La Casona de la Ronda
In the heart of Quito's colonial Old Town, La Casona de la Ronda is an award-winning heritage boutique hotel located in one of the oldest Spanish mansions in the historic city center, built in 1738. Beyond its heavy wooden reception doors, 22 rooms provide a quiet sanctuary from the bustle outside. All have been tastefully renovated to provide every modern convenience while retaining the original colonial ambience captured in centuries-old thick stone walls and rich traditional colors. Spacious rooms have high ceilings, polished hardwood floors and dark wood furniture hand-carved by master craftsmen. Furnished with either one king or two twin beds, guest rooms also have a telephone, flat screen cable/satellite LCD TV, radio, Wi-Fi and in-room safe. Bathrooms have rain showers with hand-held nozzle, hair dryer and personal toiletries. A dramatic lobby is at the base of a soaring interior courtyard, with balconies on each floor overlooking the central core of the hotel. The property is just steps away from all the highlights of Quito's renowned Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.