Capturing the elegance and luxury of a bygone era, Casa Gangotena is Quito’s finest boutique hotel. This Relais and Chateaux property enjoys a premier location in the heart of the city’s Old Town—South America’s best-preserved colonial quarter—right next to San Francisco Plaza. Housed in a historic mansion that was once the home of several Republican-era presidents, the residence was eventually claimed by the prominent Gangotena family, who undertook lavish renovations to the property that is part of Quito’s cultural heritage inventory. The hotel features 31 rooms over three floors, each unique, which remain faithful to the design of the original house. While they vary in size, all are spacious, averaging around 377 square feet. High ceilings permit bright Andean sunlight to flood the rooms through tall windows. Elegant furnishings include plush carpets, flowing curtains, a king-size or two double beds dressed in fine linens, and Art Deco furniture including desks, armoires, tables and armchairs. Gorgeous marble bathrooms have large frosted windows with leaded glass and deep porcelain soaking tubs. Amenities include Wi-Fi, telephone, flat screen TV and in-room safe.
The Restaurant features signature dishes drawing from Ecuador’s rich and diverse culinary traditions and contemporary innovation. Head to the rooftop terrace to enjoy panoramic views of Quito’s cityscape over tea, coffee, wine or cocktails. Or sip a drink in the walled garden, amid the peace of native trees, plants, blooming flowers and a stone fountain. Inside, The Bar offers a sophisticated, cozy haven with leather chairs, cushy banquettes and original oil paintings. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or world-class gin tasting at the glossy wooden bar. The hotel also provides relaxing spa treatments in the Wellbeing Space, your sanctuary to indulge in an Andean herbal massage, muscle tonic, volcanic rock hot stone treatment, or a manicure or pedicure.