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El Crater Hotel

3.5 of 5 Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is at a great location with beautiful scenery right from your window. Food is great at the restaurant and staff is friendly. Service was great. They just saw me feeling cold in the room and ran and brought 3 space heaters. Only issue was the room was right at the entrance of the building so everyone coming in at... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I loved this place, just great view, nice food, nice service, great location. I only had one problem when I checked out, they wanted to charge me for something else I didn't request and said "but its ok is about the same price of what you are already paying" so a difference of 50USD It might have been only a... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I transferred here after I stayed at another place close to the airport. I had a great experience and my business trip didn't feel so boring. I also met great people whom I spent my last night in Ecuador with. Overall great trip. Can't wait to come back to Quito.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights! Food was amazing! Rooms were clean spacious with super comfortable beds. Views were fantastic. Christian done everything he could to make our stay perfect. From arranging cabs to take us to mitad del mundo to arranging somebody to give reflexology/massage. Much needed after 16hour travelling from London! We loved the place... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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48 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Everything has been said about the stunning views and the fantastic rooms with two panoramic windows. For this reason the hotel is indeed outstanding !!! Nevertheless, I have also to agree with the writer of the previous review. The hotel lacks the standard routine and services of a hotel of this price class. The staff wants to be helpful but... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is odd, to say the least. We had been staying at the Sheraton Quito - where everything from front desk to back office ran extremely smoothly - for a couple of nights before spending our last night in this place, having been sold by the great reviews on TA and that fact that we were horseback riding next... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed in El Crater during our trip to Quito in March 2014. We stayed there for 4 nights. Overall, this is a quiet place with very nice views. An excellent breakfast is included. We would recommend for those looking for a one or a two night getaway. It is too far to be a base for exploring Quito. We... More 

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Helena, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As nice as this hotel and its sculptured grounds are, my favorite part was hiking down into this long extinct volcano crater and walking through the quaint farm country. The bird watching is very good and the simple lives of the residents are an inspiration. Some of the small dwellings double as little convenience stores selling beverages, ice, eggs and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Like others we arrived at night in the grey fog that made the contrast in the morning even more spectacular. The rooms are setup with picture windows looking out over the crater and as the sun came up we were treated to the most amazing views down to the floor of the caldera. Sitting in bed and watching the dawn... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as we wanted to see more of the Ecuadorian countryside, and to check out the cloud forests. This is definitely the spot to do it! The hotel is perched on the edge of the crater, so you can horseback ride or walk down into the valley. The area around El Crater is also absolutely stunning,... More 

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Address: Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Crater Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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