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El Crater Hotel

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Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The El Crater offers incredible views and good food in a quiet setting outside of Quito. The restaurant and most rooms offer incredible crater views. Note when we were there the clouds roll in late afternoon. The hotel has a few rooms and there were only two other couples staying the night we were there. Given the location and lack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place doing an Internet search. It was like we were the only ones there. The view is just breath taking, just out of this world. We'd go back in a heart beat. Some reviews mention that it's an expensive hotel but that's all about perspective. We aren't wealthy and didn't feel it was at all pricy. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my husband and I live in the city we tend to look for quiet places to stay in. That's why we chose El Crater. It is a little further in especially with traffic, but if your looking for relaxation close to the city this is the place for you. I loved its location as well as the view from... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This hotel has a wonderful view from the deluxe suites. The view even on a cloudy day is interesting. You feel like you are staying in the sky among the clouds when looking out the two wall sized windows. The deluxe suite is large and has all amenities you might need...DirectTV, a bath, king size bed, hot water, small refrigerator... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had been staying in Quito for a couple of nights and then went to El Crater Hotel. My husband made the reservation prior to our trip to Ecuador. He requested a view with no trees in the window that would block the view. He also requested for them to have a dozen roses waiting there for me as a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We've decided to end our 1st trip to Ecuador to El Crater from what we've seen as reviews and pictures. Decidedly, a very good idea. What an interesting place! The view is gorgeous, there is interesting things to do around. The meals were excellent. The staff was excellent and friendly. Will definetely return,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited Quito at the beginning and end of our trip to the Galapagos and stayed in the historic downtown district at the beginning and at El Crater for the last 2 nights of our vacation. I will admit that the hotel is really far away from the airport, especially if there's traffic, but we would still go back to... More 

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Encarnacion, Paraguay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the third time we stayed in this wonderful hotel. We got the "romantic night" special which included dinner and breakfast for two at a great value. The hotel is close enough to Quito to make it easy to reach but far enough to feel away from everything. The restaurant offers a good variety of ecuadorian cuisine (Coast and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great view and very friendly staff who helped us plan a day-hike in the Andes. Our view from the room was amazing. Pet lama was outside in the morning. A little bit pricey maybe but it was surely worth it !!!

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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We spent the night at El Crater Hotel, on our way from the coast to Quito. The staff is friendly and the property is gorgeous, with amazing views everywhere you turn. Breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent. We will absolutely return to El Crater during our next trip to Ecuador.

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