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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hostal de la Rabida for the last night of our honeymoon after returning from the Galápagos Islands. I can't say enough nice things about this hotel. We were greeted by Carlos and the hotel's owner very warmly. There was a log fire burning in the cosy lobby which smelt wonderful. Our room (3) was spacious and the... More 

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

Dear Guests We are very glad that Hostal de La Rabida provided you a wonderful stay during your honeymoon. Thanks for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. We are a small family business and what our guests say about us on TripAdvisor helps us improving everyday. We are very glad that you would happily stay again with us and we are... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to flight delays we did not arrive until almost midnight so it was a relief to find our driver waiting for us and then we were allowed to have a late checkout. We were on a long haul flight from Sydney, Australia, travelling on to Coca. It was great that the hotel was relatively close to the airport otherwise... More 

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Dear Guests Thanks for sharing with your fellow travelers a nice comment about Hostal de La Rabida. Since February 2013, Quito has a new airport and we are very well connected to it. This is why our property fits not only those guests who will spend some days in Quito but it is also perfect if you just need an... More 

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