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El Crater Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #14 of 106 hotels in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Medellin, Colombia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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*
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