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Hostal de La Rabida

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La Rabida 227 y Santa Maria, Quito, Ecuador
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at La Rabida during our two day stay in Quito on our way to the Galapagos. Even though we arrived very late in the evening (Warning: It took forever to get through customs at the airport) night staff at La Rabida were waiting for us and got us settled in without a minute's delay. That... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed a few days before and after Galapagos. This was our oasis in the city, where we were welcomed warmly and were always happy to return to sit by the fire in the living room with a glass of wine. The staff, especially Gloria, was very helpful. Rooms are on the small side, but comfortable. Delicious breakfasts. Located in a... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights and were impressed. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Gloria greeted us on our first morning and had gone out of her way to learn our names. She advised on day activities and made sure we got a taxi at the right price. For example 4 dollars to the telepherique. Breakfast is good. The... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The little courtyard is lovely, the staff very accommodating, the food excellent, and it's within walking distance of a nice parks, a market, and the city vibe. I had a wonderful stay and will definitely keep it on my list for Quito.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 6 Days in the Galapagos, it was like returning home! My nephew and I were thrilled to return to La Rabida after being on a boat for 6 days. We were greeted by Carlos and his huge smile. We checked into our very quiet room #4 and luxuriated in our clean, shiny shower and a quick nap. Being close... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful place! Felt welcomed since day one. The staff was very friendly and made us feel like home. The location is great since the restaurants, shops, museums are within walking distance. It was the perfect place for our family vacation. And we can't forget to mention Brownie the rabbit! He was fun to watch having breakfast and jumping around. We... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed at La Rabida twice during a two-week vacation in Ecuador and highly recommend it. The proprietor, Gloria, was extremely gracious and helpful as was the entire staff. The first day we had a flat tire and one of the staff repaired it for us. When one of us came down with altitude sickness, Gloria took a personal interest... More 

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Ecuatraveller, Manager at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review

Dear Guest we highly appreciate the time you spent for reviewing Hostal de La Rabida on TripAdvisor. Gloria and all people at Hostal de La Rabida are trained to do the extra mile to help our guests. We also worked hard in order to provide great food at our small and cozy restaurant. We did not know that we also... More 

Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a gem tucked away in Quito. Gloria and her staff were so hospitable and friendly, we felt we were at home. Brownie the bunny had fur that was softer than an alpaca shawl and chewed at his carrots as we ate our breakfast. The rooms were comfortable and the location was superb. Kudos to the management of this place.... More 

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Ecuatraveller, Manager at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks to you for taking the time to review Hostal de La Rabida on TripAdvisor. We are delighted by your words and we will pass your comments to Gloria and all the staff. Hostal de La Rabida is a small, family run hotel in a great location and we work hard to be sure that every guest... More 

california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hotel has some great features, especially the sitting room (and even a copy of the Ecuador birding guide book!!!), and the very helpful Gloria. Also nice that the guests are respectful and quiet, important in an older house with wooden floors. Just a few blocks to two of my favorite restaurants, Crepes and Waffles and La Union Pasteleria, as well... More 

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Ecuatraveller, Manager at Hostal de La Rabida, responded to this review

Dear Guest we highly appreciate the time you spent to review our property on TripAdvisor. Guests suggestions are critical for us to be able to improve our service. Unfortunately it is not allowed for us to offer through our website rates that are lower than booking.com or expedia. The agreements that we have with them do not allow to do... More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We finished a two week vacation in Ecuador with two nights in Quito and "splurged" for what we thought was a higher priced hotel. Hostal de la Rabida was worth spending a little more for the exceptional service and beautiful rooms. Gloria and the rest of the staff went out of their way to anticipate any need and make recommendations... More 

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