in your guest room within minutes.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Lobby

There’s a very large comfortable seating area located in the hotel’s main lobby area.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Outdoor Garden

As well, guests can enjoy the private outdoor courtyard garden, also located off the lobby.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Cocktail Lounge

The lounge and bar is just steps away and must be seen to truly enjoy. It’s like stepping back in time, when you view the furnishing and lavish bar.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Lounge Seating

You can find a private corner in the bar to sit, relax and enjoy your favorite cocktail.

Top Floor Outdoor Terrace

Casa Gangotena Hotel Terrace View

One other main feature this hotel offers guests is the – top floor terrace. The view from above of San Francisco Square and Quito is stunning, especially in the evening.

Old Town Quito Ecuador

Staff is always present on the terrace, where you can sit outdoors at any time of year by a lovely gas fireplace and large heaters, even in the cooler winter months.

Quito Ecuador

The outdoor terrace is a superb place to enjoy a cocktail and/or meal, while taking in the fabulous view of the city!

Casa Gangotena Hotel – Dining

Casa Gangotena Hotel Dining Room

Your stay includes a full buffet breakfast, which is served each morning in the main dining room.

There’s a wide selection of items to choose from, including an a la carte breakfast menu available for additional selections.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Breakfast Buffet

The Casa Gangotena Hotel is considered as one of the top rated restaurants in this part of the city for dining.

Discover the flavors of Ecuador

“Casa Gangotena has developed its own creative take on signature cuisine. We aim to continuously explore and experiment with the flavors, scents, textures, and ancestral cooking techniques that converge in Ecuador’s gastronomy and culture.”

The hotel’s restaurant serves; breakfast, lunch, Café Quiteño (high tea) and dinner. Afternoon tea and coffee are served in the bar area or on the top floor terrace overlooking the square.

Final Thoughts Banner

If you’re like us and wishing to experience a class of hotel like no other for the first time, or are accustomed to such luxury, you simply must include a stay at this extraordinary luxury boutique hotel in the City of Quito.

This restored historic mansion, together with its lavish interior furnishings, including a incredible spiral staircase, together with customer service second to none, is a one of kind property located in Quito’s popular Old Town.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Spiral Staircase

It is the perfect compliment to any of {Metropolitan Tourings} vacation packages. Their team of travel professionals will put together the perfect Ecuador travel itinerary that is just right for you.

Together with our stay at their 2 other lavish resorts, along with a wonderful 🛳 Expedition Cruise in the Galapagos Islands, we couldn’t have asked for a more complete vacation package to Ecuador.

For more detailed information on this historic property, I have listed their official website below for your convenience.

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🏨 Casa Gangotena

I have also listed a link to 🌺 Quito Turismo {Tourism} website. It’s filled with everything you need for planning a perfect stay in and around the City of Quito.

From accommodations, tours, attractions and dining, they have a wonderful list of recommended partners to choose from. Their tourism representatives will eagerly assist in putting together the perfect Quito experience for you.

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Quito Turismo

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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Although our stay was in collaboration with Casa Gangotena Hotel & Metropolitan Touring, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal views only.

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“Quito was the first city to be declared a {UNESCO World Heritage Site} back in 1978.”
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