Casa Gangotena

Quito, Ecuador

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two, served in restaurant
  • Complimentary 6 course tasting menu dinner for up to two people, once during stay, excluding drinks (alcoholic & non alcoholic) and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 31 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Eclectic
VIBE: Sophisticated
City Life Landmarks Local Immersion

Casa Gangotena

Address:
Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca
Quito,
Ecuador
Nearest Airport:
Mariscal Sucre (UIO)
22 mi / 35 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Shoeshine Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

The three-story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel is host to 31 rooms with unique Art Deco-inspired interiors, eye-catching antique furnishings, and quintessential technological conveniences. This eclectic boutique hotel invites guests to relax in their atrium-like Loggia, fountain-adorned garden, wood-paneled bar, and panoramic rooftop terrace. The spectacular orchids, plants, and flowers arranged throughout many of the spaces in Casa Gangotena are typical of Ecuador.

Beyond its doors, the wonders of Quito await! From where the hotel is situated in the iconic San Francisco Plaza, guests can head out to explore cobblestone streets, ornate churches, plazas, shops, cafés, and markets. Views of the Andes Mountains accompany visitors around every corner.

The hotel’s guest-exclusive activities feature after-hours visits to the nearby San Francisco Church Bells and Choir, Carmen Alto Museum, and San Francisco Inner Courtyard and Brewery. Additionally, the hotel offers a pair of tastings, Chocolate Quiteño (traditional hot chocolate), and Café Quiteño. These are presented by the team of chefs, whose Cocina Mestiza celebrates the nation’s indigenous roots and Spanish heritage, with a modern take on traditional Ecuadorian fare, served at the hotel’s very own restaurant.

Casa Gangotena’s History

Casa Gangotena has played an important role in Quito’s rich history. Over the past few centuries, wealthy families aimed to build their homes in the vicinity of the plaza. The earlier incarnation of Casa Gangotena served as a residence for several Republican-era presidents until 1914, when disaster struck and the structure succumbed to a calamitous fire.

The reconstruction project was led by a pair of architects, two Italian brothers, Antonino and Paolo Russo, between 1918 and 1926. The Gangotenas, being a rather prominent family comprised of industrialists, politicians, and landowners, spared no expense when it came to the new mansion, bringing over inlaid flooring from France, and commissioning the city’s first oak door, which, to this day, welcomes guests to the hotel.

Exploring Quito - The First City Named a World Heritage Site

In 1978 Quito was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The declaration states: “Quito forms a harmonious ensemble sui generis, where the actions of man and of nature are brought together to create a work unique and transcendent of its kind.” It is still considered the largest, most well-preserved historic center in the Americas. In the immediate years following the pronouncement, Casa Gangotena was included on the city’s cultural heritage inventory list.

In recent years the city has focused on recovering the Old Town’s elegant public spaces, its grandeur, and its legacy. Security has improved greatly, and traffic has been rerouted in an effort to promote a more pedestrian-friendly setting. This gem within the larger municipality will soon be serviced by Quito’s Metro, which is expected to open late 2020.

Best of the Best

A certain quixotic spell is cast upon you when you step into Casa Gangotena. Its 31 light-filled rooms exude a refined elegance with towering ceilings, hand-painted murals, Art Deco armoires, and rich fabrics. Every evening, enjoy free guest-exclusive activities, such as after-hours visits to historic sites including the nearby San Francisco Church Bells and Choir, Carmen Alto Museum, and San Francisco Inner Courtyard and Brewery. One can also enjoy a Quiteño Chocolate tasting. Acclaimed Chef Emilio Dalmau leads his talented team in presenting a modern take on traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, something called Cocina Mestiza.

Advisor Tip

Stay on a Friday for a complimentary tour of the monastery next door; climb the tower stairs, exclusive to Gangotena guests. –Eleanor Hardy Louisville, Kentucky

Sustainability

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Location

Address
Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca
Quito,
Ecuador
Nearest Airport
Mariscal Sucre (UIO), 22 Miles / 35 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Luxury King

Casa Gangotena’s Luxury rooms invite guests to relax in style, enjoying the peace created by the luxurious upholstery, plush carpets, fine linen and rich furnishings which adorn each room.

They either have views on to the bustle of Calle Cuenca to the west, on to the garden, or, in the case of the third floor, beautiful prospects to the south and the Virgin of Quito.

The 20 Luxury rooms are distributed in the following way: two on the ground floor, eight on the first floor, eight on the second floor and two on the top third floor.

They have a range of bed configurations: 11 rooms with double beds (2 full-size beds) and 9 king-size bed rooms. One room is equipped for guests with special physical needs.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Luxury Twin

Casa Gangotena’s Luxury rooms invite guests to relax in style, enjoying the peace created by the luxurious upholstery, plush carpets, fine linen and rich furnishings which adorn each room.

They either have views on to the bustle of Calle Cuenca to the west, on to the garden, or, in the case of the third floor, beautiful prospects to the south and the Virgin of Quito.

The 20 Luxury rooms are distributed in the following way: two on the ground floor, eight on the first floor, eight on the second floor and two on the top third floor.

They have a range of bed configurations: 11 rooms with double beds (2 full-size beds) and 9 king-size bed rooms. One room is equipped for guests with special physical needs.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Junior Suite

This Junior Suite is the largest of the hotel's accommodations. Located on the first floor, it faces south and offers views of the Virgin of Quito.

Striking neoclassical columns rise around the room, topped with ornate stuccowork, which interrupts the floral Art Nouveau frieze that runs around the cornicing. One wall is entirely taken up with an original mural of an Italian lake landscape, awash in blues and soft tones. The bathroom is particularly attractive, with one large window facing south, providing a decadent feel.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Balcony Junior Suite

At the end of the southwestern wing of the property, on the first floor, the Balcony Junior Suite is undeniably romantic, with a balcony overlooking the garden and picture-perfect views to the Virgin of Quito atop her hillside.

Neoclassical stucco columns adorn the room. The bathroom is hugely inviting, two large windows drawing in the Andean light, while more columns and black-and-white veined marble complete the picture.

The balcony is a perfect add-on, where guests can enjoy views to the south and the Virgin of Quito, relax with a book or enjoy a romantic breakfast.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Plaza View King

The eight Plaza View rooms enjoy wonderful views across the Plaza San Francisco, bathed in golden light in the mornings and resplendently floodlit at night. They are perfect rooms for guests who want to feel close to hum of the city, watching the life on the square below unfold from their handsome French windows.

There are 8 Plaza View rooms distributed on the first and second floor. They have a range of bed configurations: two rooms with double beds (2 full-size beds) and six king-size bed rooms.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Plaza View Twin

The eight Plaza View rooms enjoy wonderful views across the Plaza San Francisco, bathed in golden light in the mornings and resplendently floodlit at night. They are perfect rooms for guests who want to feel close to hum of the city, watching the life on the square below unfold from their handsome French windows.

There are 8 Plaza View rooms distributed on the first and second floor. They have a range of bed configurations: two rooms with double beds (2 full-size beds) and six king-size bed rooms.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Suite

At the end of the western wing of the property, on the first and second floors, two Luxury Rooms are inter-connecting, providing more space for families and visiting dignitaries and may be converted into suites.

One of the rooms remains the same, with one king-size bed, while the connecting room can be arranged according to guests’ needs: with beds, sofas, desks, whatever the requirement, we’ll be glad to fulfill it. These rooms overlook the garden and receive the best afternoon light in the hotel, looking beyond to the hills of the Pichincha Volcano.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
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Luxury Plus

The Luxury Plus room occupies the end of the southwestern wing of the property. Striking neoclassical columns rise around the room, topped with ornate stuccowork, which interrupts the floral Art Nouveau frieze that runs around the cornicing. One wall is entirely taken up with an original mural of an Italian lake landscape, awash in blues and soft tones. The bathroom is particularly attractive, with two large windows facing west and south, more columns and a decadent feel.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
View More
Total 8 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
City Life, Landmarks, Local Immersion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Eclectic
Number of Rooms 31
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire with hotel directly.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

CC information is required to guarantee the booking.

Prepayment is required 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel free of charge until 7 days prior to arrival.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Credit card, PayPal, Bank wire.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy -

FIT: Up to 7 days before guest arrival no charges apply.

GROUPS: Up to 30 days prior group arrival, no charges apply

Family Policy - Up to 12 years old no charge if sharing room with parents. Maximum 1 child per adult. From 13-15 years old breakfast charge. This property is suitable for children.

Pet Policy - No pets allowed.

Group Policy - 5 rooms or more is considered a group.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two, served in restaurant
  • Complimentary 6 course tasting menu dinner for up to two people, once during stay, excluding drinks (alcoholic & non alcoholic) and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Beautiful hotel with superb service

By: NA


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Loved our short stay at the hotel. There was so much construction noise outside of our window due to the metro being built in Quito, that it disturbed my sleep. I would stay there again, but only if there was no construction.

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By: Kim


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Good. Staff was nice, hotel was beautiful., it was loud outside hotel due to metro construction or church bells ringing at 5am every morning. Overall it was a good stay.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Shifrin

Don’t miss this hotel

By: Casper


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Casa Gangotena might be worth the trip to Ecuador all by itself. The rooms, staff, garden, breakfast are all first class. I found the small bar to be so charming and the floor so very beautiful that I requested that we have dinner there one night. The potato soup is delicious as is the 6 course tasting menu. The view over the plaza was delightful especially since we visited during carnival. Don’t miss the rooftop lounging area.
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein