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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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San Francisco, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The best part of this hotel is the service, I've never felt so welcome in a hostal. All the staff is very kind, but specially Gloria, always smiling and happy to help with informations about Quito. I think the service makes all the difference, and in la rabida it's excellent. The facilities are also great, good rooms, comfortable bed, nice... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We love this hotel. From the elegant entrance to the warm staff, lovely rooms and then there;'s their hotel pet rabbit Brownie. Carlos and Gloria were very enthusiastic in helping you plan your day. They give good recommendations on where to go. It was indeed our home away from home. If we ever go back to Quito this will be... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This boutique hotel is one of the most memorable we've stayed at in South America. La Rabida's small touches are the first indication of a hotel that's a cut above the rest; a 'welcome' letter with information, and flowers in the room. The hotel's owner is a genial and witty host, who, by the way, has a Phd in tourism... More 

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Dear Grant it was a privilege to meet with you and your wife at Hostal de La Rabida. I enjoyed our conversation and I keep on reading your blog with great interest. Sharing time with my guests at Hostal de La Rabida is the most enjoyable part of my business. I am glad that our people at Hostal de La... More 

Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to the Hostal and we were still very happy with the room and service offered. There is new management but some of the staff have remained. The security is very good but you do have to be a little careful walking at a night but during the day we found it OK.

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Dear Guest Thanks for taking time to share on TripAdvisor your opinion about Hostal de La Rabida. Since January 1st 2015, Ivonne and I are managing Hostal de La Rabida. In only six months, We were able to improve our ranking on TripAdvisor from #11 to #5 (today we are at #6). We both devote lot of time to listen... More 

Worcester, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Fabulous hotel with super helpful staff very close to the touristy area of Quito. I had a wonderful two day stay here while traveling around South America. This was one of three hotels in Quito I stayed in and it was excellent! I desperately needed laundry done and the staff did it that day so I would have it the... More 

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Dear Guest Thanks for taking time to share on TripAdvisor your opinion about Hostal de La Rabida. We understand that when people are travelling there are many things that add to their positive experience. This is why, for example, we trained our staff to do the laundry quickly, if the customer needs it. In a small property such as ours,... More 

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