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El Crater Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #12 of 107 hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Seaham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived, everywhere was covered with a grey fog, which lasted until the next day., when the sun slowly came out. And then, what a view! Where else can you lie in bed and view right down a volcano ? Picture windows in the bedrooms show the crater on one side and the valley to Mittad del. Mundo on... More

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Location, location, location. Located to the north of Quito and built on the rim of Pululahua, this boutique hotel is absolutely amazing. Everything about the place - from the gorgeous inca-styled terraced grounds where alpaca roam to the 5 star gourmet restaurant is astounding. The rooms are all designed to showcase the surrounding mist topped volcanoes through huge picture windows.... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

When talking about a movie to a friend, I don't want to "give away" the details. All I can say is "GO TO EL CRATER"! Driving uphill on a gray drizzly afternoon, no one can expect the delight of seeing the grounds of this unique hotel. Terraced stone walls evoke Ecuador's Inca period. Llamas are munching in the mist. The... More

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elcrater, Public Relations Manager at El Crater Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gabriela, Thank you for dedicating your time and sharing the positive experience you have had at El Crater. This detailed and graphic review of yours reflects the ideal experience, which we always wish to offer our guests. The fact that it worked out, maybe beyond expectations, brings us plenty of satisfaction and pride. We always try to provide our... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Perhaps the highlight of our three months in Ecuador, this hotel perched on a ridge between Mitad del Mundo and the Crater at Pululahua offers splendid quiet first class accommodations and excellent food. Because of this unique location, the weather swings from intense blazing sun to being swathed in deeply mysterious cloudy mists. Sometimes, it was so wet that we... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had some pretty high expectations going to El Crater. One of the most interesting observations was the rapid change in weather conditions as we began our ascent. It was fascinating ascending into the clouds, even while in our car. The first sign for the hotel is somewhat easy to miss, but then there is better signage as you get... More

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Dayton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

No finer place to stay in all of Ecuador. Beautiful views from every angle, clouds change that view from minute to minute. Hot water, great restaurant, pleasant staff and clean, comfortable rooms. We did have trouble with the altitude but the owner even assisted with that by having a coco tea service delivered to the room each night which seemed... More

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Canberra, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel is amazing, I specially liked the modern decor, the comfortable bed and the amazing view of the crater. The staff is really helpful and friendly and the food is very good. I highly recommend this place.

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Cali, Colombia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying 1 night recently. I am on a quest to find a good retreat in South America. What I would say is the location is fantastic and with a little investment, quality management, staff and restaurant this could be an exceptional and very exclusive hotel. The buildings are very good and there is a spa... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Living in the clouds with a gourmet restaurant. Sip coffee in your world class room looking down into a caldera, or gaze out the other picture window at mountains and valleys leading down to Quito. "Park like" setting doesn't do it justice. Do yourself a favor and spend a few days here.

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Address: Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Ranked #12 of 107 hotels in Quito
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Crater Hotel 3.5*
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