Casa Gangotena

Quito, Ecuador
Neighborhood: Quito´s old town

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2017
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast for up to two in-room guests daily, served in restaurant
  • Complimentary 6 course tasting menu dinner for up to two people per room, 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

Neighborhood: Quito´s old town
Address:
Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca
Quito, Pichincha
Ecuador
Nearest Airport:
Mariscal Sucre (UIO)
22 mi / 35 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • 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 Newspaper

About Us


Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena harbours 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comforts.
Beautifully- and eclectically-appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed-in patio, garden redolent with the perfume of native flowers, wood-panelled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace.
Beyond its doors, the world heritage wonders of Quito, as well the vastly-different and diverse worlds of Ecuador itself, await. Sophisticated and eclectic, historic yet contemporary, at Casa Gangotena style, passion and service blend seamlessly and delightfully.
Casa Gangotena History Casa Gangotena occupies a pivotal place in Quito’s historic heart, at the corner of Plaza San Francisco. Its history stretches back to the time of the Incas. According to the early Spanish chroniclers, in the 15th century the square featured Inca temples, one of them on the site of the present house.
As soon as the Spanish arrived in the Incas’ northern capital in 1534, the religious orders soon set about converting the hearts and minds of the local population. Thus the Franciscan order occupied the whole western hillside of the vast square, which had for centuries been used as a giant Indian open-air market, or “Tianguez”, for traders from every region.
Due to the importance of the Plaza San Francisco in the following centuries, various wealthy families built their homes around it. This mansion on the hotel’s present site later became the residence of several Republican-era presidents. But in 1914, disaster struck and the house suffered a calamitous fire.
It was completely rebuilt in 1926 by its owners, the Gangotenas, one of the capital’s leading families, whose members included important industrialists, politicians, landowners, academics and even poets. In 1978 Quito was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site city, considered the largest and best preserved historic centre in the Americas, and a few years later, Casa Gangotena was included in the city’s cultural heritage inventory.
Exploring Quito - The First City Named a World Heritage Site Nestled deep within the valley of towering Andean volcanoes, at 2,800m (around 10,000 feet) above sea level, Quito’s spectacular old town extends over 320 hectares – the largest historic centre in the Americas. Host to 40 churches and chapels, 16 convents and monasteries with their respective cloisters, 17 plazas, 12 chapter rooms and refectories, 12 museums and countless courtyards, Quito’s historical heritage is only equalled by the energy and vibrancy of its thousands of residents.
Quito is truly an asset to the history of America: the great majority of its buildings have withstood the trials of nature and the tribulations of Man. The city’s diverse cultures have generated a treasure trove of artistic, cultural and historic wealth, safe-guarded down the centuries to the present. UNESCO recognised this fact in November 1978 when it declared Quito the first 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.”
Twenty-five years on, Quito’s authorities celebrated its World Heritage nomination by transforming the Old Town, reclaiming its elegant public spaces, its grandeur and its legacy. New museums have been inaugurated, cultural centres opened up, mansions restored, hotels, restaurants and cafés launched, safety improved, traffic regulated.
The capital’s heart beats with renewed vigour, cultural life and pride, as citizens and visitors alike enjoy its unique attractions. The jewel in Ecuador’s crown today shines brighter than ever before.

Best of the Best

A certain quixotic spell is cast upon you when you step into Casa Gangotena. Situated on Quito’s main Plaza San Francisco, this exquisitely transformed 1920s mansion serves as the perfect base for exploring the best-preserved Spanish colonial city in all of Latin America. Its 31 light-filled rooms exude a refined elegance with towering ceilings, handpainted murals, art deco armoires and rich fabrics. Every evening, enjoy free activities, such as chocolate tasting and historic insights from the rooftop terrace. Wunderkind Chef Andrés Davila proves his chops with regionally influenced cuisine.

Advisor Tip

The concierge can get you complimentary entrance to Casa del Alabado, an exquisite museum of pre-Columbian art just across the street from the hotel. –Randie Rosenburg Richmond, Virginia

Location

Address
Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca
Quito, Pichincha
Ecuador
Neighborhood
Quito´s old town
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 21 Luxury rooms are distributed in the following way: two on the ground floor, seven on the first floor, six on the second floor and two on the top third floor.


They have a range of bed configurations: 14 double beds (2 full-size beds) and seven king-size bed rooms. One room is equipped for guests with special physical needs.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Junior Suite

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

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 21 Luxury rooms are distributed in the following way: two on the ground floor, seven on the first floor, six on the second floor and two on the top third floor.


They have a range of bed configurations: 14 double beds (2 full-size beds) and seven king-size bed rooms. One room is equipped for guests with special physical needs.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Plaza View Twin

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

Junior Suite

This Junior Suite 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.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Balcony Junior Suite

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

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 ad on, where guests can enjoy the view to Panecillo Virgin, relax with a book or have romantic breakfast.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Plaza View King

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

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 in the first and second floor. They have a range of bed configurations: three double beds (2 full-size beds) and five king-size bed rooms.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Suite

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

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 in the first and second floor. They have a range of bed configurations: three double beds (2 full-size beds) and five king-size bed rooms.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Suite

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

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


**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
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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

Inquire with hotel directly.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Credit card is required for booking guarantee

Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days prior to arrival.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  

Terms & Conditions

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 2017
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast for up to two in-room guests daily, served in restaurant
  • Complimentary 6 course tasting menu dinner for up to two people per room, 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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