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El Crater Hotel

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Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed there for Dec 15 & 16. Although our plane was delayed in Houston for six hours, and we sent a late email to the hotel to that effect, we arrived to find the taxi driver waiting for us. The rooms are huge and clean. The hotel is like a 1800 castle overlooking a crater, the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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